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alyn
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21 Dec 2011
08:48:48am
Canada post announced today that the issue scheduled for their Heroes of the War of 1812 to be released in the spring will be Chief Tecumseh and General Isacc Brock. A Link to the CBC story is below.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2011/12/21/wdr-chief-tecumseh-stamp-freighter.html

The Government of Canada has also set up a website for the commemoration of the war of 1812. It can be found here: http://1812.gc.ca/eng/1305654894724/1305655293741. The government site also has a section for stamps already issued related to the war. It can be found here: http://1812.gc.ca/eng/1311275440451/1311276078407

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Alyn
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21 Dec 2011
04:24:55pm
re: Canada Post Announces war of 1812 BiCentennial Subjects.

Wow, I had no idea the government was even "commemorating" this. Whatever for?

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21 Dec 2011
05:24:51pm
re: Canada Post Announces war of 1812 BiCentennial Subjects.

Mark, it is a part of history. The 200 year anniversary of a war that ended most of the American incursions into what eventually was agreed to be another country. Most of them. It also ended any idea Great Britain's government might have had about reclaiming its lost thirteen colonies.
And finally, it opened the way to the friendly relationships that later developed, which led to the Anglo-American partnership that has served both the USA and the whole Commonwealth well for the last hundred years or so.

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21 Dec 2011
05:47:27pm
re: Canada Post Announces war of 1812 BiCentennial Subjects.

An interesting war. The primary cause for the war, impressment of US citizens by the British Navy, was actually resolved prior to the start of the war when the British Parliament enacted legislation prohibiting the practice. The last major battle of the war, The Battle of New Orleans, was fought after the peace treaty ending the war (The Treaty of Ghent) was signed.

I think that even if he knew about it, Andrew Jackson would have fought that battle anyway. He had a serious hatred for the British, blaming them for the death of his mother and brothers during the Revolutionary War.

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21 Dec 2011
07:12:54pm
re: Canada Post Announces war of 1812 BiCentennial Subjects.

Both Parliaments enactments as well as the news from Ghent had to cross the pond by sailing ship and that often meant two, three or four weeks, assuming there was not a storm that sank the courier vessel.

We were spoiled when the black rotary phones became common and I suspect that a three week wait for a letter would be intolorable to todays children.

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22 Dec 2011
03:49:55pm
re: Canada Post Announces war of 1812 BiCentennial Subjects.

We are all becoming an impatient society.

A few years ago I was thrilled to be able to access the internets via a dial up connection that seemed really swift. Today, the angst begins develop from a low growl to outright profanity if the stupid PC takes more then a few of those nano-seconds to boot up and open the page I seek.

We have become used to the most complex crimes being solved in 44 minutes flat, all that is left after the commercials are deleted from the show's time slot.

What took weeks by snail mail years ago, when the mail got through at all, is now almost immediate. A phone conversation with my son when he was in Iraq had to be bounced to a satellite and down to a US Air Base here in the states then back up to another one over Florida and down to my local provider and by FIOS to my phone, and at times I got frustrated with the momentary delay btween comments.

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05 Mar 2013
10:35:05pm
re: Canada Post Announces war of 1812 BiCentennial Subjects.

I thought I would reinvigorate this discussion thread. One of our Canadian members was kind enough to put together this collection of quarters for me. I live in the city Tecumseh so I had to show them all over town.

Canada has done an outstanding job recognizing the war of 1812 both in stamps and coins. In the US the 1812 war tends to get over shadowed by the civil war. Chief Tecumseh was a fascinating person and an important part of our history. There really should be more US stamps featuring native Americans.

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Not far from where I live is Frenchtown where one of the most extreme and gruesome 1812 battles was fought. My wife and I visited Monroe Michigan which is near near Frenchtown a few weeks back and there happened to be a reenactment of the Frenchtown Massacre going on. Canadians across Lake Erie from Fort Malden Amherstburg Ontario provided the British troops and costumes for the event. I was impressed with the accuracy and detail of the costumes, camps and weapons. If you are ever driving up I-75, Monroe is just across the Ohio boarder. It is worth stopping at the Monroe Historical Museum for a couple hours if you are an 1812 or Civil War history buff. Also many of you may know that General Custer was from Monroe Michigan.








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