Saturday, December 8, 2012

December's Second

Here I am with this month's second blog update. A few interesting cards and a request for your help. What will I do first- I guess the request or otherwise you may not get that far if my cards don't grab you. Okay, here we go!
A grade 6 class at Humber Elementary School in Corner Brook , Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada is holding a World Cultures Postcard Project. You can read all about it here. Their address is : Skipper & Sailor, Humber Elementary, St. John's Avenue, Corner Brook, NL, Canada, A2H 2E5  - They hope to have cards from all over the world by World Literacy Day , Jan 27th, 2013. So may I request that if you are reading this , Please,  send off a postcard to this worthwhile project.  So came on Ana, Jean Pierre, Leslie, Kate, Johan, Ravindra, Dominique, Bruce, Fabienne, Joe, Vladimir, Ben, David and Michael- what's one more card . They will really appreciate your help and so will I . I already have my card sent. If you can help out with a card, please drop me an email or leave a comment to that effect. Thanks all.

Now on to some cards.

My first card today is from Ohrid, Macedonia. Ana's card gives a view of Ohrid from Lake Ohrid. The city of just over 42,000 is on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid. It is notable for once having 365 churches, one for every day of the year and was even referred to as a Jerusalem of the Balkans. Ohrid is southwest of Skopje, close to the border with Albania. It was added as a UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1979.  

Ana used 2 stamps from a 2002 set of 4 Antique Coins.

This second card could be called a pin-up card I guess but this one is much more. The Lacey Lady is nose art for the B-17 on display in The Wings of Freedom Showcase in Milwaukie, OR. Nose art was painted on aircraft in the second World War as a touch of humor and for a little luck to get back home safe.

Libby used 2 Forever stamps from 2012. The left stamp was issued as a self-adhesive and celebrates the USS Constitution. The second stamp, also a self-adhesive is 1 of 15 in the Earthscapes issue. It is the first of this set that I have received.

Now I have a second card from Dominique in France. His card shows the railway station in Metz, capital of Lorraine, France. It is located on the General de Gaulle Square.  The station was built in 1908 and has been a Historic Monument since 1975.

Dominique used a 2012 stamp celebrating the Battle of Dedain. It was issued in a souvenir sheet of 1.

Kate of the blog deltolog sent along this next card. It's a view of Howard Hughes Flying Boat the Spruce Goose.It is on display at the Evergreen Heritage Museum in McMinnville , OR. USA. This museum also has an Sr-71 on display. Cool aircraft to see. Even though the Spruce Goose was called that, it was almost entirely made of Birch. The official name of the aircraft is the Hughes H-4 Hercules. It is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history.   The Spruce Goose made it first and only flight on November 2, 1947.

Kate used 2 state flag stamps from Alaska and Alabama. These self adhesive  stamps were issue in 2008.

That wraps up another update. Thank for dropping by and thanks for that card you are sending to the school's Postcard Project I mentioned above.

Thanks to Ana, Kate, Dominique and Libby for their cards that I showed today.
As always comments welcome. Take care.


Johan Ockerman said...

Card is written and ready to go on the post tomorrow.
Snowy greetings,

Ana said...

Im preparing a card and will post it along with tomorrow's mail :)

and glad to see the one from Ohrid has arrived :)

Faby said...

Greetings from Madrid, the postard was sent this morning.

nnnnnn said...

Glen, let me know the address I will send one from Brisbane next week

Michael cddstamps

Leslie said...

Hi Glenn - I'm a bit slower than the others, but I'll send a card this week for that school! I'll also re-post the link when I update my own blog a bit later today.

Leslie said...

Actually - never mind! That school blog post has been set to private. If you still have the address, please email me with it.

gerda said...

Another one from Belgium is on its way to Canda.

Best Wishes for 2013!!