As the title of this post indicates, you can expect to see a few postcards of planes, a few cards of trains and maybe a few of something else, but no cards of automobiles. I'm sure you all remember that movie from the 1980s, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles , starring John Candy and Steve Martin. Funny from beginning to end.
So let's start with a couple of planes. First is this fine view of a 4 engined military transport. The only marking visible on the aircraft reads Air National Guard. Based on that I believe it to be a C17 Globemaster, but I'm not 100 percent sure. Maybe a more knowledgeable aviation nut out there will let me know by leaving a comment. Anyway here's the picture.
Daniela from Czech Republic sent this card. She used a stamp from 2011. It's a Z rate definitive from their Architecture set.
Next up is a Lufthansa B747, D-ABVX, first delivered to the airline in December of 1999. As I write this, D-ABVX is enroute from Frankfurt to Denver.
Claus , recently retired from Lufthansa after 27 years sent this card. He wrote " Feels like Heaven on Earth ". Very similar to how I felt on retiring after 28 years of airline work. Claus used a number of stamps, including a couple of the often seen Flower definitives and a 3 Cent Additional Value stamp. Then over on the right is the 2015 Christmas stamp.
Here's another aircraft currently in the air as I write. D-ABUZ, is a B767 ER flying under the Thomas Cook / Condor livery. Today it operated between Frankfurt and Male in the Maldives.
Gunter who lives in the UNESCO WHS city of Weimar sent this card. He used a stamp issued on Oct 2, 2014 commemorating Fagus Factory, along with one of these Flower definitives.
The next card shows one of those famous views from Hong Kong - a large jet flying low over the Hong Kong skyline.Can't tell the airline or aircraft type though.
John, who's trying for a postcard from every country, used a nice selection of stamps on his card. He used 2 Bird stamps from the 2006 definitive set of 16. Then there is 1 of 12 definitives issued in 2014, all showing Landscapes. Finally the stamp on the right is 1 of 4 issued for World Post Day in 2015.
That's it for planes, now we do trains. Let's start with this fine example from Taiwan. Nothing really to say about it, I guess it's really just a painting of sorts.
Ryoko used s few older stamps on this one. The left and middle stamps are 2 of 4 in the 1976 set showcasing Postal Service. For the stamp on the right - sorry , I have nothing.
Here's another artist's idea of a train from around 1898.
Mari, a Postcrosser from Hirsjarvi, Finland sent this card and she used a nice stamp selection. On the left is a stamp from a 2012 set showcasing Search and Rescue. The middle stamp is from last year and honours Finnish composer and musician Toivo Karki. The stamp on the right, also from last year, is one of 6 in a set featuring Industrial Design.
Next we can see a part of the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway. It's a 855 km railway built during 1904 and 1910, connecting Haiphong, Vietnam with Kumming, Yunnan province, China.
Mikaela, who lives in Zhongzhou used a nice selection of stamps on this one. On the left is a stamp issued in 2006 for the Beijing Olympic Games. It's from a set of 4. The other 2 stamps are from a set of 5 issued in 2000 under the name of Fish Legend. I see the fish , but I don't know the legend.
Well I think that's it for this time. It did turn out to be only Planes and Trains. Oh well, that leaves something for next time. Be sure to come back soon. Thanks for cards today go out to Daniela, Claus, Gunter, John, Ryoko, Mari and Mikaela.