Sunday, December 2, 2012

December's First

Well, December has arrived , the year is closing fast. It'll soon be hustle and bustle time. It already is for some, I'm sure. Let's get to the first postcard update for this month, it seems my production on the blog this year will be down somewhat, unless I have a busy December.

Here's a card from The Netherlands, Hoorn in fact. Hoorn is an old nautical town 40 km north of Amsterdam. It was founded in 716 and granted city rights in 1357. As of 2010, the town had 70,000 inhabitants. It's elevation is 0 metres or -2 feet. Cape Horn , the most southerly point of the Americas was discovered by an expedition from Hoorn and named after it on 29 Jan 1616.  The card is a reproduction of Frank Gude's painting "Boxers ". Look carefully and you'll see it.

Norbert used 4 stamps and a number of  labels, I believe.

The stamps include : upper right,with the yellow label, a stamp issued in 1980 for Philately. The middle bottom stamp was issued in 1978 and is 1 of 2 in a Sports set. The rest I leave to you.

My second card comes from Japan.  It's a nice view of Mt. Fuji with a fast train speeding by in front. Mt. Fuji rises  3,773  metres.

Nozomi used a 2012 stamp from a souvenir sheet of 10 different stamps in the 6th the World Heritage issue.

Interesting angle on this card. Looking down from above on an American Airlines MD-83. 

Bruce, a Postcrosser from Washington state, who flew this aircraft with American Airlines sent this card along. He used 2 nice stamps, both from 2012 and both Forever stamps. The one on the left is the Lunar New Year stamp and the other is the USS 

Constitution War of 1812 issue. 

This card was sent by 
Yukari , a Postcrosser in Aichi, Japan. She used a couple of fairly older stamps . The smaller stamp was issued in 1962 for The Ryukyu Islands and the larger stamp was issued in 1978 , 1 of 2 , issued for Philatelic Week.

Today's last card is from Poland. It's a nice card from Michael. It is of 3 Polish mailmen about to start their mail route on motorcycle with sidecar, in 1933.

The 2 stamps are familiar to us all, 1 from 2005 and 1 from 2001.

That concludes this update. Thanks to Michael, Yukari, Bruce, Nozomi and Norbert for these cards. Drop me a comment if you have one.

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