vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

31 October 2021



Gastown, Vancouver, B.C. — haunted history: Legend has it the Waterfront Station and several bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood are all haunted - making it home to more dearly departed but persistently present spirits than any neighbourhood in Canada.

Red River Valley, Man. — the ox cart: In 1903, soldiers at Red River Valley’s Fort Garry claimed to have seen phantoms driving a cart pulled by a team of oxen pass through their post at night.

Levis, Que. — Marie-Josephte Corriveau: In 1763, she was executed on charges of murder. Her soul was said to walk the road at night, approaching travelers and grabbing anyone passing by with her claw-like hands as she opened her blood-red eyes.

Carcross, Yukon — Caribou Hotel: Built in the town of Bennett in 1898 at the start of the Klondike Gold Rush, the hotel is rumoured to be haunted by late hotel co-owner Bessie Gideon's ghost. She was supposedly buried in Carcross but a cemetery survey did not locate her grave.

Halifax, N.S. — the Grey Lady: Legend has it that the spirit of the ‘Grey Lady’ wanders the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, mourning her lost love, strolling the second floor at night, smelling of roses and wearing a 19th-century dress.”

For Sunday Stamps - halloween, witches, or just plain scary

24 October 2021


a pair of cats enjoying a lazy Sunday in 2004 for stamp collecting month.

and this little cutie not necessarily wanting any more siblings, or future kittens

for Sunday Stamps - felines

17 October 2021



The gray wolf is the largest wild canine in the world while the timber wolf is considered a sub-species.


for Sunday Stamps - canines

10 October 2021


walking a yellow leafed road in a forest in Germany

to finding seasonal fruits and berries and nuts in Britain
from 1993, designed by Charlotte Knox

pear, rowan, hazel, blackberry, horse chestnut

apricots and peaches 

from San Marino

for Sunday Stamps - autumn, harvest, food

03 October 2021



Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the sailing of the Endeavour. First up is a chart showing the 'discoveries' made by Captain Cook. Second is the ship beached at Endeavour River after damaging it on the Endeavour Reef in 1770.

for Sunday Stamps - celebrating historical events