Thursday, June 10, 2021

Saronno, Italy

In the middle, Cioccolato di Modica IGP.  Modica chocolate is made following an ancient recipe giving it a unique flavor and texture. And on the right, a stamp commemorating the 900th anniversary of the death of Blessed Gerard, the founder of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.



Friday, June 4, 2021

Gothenburg 400th Anniversary

 Stamps from a recent Swedish booklet commemorating the 400th anniversary of the city of Gottenburg.



Thursday, June 3, 2021

Trigny, France

Stamps from a booklet issued in France last year, thanking and honouring the heroes of the health crisis. Trigny is a small commune in Marne in north-eastern France. It's a few kms north-west of Reims.


 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Zagreb, Croatia

Manor houses of Croatia (2019). From left to right: baron Vrkljan's classicist manor house Januševec, the neo-renaissance manor house Lovrečina, count Oršić's Baroque manor house in Gornja Bistra and baron Rauch's baroque manor house Lužnica.


Friday, May 28, 2021

Centenary Of The League Of Combatants, Portugal

Started in 1921 and formally recognized in 1924, the Liga dos Combatentes is a war veterans organization. It honours those who gave their life for Portugal. Gives dignity to those who fought and survived. The organization also seeks to preserve the memory of the sacrifices made. All for the good of the veterans and their country.


On the left is the Chapterhouse (Sala do Capitulo) at Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro da Batalha) which houses the Portuguese Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where two unknown soldiers from the First World War are entombed. And on the right, the victory parade in Paris at the end of the war.

Thank You for the cover Pedro.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Legend of King Arthur

Stamps from Royal Mail's "The Legend of King Arthur" series : Arthur takes Excalibur on the left and marries Guinevere on the right. Cancelled at the London Special Handstamp Centre. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Padova, Italy

 Two stamps from 2017 commemorating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse.


Friday, April 23, 2021

Perseverance on Mars

Perseverance landed on Mars on 18 February 2021. The postmark even has a little image of the robotic helicopter Ingenuity in the upper right corner which completed its second successful flight yesterday.



Saturday, April 17, 2021

Campbelltown, Australia

From left to right: Rymill's de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth from the AAT 1973 Antarctic Wildlife and Aircraft definitive series, the 40c Christmas Island Christmas stamp from 1994 and the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III from the 2011 Air Force Aviation series.



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

USA Love FDC

 The USPS has been issuing "Love" stamps since 1973.