Sunday 30 August 2020

Sunday Stamps - Flags; Hungary plus?

 It's evident from my stamp collection that it is the USA that features its flags the most. However in Great Britain it was 2001 before the Union Jack appeared on a stamp as the subject in its own right along with the White Ensign in a series on the submarine service.

!962 was a World Cup year, Chile was the host country and the cup was won by Brazil.

It was Hungary however who had a series of stamps showing the competing nations.

Hungary - 21 May 1962

These are six of the eight stamps in the series. How many flags do you recognise?

The stamps are designed to be viewed with the flagpole vertical so I hope you do not get a crick in your neck.

 For more flags test your knowledge of vexillology at Sticks and Flags.  

Sunday 23 August 2020

Sunday Stamps - Large Animals: Malawi, UAE

 Malawi had stamps for each of the Big Five. The one I like best I've shown before.

Leopard - 11 March 2011

I found another leopard on an Ajmad stamp from the UAE.

Ajmad - UAE: 1 July 1972

I must admit that this looks more like a pussycat to me.

For more large animals just visit Sunday Stamps and follow the links.

Sunday 16 August 2020

Sunday Stamps from the Southern Hemisphere

Apart from obvious countries in South America and Australia/New Zealand I had to get an atlas out to check on smaller nations especially those which are in island chains.

In the end I settled for Indonesia, a country which the equator runs through. I am not sure whether the tourist locations on my stamps are all below the equator, but I'm showing them anyway.

These were from a set of four issued on 10th February 2017.

For more Southern Hemisphere view visit the links at Sunday Stamps - albatross

Sunday 9 August 2020

Sunday Stamps - The Colour Yellow: Czechoslovakia, Romania

Yellow proved a more difficult theme than I expected once I discarded birds and flowers, many of which I have shown before.

However then colias palaeno fluttered in from Czechoslovakia - 

Czechoslovakia - 23 May 1966

This is a Moorland Clouded Yellow.

In Romania I found an exhibition pavilion with a yellow background from the Fourth Bucharest Fair.

Romania - 12 October 1962

For more yellow related stamps, including Romania, start at Sunday Stamps and follow the links.

Sunday 2 August 2020

Sunday Stamps - Food: USA

In 1999 a series of 4 stamps was issued on one sheet. Each one showed a different berry.

USA - 10 April 1999 - Blueberries



I thought I had all 4 until I scanned the last.


The date gave the game away - this was issued with the set the following year on 15th March.

For other types of food check the links you will find at Sunday Stamps - Neeps