Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's Still October

Hello again readers. I received a nice bunch of cards yesterday , so without further ado , we'll have a look at some of them. Let's start with a Postcrossing card from Germany.
On it we see the Fehmarn Sound Bridge. It connects the German island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea with the German mainland. Construction of the bridge started in 1958 and it opened in 1963. The bridge which carries road and rail traffic is 963 metres including the 240 metre arched section on one side.

German PostCrosser Barbel sent this card along. Along with the common Flower definitive  she used a 2014 stamp celebrating  Antoine de Saint-Exupery , French writer and aviator. He is best known for The Little Prince, published in 1943. It is the 3rd most translated  book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. It has been translated into more than 250 languages. With over 140 million copies sold, it is one of the best selling books ever published.
The stamp is mostly white and quite light , so the scan may not be the greatest. Sorry about that.

It's off to Trinidad & Tobago for this next card. Just my 3rd card from this country. David's card gives us a look at The President's House in Port of Spain. It is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. The house was constructed between 1873 and 1876.

David used a stamp from 2014 celebrating 100 Years of Indigenous Banking in the country. The event was celebrated with 3 single stamps and 3 higher values in a souvenir sheet. The Trinidad Co-operative Bank opened its doors on July 22, 1814. The TCB earned the nickname "Penny Bank " because it allowed its customers to save as little as one penny at a time when other banks in the country required a minimum deposit of one shilling.

Don't forget about David's great postcard and travel blog. Check it out  here .  

Back to the other side of the world for today's 3rd card. Sri Lanka. It's a view of the Hatadage., an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa. It was built by King Nissanka Malla as a shrine to house the Relic of the Tooth of the Buddha.

Of course this is another card from Ravindra. He used 2 more of the set of 10 in the mini sheet showing different bodies in our Solar System. These make 6 of the 10 now in my collection. I now just need Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Along with 8 planets , the set includes the Sun and the Moon. Sorry Pluto, but you didn't make it , even though you were a planet most of my life. Ravindra also used a new 2015 stamp celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black- the world's first stamp. I have seen similar issues  from  a number of countries. I think they'd make a great small collection.

Next is a reprint of a vintage postcard from 1908. It's entitled When The Lights Are Low. It arrived from Washington, D.C. and it's another from a PostCrosser. Not a lot to say about this one., other than it's getting late , according to the clock above the fireplace.

Lots of stamps, but most all common that we have all seen before. Best is the 2011 Christmas stamp in the top right corner.

Last card for today . It brings Warm Greetings From Bavaria. Yes indeed.

Looking at this card, it brought to mind an old episode of  the tv series Seinfeld. It's the season 4 finale, called "The Pilot ". Elaine was incensed about something in that episode and any fan of the Seinfeld series , looking at this card , would know why. Enough said.

Here's the stamps on this one. We've all seen the Brandenburg Gate stamp on the left, many times before. On the right is a 2010 stamp celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Oktoberfest.

Here it is again , the end of another update . My thanks today go out to Barbel, David, Ravindra, Eugenia and Susanne. Thanks for reading and be sure to leave a comment , if you have one. If you don't , tell me that too. Take care. Cheers.

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