Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dutch Bridges

New bridge stamps from the Netherlands. The HSL-brug Moerdijk (on the left) is a 2 km high-speed rail bridge that connects the province of North Brabant with South Holland. It was completed in 2006. Ehzerbrug (on the right) is a pre-fabricated truss bridge (Callender-Hamilton bridge) in the village of Almen, that crosses the Twentekanaal. It was completed in 1946.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Canadian Dinosaurs

Another self-adhesive souvenir sheet from Canada Post. These stamps are heavily embossed, so much so that the dinosaur shadows show up on the scan of the back of the sheet. They also include some metal foil enhancements to make them shine. The booklet versions of these stamps also have a foil finish but without the embossing, they don't quite look right.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany

Hessisch Lichtenau is a small town in the German state of Hesse, in the heart of Germany. The stamp on the left is Marksburg castle in the town of Braubach on the Rhine and on the left is Ludwigslust Palace in the town of Ludwigslust in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

War of 1812 - Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans was the final battle of the War of 1812 between the British and Americans. It was fought between 24 December 1814 and 8 January 1815. This stamp was issued 8 January 2015: 200 years after the last day of the battle when the British were defeated while attempting to take New Orleans.