Sunday, 28 August 2011

Minerals _ Sunday Stamps

I tried to match Viridain this week but thought I'd drawn a blank until I found these two stamps.

Coal Mining
Thomas Hepburn (c1795 - 1864) was an English miner and trade union leader.

Coal Mine
This was one of a series of energy related stamps.

I thought I could claim these as minerals under the title black gold.

For more stamps explore Sunday Stamps 33

13 comments:

Ana said...

I wonder if anyhow he is an ancestor related to Audrey Hepburn :)

lovely stamps btw!

Joy said...

I thought the social reformers series of stamps was a very clever design, although they were rather dark, which suited the Hepburn one.

Postcardy said...

I always associated "black gold" with oil, but I found out it can also refer to coal and coffee and even some other things.

Karen S. said...

Postcardy is right, I've heard Gold being related to many things....even in the desert! Nice addition of stamps Bob....I say claim away! Go for it!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. certainly coal falls into the minerals of the world and black gold is a good name .. loved seeing those - do you know their dates?

Cheers .. Hilary

viridian said...

Love love your second stamp - so geological! :-)

Thanks for participating. I hope my future themes do not send you to market to buy all sorts of stamps.

Bob Scotney said...

@Hilary - issued Hepburn mining 1976 and Coal Mine 1978.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I didn't realise these stamps were quite so long ago. time does fly - faster and faster....

Little Nell said...

Sorry to poke my nose into an area where I have very little knowledge Bob, but I believe the first stamp is one of a series by one of favourite artists, David Gentleman.

I did a post about him, and I can’t remember if you were following me back then or not. Anyway here’s the link.

http://hangingonmyword.blogspot.com/2011/05/pocket-money-perfection.html

Bob Scotney said...

Thanks Mell for the'gentle' reminder. The wikipedia link for David Gentleman is well worth a read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gentleman

Lisa B said...

I remember the social reformers, but not the coal mine one, maybe I just never got a high value (as that probably was one of the higher values). And a good way to follow the theme of Viridian's post.

Dorincard said...

Interesting stamp designs and back story. :)

PaperSponge.com said...

I REALLY like that 2nd coal stamp. Very modern in design and unique. Thanks for sharing!