Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Five Cards That Didn't Make It Yesterday

I'm back again, what can I say - the updates just keep coming. This time I have 5 cards that didn't fit into yesterday's theme of planes, people and bridges. So they get their minute of fame today.

My first card this time is from the United States - it arrived from Georgia but is of a South Carolina theme. It's the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant across from Charleston. The USS Yorktown was the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy. She served in the Pacific during 1943 and 1945 and in Vietnam from 1965 to 1968. The ship also recovered the Apollo 8 astronauts and capsule in December of 1968. The Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and later placed at Patriots Point.

Kelly used 3 recent US stamps to send her card to me. All 3 were issued in 2016. On the left is 1 of the 4 Star Trek Forever stamps , and on the left is 1 of the 4 Wonder Woman stamps. Under those two is 1 of the 5 Soda Fountain Favorites stamps. This ice cream float looks good but the Banana Split stamp is my favorite. I think this set will be easy to lick.

Card # 2 is from Viseu, Portugal. Viseu is a city in the Central Region of the country with a population of just under 100,000. The card gives us a look at a few of the churches in the city along with a couple other scenes.

Miguel used a wonderful long stamp from 2015. It is 1 of 4 in a set called Trails to Santiago.

Here's a nice looking card from Hong Kong , an early harbour scene.

Jade used 2 difinitives on her card. On the left is 1 of 16 from 2006 showing a White-Bellied Sea Eagle. On the right is 1 of 12 from 2014 featuring Kang Lau Shek.

Now it's time for one more of my Newfoundland Towns Postmarks Collection. This time it's Tors Cove, located 42 km south of the capital St. John's. With its sheltered harbour Tors Cove was a stopping point for visiting fishermen in the late 17th century. Today Tors Cove has a population around 1,000. Looking at the card, one can almost hear the locals saying " it's a good day on clothes " .

There's a 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee stamp on this one.

Today's last card arrived from Hamilton , New Zealand. The city of around 141,000 is on New Zealand's North Island. As you can see on the card, the Waikato River winds through the centre of Hamilton.

Linda used 2 Kiwi Stamps  - non denominated , always good stamps and a 2007 stamp featuring Rainbow Falls.

That's it , another one in the books. Big thanks for today's card go out to Kelly, Miguel, Jade, Tors Cove Postmaster, and Linda.
Thanks readers for dropping by, see you again soon. Comments always welcome.

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