Sunday, 23 June 2019

Sunday Stamps - 'R'4' USA, Great Britain

Echo 1 was the first passive communication satellite launched in 1960. It was used to bounce radio wave signals from one point on  the earth to another.

USA - 15 December 1960
In 1778 Captain Cook, in command of the Resolution and Discovery, discovered the Hawaiian Islands. The next stamp was issued two hundred years later.

USA - 13 January 1978
A set of three stamps was issued to commemorate the ninth British Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh in 1970. the 5d stamp depicted 'runners'.

Great Britain - 15 July 1970
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Mail Adventures said...

I always love this sort of monochrome stamps.

Joy said...

We've come a long way from a giant shiny balloon to the satellites of today. Love the Captain Cook ship and all the little boats.

violet s said...

I don't think I will ever understand radio waves, but I'm glad they are there.
My eyes are going cross-eyed trying to figure out which legs belong to which body on the runners! Then that one guy in the middle who seems to be steadily walking?