Sunday, 22 April 2012

Policing Sunday Stamps

I got snowed under last weekend with things I had to do, so missed out on Sunday Stamps. Just in case someone has reported me missing I've decided to call in the police this week.

Metropolitan Police - 150th anniversary 1979
It's interesting to see how times have moved on. I can't remember the last time I saw a policeman wearing a helmet and vehicles like that on the 11.1/2p stamp have disappeared. How close we get to a policeman in our village these days depends on how low their helicopter is flying.

Mind you we are over 250 miles from the Metropolitan Police area.

We live in a free country and it seemed right to show our police for Viridian's free choice this week. Check out others at Sunday Stamps 67

12 comments:

Fiona Faith Maddock said...

I used to collect stamps. Great blog. I like your castles theme.

Little Nell said...

I was wondering where you were; there was me waxing all lyrical with my poetry tribute last week too!

These are lovely stamps, but do project a rather cosy image. I have a son who is a PC and I'm very proud of the work he does so I endorse your sentiment Bob.

Helen said...

I really like these stamps! They are great images. I think I like the one of the traffic cop wearing hi-vis the best. Nice choice!

Postcardy said...

Those are attractive stamps. I was surprised that you only see policemen in helicopters where you live.

viridian said...

I did wonder where you were last week Bob, but decided not to call the police. Glad to see you are back, and with some great stamps. thanks for participating.

Anglers Rest said...

I remember this set from my collection. Lovely!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

At last some I remember! I have these as PHQ cards.

VioletSky said...

I missed you last week. Glad you found a friend copper or two to help you out.
I knew instantly these were from a different era with that 11 1/2P!

Marcie said...

Great stamps!

Karen S. said...

Wonderful stamps! It pleases me that you called in the police, especially the water patrol! Nice stamps!

Joy said...

Stamps from another century in more ways than one with all the kerfuffle about the Met. I'd forgotten about the land rovers, nice set of stamps.

Danielle said...

Those are cool. Are the helmets the same? They are quite distinct and I recognize them from--of all things--Life on Mars! I think most British detective shows I watch lately don't show uniformed police, so it escapes me now whether they are the same! :)