Jun 19, 2014

A Haunting in June


Canada Post has managed to distract from its rising postage prices this past week, by releasing the coolest set of stamps I've seen in a very long time - on Friday the 13th, no less.

Based on ghost stories and hauntings across the country, the stamps feature foiled photos (print and digital "paintings") depicting legends from different provinces.  You can read each of the stories here.

From a spectre bride (and bellhop) at a haunted hotel, to a nightly spotting of a train that no longer exists, to burning ghost ships - these are just a few of the strange stories depicted on the stamps, which will apparently spawn a series to appear each year.

I nabbed my set right away, but I'm heading back to the post office to see if I can find more.

Postcard anyone?

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow! Those are awesome! Canada has got to be the coolest country one earth!! :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

get out! this is too cool! go canada!!!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Now my Hubby would love them. His lucky day is Friday the 13th.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Spooky cool!

Jeanne said...

How COOL is that! :0)

HappyCrone said...

so cool!! Love em.

Birgit said...

Jen,

I really love when people share something like that -- just right up my alley. Thanks for posting about these very cool stamps. In my study, I have a couple of American stamps hanging on my wall -- framed like photos (Civil War, Sonoran Desert, American Indian Dances -- all interesting topics for me). Hah! So, yes, I have been thrilled to hear about these stamps! Maybe you should think about framing a set and hanging it on your wall, too?

Hugs,
Birgit

Rue said...

That's a great idea! I'd never thought of that - and these are really lovely 'in person' because of the foil on them - they shimmer. Thanks for the tip!