Friday, September 29, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
From Rüschlikon, on the western shore of lake Zürich. The three stamps from left to right are a 10 franc coin stamp from 2022, A Hydnellum caeruleum mushroom stamp from 2014, and a red fox stamp from a set featuring "Animals in the City" from 2021.
Monday, September 25, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
From France, with a generic "La Poste" postmark. The souvenir sheet is from 2009 and part of a joint issue that included the postal administrations of several countries to raise awareness of the harm being done to the polar regions.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
From the city of São Filipe on the island of Fogo. Cape Verde consists of a group of volcanic islands 600km west of the western tip of Africa. It was settled by the Portuguese in the 15th century and gained independence in 1975. Over half a million people live in Cape Verde.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
United Nation flag stamps: Mongolia, Iraq, Argentina, Zimbabwe and Vanuatu. These were issued in 1987. It's was a long running series, started back in 1980 I believe. Issuing a few stamps in the series each year meant it took a while to get through all 195 member states. Or whatever it was at the time. The stamp at the lower left corner is a 1983 World Communications Year commemorative.
Monday, September 11, 2023
Friday, September 8, 2023
The rock and roll theme of the cover likely comes from the fact Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 2023 Great American Stamp Show was held in Cleveland on August 10 to 13, hosted by the American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association and the American First Day Cover Society. Thanks to Mark Goodman for this cover.
Thursday, September 7, 2023
These stamps were issued by Royal Mail in May of 2023. Blackadder was a British comedy series from the 1980's staring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) as Edmund Blackadder. Each of the four TV series took place in a different time period with the forth set during WWI in 1917. I didn't appreciate the forth series of Blackadder. Nor the first actually. But I loved the second and third. Maybe I should give the forth another chance.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Butterflies on this postmark from Leamington, Ontario. Monarch butterflies gather there in the fall during their annual migration south to Mexico. The municipality includes Point Pelee national park which juts out into Lake Erie. It is the southern-most tip of Canada.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
NAPOSTA was a national stamp exhibition held between the 20th and 23rd of July 2023 by the Trier stamp club. The structure in the postmark is the ruins of an ancient Roman bath complex in Trier. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.