One stamp from a Mediterranean island and one from the Indian Ocean are my selection this week.
The grey heron on this stamp from the Republic of Maldives is seen in America and Europe too.
During WWII my elder brother served on aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean involved in the defence of Malta and this is the reason I have included a stamp from there.
|Malta - 1938|
George VI was our King during the war.
Mdina Cathedral is shown on the stamp. There were settlements in Mdina going back 4000 years. The walled medieval town is situated on a hill in the centre of the island. Called the Silent City by its inhabitants possibly because today it has no cars other than than those of its few hundred residents, emergency vehicles, wedding cars and hearses.
For stamps from other islands visit Sunday-stamps-ii-14.