Sunday, 28 May 2017

Pets - Sunday Stamps II

I just knew I should not have used that 'Pet' series from the USA a few weeks ago Pets (USA)

That has left me struggling for something to show this week, until I remembered lots of cats.

Bulgaria - 19 June 1967
And from slightly earlier from the same part of the world.

Romania - 20 March 1965
I've used up all my stamps of dogs before and I'm not really a cat person but now I'm surprised at how many cats appeared.

To see more pet just follow the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-128.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Photographs - Sunday Stamps II

Photographs of four different types of bat appeared in a commemorative set on 13 September 2002. I found these by searching for 'photographs' on the US stamp gallery. This one is in my collection.

I never considered that the 2006 Christmas stamps could have been photographs too.

USA Snowflakes - 17 Oct. 2006
Physicist Kenneth Libbrecht took photos of two basic patterns of snowflake. Because snowflakes melt so quickly he used a paintbrush to quickly transfer the flakes from cardboard to glass slides where he photographed them in a temperature regulated enclosure, using a digital camera attached to a high resolution microscope.

Until I searched the stamp gallery I had no idea which of my stamps were 'photographs'. Now I shall have to look at other countries. But not for this Sunday-stamps-ii-127.html

Friday, 19 May 2017

Architecture - Thematic Photography

Two years ago I posted some views of our village church. Here are some more.

Kirklevington Church of St Hilary & St Martin
For more architectural views visit Carmi's Thematic-photographic-412.

As some of you may know it was my birthday this week and it was a sobering thought that with Carmi's the previous week I came to realise that our sons are older than him.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

George V Commemoratives - Sunday Stamps II

King George V (1910-1936) was a keen stamp collector who played a large role in turning the Royal Philatelic Collection into the most comprehensive collection of UK and Commonwealth stamps in the world, including setting record purchase prices for them.

A set of four stamps was issued to commemorate his silver jubilee in 1935. I can show two of them.

Great Britain - 7 May 1935
A 1 penny red and a 2.1/2d blue made up the set.

For other commemorative stamps check out the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-126.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Places of Worship - Sunday Stamps II

There are two cathedrals among my Mexican stamps.

Puebla Cathedral - Mexico (1950)
The construction of this Roman Catholic cathedral began in 1575; it was consecrated in April 1649 but was not completed until 1690.

The airmail stamp showing Guerrero Cathedral was issued in 1963. So far I have been unable to locate more information about the building itself. However it does, like the Puebla stamp, depict colonial architecture.

Guerrero Cathedral (on the skyline)
For other places of worship from around the world please visit the links on Sunday-Stamps-II-125.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Gardens Galore -Thematic Photography

Gardens change so rapidly at this time of year; snowdrops and daffodils have come and gone, along with most of the tulips too.

White tulips survive
The apple tree is in full bloom - 

And wall border plants thrive - 

Bluebells appear in unexpected places no matter how often you think you have dug them up,

The small lilac tree is excelling itself this year - 

Aquilegia seed themselves everywhere - 

And just for Gilly as I got it wrong before -

A pansy shows its face

Definitely not a primula this time.

No hens and chickens to show as in Carmi's Thematic-photographic-411-gardens-galore.