Stamp collectors cast eye towards Oxford

Christopher Gooding
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The Town of Oxford finally learned how it will greet the world on postcards and letter mail yesterday when Canada Post’s Tony O’Keefe (left) and Oxford Mayor Lloyd Jenkins unveiled the community’s inclusion in this year’s Roadside Attractions stamp series.

OXFORD – The blueberry capital of the world’s mighty greeter is going international.

Canada Post revealed its artistic rendition of Oxly the Blueberry – the smiling, eight -ton cement mascot for the community – as part of its Roadside Attractions stamp series. The third year for the series, only four locations from across Atlantic Canada were chosen this year and the unveiling of the series to a full house at the Lions Community Centre was as exciting for members of Canada Post as it was for the community.

“Unveiling a stamp is a big deal for Canada Post,” Atlantic Director of Operations Tony O’Keefe said. “It’s not something we do every day but it represents our country, our people and our culture.”

Organizations: Canada Post, Lions Community Centre

Geographic location: Oxford, Atlantic Canada

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