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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Industrial Archaeology - Sunday Stamps

With Viridian giving us a free choice this week it gives me the chance to show a recent acquisition.
Great Britain - Miniature Sheet 1989
The four stamps illustrate four sites of historical significance in Britain's industrial and technological development. Clockwise from top left they are:
  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
  • Tin Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Clwyd
  • Mills, New Lanark, Clyde
The miniature sheet was issued on 25 July 1989.

To see what others have chosen this week, follow the links at Sunday-stamps-124.


19 comments:

VioletSky said...

Glad to see Scotland and Wales were included :)
What are the numbers in the top left?

Bob Scotney said...

VioletSky - numbers are the denominations of the individual stamps 19p, 27p,32p and 35pence. The amount in excess of the face values helped finance the 1990 Exhibition in London on 3 -13 May 1990.

Marc Latham said...

Thanks Bob, nice traditional British countryside scenery... (including its greenygreyness!)

Joy said...

Do you know I nearly posted that mini sheet today but changed my mind. I'm fascinated by industrial archaeology so of course I like.

Brenda Perez said...

great set! thanks for sharing :D

Jo said...

Very unusual, I suspect the stamps make the areas look better than they are though.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Maria Kristina Maano said...

You just made me miss UK and Scotland so much!!! I was there during the end of May and start of June last year and I feel like I only saw 5% of the interesting places to see. I wanna go back!!! I need to win the lottery.

Postcardy said...

I agree with Jo. The sites probably don't look that green and pretty.

ScotSue said...

A fascinating collection. Ironbridge is close to my heart as my father grew up across the river from it and I was pleased to see New Lanark as a Scottish entry whose importance is perhaps not widely known.

Lisa B said...

I have this one too, I was tempted to use the stamps to make a maxicard but couldn't bring myself to do separate them.

viridian said...

By using the term archeology it sounds like the sites are abandoned and decaying. But I bet some are still being used.
Thank you for joining in this week, and posting last week too!

Titania said...

Stamps are fascinating. My mother was a collector and my three daughters. I just bought 3 sets, as I want to make some pictures. Farmyard stamps from over the world, the stamps are so beautiful, in money terms cheap. Make the most interesting pictures as they are collected from all over the world.

Chris Overstreet said...

I doubt many of the stamps were used postally, so it's win-win for the Exhibition and the Mail.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I think these are all World heritage Sites now, almost sure. Some of them at least are indeed quite green.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

What an awesome set!!!!

Willa @ The Postage Journal: My Sunday Stamp#57

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. I love the artwork here .. not quite accurate as far as St Agnes is concerned - having quite often glided over the mine .. but I still love we have so much history and so much dating back so many years ..

This is a great set of stamps - they may be in the collections my mother had .. which I haven't looked at - except wonder what to do!

Cheers Hilary

aw said...

An interesting set of stamps, Bob, and one I do not recall seeing before. Interesting to see more than one span to the Ironbridge though.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Just happened by while I m passing some time at the keyboard while the heavy wet fog continues outdoors. When I first saw the stamps, I thought they were illustrations. Nice.

Bill Nicholls said...

They are old and I'm not sure if I have got them some where.
Passing through on my roadtrip