Sunday, January 7, 2018

The First Cards of 2018

Hello everyone, I know we are already a week into this year, so it's certainly time for a gemsworldpostcards update. I was actually waiting for a few cards to arrive - after this past week, I have received just two. They will be the focus of today's update.

Here's the first card that I received in 2018. It's from Thailand and was sent by Jobbo.  It's a parade of some sort, with lots of fancy dress uniforms.

Jobbo used 3 stamps as he almost always does. On the left is a stamp from 2008 , featuring Chatukham Rammathep or Thai Amulet. The other 2 stamps , from 2017 , are 2 of 3 in a set commemorating The Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 1927-2016.

Next up is the second card received in 2018. This one is from France and features Chateau de Chambord, located in Chambord in the Loire Valley in France. Built between 1519 and 1547, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1981. The chateau has great size with more than 400 rooms, more than 80 staircases, 365 fireplaces and many high towers.

Dominique used a stamp from 2016 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Edmond Locard, 1877-1966. Just another stamp commemorating the anniversary of someone's death, not their life . As you can see, I'm still on that kick .  See my blog of November 27, 2017 for another !

There you have it, the first blog of this current year. Thanks for today's cards go to Jobbo and Dominique. By the way, a belated Happy Birthday to you Dominique. See you again soon, when I have a few more cards to show. Take care now.

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