With the 70th VE Day commemoration this weekend I just had to show some of my favourite stamps.
|Great Britain (11 June 1946)|
Symbols of Peace and Reconstruction
There was a 3d stamp issued at the same time showing a dove with an olive branch. I have not managed to find one yet.
The Europa, Peace and Freedom theme of 1995 was marked by a set of stamps that included an image of a icon that survived the war unscathed.
|Great Britain (2 May19950|
St Paul's Cathedral and Searchlights
The Channel Islands were liberated the day after VE Day in 1945. They issued two stamps on 10 May 1948 commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Liberation , sixty-seven years ago today.
These show seaweed being collected; the designs chosen by the King are based on drawings by J R R Stobie and E Blampied.
That Europa set included a stamp showing the dove of peace. I recently came across the dove on these four stamps from Germany issued in 1947.
This morning there will be a service of commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day at St Paul's Cathedral attended by the Queen.
To see what others have chosen this week just follow the links at Sunday-Stamps-ii-21.