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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Sunday Stamps

First an apology. As I will be without internet access until next Saturday, I will be unable to comment on any more posts until then. I will check out all your posts next weekend.

I find my albums are inundated with planes. I don't have any commemorating the Wright brothers but I can cover the first non-stop Atlantic flight:


This first day cover for the Postal Union has planes, a ship and a PO van:


I like this next stamp in particular for its clarity and colour:


But my favourite plane has to be the supersonic Concorde, alas now defunct:


The plane may be British, but the colourful stamp is from Malawi:

I spent a number of years working in Norway and that accounts for my final plane(s):





For trains I have to start with Stephenson's Locomotion:


The meeting that established the world's first railway was held in my local town. Yarm Town Hall boasts this plaque:


Trains would not be complete for me without the Flying Scotsman (shame about the postmark):


From abroad there are trains from Mexico and New Zealand:

I was very disappointed when I looked for automobiles and only came up with this First Class stamp:


I had to resort to stamps combining the theme from USA:


And from Romania:
There's not even a car on here.

If I haven't put you off there are more on view at: Viridian's Sunday Stamps 18.

12 comments:

Ana said...

wow, sooo many transportation stamps at one place...great effort has been put here! And I have the itch to steal the train ones missing in my collection :P

Postcardy said...

The Stephenson's Locomotion stamp is similar to the old locomotives I posted.

Joy said...

Thanks for the interesting ride through the transportation of the world. (I only have two of the postal union issue so it was nice to see what the others looked like).

viridian said...

Wonderful collection!! Perhaps in the future we'll just have trains as a theme, or just stretcars! Interesting note about your hometown.

Postcard Perfect said...

wow! You complete everyone on the list and this is all great stamp. I can't even choose a favorite!

My Sunday Stamp#6

Lisa B said...

Great collection and variety.

Marcie said...

I love the stamp with the dog in the car!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I admire your collection. You have it all together in that area. The Concord appears in just about every other crossword puzzle I do these days. The letters SSTS, just perfect for a key word. Nice collection.
QMM

TICKLEBEAR said...

i also like the flying scotsman!!
maybe i should post some of the stamps i've got from my childhood years of collecting.
:)~
HUGZ

Rosalind Adam said...

I love those stamps. I used to have an amazing stamp collection but I haven't got a clue what happened to it... lost in one of my many house moves. I'm sure I had those Mexican trains. I came over all nostalgic when I saw them. [A week without internet access! Gosh!]

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Wot a lot I got!!! I even have some of those myself. Strange that there aren't more cars and that planes and trains are more popular subjects.

Alfandi said...

I collected stamps..40 years ago..can't remember where I've placed them..