Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fort McHenry Quarter Postmark

Another War of 1812 postmark from Baltimore that took a long time to find me: I believe it came from the same place as the last one. The US Mint issued the quarter in 2013 but the 200th anniversary of the Battle at Fort McHenry was in 2014.

Baltimore: Defenders Day

Another War of 1812 postmark. This one took a long time to get back to me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Limhamn, Sweden

Limhamn is the southern district of Malmö in the south of Sweden.

Something I noticed about both stamps on the envelope are the die-cut Swedish Post logo. It's hard to see but it's there. This is the first time I've seen this on a Swedish stamp. It's a security feature that is suppose to prevent you from peeling the stamp from the envelope and reusing it. I was able to peel quite a bit of each stamp from the envelope and the die-cut parts did not remain on the envelope so the stamps remained intact.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Baltasound, Shetland

Postmarked in Baltasound: the largest settlement on the most northerly inhabited island in the United Kingdom. The island of Unst is part of the Shetland Islands and is part of Scotland. The stamps commemorate the 2014 Commonwealth Games that were held in Glasgow.