Sunday, 13 May 2012

20th Century Women - Sunday Stamps

I don't have anything appropriate for Mothers' Day so I have had to rely on my pet market stall holder for this first day cover from 6th August 1996.

Great Britain - FDC
Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-94) - Nobel Prize 1964 and the first woman to be awarded the Order of Merit (1965) since Florence Nightingale.

Margot Fonteyn (1919-91) - ballerina, DBE 1956

Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) - sculptor, DBE 1982

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) - writer, DBE 1969

Marea Hartman (1920-94) - sports administrator for women's athletics, DBE 1994

I bought this FDC just to get my hands on the Daphne du Maurier stamp.

Hope you liked my selection. For more appropriate Mothers' Day cards visit Sunday Stamps 70.

9 comments: said...

Had a similar though for my entry for this week's Sunday Stamps.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Such a wonderful selection of great women. Frink is my favourite, always wanted to sculpt in bronze!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I do just about remember this series. You're lucky to have your market stall holder, my source for postcards has gone. He used to be especially good for Sepia Saturday.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. what a great series .. and a very different set of women.

Interesting to read - thanks .. cheers Hilary

Jo said...

'Fraid I only know Fonteyn and du Maurier. I once saw Fonteyn dance, what a wonderful performer.

Interesting stamps.

Joy said...

Great set of stamps, all such interesting women. I'd never heard of Marea Hartman but thats what makes collecting stamps so engaging.

Postcardy said...

I have heard a couple of those names, but I am not really familiar with any of them.

Sometime you should show us a picture of your "pet market stall." I don't know if we have anything like that here.

Lynn Proctor said...

fascinating post--just getting around from the challenge!


Margot Fonteyn!!