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.