Sunday, 16 July 2017

Statues/Monuments - Sunday Stamps II

Some are world famous like - 

USA - 1 December 2010
I could have shown many others with the Statue of Liberty; above is one side of a block of 10 stamps combined with the Flag.

However the one that stands out for me is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, equally famous some might say.

USA - 26 January 1974
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, chosen to represent respectively the nation's founding, philosophy, unity and expansion, I wonder what this quartet would make of Donald Trump.

I had not heard, I thought, of Mikolaj Kopernik who features on a statue in Warsaw.

Poland - 31 March 1955
Perhaps the globe should have given me a clue to the mathematician and astronomer whose model of the universe who placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its centre. It's Nicolaus Copernicus - the name that I would have recognised.

In Denmark in 2006 I took a series of photos that will also be known to many.

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
 A stamp was issue to commemorate the 100th anniversary in 2013.

Denmark - 27 May 2013

To see other renowned statues check out the links to be found at Sunday-Stamps-II-135. 

6 comments:

FinnBadger said...

Great selection today. I think the stamp showing the Statue of Liberty in fact shows a picture of a replica located in front of the New York New York Casino in Las Vegas.

violet s said...

I remember being slightly disappointed when I saw the Little Mermaid - she is much smaller than expected!

Bob Scotney said...

Finn - had I known that about the Statue of Liberty I would have chosen a different stamp.

Violet - I agree; I was disappointed too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - never mind ... great stamps and I've never seen the Mermaid statue ... cheers Hilary

Eva A. said...

I received that Rushmore stamp some years ago. Thanks for the additional information. And I also received once that with the little mermaid. I haven't see the statue in person, but the stamp is not disappointing!

Joy said...

I like the arrangement of the booklet, attractive. I remember the the fallout from that Statue of Liberty image although I do like the stamp.