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Sunday, 26 December 2021

Christmas Stamps on Sunday: Great Britain

 British stamps have acquired bar codes this year - but fortunately not all of them. No-one in our post offices (counters in a newsagent and a general shop) can tell us what they are for.

Christmas without a barcode

Christmas with a bar code

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.

Don't forget to follow the links at Sunday Stamps for more Christmas stamps.


Sunday, 19 December 2021

Sunday Stamps - Winter: Great Britain, Canada

 We moved into our present home in 1991. At that time we could stand at the windows at the back of our house and see the North Yorkshire Moors in the distance. This view has now been lost due to new houses blocking the way.

In 1992 the first series of the Four Seasons - Wintertime was issued and included this ...

Hare on the North York Moors
Great Britain - 14 January 1992

It is difficult to match winter and the snowy conditions in the Canadian World Heritage Site, The Dinosaur Provincial Park and there's not a dinosaur to be seen as a competitor of our Yorkshire hare.

Canada - 21 August 2015

However you may see competing Canadian animals and another of the GB Wintertime series at Snow on Sunday Stamps


Sunday, 12 December 2021

Sunday Stamps - Mountains: USA

 1967 saw the centenary of Canada and a USA stamps for Canadian Landscape with what looks like a mountainous background.

USA - 25 May 1967

This stamp from 1967 contains the unmistakable Mount McKinley.

USA - 17 April 2001

For mountain ranges the place to start this week is On the ranges at Sunday Stamps.


Sunday, 5 December 2021

Sunday Stamps - Another Dog

 I'm known as the man who talks to all the dogs I meet and I sometimes carry treats for them when i go on my daily walk.

When in my wife's car she often asks me, "Who is that?" Often my reply is "I don't know, but the dog's name is ...

So it seems natural when we have a 'Your Choice' theme on Sunday Stamps to show yet another dog.

USA - 20 September 2002

To see what others have chosen just visit the links at Sunday Stamps

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Cartoons on Sunday Stamps: USA

 I just had to post this sheet sent to me by my daughter some months ago. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of - 

USA - 27 July 2020

For other cartoons just visit the links from other countries at The Editorial Content at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sunday Stamps _ British Trees

 "Under a spreading ..

Great Britain - 27 February 1974

.. chestnut tree,

The village smithy stands" (Longfellow)

The horse chestnut trees I pass six days every week stand inside a wood alongside some mighty oaks.

Great Britain - 28 February 1973

This mighty oak also appears on trees posted at Trees, Tall and Wide on Sunday Stamps this week.

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Sunday Stamps - Music from Great Britain

The theme in 1985 was Europa Music Year and included in a set of stamps were these two - 

Great Britain -14 May 1985

Great Britain -14 May 1985

In the 1950s while I was still at school I saw a local G&S production of The Pirates of Penzance. In 1992 a series was issued to commemorate the 159th anniversary of the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan - unfortunately I do not have the stamp for this - just one other from the set.

Great Britain - 21 July 1992

For more lively songs and music just play the key links at folk songs