Sunday 25 September 2022

Great Britain Swimmers on Sunday Stamps

As I have been 'missing' for quite a while I guess it is time for me to share a dip with an engaging British bird to be seen on many of our rivers

Dipper - 16 Jan 1980

Dippers are so-called because of their bobbing and dipping movements, They have the ability to dive and swim under water where they catch, among other things, small fish to eat.

However a fish I was always proud, as a boy, to catch when fishing would have been too large for the dipper - but the larger ones would have made a meal for me.

Perch - 26 Jan 1983

I suspect that the perch would also have made a meal for this mammal that used to frequent the rivers which ran through and near the village where I spent my youth.

Otter - 5 Oct 1977

I'm ashamed to say back then they were hunted by packs of otter hounds - although I never saw any being caught.

For more swimmers and to have a whale of a time visit the links at Sunday Stamps.

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.