Friday, July 4, 2014

I'm A Little Late for the Start of July

Howdy folks. I know , it's the 4th of July, I'm a little late starting July. It's been busy, I guess that's the reason. July 1st was Canada Day , with all the festivities that go with that. Today is the first day of the 102nd Calgary Stampede, often called The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. That means 10 days of partying , cowboys, free pancake breakfasts all over town, horses showing up anywhere and shouts of YAHOO everywhere. But I'm not complaining,  it has been really hot here for a week or so and no end in sight. Like I said, I'm not complaining, because before you know it, snow will be flying, by late September or early October for sure.

So let's get to postcards. First up is a really nice card of Gorey Castle in Jersey, Channel Islands. Gorey Castle or Mont Orgueil is a castle in Jersey , which overlooks the harbour of  Gorey.  It was built between 1204 and 1450. Over the years it has been used as a barracks, a prison and a museum.

This card is compliments of Jean Pierre. He used 3 different topical stamps. On the left is a 1998 Seabirds stamp , 1 of 8 in the set. In the middle is a Flower definitive, issued in 2006 , 1 of a set of 8. On the right is a Dragonflies issue , from 2013, part of a set of 6.


You know , as a longtime stamp collector, and a postcard collector, it doesn't get much better than this card. It's a really attractive  card, then you flip it over , and it gets even better. Three different stamps, all spaced perfectly and all with clear , concise cancellations. Thanks Jean Pierre.

My next card arrived from Germany. It is a photo called Seaside by Paul Schafer.  I'm not sure where this happens to be, but is is a nice sandy beach area.

This is another card from Fati. She used one of the often seen Flower definitives along with 2 copies of a 2012 stamp commemorating Matthaus Daniel Poppelmann. He was a German master builder who helped to rebuild Dresden after the fire of 1685. 


My final card for today comes from Ukraine. It shows us Olesko Castle. The Olesko Castle is located within the borders of the present-day Busk Raion in Ukraine. The first historical records of the castle are in a document dated 1390, when Pope Boniface IX gave Halych, a Catholic bishop, this castle as a gift. It is located about seventy-five kilometers from Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine. Today, it is a museum, displaying the collections of antique furnishings and art dating from the 16th-17th centuries. It also features sculptures, paintings, tapestries, period weapons, and objects used in everyday life at the time. Its collection is regarded as one of the richest treasury of Polish art outside borders of Poland.

A PostCrosser from Lutsk  named Olga sent this card along.  She used an E rate definitive from 2007.

Well there you have it, another update to GemsWorldPostcards. Thanks for dropping by, see you again soon.

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