Sunday, 20 May 2012

Birthday Post - Sunday Stamps

We get so few letters or cards that carry stamps that I wondered whether I would have anything to show this week. Fortunately it was my birthday on Friday and this is what I received.

Great Britain - Second Class stamp - First class birthday
Then a card with a first class stamp.

First Class Machin
And from the USA came these:

USA - Forever 
Balian & Busse plc is the group of attorneys of which my daughter is a member. The Forever Purple Heart stamps are upside down. You know that I have shown dogs on stamps before so you may not be surprised that it was Owney that caught my eye.

Owney, the canine mascot of the Railway Mail Service is commemorated by this stamp. Owney was the favourite of clerks on mail-sorting trains at the end of the 19th century and was hailed as a symbol of good luck. Today his story highlights the historical importance of the Railway Mail Service. In this design by artist Bill Bond of Arlington, Virginia he is shown with many of his famous tags and medals gleaming in the background,

Owney the Postal Dog stamp was issued as a Forever® stamp in July 2011.

For more of this weeks postage stamps check out Sunday Stamps 71


13 comments:

VioletSky said...

a belated happy birthday to you, Bob!
I like the Purple Heart (though it was a little confusing at first until I realized it was upside down!)

Sreisaat said...

Happy birthday, Bob! Hope you had fun :) The dogs caught my eye first as well. Sadly I do not have any Owney stamps yet.


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Joy said...

I like the postal dog stamp and the card. Happy Birthday for Friday, enjoy a laid back weekend.

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

oh wow!what a beautiful birthday present, nice stamps!!!:)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Kathy M.

Postcardy said...

I don't know what second class stamps are used for, but I like the way the color matches the card.

viridian said...

Machins, hurrah! And a Happy Birthday to you. thanks for participating.

Jo said...

Now if only I had known I could have sent you some Canadian stamps for your birthday. Hope you had a happy one.

Marcie said...

Happy belated birthday! I have seen all the stamps before, except the zazzle one :)

Karen S. said...

Oh you lucky dog! Ha ha! What a cool picture, that boy and dog are priceless, but those cool dog stamps too! Awesome dog in it!!! So the 25th is your birthday? Mine is the 30th how cool! When I was a child growing up the 30th of May was always Memorial Day to celebrated on that very day, so I always missed school on my birthday, and couldn't bring my class treats to share ever on my real birthday! I hope you have some cool plans for your birthday!

Heather Murphy said...

I'm stopping by for the A-Z road trip but have to wish you a Happy Birthday as well!

Carole Anne Carr said...

A belated happy birthday, Bob, and I can see why you like Owney, what a delightful face.

JennaQuentin said...

Neat stamps! I have french stamps here, but like you said, hardly anything comes in the mail anymore...