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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Maps - Sunday Stamps II

In alphabetical and date order, I have three stamps to show.

From West Africa a map of of a Portuguese colony - 

Angola - 1955
Commemorating the Pan- American Road Conference in Quito -

Ecuador - 15 November 1971

I don't usually hang on to damaged stamps like that with the missing corner but the design with the white line passing through Quito on the equator is why I have kept it.

The Delta Works in the south west of the Netherlands has been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The dams, sluices, locks and storm surge barriers was the largest hydraulic engineering project in the Netherlands in the 20th century.

Netherlands - 16 February 1972
If you need other maps to find your way around the world, then visit Sunday-Stamps-II-117.

8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - I've seen across the Kunene into Angola ... Ecuador I've never visited - but love the Equator line ... while the Dutch hydraulic works must be amazing to see ... and have one hopes settled that part of the world for a while ...

Fascinating set - cheers Hilary

FinnBadger said...

I'm glad you held on to the torn stamp, it is a fantastic design.

violet s said...

You have come up with some particularly fine and unusual map stamps!
I especially like the one from Angola with all the roads. And I don't think I could really identify any African country by its shape alone.

Jo said...

I guess I wouldn't recognise Holland any more. Spent a lot of time there once sailing the canals. They were already starting to claim the Zuider Zee and calling it a different name. Can't spell it but something like Eisel Mere.

Other two stamps are interesting too.

Eva A. said...

I agree: the design of the stamp with the white line is very interesting. I also love the rest.

Joy said...

One could plan a road trip using the Angolan stamp, neat idea for a road conference. Fascinating glimpse of the Dutch delta.

Maria said...

Angola and Ecuador - rare stamps for me!

Pat Tillett said...

I've never collected stamps, but I think they are very interesting. We can learn a lot about the world by looking at them.