Monday, April 21, 2014

The No Titled Post

Hello again postcard lovers. Today I have another fine helping of postcards from all around. My first card is from Portland, OR, U.S.A. but shows a scene of Denali National Park in Alaska. It's a Cessna !85 , belonging to K2Aviation, on wheels and skies flying over a side valley of Kahiltna Glacier with the South face of Mt. Mckinley in the background.

Francis loaded this card up with a fine bunch of stamps. Starting on the left is 1 of 2 stamps issued to commemorate the Apollo Soyuz Space Project back in 1975. It was a joint issue with the Soviet Union. Just below is a 1976 stamp celebrating 50 Years of Commercial Aviation. Then there are 2 stamps from 1978 highlighting  Capt. James Cook 's travels to Alaska and Hawaii. In the top right are 3 stamps from 1976 commemorating the U.S. Bicentennial. Finally we have 3 definitives including the A Rate Eagle stamp from 1978, the Navajo Jewelry issue from 2006 and the American Clock from 2003. Ten stamps in all, that's enough to qualify as a mini U.S. collection in itself.

Francis has a fine postcard blog called "the-geo-nerd" which you can find right here.

Back on March 22nd I showed a card of the Penny, B.C. Post Office. Well today it's the Longworth, B.C. Post Office. The building styles look like they are the worth of the same "architect".    Longworth is a community located between Sinclair Mills and Penny on the north bank of the Fraser River in central British Columbia. Via Rail's Jasper – Prince Rupert train calls at the Longworth railway station.

Angie used 1 of the 5 Canadian Pride Flag Use stamps issued in 2013.

Here's a card from Luxembourg showing a series of just book spines and titles. Not a lot to say about this one, other than I don't receive many cards from there.

Frank used a 2011 stamp celebrating the 90th birthday of Grand Duke jean of Luxembourg. 
He reigned from 1964 to 2000. He is the father of the current ruler, Grand Duke Henri, and the son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

Now for a card from Ukraine. It shows a hand holding an alarm clock. You know what they say about clocks - even a broken one is right twice a day. This one says it's twenty after ten, I just hope that's not symbolic for Ukraine, I really hope time isn't running out for them. 

Elena used a nice selection of stamps on her card .  On the top left is an Easter stamp , on the top right a Christmas stamp , both from 2013. The middle stamp is titled My Beautiful Ukraine , issued in 2012. 
Lastly is a Fruit and Tree definitive from the 2012 set of 13. 

A large multi view card from Iceland is up next. It's the last card for today. Iceland is one of those countries from which I haven't received all that many cards . Lots to see on this card including a map, waterfalls, street scenes and a city view. Also in the center of the card is the Sun Voyager. Sun Voyager is a sculpture by Jon Gunnar Arnason  (1931 - 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. It is a common misunderstanding that Sun Voyager is a Viking ship. It is quite understandable that many tourists think  this when travelling in Iceland. Nonetheless,  this was not the original intention.

Stefan, who lives in the capital Reykjavik is quite the postcarder. He has a number of Postcrossing accounts and all are quite heavily  used. His stamp is a 2013 Europa issue featuring  Postal Transport. It is from a set of 2.

 There you have it, another update . Thanks to Elena, Frank, Angie, Francis and Stefan for their cards. Drop by again soon. Take care.

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