Friday, July 13, 2018

Viimsi, Estonia

From the borough of Viimsi, northeast of Tallinn. The block of stamps is from 2006. It is Estonia's 2006 Europa stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first Europa stamp.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Haines Junction, Yukon

The village of Haines Junction is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon, on the eastern edge of the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The parks is filled with mountains and glaciers and I think that's what is suppose to be pictured in the foreground of this postmark: a glacier or icefield. Hard to tell.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Mars InSight Lander Postmark

Designed to study the interior of Mars. Launched on 5 May 2018 and scheduled to arrive on 26 November. A nice big well-applied postmark.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Sally Ride FDC

Sally ride was the first US woman in space. She rode aboard the shuttle Challenger during STS-7 in 1983 and again during STS-41-G in 1984.  This stamp was issued on 23 May. The first day postmark location was La Jolla in San Diego, CA : her home and place of death in 2012.

I sent this envelope out for the FDC postmark along with a pair of postcards for maximum cards. The postmark on one card was double struck and smudged. The other card received s beautiful postmark but it was placed poorly. That was my fault. Thankfully this small envelope FDC turned out ok. Not a total loss.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Stratford, Ontario

From the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario. Stratford was named after Stratford-upon-Avon in England. The Canadian Stratford is even on a river that was named Avon. The swan is a symbol of the city, hence the postmark. It's also home to the Stratford Festival: an annual theatre festival that runs from spring to fall. It's known mostly for doing Shakespeare, although they do much more.