Sunday, 12 January 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's free theme, I've chosen another set of Egyptian stamps in the series depicting the UNESCO campaign to preserve the Nubian monuments.  This set was issued in October 1964.


The 5m depicts Horus in front of the facade of the temple at Abu Simbel. (wiki link)
The 10m has Rameses II.


The 35m shows Isis.



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11 comments:

  1. Impressive monuments indeed. Three great stamps.

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  2. Great subject for a stamps set. I love the first one which hints at scale.

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  3. UNESCO WHS is a favorite theme. I haven't got any postcard nor stamp from Egypt so it's really delightful to see your feature today for Sunday Stamps.

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  4. i was just wondering...are there many UNESCO whs stamps issued in general? I rarely seem to come across stamps labeled as such...and these are great!

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    1. I've only seen the ones issued by Egypt with UNESCO on, I googled and found this link http://whc.unesco.org/en/events/1038/ but could only see the one mini sheet on there and not an exhaustive list.

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  5. These are wonderful stamps. The UNESCO campaign worked, thankfully.

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  6. I see that they were successful in preserving the monuments.

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  7. lol At first I thought the first stamp was a big finger! Boy was I wrong! Another fine collection of stamps!

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  8. And so wonderful that the campaign worked. thank you for sharing three lovely stamps.

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  9. LOVE ALL THREE STAMPS. Great colors & graphics.

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  10. what a wonderful selection.Thanks for sharing.

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