Monday, March 05, 2007

Celebrating chocolates

In January, the U.S. Postal Service marked the 100th anniversary of Hershey's Kisses with a 39-cent "Love" stamp.

Now, Canada Post celebrates a confectionery centennial of its own -- that of Richard Purdy's 1907 chocolate shop in Vancouver, British Columbia according to Richard Carr, stamp columnist for the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Richard reports earlier this month Canada issued a $2.50 commemorative envelope with an image of a Purdy's assortment box (shown above). In the upper right hand corner, is a single stamp which features a chocolate wrapped in foil with Purdy's logo embedded in it.

Designer Katie Deering of Canada Post's Graphic Design Group is quoted in the column as saying the hardest thing about working on the stamp "was not eating the chocolates."

To read Richard's column and learn more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM