Wednesday, February 7, 2018

United Arab Emirates and a Couple of Others

Hello there. Thanks for dropping by today. It's a bit of a strange day here today. It's like the calm before the storm so to speak. Actually it is just that - the calm before the storm. We are forecast for a winter storm , should receive up to 35 cm of the white stuff by tomorrow evening. Nothing falling yet but I can see it's on the way. Oh well, it is Canada and it  is winter ! Now it's on to postcards.

My first two cards are both from United Arab Emirates , a place not worrying about snow anytime soon. The U.A.E. is made up of seven emirates and my first card is from Sharjah - one of the seven.

Jean Pierre used a couple of stamps from 2013 on his card. They are from a set of 2 celebrating Cultural Sports.

My second card today is from another of the emirates - Dubai, even though it was posted at Sharjah Central Post Office. This is a great card  - an Emirates Airlines Airbus A380.  It's on the ground at Dubai, back in 2005. This particular aircraft F-WWDD has been painted in a number of airline logos since it flew with Emirates - Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad and also Airbus. It is now preserved , since Feb 2007, at the Air and Space Museum at Paris Le Bourget.
Who knows, perhaps one day I'll be lucky enough and fly on the A380.

Jean Pierre used a 2015 stamp on this one. It celebrates Commemoration Day, November 30th annually. Often called Martyrs' Day, it recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of Emirates martyrs who have given their life in the U.A.E. and abroad in the field of civil, military and humanitarian service.

Valentina Tereshkova is the subject of this next card. She was the first woman to have flown in Space, having piloted Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963. Tereshkova orbited the Earth 48 times. She also carried the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

A Postcrosser named Eugenia sent this card. She used 2 stamps. On the left is 1 of a set of 4 issued in 2017 for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. On the right , from 2016, is 1 of 2 in a set showcasing Crimean Lighthouses. You might have to tip your head a little to see the vertical of the lighthouse.

Next is a rather plain card from Japan. It shows a postman emptying mail from a postbox.

Mayu also used a rather nondescript stamp. It just shows bean curds stuffed with vinegared rice. I didn't even scan it, it was so uninteresting.

Here it is  - the last card for today. It arrived today from Malaysia, sent by Thum. We're looking at Seremban 2 City Park. in Seremban, Malaysia. The park opened in 2005.

Now it's the last stamp of today. An International rate stamp showing Wildlife.

That's all I have for today. Thanks for cards go to Jean Pierre, Eugenia, Mayu and Thum. Take care.

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