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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'X' Mexico, Brazil, Denmark

I could only find stamps from two countries with an 'X' in their name so had to extend my search as you will see.

Mexico - 26 October 1963
100th Anniversary of the Red Cross
Maybe that cross in not an X but it was the nearest I could get.

Searching for names with an X in them led me to Brazil.

Brazil - 1954 Luis Alves del Lima e Silva
Duke of Caxias
The Duke earned the 'title' of Peacemaker, and his birthday became the date on which Brazil honours its soldiers.

In 1969 Denmark commemorated the 100th anniversary of writer - 

Denmark - 28 August 1969
Martin Andersen Nexo
But the nearest I could get to an X on a stamp was provided by the 700th anniversary of the Fall of the Dannebrog from Heaven.

Denmark - 12 June 1969
The Dannebrog, the Flag of the Danes, is believed to be one of the oldest flags in the world. You may read about the history of the flag and the legend behind it at The History_of_the_Flag where you will find the X waving at you.

To see how others have solved the X-word puzzles cross over to the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-162.

7 comments:

Eva A. said...

congratulations on finding these, it's nice to see the stamps.

Ana said...

well that is an interesting perspective. Makes me realize that all Scandinavian flags could be looked at as containing the letter X :)))

violet s said...

You found some good names with an x in them.

Joy said...

Some great x containing names. I've wondered before why the cross it that shape, its history is interesting.

FinnBadger said...

Great Xs today.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - I imagine finding Xs might be difficult - but you've done really well here - great selections ... cheers Hilary

Pat Tillett said...

Good job! You found some good eXamples...