Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time For An Update

Yes it certainly is time for a new update. I have lots of cards for today, we'll see how it goes. First up is a card from Top of the World, Nepal. Of course it's Mt. Everest ( 8848m.) and Mt. Nutpse (7879m.) as viewed from Kala Patthar.

Arun from Kathmandu sent this card along and used 2 nice stamps. On the left is one issued in 2012 to commemorate the Lions Club Prevent Blindness Campaign. The right stamp was issued in 2006 and commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Nepal - Russia Diplomatic Relations.

Arun, I have to say that I have lost your email contact so if you read this  , please leave me a comment with it or send me an email at   .
I want to drop you a line of thanks.

The Space Shuttle is landing here next. It's a NASA photo of the Space Shuttle landing at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. I think that's a program that's missed already and most likely never to be seen again. Too bad, it was an exciting time.

Aimee from Ithaca, N.Y. sent this card, even though it's postmarked in Rochester, N.Y.  She used the now familiar round Global Forever stamp showing the Earth from space. A good choice of a stamp for a Space Shuttle postcard.
I'm sure you have all seen this one before so I won't show it here.

My next card is from Brussels and shows the European Parliament Building. It's a great card from Johan who used a new  Flower stamp . The stamp was issued on Jan 27, 2014 and Johan got the First Day of Issue Cancellation showing a flower on the stamp. He also sent another card the same day, showing Imperial Airways aircraft. I already received another copy of this card and showed it in my Jan 31st update. Johan's card though received another First Day of Issue Cancellation on 2  Faces of Dogs  stamps.  They too were issued Jan 27th.

Have a look . Check out the paw prints as part of the cancellation.

Be sure to check out Johan's postcard blog here .

Now for a view of Trakai, Lithuania. It is an historic town west of Vilnius that dates back to 1337. As can be seen on the card, there are as many as 200 lakes in the region.

Greta, a student in Lithuania, used a wonderful Aviation stamp on this one. It was issued in 2013 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Darius and Girenas Heroic Transatlantic Flight.
On July 15, 1933, Lithuanian-American pilots Steponas (Stephen) Darius and Stasys (Stanley) Girėnas took off from New York, on a transatlantic flight bound for Kaunas, Lithuania. Their Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker airplane, Lituanica, covered a distance of 3,984 miles (6,411 km)--the second longest and most navigational precise single flight of its time carrying the first transatlantic airmail consignment*--before crashing in what was then German territory, just 404 miles (650 km) short of its destination. The cause of the crash was never determined. A great stamp for my Aviation Stamp Collection. 

After an Aviation stamp , I'm sure it's time for an Airline/Airplane postcard or two. Here's a Southern Air B747 on the ramp at Hamburg.   Southern Air is the most experienced and fastest growing air cargo carrier in the world, specializing in (global) long-haul operations. More than sixty years after its founding in 1947, Southern Air has soared to the top of the aviation industry with world-class experience and customer-focused reliability.

It's certainly a great addition to my Airline postcard Collection. Michaela used 1 of 2 Castle stamps from a set issued last year, along with a couple of Flower definitives. The castle stamp shows Glucksburg Castle. 
Glücksburg Castle is a castle in the town of Glücksburg, Germany. It is one of the most important Renaissance castles in northern Europe. It is the seat of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and was also used by the Danish kings

 That concludes this update. Hopefully it won't be another week before I get another one ion. Take care.
See you soon.

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