Red River Valley Ox Cart Part of ‘Haunted Canada’ Stamps

Red River Valley Ox Cart Part of ‘Haunted Canada’ Stamps

By Sarah Klein

Haunted Canada Stamp
The Red River Valley ox cart is featured on a new set of stamps from Canada Post. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A ghostly ox cart that rumbled through the Red River Valley in the early days is featured on a new set of stamps from Canada Post.

Part of the Haunted Canada series, the stamp is an ode to 1903, when soldiers at the 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.

“There is nothing more fun, yet unsettling, as ghost stories, and we have a history filled with these memorable tales,” said Jim Phillips, director of stamp services with Canada Post.

“Our hope is that Canadians from coast to coast can continue to discover and pass on these stories, which are sure to give a few spine-tingling chills.”

Other stamps in the series include Gastown (Vancouver, B.C.), Lévis, Quebec, Carcross, Yukon and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The five domestic-rate stamps measure are available in booklets of 10 and were designed by Lionel Gadoury.


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