Midcentury Don Mills… on a Postage Stamp?

Philatelia. No, its not a kinky new fetish. It’s the art of stamp collecting. And if you’re like me and you still like to use the ol’ snail mail once in a while, here’s a stamp to lust after! From the series ‘Housing In Canada’ released September 23 1998, the stamp above is called ‘Planned Community Housing’ and features a house from… guess where? Don Mills. The illustration of the house on the stamp is based on anamalgamation of two houses, 55 and 57 Jocelyn Ave (I believe they were also the first model homes for Don Mills). Here they are below today.

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3 Responses to Midcentury Don Mills… on a Postage Stamp?

  1. Paul Zanettos says:

    Hey there,

    Just wanted to let you know that 8 Greenland Road (off the Donway East) is for sale. Looks a lot like the house above (without the cool carport). Not sure what the condition is like, but the neighbourhood is great. Just heads-up…

    Cheers…

  2. Paul Zanettos says:

    By the way, I took Antonia (my youngest) for a walk this morning and I met the owner of the house on the stamp. Really sweet. From the outside, the house is still in GREAT condition. Didn’t go inside… thinking of doing something similar with my carport… so many ideas, so little money…

  3. Jane says:

    This was Henry Fleiss’ house, as I have subsequently found out. He designed it, then moved in!

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