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Stamp Stories

Author: Adrian Speyer

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Join Adrian on his philatelic adventures, as he uncovers the historical significance behind a different Canadian stamp in every episode. If you love history or stamp collecting, we've got you covered.
30 Episodes
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In Episode 29, we learn about a female painter, who captured the landscape of WWI right after the war and the stamps Canada Post recently released to honour her. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/mary-riter-hamilton-63e0e2b4c8c5
In Episode 28, we delve into the story of Laura Secord, and the two stamps that Canada Post released to celebrate this Canadian Heroine. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://stampstoriesca.medium.com/laura-secord-2608c388fee0
In Episode 27, we learn about the history of Winnie the Pooh, and the stamps Canada Post created with Walt Disney Canada to celebrate a special milestone. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/winnie-the-pooh-2c3f347d6382
In Episode 26, we learn about the history of the Trans Canada highway, the second longest national highway in the world, and the stamps that celebrate it. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/the-trans-canada-highway-eb7014313bf0?sk=a88d9281b7f26773bcf1a840b7402c29
Episode 25 - Leonard Cohen

Episode 25 - Leonard Cohen

2019-10-1402:14:21

In Episode 25, we learn about the career and life of a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen and the stamps issued by Canada Post September 2019 to celebrate his career. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/leonard-cohen-47a51f228067?sk=18bedd3399450afed44bca198d0a5661
We're back producing show again, under a new name, but with the same team! We'll have a much more focused way of producing this Podcast. We hope you'll enjoy what we have in store! Make sure to check out our new space on the web: http://stampstories.ca and on Twitter @StampStoriesCA
Episode 24 - Canadarm

Episode 24 - Canadarm

2017-05-2907:59

In Episode 24, we learn about the history of the Canadarm and the stamp issued by Canada Post to celebrate this momentous achievement in robotics. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/the-canadarm-62f52b5b6154
In Episode 23, we learn about The Constitution Act, 1982, the Charter and the stamps issued by Canada Post to celebrate this moment in Canadian history. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/the-constitution-act-1982-b9f630e938e3
Episode 22 - Expo67

Episode 22 - Expo67

2017-04-3045:15

In Episode 22, we look back at Expo67 and the stamps issued by Canada Post to celebrate the event. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/expo67-ba345aa6d3ee
In Episode 21, we celebrate Earth Day by looking at a joint issue released in 2005 by Canada Post and An Post of Ireland. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/earth-day-canada-ireland-joint-issue-in-2005-d5df81f9fafc
Episode 20 - Terry Fox

Episode 20 - Terry Fox

2017-04-1616:40

In Episode 20, we learn about Terry Fox, a young man celebrated on two Canadian stamps for inspiring people around the world with his courageous battle against cancer. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/terry-fox-44a9002b1d31
In episode 19 we talk about the courageous assault on Vimy Ridge by Canadian soldiers on April 9, 1917 and the stamps issued that depict the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/canadian-national-vimy-memorial-8619bf86ce5b
In Episode 18, I share my stamp soaking method. Get more info and a video of the method discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/soaking-stamps-fa49ba526013
In Episode 17, we learn about Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a founding father of Canada, the first Irishman in the English-speaking world to appear on a postage stamp, and the victim of the only politically motivated assassination in Canadian history. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/thomas-darcy-mcgee-581c2a0fa188
In Episode 16, we discuss the biggest and highest stamp denomination Canada Post has ever produced, the Blue Whale 10 dollar stamp. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/blue-whale-556d32d914be
In Episode 15, we learn about the recently released stamps from Canada Post honouring Canadian Opera. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/canadian-opera-7ed91bb30c3f
In Episode 14, we learn about Louis Riel, the controversial leader and founder of Manitoba, along with the stamps that commemorate him. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/louis-riel-67f58992941b
In Episode 13, we learn about the story behind the current Canadian Flag, how it came to be, and the stamps that honour it. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/canadian-flag-6a1ec667077d
In Episode 12, we learn about Viola Desmond, iconic Canadian civil rights activist and successful Nova Scotian businesswoman. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/viola-desmond-992b7e40b1ca
In Episode 11, we learn about Mathieu Da Costa, the 17th century interpreter, believed to be the first person of African descent to arrive in Canada whose name is still known today. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/mathieu-da-costa-3135466cb96d
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