Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sunday Stamps


This week's theme is 'useful' or 'practical', so I figured with a fairly wide interpretation I could post these Egyptian stamps commemorating the Suez Canal (wiki link ).  The one above was issued 26 July 1956 to commemorate the Nationalisation of the Suez Canal.
The next cover is an FDC commemorating 10 years of nationalisation.


The stamp below was issued in 1969 to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Suez Canal.


I'm participating in Viridian's Sunday Stamps, you can visit this week's entries by clicking the icon below.

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8 comments:

  1. I like the bold graphics of the first stamp, stunning. Although the last which almost says look take this short cut rather than go all the way around Africa is a nice visual too.

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  2. I really like the design of the first one, but the perspective of the long way around of the last one is useful.

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  3. Yes, great interpretation of the theme! What a difference the Suez canal makes in our lives, though indirectly. thank you for sharing.

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  4. A great canal commemorated by these stamps. The English and the French have some bad memories of the Suez crisis which closed the canal for a while. A late friend of mine was on the first tanker through it after it had been cleared.

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  5. Very good choice. But I think that you ought to insist to the meaning, i.e. the nationalization.

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  6. There's no doubt about the usefulness of the Suez Canal. I can vaguely remember my parents discussing the crisis the Bob mentions.

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  7. A great collection of stamps that commemorate a place that is useful in history.
    - My Sunday Stamp:Useful

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