Sunday, 4 August 2013

British Motor Cars - Sunday Stamps

As many people (not me) go out for a drive on Sundays I thought I would show cars for this week's open theme.

British Motor Cars FDC - 13 Oct 1982
I obtained this from a flea market stall in Stockton-on-Tees. There is no clue about who owned it, but it has been around a bit as Bolton, Bury and Wigan are the other side of the country from Stockton. You can also see from the Oxfam sticker that it has spent some time in a charity shop.

The cars are from left to right:

  • An Austin Seven of the 1920s above an Austin Metro
  • A Model T Ford  above Ford;s then new front wheel drive Escort
  • A 1930s Jaguar SS100 above the iconic 1960s Jaguar XJ6
  • The veteran Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and the luxurious Silver Spirit.
To see what others have chosen this week cross over to Viridian's Sunday-stamps-132.

10 comments:

Lisa B said...

a great cover, and a nice market find! The illustrations of the cars remind me very much of the cars series on the PG Tips teacards, which were perhaps c1970, maybe they shared an illustrator.

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I barely know something about this topic: cars but I'm happy to see automobile stamps here in your page.

I don't think I have any stamp featuring automobiles.

Marc Latham said...

Like the Jaguar; think you know why!

VioletSky said...

I have never found any FDC or stamps at a charity shop!
At the moment (not literally, just this weekend and every weekend) I am watching reruns of Morse (as well as the following Endeavour) partly to drool over his auto!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I have those as cards but not the stamps. I've always thought they were a lovely set.

Postcardy said...

I don't go for Sunday drives either.

Jo said...

Great stamps. I love the Jaguar one too, but also the Rolls.

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

My seven yr-old son whose beside me right now,said, "it's so cool!" :D

My SundayStamp:Malacanan Palace

viridian said...

Time to go to the market stall and get ready for the next two weeks. :-)
Thank you for joining in.

Joy said...

I like the old and 'new' view. I wonder if this months classic cars stamps will look as good.