Sunday, November 7, 2010

Remainder of Last Week's Cards

Before mail starts arriving this week, tomorrow, I better catch up with the last of last week's cards. That will be three cards making it a total of four for last week. The 3 for today are from Spain, United States and Portugal. All were received through my participation in Postcrossing.

Card # 1 comes from A Coruna, Spain. A Coruna is the second largest city on Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf in the Atlantic Ocean. The card shows us an obelisk containing a clock and wind direction vane. The obelisk was built in memory of Aureliano Linares Rivas in 1895. At its base are bronze plaques engraved with spatial date and climatic extremes of the city. The stamp is from 2007 and is 1 of a set of 4 issued under the title of civil values.

The next 2 cards are both vintage looking cards. The one from Portugal shows some church, circa 1910 . Unfortunately, there is little information on the card. And, I have even less about the stamp. Simply, because there is no stamp, just some sort of label, which I won't even show. I don't do postal labels. I will thank Isabel for the card though. Thanks, Isabel.

The last card is from Flo who lives in St Louis, Mo, USA. Flo says the card was bought at an estate sale. It shows Judge Roy Bean ( 1825-1903) handing out his brand of justice to a gang of horse thieves in Langtry, Texas. Bean was known as the Law West of The Pecos. The judge was quite the character, as he often recessed trials to sell liquor. He also once fined a dead man and also staged a heavyweight boxing match in the middle of the Rio Grande River. Flo used 3 stamps , all from 1999. The top left one celebrates the 150th anniversary of the California Gold Rush in 1849. The top right stamp is from a set of 6 honoring Hollywood composers, in this case Bernard Herrmann. The bottom right stamp honors landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Thanks Flo for this card and those stamps.

That's the update for this time. Hopefully I will be back soon, like maybe tomorrow, if it's a good mail day. Take care. thanks to all of the card senders.

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