Sunday, 31 May 2020

Sunday Stamps - Things made of wood: Sweden

 Rather than 'Things made of wood' I have chosen 'Wood from which things are made'.

Sweden - 9 February 1970
If you have floated timber down a river there will come a time when timber transport is required before things can be made.

Sweden - 4 June 1971
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Sunday, 24 May 2020

Sunday Stamps - Food: USA

Summer harvest seems an appropriate name for this 2015 series from the USA.

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Sunday, 17 May 2020

Sunday Stamps - Flowers: Argentina, Australia

Some of the flowers in our garden seem more spectacular this year and I guess we all need a bit of cheering up. 

You can probably all recognise the Girasol from Argentina - 

Argentina - 17 June 1971
a sunflower to you and me.

Swainsonica formosa, named after English botanist Isaac Swainson, the state flower of South Australia is one of Australia's best known wild flowers,

Australia - 5 July 2005
Sturt's desert pea was found in 1699 by the English explorer William Dampier (1652-1715) in the dry sandy islands of Dampier's Archipelago, north-west Australia. The English botanist Allan Cunningham collected it in the same locality in 1818. Specimens from around that area were also collected by Benjamin Bynoe, the surgeon on the voyage of HMS Beagle.

I must say it is much more spectacular than the sweet peas in our garden which have yet to flower.

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Sunday, 10 May 2020

Sunday Stamps - Mother and Children; Great Britain

The Queen addressed the nation at 9 pm on the 75th anniversary of VE last Friday at exactly the same time that her father (George VI) on VE Day in 1945.

It seemed appropriate for me to show these stamps today.

  • Princess Elizabeth with her father, George VI, 1930
  • Elizabeth II State Opening of Parliament 2012
  • The Queen with Prince Charles and Princess Anne 1952
These stamps were issued on 21 April 2016.

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Saturday, 9 May 2020

WW2 Fleet Air Arm

My brother spent over 22 years in the Fleet Air Arm.

This video compiled from his photographs shows what it was like.

Arthur Scotney's War

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Sunday Stamps - Water; Sweden

In 1998 I met two men from Sweden's Post Office at an auditor training course I led in Denmark. 

They sent me these stamps depicting Stockholm - 

Sweden - 14 May 1998

These are stamps for letter post (brev).

You can see from the text that Stockholm classes itself as the city on the water.

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