Friday, February 23, 2018

Cards From Europe, North America and Asia

Well, it appears I am on a bit of a roll the last couple days. New updates are appearing left and right, postcards are flowing like wine. Let's start today off with a card from France, Kaysersberg to be exact. Located in Alsace in northeastern France, Kaysersberg was the birthplace of Albert Schweitzer, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. This area of Alsace is one of the finest for producing fine wines., such as Domaine Weibach. Wine production here dates back to 1612.

Dominique used a 1973 stamp celebrating the 1806 Paris Industrial Exposition.

The Maredsous Abbey is the focus of my next card. It is a Benedictine monastery at Denee in Belgium. It opened in 1892.

Gerda used 2 large stamps from 2015 on this card . They are 2 of 5 in a souvenir sheet showcasing the Grand Palace of Mons.

It's over to the U.S next for another card from Mike & Ashley. On this one we see Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. This is the home stadium of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles - winner of the Superbowl , a few weeks ago. Seating capacity in the stadium is 69,000 and opening day was on August 3, 2003.

Mike & Ashley always seem to put recent stamps on their cards. It was no exception this time. Four stamps from 2016 - a complete set showing Service Cross Medals.

My next card is a 1983 photo of a lady sitting on a beach by Herman Wijler. I wasn't able to find much about the photo or the photographer, so it is what it is !

Nancy who hails from Oregon used the 2016 Moon Forever round stamp on her card.

Now it's Air Nippon Network - the subject of this next card.  JA802K, the aircraft with the flowery tail is a Bombardier Dash 8-300. It entered service in 2001. It has seen service with a number of carriers over the years and is currently in service with the United States Army, but with a different livery I'm sure.

This card originated in Japan and Mayumi used a fine selection of stamps. Even though the card is aviation themed, Mayumi used 3  railway themed stamps, along with one other. The bridge stamp is from 1973 and was issued for the opening of Kan-Mon Suspension Bridge. All 3 train stamps were issued in 1975. The left stamp shows a Class 7100 locomotive from 1880, the middle stamp shows a Class 150 from 1872 and the stamp on the right shows a Class C11 steam  locomotive .

That's today's update  and thanks go out to Dominique, Gerda, Mike & Ashley, Nancy and Mayumi for all the great cards and stamps featured here this time.  I have just 2 cards left here on the desk, so I'll try and get a small update here either tomorrow morning or sometime Sunday. We'll see how it all plays out. Thanks for dropping by, see you all again.

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