Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Berwick, Nova Scotia

Berwick is a small town in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. They consider themselves to be the "Apple Capital of Nova Scotia" although apple farming declined in the area some time ago.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam

The two stamps on the right are 2018 Year of the Pig stamps. And the stamp on the left shows the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs form a stamp series that featured Vietnamese landscapes and architecture.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Brazil: Centenary of the Discovery of Insulin

The blue circle on the envelope and in the middle of the stamp is the universal symbol for diabetes which I did not know before now. This is the first Brazilian stamp to feature a QR code.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Mariehamn, Åland

On the right is Åland's 2020 SEPAC stamp. It shows a 1976 triptych entitled Sabina by Åland artist Henrik Nylund that is now on display at the Parliament of Åland. The stamp on the left was from a 2002 set featuring Iron Age artifacts. This one is the Persby buckle: a small silver buckle found in an 8th century grave near the village of Persby.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Toronto, Ontario

Postmarked at the Atrium in downtown Toronto. Atrium, aka Atrium on Bay, is a large retail and office space on Bay street north of Eaton Center. The stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Dante's Purgatory

From Pordenone, Italy. The postmarks commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri and mention the second part of The Divine Comedy: "Il Purgatorio". In the background of the postmark is a representation of mount Purgatory from the poem. The stamps from left to right: Italian singer/songwriters Pino Daniele and Lucio Dalla, and the 70th Sanremo music festival.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Singapore's Botanic Gardens

From Bukit Batok in the west part of Singapore. The Botanic Gardens was established in 1859 and was the first UNESCO designated heritage site in Singapore.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Mykines, Faroe Islands

Mykines is the westmost island of the Faroe Islands. The stamp is Posta's 2021 SEPAC issue with theme "Historical Maps".


Friday, October 1, 2021

Rilhac-Rancon, France

The stamp on the left commemorates the life of French poet Charles Baudelaire and on the left, Hunspach: France's favourite village in 2020