Sunday, January 22, 2017

Continuing With January 2017

Hey there, what's happening ? Looks like another week has come and gone. Now it's time to look at the cards that arrived this past week. Let's start with another one from Swaziland. Again it's the Reed Dance Ceremony as mentioned in my last update.

This is another card from Jean Pierre, sent while on his recent trip down that way. It arrived with a nice selection of  3 stamps. On the left is a Tourism stamp from 1 set of 4 issued in 2008. In the middle is a stamp , also from 2008, highlighting the First Lilangeni Currency. Over on the right is a 2013 stamp showing the new Sikhuphe International Airport. It is 1 of 6 in a set entitled Toward 2022.

Today's second card is also from down that way, South Africa this time. Africa shaped by its animals.

Bruce used a nice Geology themed stamp from 2016. It is 1 of 10 in the set called South African Geology. The one on the card shows Table Mountain World Heritage Site. I think I'll have to look around for this set and pick it up for my son Parker as he is both a stamp collector and a geologist.

A nice aviation themed card is next. A rather different view of a large jet aircraft over a city skyline.

This card is from Anna, a Postcrosser living in Moscow. She used 2 of the often seen definitives from 2009, all featuring Kremlin buildings

Today's last card is a little pin-up number,  again from Russia. A little lady out walking her Cocker Spaniels.

The card is from Natalya, not sure if that's her on the card or not. She lives in Puskin, near Saint Petersburg and she used a couple of nice stamps.  The large bridge stamp was issued in 2010, 1 of a set of 4. This one is the Jubilee Bridge over the river Volga in Yaroslavl. The airplane stamp was issued in 2016, in a set of 4, all commemorating the History of World War I Military Equipment.

There you have it, another update complete. Thanks for today's cards go out to Jean Pierre, Bruce, Anna and Natalya. Remember, I always love to read your comments, not that I get that many though. So , if you got anything to say, here's your chance.
Take care.

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