Sunday, December 21, 2014

Unalaska, USA

Unalaska is a city on both Unalaska and Amaknak Islands; islands at the start of the Aleutian Island chain off the west coast of Alaska. The largest US fishery by volume is located in Unalaska at its port facility known as Dutch Harbor.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Kanazawa, Japan

From the city of Kanazawa, Japan. The pair of stamps is from a sheet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Shinkansen high-speed rail network.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Battle of Bladensburg

Another War of 1812 postmark. Bladensburg, Maryland is a few kilometres north east of Washington DC. The British victory there on 24 August 2014 allowed them to occupy Washington and set fire to many government buildings, including the White House. It was a humiliating defeat for the Americans.