Saturday, November 30, 2019

Waldmünchen, Germany

Envelope commemorating the first German Arctic expedition in 1868. The expedition was led by Carl Koldewey and they spent the summer of 1868 aboard the ship Grönland exploring the northeastern coast of Spitsbergen.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Berlin's World Clock and TV Tower 50th Anniversary

Envelope and postmark commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fernsehturm and Weltzeituhr in
Alexanderplatz. I'm not sure why the matching postmark is from Bonn as the structures are in Berlin, on the other side of the country.  Both "stamps" on the top right are printed on the envelope.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany

On the right is a stamp commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. And on the left, the 50th anniversary of chip credit cards.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Örebro, Sweden

The stamp is an image of the Apollo 11 lunar module with the surface of the moon in the background.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Salon Philatélique d’Automne 2019, France

These covers were sent from the 73rd Fall Philatelic Show held 7th to 9th November 2019 in Paris. This year is the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci and that's what the postmarks commemorate.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ponteix, Saskatchewan

Ponteix is a small town in southwest Saskatchewan. In the 1990's, plesiosaur bones were discovered near the town and a plesiosaur statue was built to commemorate the discovery. The plesiosaur statue  was named "Mo".

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lębork, Poland

Some beetles found in Poland. On the left is Cucujus cinnaberinus: a flat bark beetle. And on the right is Oryctes nasicornis polonicus: the European rhinoceros beetle.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Canada, Red River Resistance FDC

The Red River Resistance was a rebellion in Canada led by the Métis leader Louis Riel, that led to the creation of the province of Manitoba in 1870. What I like about this FDC is the image of Upper Fort Garry. It's an 1848 lithograph by Henry James Warre. The fort was built by the Hudson Bay Company in 1822 and occupied by Riel in 1869. All that remains of the fort is the north gate.

Upper Fort Garry ca 1872

Upper Fort Garry North Gate, 2009

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Rüschlikon, Switzerland

The postmark slogan, "Ausflugsziel am Zürichsee", says something like "destination on lake Zürich". Rüschlikon sits on the western shore of Lake Zürich between Kilchberg and Thalwil. The stamps on the left are mushroom stamps: Hydenellum caeruleum and Strobilomyces strobilaceus. And the stamp on the left commeorates the Swiss electronic band Yello.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Insects from the Netherlands

A strip of 5 from a sheet of 10. The third of the four sheets that made up the 2018 "Experience Nature" series.  The insects on these stamps are all found in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Apollo 11 Man on the Moon postmark

Another late arrival. This one is from Houston Texas where NASA has its mission control center. This is where they monitor and control all aspects of a space mission once it has left the launch pad. The actual mission control room that was used during the Apollo 11 mission was recently restored and opened to the public.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Japan - Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito FDC

The stamps celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, the 126th Emperor of Japan, on 22 October 2019.