New stamps celebrate Armstrong centennial

Kelowna stamp collector and designer Pete Lepold has arranged to print two stamps to honour the anniversary.

Armstrong’s centennial has officially been stamped.

Kelowna stamp collector and designer Pete Lepold has arranged with the city and Canada Post to print two special commemorative stamps which honour the anniversary.

“Six or seven weeks ago, I was visiting some friends in Armstrong and read in the paper about the centennial. I thought maybe that was a good idea for a stamp,” said Lepold, who has been collecting and designing stamps for 10 years.

The stamps were printed under Canada Post’s Picture Postage Program.

The pair of stamps are a limited issue and are not available at the local post office.

The first stamp, created with the co-operation of the city, displays Armstrong’s centennial logo. That stamp can be purchased at city hall. The second stamp displays Armstrong’s post office building. That stamp is available through Lepold.

You can contact him by e-mail at plepold@hotmail.com.