Thursday, March 15, 2018

An Update With No Name

Hello once again, I'm back with a few cards. It's been a slow week with just four cards arriving so far. Let's hope for big things tomorrow. Today's first card is from France and gives us a look at a few houses in Kaysersberg. I wrote about this town in my Friday, Feb 23rd blog. Check it out.

Dominique used a stamp from 1975. It celebrates Stamp Day 1975.

Next is my 4th Manhole Cover card. The collection grows ! It;s a manhole cover in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. It was designed by Agnes Bomers in 1994. She designed 3 covers that year.

Barbara used a nice 2018 Year of the Dog International Rate stamp.

Let's jump over to South America next. I have two cards , both sent by David, and they arrived from Chile and Argentina. We'll look at the Chile card first. David's card is a look at Plaza de Armas, the main square of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The card shows a number of old buildings and one recent addition. The 1748 church is the Metropolitan Cathedral , while the 1804 building is the National Museum of History. In the foreground is a statue of Perdo de Valdivia, Santiago's founder.

David used 2 copies of the 2017 stamp commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the EM School.

Time now for the last card for this time. It's David's 2nd card, this one from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here we see a few views of Caminito , a colourful street in the La Boca neighborhood. Brings back great memories of My Lovely Teena and I having a cold one in Caminito back in 2012 and seeing The Tango performed while having it. Good memories for sure.

The 2 smaller stamps on this one are definitives, from a Fruits set of 9. The large stamp on the right is from 2017. It commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the First Postal Flight between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, flown by Pedro Teddoro Fels.

That's the blog for this time. Thanks for cards go out to Barbara, Dominique and David. Great cards, great stamps all around.

Last bit of business for today. I just have to show this cover that I received in the post today. It's just loaded with stamps. Now , what stamp collector wouldn't want to find this one in his mail ? Nice stamps, too !

As Porky Pig so often said " That's all folks. "

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