Saturday, September 19, 2015

Number Six For September

I'm back, it's raining, so a good time for some postcards. First up is a card from Poland. Postmarked in Stupsk, the card shows The Meeting Place in Wroctaw or more correctly Plaza del Mercado Peatonal. The plaza is a medieval market square in the city and is one of the largest markets in Europe.

A Postcrosser named Jola recently visited Wroctaw and sent this card . She used 2 stamps from a few years ago. On the right is a stamp showing All Saints Collegiate Church. It is 1 of 5 in a Buildings set issued in 2005. The stamp on the right is a definitive from 1996, showing some guy hiding behind a sheet of paper. Reminds me a little of the Unknown Comic.

The guy on this next card is an Allosaurus. The Allosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. The name "Allosaurus" means "different lizard".  

This is another card from Johan. Be sure to check out his fine postcard blog  here . Johan used 2 very recent Dinosaur stamps . A set of 10 Dinosaur stamps was issued on Sept 5th and Johan was able to secure a special Dinosaur shaped First Day of Issue cancel. Two lesser known dinosaurs are shown on these stamps, on the left is a Kentrosaurus and on the right is an  Ankylosaurus. 

It must be the year for Dinosaur stamps, as Canada also  issued a set of 5 back in April . Paleofilatelists have had a real field day this year as dinosaur stamps have been discovered in Solomon Islands, Central African Republic, Maldives, Sierra Leone, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Togo, Mozambique, Guinea, Niger, Nevis, Guinea Bissau and Marshall Islands. I never realized it was such a hot topic. 

Next is a card from a place I'm sure my grandkids would love to visit and stay and stay and stay. Legoland Billund Resort in Denmark. Legoland Billund, the original Legoland park, opened on June 7, 1968 in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the original Lego factory and Denmark's second busiest airport Billund Airport.Built in 1968, it's a real paradise for children and I guess parents too, with 55 rides and attractions. New this year and arriving from a galaxy far , far away is the world's largest model made from Lego bricks. It's Luke Skywalker's Lego X - wing starfighter made from more than 5 million Lego bricks. It is 3 m tall , has a wingspan of 13 m and weighs more than 20 tonnes. Unbelievable. I can only imagine the fun Zack, Xander, Will, Evan and Ryann would have here. 


David, who is currently in South America, obviously had time to visit Denmark just the week before. He , too, has a great blog of his postcards and travels  here . David used Lego stamps on his card, I mean what else would one use  ?  On Jan 2nd of this year, Denmark issued 2 Lego stamps, 1 valued at 10 Krone and 1 at 14.5 Krone. They launched the European Postal Service's 2015 Europa theme of national "Old Toys ". When it comes to toys, Lego is certainly at or near the top. 

I think I'll call it a day here , I have a couple more cards ready , but I'm trying to watch the Blue Jays and Red Socks game and it's just getting too intense to be doing both. Thanks for the cards today go out to David, Johan and Jola. I'll most likely try and get back here tomorrow , so be sure to come back. Take care. 


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