Thursday, August 12, 2010

An A 16, In A Boat and Assumption Cathedral

Hello again, updating two days in a row. Who would have thought ?
I have 3 postcards to have a look at today. They come from Germany, Russia and Ukraine. First up is Germany.
The card is a reproduction of an old photo from around 1925 or so. It shows a pilot and maybe a few passengers in front of a Focke-Wulf A 16 in Bremen. The A 16 was a German 3-4 passenger monoplane designed by Heinrich Focke and Georg Wulf. An A 16 was first flown by Georg Wulf on 23 June 1924. Igor Adolph of the blog, Ansichtskarten and more, sent this card . He used a 2006 flower definitive and it has a special cancellation postmark that I can't really read.
Card # 2 is from Russia. It is also a reproduction , of a painting this time. Elena who sent the card, says it shows a painting called In A Boat , from 1888. I just know that I like it . She used a couple of nice Russian stamps. Usually , I mostly, receive definitives on the cards from Russia. These are a nice change. The small one is of course a definitive from the 2008 animal set of 15. The middle stamp if from 2009 and celebrates Antarctic research. The large stamp on the right is from 2010 and is 1 of 3 stamps in an Anton Chekhov souvenir sheet. I wouldn't mind having the complete souvenir sheet in my collection.
Today's final card comes to us from Kharkov, Ukraine. Kharkov is located in north-eastern Ukraine, near the junction of the Lopan and the Udy Rivers. Shown on the card is Uspenskyi (Assumption) Cathedral. This cathedral is at the site of a former cathedral which burned down in 1793. The bell tower, rising to a height of 89.5 m was built to commemorate the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812. Sergey , who sent the card, unfortunately enclosed it in an envelope. Not really what I prefer. The cover was franked with a 2008 definitive from a set of 13 different values.

That is today's update. Thanks for dropping by and if you want to comment, feel free. Take care.

1 comment:

TAJ said...

Dear Mr. Glenn,
The real postage stamps will soon became extinct, in place of it email stamps would emerge.
Every person will make and use of his own special email stamps.
see site for reference

This is very amusing and good for common man,
He/she can spread his special message with his/ her own email stamps.
what do you think?