Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cards From Here and There

Hello again, time for a few good cards again. As the title of today's blog says, they are from all over. Let's start with an Airline related card, I mean what's not to like about that. This first card arrived from Belgium and showcases Sabena Belgian Airlines - the national airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001. Looking at the postcard, maybe their theme should have been  ' The World on A Platter ' . 

Johan used a very recent Dragonfly stamp. It was issued on 24 August in a sheet of 5 different designs. Beautiful cancellation also.

Card number 2 is another Airline / Aircraft card. Hey, I don't send them, I only happily receive them .

It's SP-LOA , a Lot Polish Airlines Boeing 767-200 ER. This particular aircraft started service in 1898 with LOT Polish and then in in 2008 saw service with Mexicana. From 2010 until 2012 it flew for Aeromexico and has been stored since Nov of that year.

Jean Pierre used a mini collection of Polish stamps on this one. We'll look at the two smaller stamps first. The top one was issued in 2004, one of the ongoing Polish Towns set. The yellow stamp is from 2015, one of the ongoing Flowers and Fruits definitives. The larger left stamp is 1 of 4 in a set of Flora - Polish Herbarium, issued in 2017. The last stamp, on the right, was issued in 2014. It was issued to note the Canonization of John XXIII. It is a Joint Issue with Vatican City.


Next is another card from Belgium, again from Johan.  Here we see Bruges, the capital and largest city in West Flanders. The historic centre of the city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Johan once again secured a great  Day of Issue cancellation. It shows a Woolly Mammoth canceling a Mosasaurus. The stamp , issued August 25th is 1 of 5 in the set of prehistoric animals.

Now it's time for another of my Towns of Newfoundland Postmarks. This one is number 44,  Hopedale. This is a town of around 585 people , located in the north of Labrador. Hopedale is the capital of the Inuit Land Claims Area Nunatsiavut. Originally known by its Inuktitut name Arvertok, the community was renamed to Hopedale by Moravian Missionaries.
The card shows the Moravian Church in the town. It is a Canadian National Historic Site.

The stamp used here is from this year. It is 1 of 5 in a set called Weather Wonders.

Warning - it's another Airline / Aircraft card. An Air Namibia  B747 - Aircraft V5-NMX.  The card shows the aircraft on the ground at Frankfurt in 2001.

 Jean Pierre used 2 great stamps on this card. On the left is 1 of 12 in a set of Flora and Fauna - Biodiversity of Namibia. It was issued in 2007. On the right , from 2018, is 1 of 5 Birds - Francolins and Spurfowls of Namibia. Both of these sets would make great additions to any stamp collection. And , let's not forget the nice, clear, circular cancel - always a nice addition to any card.

Just 2 more cards to go folks, so hang in there. The first one is from the U.S.A.  It an old look at Rock Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California. It was built in 1932.

This card was a private swap with Nicole.She used 2 postcard rate stamps , one from 2017 and one from 2015. The other stamp is a Forever stamp, 1 of 4 in the Dragons set issued in August.

Here it is , today's last card. It comes from England. On Dominique's card  we see Chapel Street in the town of Penzance in Corwall. It's located about 255 miles from London. The victory at the Battle of Trafalgar was first announced in England when a messenger ran up this street and told the audience at a local theatre.

Dominique used an International Postcard rate Universal Mail stamp .

Well folks that's all for this time. Big thanks for cards today go out to Johan, Jean Pierre, Dominique and  Nicole  .
Thanks for dropping in , come back again.

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