Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'V' Canada, China, New Zealand

The first flying boat made for Canadian conditions was the Vickers Vedette commemorated in a transportation series issued in 1979.

Canada - 15 November 1979
First made in 1924 the Vedette gave improved access to lakes and rivers opened up by canoes. The three seater was designed for forest fire patrols and photographic work. It starred in mercy missions and saw some service with the RCAF until the beginning of WWII.

May 1949 saw China issue a stamp dedicated to victory in North Kiangsu. Today Jiangsu formerly Kiangsu, capital Nanjing, is an eastern central coastal province of the People's Republic of China. I presume that the victory refers to the war with Japan.

China - 7 May 1949
Victory stamps from New Zealand were issued in 1920 to celebrate the end of WWI.

New Zealand - 27 January 1920
The British Lion represents the British Empire with the allegorical figure of Peace.

For other 'V' stamps go over to Sunday-stamps-v.


Eva A. said...

It's very unusual for me to see Chinese stamps (and understand what are they ab out,of course!).

FinnBadger said...

Great double V on the Vickers Vedette stamp. Nice to see some other Vs, too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - interesting choices of stamps ... I've yet to have a trip in a float plane ... something I'd like to try. But love the name Vickers Vedette ... cheers Hilary

Ana said...

that second stamp reminds me of this movie "The Flowers of War", based on the Nanjing massacre during the war with Japan - quite a heartbreaking one, but still, interesting to see. Considered to be the most expensive Chinese movie ever made.

Karen S. said...

Nice one from Canada, actually they're all wonderful. I don't know how you come up with so many, but they are truly fun to see.