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Stamp Stories

33 EpisodesProduced by Stamp StoriesWebsite

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.

33 Episodes | 2016 - 2021

Christmas Stamps 1970

December 21st, 2021

17:37

In Episode 31, we delve into the story of the Christmas 1970 issue, and the first Canadian stamp to depict Santa Claus. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:

The Great Canadian Stamp Survey - Results Show!

November 26th, 2021

47:08

Welcome to Episode 30, where we share all the results of The Great Canadian Stamp Survey. We have added chapter markers, so you can jump to the …

Announcing The Great Canadian Stamp Survey

November 11th, 2021

4:11

Help us learn what Canadian Stamp Collectors care about by filling in this short 15 minute survey. Please also share with your Canadian stamp …

Mary Riter Hamilton

November 11th, 2020

16:45

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 …

Laura Secord

October 31st, 2020

22:45

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:

Winnie the Pooh

May 17th, 2020

21:15

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:

The Trans Canada Highway

October 27th, 2019

35:32

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:

Leonard Cohen

October 14th, 2019

2:14:21

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 …

We're Back - And With A New Name!

October 5th, 2019

1:38

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 …

Canadarm

May 29th, 2017

7:59

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:

The Constitution Act, 1982

May 22nd, 2017

33:06

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:

Expo67

April 30th, 2017

45:15

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

Earth Day: Canada & Ireland Joint Issue in 2005

April 22nd, 2017

9:10

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:

Terry Fox

April 16th, 2017

16:40

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 …

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

April 9th, 2017

25:26

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 …

Tips for Soaking Stamps

March 26th, 2017

8:53

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

Thomas D'Arcy McGee

March 19th, 2017

15:23

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 …

Blue Whale

March 12th, 2017

8:02

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:

Canadian Opera

March 5th, 2017

18:37

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

Louis Riel

February 19th, 2017

17:32

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

Canadian Flag

February 15th, 2017

25:46

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

Viola Desmond

February 12th, 2017

14:30

In Episode 12, we learn about Viola Desmond, iconic Canadian civil rights activist and successful Nova Scotian businesswoman. Show notes at:

Mathieu Da Costa

February 5th, 2017

8:47

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:

2017 Canada Post Issues

January 22nd, 2017

8:52

In Episode 10, we look at what Canada Post will have in store for us for 2017. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/2017-canada-post-issues-6fa4850e150d

2016 Canada Post Holiday Stamps

December 4th, 2016

8:14

In Episode 9, we look at the 2016 holiday stamps issued by Canada Post. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here:

The World’s First Christmas Stamp?

November 27th, 2016

22:30

In Episode 8, we get the real story behind what some claim as the world’s first Christmas stamp, issued by Canada in 1898. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here:

The Bluenose

November 20th, 2016

14:12

In Episode 7, we learn about the most famous ship in Canadian history, the Bluenose schooner, also known as the Queen of the North Atlantic. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here:

Celebrating Canadians in Space

November 13th, 2016

10:39

In Episode 6, we celebrate the stamps created to honour Canada’s contribution to space exploration. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here:

In Flanders Field

November 5th, 2016

13:31

In Episode 5, we look at a selection of some of the stamps issued to commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11th. It’s an important day to take a moment of silence and thank true heroes for their sacrifice and service. …

Happy Halloween 2016

October 30th, 2016

11:23

In Episode 4, for Halloween, we look at a selection of some of my favourite Haunted Canada stamps. Check out the stamps here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/happy-halloween-2016-haunted-canada-stamps-aa8d7b160ef2

How To Start Collecting Canadian Stamps

October 29th, 2016

14:56

In Episode 3, we went back a bit to talk about how to start collecting Canadian stamps, what are the basics to know and what, if any tools do you …

The Canada 82 Youth Exhibition

October 26th, 2016

17:39

In Episode 2, we talk about the creation of the Canadian Association for Philatelic Exhibitions (CAPEX), with a focus on the stamps from CAPEX ‘51, CAPEX’78 and The Canada 82 Youth Exhibition. Show notes at

Canadian Stamp Issues Related to Baseball

October 23rd, 2016

7:53

In our first episode (of the new format) we celebrate the Chicago Cubs historic entry to their first World Series since 1945, with a look back at Baseball stamps in Canadian history. Show notes:

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