Sunday, April 9, 2017

Postcards, a Special Cover and a Little Contest

Hello folks, it's been a few days for sure since I last was here. Hopefully, I will make up for that absence with today's cards and other stuff.

Let's start with a card from Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Norfolk has a lot going on, as the home of Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval base. It is also called Mermaid City. The card features a couple of mermaids - mermaids have graced the city of Norfolk for well over a decade. Today mermaids can be found throughout downtown and in neighbourhoods. They can be found in front of businesses, schools, hospitals and even in private yards.

This is a first card from a new reader of my blog. Van stumbled across this site and thought to add a card to my collection. Thanks Van  - hope you keep dropping by. Van used 2 of the National Parks set of 16 issued in 2016. There's also the 2015 issued Additional Ounce Penguins stamp. Note the postmark- it reads CustomHouse Sta, Norfolk. This historic building was built in 1852 and the U S Post Office moved into it in 1857. I don't know if there has been a post office located there all those years since , but if so that would certainly be an achievement.

Card number 2 for today is from Newfoundland. Another card for my Postcard Collection of Newfoundland Towns. This postcard of icebergs at Salt Harbour is postmarked Herring Neck, NL. Salt Harbour is actually part of Herring Neck, a fishing community located on the northeastern tip of New World Island , in Nortre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.

Laura , the Postmaster at Herring Neck used a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee stamp on this card.

Every now and then , I'll drop a card in the mail to myself, just to see what kind of postmark/cancellation it receives. Just my way of knowing what you guys are receiving from me. This is such a card. A lady on a scooter seeing someone off on the train.

I used 1 of the 5 Group of Seven themed ATM Post and Go stamps issued by Canada Post. This one is by Arthur Lismer.

Next is a Special Cover I recently received compliments of Johan.
It celebrates the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
 ( CETA ) that was reached between Canada and the European Union. It features pictures of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and Alexander Van Der Bellen, President of Austria. The cover has a French definitive stamp from 2016 and was cancelled at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

A nice surprise Johan, thanks. Be sure to visit Johan's fine postcard blog at  johan postcards .

It's now time for a little contest as I haven't had one in a while.
Rules - I will be showing a postcard with a female as the subject of the card. The first blog reader who leaves a comment here , with the correct answer to my question, will win a nice surprise.
The question of the day is - who is the subject of the card ? Or who is the lady shown on the card ? First correct comment wins.
And to the winner - Since today is the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, it will be something stamp related to honour this commemoration.

So have a look at the card and get your comment in asap. First correct wins.

That's all for today. Thanks for cards go out to Van, Laura, and Johan for the cover.
Thanks for reading and hope to have you back again soon.


Linda said...

Beautiful images, postcards and stamps! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)


Hi Glenn,
is it Anne of Brittany ?

Gem from Airdrie said...

WE have a Winner. Anne of Brittany is correct.