Friday, January 16, 2015

Denmark, Germany and France Cards

Hello again, here's another small update with three recently received cards. Let's look at the card from Denmark first. It's a reproduction of a painting by Danish American artist Anni Moller (1938 - 2014 ). Moller visited her hometown of Horsens, Denmark in the summer of 1999 and was fascinated by its atmosphere. This fascination was translated into a set of eight postcards. I''m not totally sure, but maybe this is one of the eight.


In the upper right corner are 4 self adhesive definitives with a beautiful socked-on-the-nose cancel. Then just to the left is a large 2014 Stamp Art issue. Thanks Hans-Jorgen .

My second card today shows a scene from the old medieval town of Colmar. The city was founded in the 9th century and is located 64 kilometres (40 mi) south-southwest of Strasbourg. Colmar is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Sculptor and creator of the original Statue of Liberty, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was born in Colmar in 1834.

Dominique used a stamp issue in September of 2013. It is 1 of a set of 12 different designs in a Heritage self adhesive booklet . This one features Villa des Freres Lumiere in Lyon.

Now for a nice Aviation / Airline postcard. This one is a Lufthansa B 727.  The Boeing 727 was the first trijet introduced into commercial service. This particular aircraft D-ABHI was built in 1972 and had a cruising speed of 570 mph.  
 The 727 was heavily produced into the 1970s; the last 727 was completed in 1984. In July 2011, 23 727-100s and 227 727-200s were in airline service.For over a decade more 727s were built per year than any other jet airliner; in 1984 production ended with 1,832 built and 1,831 delivered. As of June 2013, 188 Boeing 727 aircraft (all variants) are in commercial airline, private and government service. Interesting fact about the B727 -D. B. Cooper is an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on November 24, 1971, extorted $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to $1,160,000 in 2015), and parachuted to an uncertain fate. The case remains the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history. 

Suse, a Postcrosser in Germany sent this card along.  She used a couple of often seen German stamps, which I won't bother writing about. Here they are. 

That's it for this time. Thanks for cards go out to Hans-Jorgen, Dominique and Suse. Thanks for reading, I'll see you all back here in a couple days, at least that's the plan. Take care.


Ja Optymistyczna said...

Reading your post I thought - Colmar, it reminds me something... And yes, it did! I was there during my trip to Strasbourg!

Linda said...

Lovely postcards.