Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sunset - Sunday Stamps II

I have only one sunset to show and that's on the largest of the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

USA - Hagatna Bay - 1 June 2007
It features a photo by Michael S Yamashita. Hagatna is the capital of Guam.

The only other stamp in my collection that carries a sun does not really meet the theme this week, but nevertheless I will include it.

Hungary - 9 May 1963
This and the other 11 in the set appear to be space related but actually they commemorated the Conference of Postal Ministers of Socialist Countries.

As you can see the centre 'stamp' represents Shqiperia, aka Albania.

To see the sun rise or set elsewhere please visit Sunday-Stamps-II-62.

As a last minute idea I could not resist adding a stamp from the 'Land of the Rising Sun.'

Japan - 9 October 2014

8 comments:

FinnBadger said...

I love your selection this week. I have never seen that stunning 90c US airmail stamp before. The Hungary stop is incredible, regardless of the theme (and it certainly does seem space related - maybe one day we'll be sending letters and card to Mars or the moon). And your choice of a Japanese stamp is a clever interpretation of the theme..

aw said...

Beautiful stamps, Bob. Considering how photogenic sunsets are it is surprising they do not appear more often on stamps.

Joy said...

This is definitely a sunny post. I like the evening runner, I'd be just laying back enjoying the sunset under the palm trees.

Ana said...

that second one confuse me at the first glance...on one hand it says Hungary, on the other, Albania :)

I'm glad you included the one from the Land of the Rising Sun...it is a truly beautiful one!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - good choices - and I bet others won't have put these up .. they're unusual ... cheers Hilary

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy

:)

Eva A. said...

I love the first one, it's a beautiful landscape.

Heleen said...

Beautiful, and so much variety between the three of them!