Stamps honouring Native American modernist artist George Morrison. From left to right: Lake Superior Landscape (1981), Phenomena against the Crimson (1985) and Sun and River (1949).
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Lots of stamps on this cover from Skien. Starting at the top right and going clockwise:
- 1990: The Second battle of Narvik in 1940
- 1981: Railway Ferry MF "Storegut" (1956)
- 1989: Birth centenary of author Arnulf Øverland
- 1990: Christmas - Children's Drawings
- 1985: 350th anniversary of Fort Kongstens
- 2020: Norwegian Jazz singer Radka Toneff's induction into the Rockheim Hall of Fame.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
This registered cover from Beirut was not prepared for philatelic purposes which explains why the stamps are sideways I guess. The 2021 stamp on the right (and left) commemorates Wadi`a Sabra, the composer of Lebanon's National Anthem. The 2021 stamp center right commemorates the writer of Lebanon's National Anthem, Rashid Nakhla. And the stamp center left from 2011 shows a view of the Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Europa 2022 from Portugal. In 1182, Dom Fuas Roupinho was hunting one day and caught sight of a deer. He gave chase but the dear was really the devil in disguise. It attempted to lead him over a cliff to certain death. Roupinho knew there was a small grotto nearby where a statue of Mary was venerated, so sensing danger he prayed for intervention and his horse stopped just before going over the edge.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
2022 Europa stamp form Germany. The theme this year is stories and myths. This particular stamps does not refer to a specific story however the theme of the stamp: a three headed dragon fighting a knight, is a representation of stories and myths from days long past.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
This was posted from the aboard the steam ship Stettin (schiffspost). This Icebreaker was built in 1933 for the city of Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland). It was removed from service in 1981 and has since been turned into an operational museum ship operating out of Hamburg.
Friday, June 10, 2022
Thornbury is a village in Ontario on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. It was amalgamated in 2001 with the surrounding township to form the Town of The Blue Mountains. The name comes from the nearby and very popular Blue Mountain ski resort. Blue Mountain Pottery was a well known pottery company in the region.
Monday, June 6, 2022
A few stamps on this little cover from Naucalpan. On the right, a 1977 stamp commemorating the centenary of the Central Meteorological Observatory. And top left, a 1979 stamp commemorating the centenary of Mexico's entrance into the UPU. The stamp below that from 2021 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Navy. And finally the pair of stamps on the left are 2021 popular culture definitives showing a horn comb from the Museo de Arte Popular.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
From Yokohama, Japan. The stamps are from a set of five marking the 50th anniversary of the return of Okinawa to Japanese control. The stamp on the left represents the culture and entertainment of Okinawa and the stamp on the right represents its history. The US occupied the islands after the end of the Second World War and maintained control of them until 15 May 1972.
Friday, May 20, 2022
From the Hong Kong town of Ma On Shan. The stamp on the left shows the small island Po Pin Chau on the eastern edge of Hong Kong. And the two on the right are 2022 stamps from a set commemorating the third anniversary of the ambitious Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Outline Development Plan. The goal is to integrate these cities around the bay into one large business hub. The area already accounts from something like 12% of China's GDP and 37% of the country's exports.