Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Little Bit of Everything

Hey there, thanks for dropping by again. I have a few great cards for your perusal today. Getting right to it, I know it's the end of January  or there abouts, so let's start with a final Christmas wish card from Luxemburg Post. I guess I must have gotten on their mailing list some how. This is just a plain card with Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year wish.

The stamp is 1 of 2 issued on Dec 5th for Christmas. It received a First Day of Issue cancellation.

So ends Christmas here on the blog for this season !

My next card is from Windsor, England. On it you can see High Street, Eton College, House on the Bridge and a couple other views of the area, and of course Windsor Bridge.

This is my second card from The Rambler. This time he used 1 of  8 in the Ladybird Books stamp set.

Here's card 3 for today. It's from Belgium and shows a preserved industrial mining site in Wallonia.  It is best known though as the location of a major mining disaster that took place on August 8, 1956 in which 262 men were killed. The area was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2012.

This card from Gerda arrived with 2 stamps. Let's look at the small one on the left first. It was issued in 2001 and is 1 of 20 in a set showcasing Human Science in the 20th century. It features anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. The larger stamp on the right, featuring an Elephant,  was issued in 2016, in a set of 5 Endangered Animals. On 4 previous cards, all from Gerda, I have received the other 4 stamps, the Tiger, Polar Bear, Rhino and Gorilla. So you know I was quite happy to see this card in the mailbox. This is a superb stamp - and it's always good to have a complete set. Thanks Gerda.

That was a big stamp, with a big animal - -- now it's time for a big plane  - not too many come bigger than this one . It's Aeromaritime's F-BGTV, 337SGT-201 Supper Guppy. It dates from 1965.

Ravindra used 2 nice stamps on this card. On the left is 1 of 2 in the 2017 set commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and South Korea. Then over on the right , it's 1 of 4 issued to celebrate Pigeon Island National Park.  It shows Blackwedged Butterfly Fish. These were issued in 2014.

Today's last card is one from the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. The town sits at the edge of the Rocky Mountains . That's Three Sisters Mountains on the left of the card. Canmore is a great location for mountain biking in the summer and skiing, both downhill and cross- country in the winter.

The stamps on this one celebrate the History of Hockey. Two Canadian stamps were issued tete-beche on Oct 20, 2017. The joined pair show little differences in hockey over time. On one stamp we see a young man, in modern equipment, playing pond hockey on a winter's day. The second stamp is a mirror image of the first, but the player and his clothes date from the 1930s or 1940s.

The stamps are part of the 6th Joint Issue between Canada and the United States. Here is the US issued stamp from the Joint Issue .

Tete-beche stamps, in Philately, are a joined pair in which one is upside-down in relation to the other, They can be joined either vertically or horizontally.

Well folks, that's it for this time. Thanks for cards go to Luxemburg Post, The Rambler, Gerda, and Ravindra   . Take care, looking forward to all the new cards that might arrive next week. Do come by again.

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