Sunday, 17 November 2019

Sunday Stamps - Insects - Mexico, Great Britain

When I posted this stamp before I wondered what it was the  anniversary of - 

Mexico - 50th Anniversary of the ILO
As I have used up nearly all my butterflies before I just had to include this week one of my all time favourites that is welcomed in my garden at any time.

Great Britain - 12 March 1985
I would never recognise this from its Latin name - Coccinella septempuncata. Ladybirds have been around a long time - I did not realise that the rhyme "Ladybird, ladybird fly away home" has been known in one form or another since 1744.

Now you need to fly away to Sunday stamps to see more insects, linked in the comments.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Remembrance on Sunday Stamps - Canada, Great Britain

1971 saw the 50th anniversary of the British Legion.

Great Britain - 25 August 1971
Appropriately the stamp shows a nurse and military personnel and, of course, the poppy now worn in remembrance every year.

"In Flanders Field" - the war poem written by John McCrae - is commemorated on the Canadian stamp issued on 3rd May 2015, the 100th anniversary of it being written by that Canadian Lieutenant Colonel physician.

In 2014 in a series commemorating the First World War  Great Britain issued a stamp also showing a poppy.

Great Britain - 28 July 2014
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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday Stamps - Singers/Musicians - Norway, USA, Great Britain

In 1985 I was working in Norway. I didn't know then that it was the European Music Year. However a Norwegian Europa stamp issued on 10 June showed Targjel Augundsson a violinist who lived from 1801-1872.

He was also known as Myltarguten and he paved the way for playing the Hardanger fiddle.

I am not very musical but I had heard the song "Someone to Watch Over Me." by - 

USA - 21 September 1999
For a singer I just had to choose - 

Great Britain - 14 March 2017
However I could not resist showing one of my favourites from my garden.

Great Britain - 4 May 2017
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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Sunday Stamps - Bridges in the USA

I have never crossed this bridge - 

USA - 10 September 1998
When completed in 1937 it was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the opening into San Francisco Bay.

However I have been over a suspension bridge in Michigan.

USA - 3 February 2010
The Mackinac Bridge connects the upper and lower peninsulas. It opened in 1957.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Sunday Stamps - Towers ; Great Britain

I wonder what members at this conference would have made of what is now the shambolic British parliament.

At least it still has the tower - now called the Elizabeth Tower which contains Big Ben, the bell of the clock in the tower.

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday Stamps - Dinosaurs: Poland, Great Britain.

To my surprise I found a Polish stamp containing a dinosaur, the styracosaurus,  that I had not heard of before.

Poland - 5 March 1965
It stood 1.8 metres tall and was over 5 metres long.

I have used stamps commemorating Sir Richard Owen's classification of dinosaurs before - fortunately in A-Z themed posts. That means I can post another today.

Great Britain - 20 August 1991
For some mythical beasts check here and follow the links.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Sunday Stamps - Harvest; Denmark

Rather than not post anything for this week's theme I decided to go back to Denmark for a stamp I have shown several times before.

Denmark - binder
As a school holiday job on a local farm I had the job of following the binder and forming a 'stook' produced by propping two sheaves up against one another  This kept the ears of corn off the ground.

Not many years later binders were replaced by the combine harvester followed by a baler. I then had the job of heaving rectangular bales onto a trailer. Now the bales have become huge cylinders and manual lifting is not required.

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