Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dublin, Ireland

I just realized that the stamp on the left is actually an ATM label. It's got an image of Irish revolutionary Roger Casement on it. He was executed by the British in 1916 for treason.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Strasbourg, France

The image in the postmark is the Strasbourg Cathedral. It's suppose to be one of the best examples of late Gothic architecture.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tasilaq, Greenland

Post Greenland's head office and philatelic bureau is located in Tasilaq. It is not the capital of Greenland. In fact, it is only the 7th most populated town in Greenland. It sits on the eastern coast of Greenland which is less populated than the west.

This is marked with "Porto kontrolleret" to the right of the Tasilaq postmark: "postage controlled". I believe this means the sender didn't put enough postage on the envelope. Perhaps the nice 2 DKK stamps was added by the post office.

Thanks for the cover Martin.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rio 2016: Olympic and Paralympic Sports

More sports of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. The sports on these stamps are Equestrian, Field Hockey and Paralympic swimming. These are from a sheet of 25 with 11 different designs. I believe this is the third sheet from Brazil featuring Olympic and Paralympic games.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bodø. Norway

The Norwegian city of Bodø celebrated it's 200th anniversary in May of 2016. Bodo is the capital of Nordland county and sits just above the Arctic circle on a peninsula in the Norwegian sea.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vulcan, Alberta

An updated postmark for Vulcan, Alberta. Canada Post issued a set of Star Trek stamps last month to commemorate the shows 50th anniversary. Leonard Nimoy visited the town of Vulcan in 2010.