Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sunday stamps


I don't think I've posted this cover/set of birds from 1980 before (but they may have already appeared on Sunday stamps).  I like the 'art nouveau' style decoration on the cover, and the background to each bird is also quite attractive.



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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Thanksgiving Greetings


to all who are 'giving thanks'
Happy Holidays


I'm posting early as it's 100 years today since Mrs Price sent this postcard to Miss Alice Hicks in Pullman, Chicago, (plus I tend to run out of time when trying to post on the day).

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday stamps



Furniture proved not such an easy theme to find, but I did uncover these (still on paper) which are quite a bit more modern than my usual postings on this blog.
The first stamp is one of the Lord of the Rings series from 2004.  I remember buying loads of these at the time, and I used them all.  I think this one qualifies for the theme as you can (just about) see a table and a chair inside the Hobbit's house.
The next stamps are from the US issued in 2008, part of the Eames series, the house of cards stamp, doesn't really qualify for the theme, but it was too nice not to be included.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's free theme, I have a cover which I scanned a couple of weeks ago for the professions/trades theme, but I only showed one of the stamps.  The cover dates from 1970 and was sent from Egypt to the DDR (East Germany).


1.  this stamp features two of Cairo's well known hotels - it commemorates 100 years of the Mena House Hotel ( this is the one at the Pyramids, and is where Churchill and Roosevelt stayed for the Cairo Conference in World War 2), as you can imagine it has had very famous guests over the years. 
The second hotel is the Sheraton which opened that year.

2. this is for the 30th Anniversary of the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Industry.
3  issued for the International Conference in Cairo on the Middle East Crisis.


4.  Finally a nice map stamp for the centenary of the Suez Canal.


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Friday, 14 November 2014

unknown


Taken at the American Studio in the Arcade, Northampton.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

51


another unknown young recruit.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

bring down the wall . . .



25 years ago today . . . .

Photos taken by me in May 1986.

(wiki link Berlin Wall)

Friday, 7 November 2014

'Greetings from France'


The same style as yesterday's photo postcard, but this one is definitely a commercially mass-produced card.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

'to my sweetheart'


I think this is a photo postcard rather than a commercially mass-produced postcard, though the style appears in both kinds.  Sadly no information.  The helmet suggests service somewhere hot.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

found photo booth


Two photo booth pictures from presumably what was once a strip of 4.  Probably 1930s.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Fun


This souvenir photo, dated August 1937, is a bit tatty and creased, but even all these years on, it still looks like these young men had fun at Whitley Bay.  

Monday, 3 November 2014

Big Brother


I keep meaning to reread '1984', maybe this winter . . .
As for the found photo, it was taken by J Cuttriss of Neville Street Studio in Newcastle-on-Tyne, some time in the 1930s, I would suspect.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's free theme, I have a stamp featuring Anubis, the jackal-headed god of Ancient Egypt who possessed the ability to pass between this world and the next.  On this stamp he is commemorating Post Day in 1967, maybe he was able to exert a protective influence on mail sent that year.



This next one I recalled seeing (whilst looking for professions), and managed to re-find it this week, and what made me think of it, was Bob wondering last week if anyone would have a stamp for a philatelist - this one has the hand (and stamp album) of a philatelist, but I didn't think to post it (unintentional pun) for last week. 


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Saturday, 1 November 2014

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