Sunday, 27 September 2020

Sunday Stamps from the Eastern Hemisphere - Bulgaria, Ethiopia

 With so many countries to choose from in the Eastern Hemisphere I finally settled on two - Bulgaria and Ethiopia.

I'm not a cat lover but Bulgaria issued a series of cat stamps in 1967 - here's just one of them.

Bulgaria - 19 June 1967

Does anyone one know what breed this is?

The first World Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics was held in Budapest in 1963. At Varna in 1969, Bulgaria topped the medal table and issued a series of stamps 61 years ago today commemorating the event.

Bulgaria - 27 September 1969

I first heard of Haile Selassie as the Lion of Judah. He was the Emperor of Ethiopia and resisted the Italian invasion during WWII. I only have one Ethiopian stamp and he is depicted on that.

Ethiopia - 22 July 1968

He was Emperor from 1930 - 1974.

For more stamps from the Eastern Hemisphere visibly the links on Sunday Stamps

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Sunday Stamps in Motion

 In 1986 Australia beat England in the final of the men's World Hockey Cup in London. A stamp to commemorate the World Cup was issued at the same time as stamps for the 13th Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh..

Great Britain - 15 July 1986

Hockey was a game I played for many years. 

It has been many years since I have run to catch a bus and the last double-decker that I rode on was on the way to Newcastle.
Perhaps a stationary one is more appropriate for me now. These are from the series for the 150th anniversary of the double-decker bus.

Great Britain - 15 May 2001

The 17th Commonwealth Games was held in Manchester in 2002 and was commemorate by a series of stamps, one of which really depicts people in motion and definitely running faster than I ever could.

Great Britain - 16 July 2002

Now it's your chance to get in Motion at Sunday stamps and run through the links posted there.

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Urban Sunday Stamps - Singapore, Sweden,Switzerland

 After much searching I decided to use some buildings for this Urban theme.

A tourism series in 1990 from Singapore included a building with a famous name - Raffles Hotel.

Singapore - 4 July 1990

A notable building from Sweden has a Chinese look.

Sweden - 28 August 1976

 This shows the facade of the Chinese Pavilion in the grounds of Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm.

In contrast the railway station of Bellinzona in Switzerland is much more mundane.

Switzerland - 8 September 2016

Perhaps that is a good place to start your journey to more urban environments at Sunday Stamps

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Sunday Stamps - Black & White: USA, Great Britain

 I could have posted this last week if only I had realised the USA's Celebrate the Century Series included a flag from Stock Car Racing.

USA - 26 May 1999

The first Daytona 500 race was held in 1959.

The 150th Anniversary of the RSPCA series of stamps included this - 

Great Britain - 23 January 1990

Who could resist a puppy like that?

If you had a job like hewing coal you definitely would get very black. Stamps for Social Reformers included one for Thomas Hepburn and a man doing just that job.

Great Britain - 28 April 1976

I guess that no one does this job anymore as all the deep mines in the UK have closed.

For more black and white stamps just visit Edward at Sunday Stamps.