One thing I enjoy collecting are Canadian advertising covers. I don’t have a huge collection but I add to it on a regular basis.
Currently this cover is one of my favorite. It’s an advertising for something I have never ate (lucky me): the Canadian equivalent of Spam meat (yuck). It’s called “Spork”. And the slogan: “The meat of many uses” is a bit far fetch because seriously I am not sure there is actually anything in there that could be edible…but that’s just me. With the horse scandal hitting Europe I thought this was a timely post.
The cover is dated 1948 and was mailed in Calgary. It has a 3 cents meter + a 1 cent George VI coil stamp. I love the colorful Spork ad, not that it looks delicious but it sure makes a nice cover.
Spork is certainly not as well known as Spam (not the internet kind) and a quick Google search shows very little information about this canned “meat”. Most results for Spork is about the spoon-fork utensils.
Spork is made by Burns and company, the maker of “Speef”. Seriously I don’t make that up. And don’t worry, I never heard about Speef either, and even if I did I would never have tried to eat something called Speef.
Now I really need to find a Canadian stamped cover with a Speef ad on it. Some things are just better on paper. And if that cover is making you crave for Spork, well sorry but Spork died long ago