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.”
9 thoughts on “1135 Cassells St. Getting a Commemorative Stamp”
The house is a disgusting eyesore and it’s shameful that it’s gonna represent Canada on a Stamp that will most likely travel the world.
What the hell?
Poor taste, people will think North Bay is a joke
It’s fake guys…….don’t panic
The house decorations are a direct slap at our dysfunctional city counsel. Imagine they put the owner in the nuthouse while they disposed of his belongings. I can see where he coming from and I would vote for him if he would run for mayor again (Gary Gardener or Don Renik could steal that vote with their demonstrations of valor and carrying for our city. Our current counsel acts like a bunch of spoiled brats who wish to make the city bankrupt with things like a $50,000 skating rink.
LMAO. This is a satirical site. This was done to make us laugh, it is not true.
Sick article. Great proof-reading. Good job, new editor!
Very objective. And non-judgemental. Nice to read.
Seriously. Its an eye sore and embarrassment to our city. Coulnt fibd a sunset or some other more pleasant view. Its only encouraging his stupid pastime disgusted. Wont be buying any. North bay must be hard up for attention..
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