Friday, July 25, 2014

A Dreay Day Post

Good day for a blog update, cloudy, cool and light showers off and on. So on to the cards. My first card for today was mailed from Union Bay, British Columbia, Canada. It's a Union Bay Historical Society picture of the Union Bay Post Office. Built is 1913 it is one of only two remaining wooden post offices in Canada. Union Bay , founded in 1887, is a small community of around 1200 people located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island.



This one arrived with a 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee stamp. Also visible is a great cancellation showing the Union Bay Post Office and alluding to its 100 years of operation 1913-2013 .




Next up is a card from an infrequently seen country- San Marino. It's only my  second card from there, so it was nice to find this one in the mailbox. San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino and also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains.  San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, dating back to 3 September 301.










Johan used a couple of the new 2014 stamp celebrating the fine play of the Juventus Football Club.










Don't forget to check out Johan's postcard blog right here .


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This 3rd card is from My Lovely Teena, sent on our recent trip to Vancouver Island. It is a card of Cathedral Grove, a most wonderful place. Located in MacMillan Provincial Park, here you will find massive Douglas Firs, some of them up to 800 years old. It is a perfect place to walk and experience the beauty of nature. The largest Douglas fir in the park  – one measuring more than 9 metres in circumference can be found. Walking through the area was just awesome.



 Teena posted this card in the small community of Coombs, B.C. located quite near Cathedral Grove. She used one of the new UNESCO World Heritage Site stamp issued back in March. This one is the Joggins Fossil Cliffs located in Nova Scotia , in eastern Canada.


Too bad, looks like the Coombs Post Office could have used a little more ink  in their cancellation.


Coombs is home to approximately 1,327 people and is renowned for its Old Country Market (which features a family of goats living on the roof). Have a look here in this picture. You can see 3 of them. 



Here's my last card for today. It's an aerial view of Vezelay, France - a village in Burgundy in north-central France. It is a hill town famous for Vezelay Abbey . The town and the famous 11th century Romanesque Basilica of St. Magdelene are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.



This card is compliments of Fabienne, who operates  a fine World  Heritage postcard site called Postcards,  Stamps and World Heritage .    

 She used a bunch of stamps on the card. To the left are 3 copies of a 2013 Marianne definitive. In the middle is the 2014 Year of the Horse stamp. Lastly on the right is a 1964 Aviation stamp celebrating the 25th Year of  Postal flights at night.



So ends another blog. Thanks go to Fabienne, My Lovely Teena, and Johan for cards. Take care, drop back again.

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