Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November's First Cards

Hello again and welcome back. Here's a few cards to start off the month. The first is from Thailand. The card celebrates the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty's Siam Accession to the Throne, in 1946. The 60th anniversary or Diamond Jubilee were a series of events marking Bhumibo's reign. Events included a royal barge procession, fireworks, art exhibitions and the pardoning of over 25,000 prisoners.

This postcard is one of 500 issued, so somewhat rare I guess. Jobbo used 2 nice stamps, on the left is 1 from a set of 6 issued in 1988 celebrating King Bhumibol's long reign at the time - 42 years.  On the right is a stamp showcasing Paintings of the Great Artists. It was issued in a set of 4 in 2003. This painting is called "Lotus Flowers " by Thawee Nandakwang.

Today's second card arrived from France . It shows a fine winery  in Burgundy in the east-central part of the country. This area is known for its wines - Pinot Noirs, Chablis and Beaujolais.

Dominique used a 2014 stamp featuring Charles Peguy, noted French poet, essayist and author. He died in 1914, in battle , near Villeroy, Seine-et-Marne, one day before the beginning of the Battle of the Marne.

Here's a card from another of those so called rare countries, postcard wise. Laos. One doesn't get many cards from there - this is only my 3rd . This one I owe to Daniel of the blog Wax on Daniel-san--Postcards. Check it out right  here .
Daniel's card shows Morning Alms in Luang Prabang, the capital of a province in northern Laos. It is known for its many Buddhist temples. Morning Alms Giving is one of the most sacred Lao traditions. Most common alms consist of rice, fresh fruit and sweet snacks.

Daniel used an earlier issued stamp from a set of 5. It was overprinted for use again on March 13 , 2015 , this time with a new valuation.


I think I'll  call it a day for this time. Three cards is good. Thanks today go out to Jobbo, Dominique and Daniel. Appreciate the cards guys. Take care and drop back again soon.

1 comment:

WaxonDanielsan said...

Glad to know the Laos card arrived (and relatively quickly too!). -- I was a bit sceptical about the whole overprinted value thing as the stamps came from a rickety old market stall of dubious character, but was assured by others that the stamps were legit.