BLOG # 1528
Well it's me, yes I know, I have been quite lax here on the blog. We are well into June, summer even. This month has been so busy, vaccinations, doctor's appointments, birthdays, Father's Day, soccer , baseball, and get togethers with family and friends. Sounds like life is starting to return. We can only hope.
Of course cards have continued to arrive so I have lots on hand now. I have a stack of them on my desk so I'll just reach for one after the other and in no particular order.
First up is this card from the Netherlands. However the scene of the bridge and river in winter is of somewhere in Russia. I always find it a little strange when that happens.
Ellen used a couple of stamps on her card. The left stamp, from 2004, is 1 of 4 in a minisheet showing Animals of the Hage Veluwe National Park. Below that stamp is a recent Queen Beatrix stamp. The stamp on the right is one I couldn't find any info on. I'm sure someone will leave a comment with info on it.
Next is this all you need to know about Italy card. One card does it all - from it you will know the Flag, population, size and much more. Most interesting to me is the fact that Italy has more World Heritage Sites (51) than any other country in the world.
Claudio used a nice stamp from 2018. It commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Now here's a card from Dallas, Texas showing the city skyline.
Jeff used three recent USA Forever stamps. On the left is a Bugs Bunny stamp, 1 of 20 issued last year to mark the 80th Anniversary of Bugs. Two things - he doesn't look a day over 40 and I never knew Bugs was in the army. The middle stamp, from this year, is 1 of 20 in a pane, all showing Star Wars Droids. My stamp shows R2-D2. The last stamp on this card celebrates Chien Shiung Wu, nuclear Physicist. It also was issued this past year.
This next card is from Norway and shows a mini collection of that country's stamps, at least from the year 2020. And as a long time stamp collector I have to say I don't have any of them in my collection. Shame on me.
Marianne used two stamps on her card and neither is shown on the front. I guess that's because the left stamp was issued in 1995 and the right one in 2021.
The left stamp is 1 of 2 issued for the 100th Anniversary of the Norwegian Church. The right stamp, also 1 of 2, was issued for the 100th Anniversary of the Dovre Railway Line.
Here's a pin-up card that Uwe sent along from Germany. Many of the so called pin-up cards I receive seem to originate in Germany. The photographer of this beauty is Konstantin Dahlem.
Uwe used a stamp from this year , 1 of 2 in a set, showcasing Underground Stations.
Well we've come to the end of another update. Thanks for today's cards go out to Ellen, Claudio, Jeff, Marianne and Uwe. Hopefully my next update won't take as long as this one did.
One more time - wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance. Cheers !!