Friday, September 14, 2018

Five Cards To End The Week

Hello once again, here's the last five cards received this week . They arrived from The U.S. , Belgium, Germany, Canada and China. We'll look at them in that order.

Salt Lake City, Utah is the focus of the first card .  Margene's card shows us the city at the foot of the snowcapped Wasatch Mountains. A nice card with a Delta jet to boot. The city is the World Headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Three stamps on this one, From the left is a 2017 Additional Ounce Hat stamp.The other 2 stamps are from this year. The middle one is 1 of 5 in the Art of Magic set. The other, on the right, is 1 of 4 in the Dragons set, which was issued at the APS ( American Philatelic Society )  Stamp Show in Columbus, Ohio. 

My second card today is a nice evening autumn view of Liege, a city located in the valley of the river Meuse in French speaking Wallonia. It's home to Belgium's oldest and largest street market, the "Batte" market. Liege is close to Maastricht, Netherlands ( 33 km) and close to Aachen, Gremany (53).

Gerda used 2 stamps on her card. The left stamp was issued in 2002 , 1 of 20 in a set called Turn of a Century. The other stamp is from 2016, 1 of 5 in the Belgium From the Sky set.

Here's the latest addition to my Aircraft / Airlines on Postcards Collection. An Aero Lloyd Airbus A320. This is aircraft D-ALAA pictured at Munich in April of 1996.  Aero Lloyd was a German charter airline based in Oberursel, Germany. It was founded in December 1980 and ceased operation in October 2003. Their motto was " Fly My Way ". Guess that didn't work out all that well . This particular airplane , D-ALAA had its first flight on November 14, 1995. It was in Aero Lloyd's fleet from Jan 1996 - Oct 2003. It then flew for America West Airlines, US Airways, and finally American Airlines. It has been stored as of Jan 2016.

Jean Pierre used a Flower definitive along with a recent 2018 stamp. It commemorates  the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Nelson Mandela. It is a Joint Issue with South Africa.

Every now and then I post myself a postcard , just to check on the postmark / cancellation. Checking to see if the lady at the local post office is on top of her work. Looks like she is , at least on this card.
The East Airdrie RPO came through again.

I used 2 slightly older stamps on this one. On the left, from May 1987, a stamp celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Engineering Institute of Canada. On the right, from 2006, a stamp showing the Dorothy Knowles painting The Field of Rapeseed.

It's that time again - last card time. This time it's from China. It's a look at Guangzhou Airport , the sixth busiest airport in Asia by total passengers annually - 65.8 million. It is the main hub for China Southern Airlines.

Tracey used a Bird stamp on her card.

There it is . Another update. Thanks for cards this time go out to Margene, Gerda, Jean Pierre and Tracy. Thanks for dropping by, See you again next week. Take care.

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