From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
1135 Cassells St. may be too big to mail, but its likeness isn’t.
The local landmark is set to be featured on an official stamp.
“I’m guessing that someone sent the house in as a suggestion and Canada Post thought it would work,” says expert stamp collector Bart Rakes.
“I’m not sure I see the merit myself, but I’m not about to question Canada Post publicly. I like having my mail delivered.”
The stamp features the two-storey house covered in statues, stuffed animals, dinosaur bones, electronics, birdhouses and other knick-knacks.
Those looking to purchase the stamps should be able to find them in the new year.
“Commemorative stamps are a great collectible for enthusiasts,” says Canada Post representative Danielle Timbre. “I’m not from North Bay, but I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the house [on the stamp] there.”
“I think for the people of North Bay this might be the first indication that 2021 will be better than 2020.”
Mailing It In
Timbre says there have been other suggestions for North Bay landmarks.
“We’ve fielded proposals to feature Cheffy’s, Eddy’s Bakery, and The North Bay Correctional Facility.”
Timbre says they’ll start with 1135 Cassells and go from there.
“We might visit those in the future, but we’ll start with 1135 Cassells St. It’s a strong start too. Personally, I think we really hit the mail on the head.”