Saturday, August 13, 2022

Panama City

I see two different postmarks. Some say "Panama Este" and one has 0823 on it which happens to be a postal code for Plaza Concordia in Panama City. I'm not sure what Panama Este refers to. There is a province called Panama West. Could Panama Este refer to the province of Panama which is east of the canal?

The 2019 stamp on the left shows the Basilica of Jesus Nazareno in Atalaya. It is one stamp from a 2019 World Youth Day series showing minor Basilicas in Panama. The stamp to the left is from a 2021 (I think) set that commemorates the 500th anniversary (in 2019) of the founding of Panama City. The stamp shows the Old Panama City cathedral ruins. It has a rough texture applied to the ruins in the image which I believe is rock dust form the ruins of the old city. And the last stamp from 2021 commemorates the 200th anniversary of Panama's independence from Spain.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Harrisonburg, Virginia. USA

From the city of Harrisonburg Virginia. A couple of recent George Morrison stamps: Spirit Path, New Day, Red Rock Variation: Lake Superior Landscape (1990) in the middle and to the right, Untitled (1995). Ralph Bunche from 1982 adds an extra 20c to get to the USPS international letter rate.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Boise, Idaho. USA

Happy Birthday stamps from 2002 and Legends of Baseball stamps from 2000 with Rogers Hornsby on the top and Lefty Grove on the bottom.