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Canada’s Franklin the Turtle Cartoon Postage Stamps

Beloved children’s books have a universal appeal and timeless quality that make them a memorable part of childhood as they are handed down from one generation to the next. U.S. children follow the adventures of Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad stories. English children are enchanted by Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit. And in Canada, [...]

DC Comics Super Heroes Went Postal! Part II Of II

Continuing from Monday… The following are covers are represented on the DC Comics Super Heroes postage stamps: Plastic Man #4 (Summer 1946), Batman #1 (Spring 1940), The Brave and the Bold #36 (June/July 1961), Green Lantern #4 (January/February 1961), The Flash #111 (February/March 1960), Wonder Woman #22 (November 1988), Aquaman #5 (October 1989), The Daring [...]

Canadian Recording Artists -Tribute to Musical Talent

In July 2009, Canada Post selected four Canadian musicians to grace their stamps.  Possibly the most famous of them all is Bryan Adams. Born in 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Adams was the son of a diplomat and lived in Europe and the Middle East as a child. When he was 13 the family returned [...]

Great Canadian Recording Artists

Recently we discussed Canadian musicians Bryan Adams and Robert Charlebois .In this blog post we continue looking at the remaining two musicians that Canada Post honored with a stamp series in 2009.   The only female member of the “quartet”, Edith Butler (originally Marie Nicole Butler) was born in 1942 in Paquetville, New Brunswick. Butler [...]