Sunday, 28 August 2016

Monuments - Sunday Stamps II

The Albert Memorial was one of a set of stamps of London Landmarks issued on 6 May 1980.

Great Britain
The memorial, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, is situated in Kensington Gardens. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria to commemorated her husband, Prince Albert, who died of typhoid in 1861.

My next two stamps have a French connection although they are both from the USA.

USA - 28.8.1945 - US soldiers passing the Arc du Triomphe
The Statue of Liberty appears on many stamps, the one I have chosen to show is the oldest in my collection.

USA - 20.8.47 
A Lockheed Constellation flies over the Statue and the New York skyline - pity the franking has obscured so much.

For more monuments and memorials visit the links on Sunday-Stamps-II-89.


VioletSky said...

The Albert Memorial is quite impressive (as would be expected!)
The NY skyline is interesting to see.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - interesting to see the Monuments and their settings or design ... cheers Hilary

viridian said...

Great Stamps - love the one of Paris!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Monday to ya