Friday, 29 November 2013

a stamp from 1937

Back in October, I posted a postcard of the Paris Exposition Internationale of 1937 showing the German and Russian pavillions.  Well while I was looking through some stamps, I found a Russian stamp and thought I recognise that building . . . 




Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of singers, I have a stamp which I have posted before, but as it was over 2 years ago, I thought it wouldn't hurt to post again . . .  Marlene Dietrich (wiki link).  The stamp was issued in August 1997.
One of my favourite singers, here's a link to 'Lili Marlene' and 'Sag mir wo die Blumen sind'.


I didn't find many singers while browsing through my stamps, so stretching the theme a little, I did find the conductor, Toscanini (wiki link).


And now really stretching theme to a song (rather than a singer), here's Davy Crockett.  (link)


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Monday, 11 November 2013

remembering . . .


an unknown soldier and his wife.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of boats and ships, I have the Mayflower. (wiki link)

The cover below commemorates the 350th anniversary of the sailing, with a special cancellation for that date.


The stamp was actually issued on April 1 1970 as part of a set of anniversaries.



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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of Artic or Antarctic, I have 2 stamps - firstly this one issued by Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island, although part of the Commonwealth of Australia, has issued its own stamps since 1947.  It has actually had a post office since 1832. (wiki link).


Next a stamp from the USA issued in 1959, commemorating 50 years of Arctic exploration.



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