Okay, let's get to today's cards. My first card this time is a flag card of Turkey. This one arrived unannounced from a new reader of this blog, Onder from Istanbul. He collects flag cards so a Canadian flag card is on the way to him. Of course Onder has a postcard blog too, it's "Postcards On My Wall " and you can find it here .
Minami used 1 1997 definitive , 1 of 3 in a set along with a round stamp of a strawberry wreath. There was a time when if confronted with a round stamp, one thought about Tonga or Bhutan. It seems times have change as there seems to be more round stamps coming on stream. There's this one from Japan and the recent Forever stamp from the USA. Let me know if your country has issued any round stamp lately.
My next card is a wonderful , clear picture of the area surrounding the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in all of Paris. It honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Dominique used a nice stamp related in a way to the subject of the card. It is a 20 gram letter rate stamp celebrating the Armistice signed on November 11th , 1918. Nice looking stamp.
Here's a card from David who I mentioned in my opening. He's just back from his recent trip to Bangladesh and India. His card shows a great load of straw moving down the road. The card says "the carter are carrying the bulle of straw. " I leave it to your interpretation.
David used a wonderful block of 4 issued in 2011. It marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Viswakobi Rabindranath Tagore.
The last card , other than my Aviation bonus card is next. It comes from Sri Lanka , compliments of Dr. Mikram. This time he sent a card with the Toque monkey, which is endemic to Sri Lanka.
Well that about wraps another update, other than my aviation card and stamp. But first let me thank Onder, Minami, Dominique, David and Dr Mikram for their cards. , because that's what it's all about, it's also why you're reading this.
Now it's bonus time. Today's card is of a TCA ( Trans Canada Airlines ) Canadair North Star flying over Bermuda . Somewhere I wish I was now as winter seems to be just stuck here, with snow and cold temps. Anyway, TCA operated 20 North Stars from 1946-1961. Here she is.
Today's aviation stamp is a single , Scott 2148 from Argentina. It was issued April 21, 2001 commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the first single flight from Spain to Argentina. The stamp shows a Plus Ultra seaplane "Dornier Do J Wal " with two tandem engines. Have a look at the placement of the engines. You wont see that too often.