Saturday, November 27, 2021

Goldorak FDC, France

Goldorak is the French language version of the popular 1970's Japanese super robot anime series "UFO Robot Grendizer". The original series was part of the Mazinger franchise created by manga artist "Go Nagai".

Monday, November 22, 2021

Winsen an der Aller, Germany

The stamp commemorates Willy Brandt who was Chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. During a 1970 visit to Warsaw Poland he spontaneously knelt at a monument there honouring the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Japan, World of Art series 3

From left to right, Madaraneko (1924) by Takeuchi Seiho, The Amida Falls in the Far Reaches of the Kisokaido Road (1827) by Katsushika Hokusai, and Ducklings (1889) by John Everett Millais. These 84 yen stamps were issued as part of a sheet of ten in September of this year and the artwork on all of the stamps in this series feature the colour green (Seiho's tabby cat has green eyes).


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Inuvik, Northwest Territories

From the northwest corner of Canada's Northwest Territories. Yellowknife, the capital city of the Northwest Territories, has a similar postmark. Inuvik is above the Arctic Circle but not on the Arcitc coast so I doubt they see many polar bears around town, if any. But there certainly would be polar bears a few kms away on the coast.