Saturday, December 14, 2013

Back Again , So Soon

Hello again. Here we go again. Today's cards come from Northern Ireland, France, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg.
First up is the mighty White Star Liner Titanic. Everyone knows the story, so let's just move right to the picture.

David posted this card in Belfast and used a Great Britain Christmas stamp. It is 1 of 7 in the set.

David has a very good postcard blog called  ""Postcards a world travelogue  ". You can have a look at it here . It's well worth the effort.

Card # 2 for today is another addition to my Airlines/Aircraft on Postcards Collection. It's an Air Inter Airbus A 330. Apparently Air Inter only operated the A330 for two years, so one could think that not a lot of these cards are on the go. Air Inter operated the A 330 in an all economy cabin of 412 seats. Air Inter lated merged with Air France in 1995.

 Jean Pierre used a 2013 Alexandre Yersin stamp, one of two in the set, a Joint Issue with Vietnam. I think I have said this before but it merits repeating. As a long time stamp collector, I believe collecting Joint Issues would be a very interesting area of philately to collect.

Before I leave Air Inter, I have this to share. I have had for some time this original black & white photo. I don't remember how I ended up with it, but I know I have had it for almost 40 years. It shows an Avions Marcel Dassault Mercure , registration F-WTCC # 01, the 1st prototype of this aircraft type , along with an Air Inter Dassault Mercure 100, registration F-WTMD #2, the 2nd prototype of this aircraft type. Have a look here.

Card # 3 is of Weligama Beach , a popular tourist destination in Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Located 144 km from Colombo, it is most famous for its stilt fisherman. Looks like a great place to spend a couple of days and just relax.

Ravindra used an assortment of stamps, all but the one in the lower left were issued this year.

Ravindra has a number of postcard and stamp blogs. Checkout his Lighthouses on Post Cards .

Hang in there, just 2 more cards to go.

Here's a look at another beach, this time it's Jumeirah Beach and Club  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Not a bad looking spot either.

Jean Pierre used a number of stamp related stamps on this card. The 2 stamps on top were issued as part of a set of 4 this year. They commemorated 50 Years of Postal Service in Abu Dhabi.  The other stamp is from 2001 , highlighting the 7th Gulf Cooperation Council Stamp Exhibition.

The final card for this time comes from Luxembourg. Another addition to my Airlines/Aircraft on Postcards Collection. It's a Luxair Embraer ERJ-145. Luxair or Luxembourg Airlines has 6 of these in its fleet and they hold 49 passengers.


This is another card from Meelis. The card arrived with a set of Cats stamps issued this year. I do like the tiger stamp.

That's all for this time. Thanks for cards go to David, Jean Pierre, Ravindra, and Meelis.
Take care , enjoy your weekend. Leave a comment if so inclined. See you next time.

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