Thursday, November 22, 2018

Chelyabinsk, Russia

Russian sport legends. Stamps from a souvenir sheet issued in Nov of 2013: hockey players Alexander Ragulin and Anatoli Firsov and biathlete Vladimir Melanin. Postmarked in Chelyabinsk.

The postmark shows the Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University. Челябинское государственный педагогический университет. Pedagogy being the study of teaching and learning methods. One of many facilities of the Chelyabinsk State University.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wild Food from Denmark

Stamps from a booklet issued in September of 2018. The "Wild Food" on these stamps grows naturally out in the Danish countryside. Postmarked a the Sydjyllands (South Jutland) Postcenter in Fredericia Denmark.



Friday, October 26, 2018

Resistance Leaders of Algeria

Popular Algerian resistance leaders who resisted French colonialism in the 1800's: Sheikh Amoud (1804-1884) Sheikh Ben Naceur Ben Chohra (1859-1929) and Sharif Boubaghla (1851-1854)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Spanish Antarctic Base Juan Carlos I

From the Spanish Antarctic research station Juan Carlos I. It's a seasonal base located on Livingston Island at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.


There are three postmarks on this cover. The first on the stamp was 01-01-18 at the base. Probably on or around the date the cover first arrived at the base. There is a more graphic Juan Carlos postmark on the left that is dated 24 May 2018. I'm guessing that's when the cover left the base. And finally the Barcelona postmark dated 08-10-18, when the cover was sent back to me from Spain.

Friday, October 12, 2018

More "America the Beautiful"

Another "O Beautiful" stamp series FDC. This time the stamps are Three Fingers Mountain in Washington, a field in Kansas and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Colorado Springs, USA

"O Beautiful" forever stamps issued on the 4th of July 2018. From left to right, Orinda, CA, Pigeon Point near Pescadero, CA and Maroon Bells peaks in White River National Forest, CO.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

TAAF, Îles Glorieuses

From the Glorioso Islands in the Indian Ocean, 160km northwest of Madagascar. It's part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Scattered Islands (Îles Éparses). The total area of the island group is 5 square kilometres and much of that belongs to the main island: Grande Glorieuse.  The island has a short airstrip and weather station.