Thursday, July 24, 2014

Good Cards Day

Hello again, time for a few new cards. I have received some great cards this past week or so. So, let's have a look at a few of them.

First up is a card from Marrakesh, Morocco, giving us a look at some sort of market or storefront. Here we see bags of fine foods, nuts, beans, peas, corn and spices.

Thanks to David and his recent trip to Morocco for this card. David used a couple of stamps including the definitive on the left featuring King Mohammed. It was issued in 2011 as part of a set of 3. The larger stamp on the right commemorates Arab Postal Day and was issued in 2012.

Now here's a aviation related card from Kate in Portland, OR, U.S.A. It shows a North American P-51D Mustang, a World War II fighter. This card is from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum , an aviation museum which displays a number of military and civilian aircraft and spacecraft, most notably, the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose". it is located in McMinnville, Oregon.


Kate used nice stamps, too, some of which are new to my collection. On the top are 2 of 4 Cycling stamps issued in 2012. The lower stamp is from the set of 4 American Inventors issued in 1983.

Kate has a fine postcard blog called "deltiolog a journal of collected postcards". You can have a look at it here .

My 3rd card for this time arrived from France. On it we can see Liberation Square and the Palace of Dukes of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Dijon is a city in eastern France, capital of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Burgundy region. The earliest archaeological finds within the city limits of Dijon date to the Neolithic period.


Dominique used a recent 2014 stamp featuring French Politician Alexandre Glais-Bizoin 1800-1877.

Hey it's another card from David's trip to Morocco. This time it's from Essaouira,  a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast.  The Medina  of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, an example of a late 18th-century fortified town, as transferred to North Africa by European colonists.

David used a different definitive of King Mohammed this time, one issued in 2013. 

My last card for this time is another one from Kate in Portland. This one shows the flight deck of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat -- the Spruce Goose in the Evergreen Aviation Museum. The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"; registration NX37602) is a prototype heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company  Intended as a transatlantic transport for use during World War II, it was not completed in time to be of use. The aircraft made only one brief flight on November 2, 1947, and the project never advanced beyond the single example produced. Built from wood , its critics nicknamed it the "Spruce Goose", despite it being made almost entirely of birch rather than spruce.  The Hercules is the largest flying boat  ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history.

On this one,  Kate used the remaining 2 Cycling stamps from the 2012 set, along with another of the 4 American Inventors set from 1983.

Well there you have it, another 5 postcards added to the blog. Thanks to David, Kate and Dominique for their cards. Hope you enjoyed your reading and that you will come back again. 

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