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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Sunday Stamps II - A-Z; 'Q' USA, Great Britain

I was expecting to show Queens on many stamps today, Last week when covering 'P', I considered focusing on pilots but then found this for today,

USA - 27 April 1991
Harriet Quimby was the first woman pilot in the USA and the first (in 1912) to fly over the English Channel. Tragically she died in a flying accident the same year at the age of 37.

In 1969 the Investiture of HRH the Prince of Wales was held at Caernarfon Castle. One of the set of stamps commemorating this depicted - 

Great Britain - 1 July 1969
Queen Eleanor's Gate, Caernarfon Castle
Queen Eleanor  was the wife of Edward I and gave birth to a son at the castle in 1284 who was to become King Edward II.

To see what other 'Q' related stamps are on show this week just follow the links at Sunday-stamps-q.

5 comments:

Ana said...

even the most obvious, Queens, just didn't cross my mind for today - that is how much my brain has been out of shape..

good to see something which is not a portrait of Elizabeth :)

Eva A. said...

Two very interesting stamps, and the links you found with the letter Q. I also went for Queens today :)

FinnBadger said...

Great finds for today, I had never heard of Quimby or her achievement.

violet s said...

Excellent Qs!

Joy said...

A romantic era of flight and full of such brave characters.