Monday, January 21, 2013

St. David's and The World

That's quite the title on today's update. St. David's and The World. The St. David's in question is a small town on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland and the World is everywhere else. My first card today comes from St. David's , located about an hour drive from Port Aux basques. This card is my first 2013 contribution to my Towns of Newfoundland Postcard Collection, which I started last fall. I haven't really done much with it lately, it was sort of put on the back burner , but I'm going to get back at it now. St. David's is the 22nd Newfoundland town from which I have received a postcard. The card is actually not of St. David's but of nearby Stephenville . It is a view of Stephenville's Main Street during the 1960s. I lived in Stephenville from 1978-1986 so some of the buildings and businesses shown on the card are somewhat familiar to me.

 Samantha sent this card and wrote that she was a little worried that the card didn't show St. David's. Since it's such a small town, cards of St. David's are not available. She need not worry, I live in Airdrie, a city of 40,000 with not a local postcard anywhere in sight.. I have to settle for the big city of Calgary cards . To be honest, I haven't seen any sights in Airdrie that would warrant a postcard. Pretty sad, isn't it ? 

Let's move on before I get exiled from town.
Samantha used a 2012 Christmas stamp , showing gingerbread people. . It is from a set of 3 issued last fall.

Now on to the world. First up is a card from Johannesburg , South Africa. It's a nice sunset view of the Johannesburg skyline. This card comes compliments of a friend of a friend. Gabi mentioned that a friend of hers was traveling to South Africa.and that she would ask her to drop a card in the mail for me. Well she did and here it is. 

The stamp on this one is from a m/sheet of 10 issued in 2011. It celebrates the evolution of a legendary Rugby emblem. The m/sheet makes a really nice set of stamps.

Here's a card from Milan, Italy. It gives us a night view of the Naviglio Grande, the canal in Lombardy joining the Ticino River to the Porta Tieinese dock in Milan. It's another card from Ana and her recent travels. 

Ana used 2 stamps on the card. The larger stamp on the right was issued in 2009, 1 of a set of 4 self-adhesive definitives. The smaller stamp on the left was issued   in 2005.                                                                 

Well I showed a card from South Africa earlier, now I have one from Zimbabwe. Here we can see the wildlife of the country. A lioness, an elephant, a rhino, and a zebra.

Bruce used 2 stamps , the one on the left is 1 of 4 in a set celebrating Heroes of Zimbabwe, issued in July of last year. The stamp on the right was issued in 2009 and is 1 of 6 in a set of the Big Five of Zimbabwe. The big five are a lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and a rhino.My stamp shows all 5, while the other 5 stamps just show a single animal of the five.

My next card shows a couple of the ferries operating between Penang Island and the mainland.Jean Pierre sent this card from George Town, the capital of the state of Penang, Malaysia. 

Jean Pierre used a 2012 stamp , 1 of a set o3 celebrating 125 years of postal history Kedah.

My last card for this time comes from Colombo City, Sri Lanka. It's a view of a part of the city skyline and also of  the coastline.

Ravindra used 3 great stamp on this card. The large stamp on the left was issued in 2010 in a Mixed Issue of 12 values.  This particular stamp celebrates World Children's Day. The other 2 stamps are from a set of 4 stamps celebrating the Centenary of Aviation in Sri Lanka  , 1912-2012.I have collected aviation stamps ( stamps showing aircraft and the names of airlines ) for many, many years and these 2 will be great additions to that collection.The other 2 in the set are equally as great. 

That's it for this time. Only thing left are the thanks. Thanks to Ravindra, Jean Pierre, Bruce, Ana , Gabi and Samantha.

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