Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Postal Day

 Lets pop into the post office and buy some stamps. 

This set was issued for the centenary year of the National Association of Sub-Postmasters, formed to better their working conditions. The stamps from left to right show the timber frontage of Britain's most northerly post office on the island of Unst in the Shetlands.  The Cotswold stone and timber Painswick PO, the oldest building of any post office in the country. The Beddgelert post office in north Wales built of Snowdonia stone, and lastly Ballyroney PO, County Down in Northern Ireland, a building that has remained unchanged since the 1900s.

Having now bought the stamps, chatted to my local postmistress and returned home.
2008 Europa - Letter Writing
Now is the time to write a letter or send some postcards.  This little girl is thinking hard before starting her first sentence.
2010:  Christmas
My local post box is like this, unfortunately I have never spotted Gromit posting letters there and of course we are too early for snow here, although I have snapped it in the snow, by coincidence the same year as this postcard.  You may think it a bit early for showing Christmas stamps, and are correct,  but I spotted my first mince pies in the supermarket last week.  Back to the post, its been collected
1974: Centenary of Canadian Letter Carrier Delivery Service
taken to the central post office and now its time to sort ready to to go to all corners of the country and the world, by land, sea and air or is that Éire.
2008: An Post's Silver Jubilee
To eventually be taken by postal van.  Next year's Europa theme is the postman's van so I'm already excited by the thought of those stamps.
9 Oct 2010: World Post Day
I love getting post and here are some Polish postmen about to deliver it on World Post Day. 
2001 "Porky Pig delivering letter"
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of "The Post"


Ana said...

wow! you've gathered so many post-related stamps at one place...and with such a nice story linking them all! Love them all, but definitely the Royal Mail ones are my favourite! what a lovely I have a soft spot for xy-most places :)
thanks so much for sharing!!

Postcardy said...

What a great variety of stamps! My favorite is the World Post Day.

Lisa B said...

I totally missed that set for the Sub-Postmasters, aren't they nice! The Polish postmen are great too!
Yes, as for the mince pies in the shops, not only seen, but also bought! :)

Bob Scotney said...

You have a wide selection here. I missed the Sub-Postmasters too - a fine set. I've posted Gromit too.

Marcie said...

What a great selection! My favorite is the Wallace and Gromit one!

♥♥ Willa @ Postage Journal ♥♥ said...

I love all your stamps,my most favourite is the cute li'l girl!

My Sunday Stamp:Everything Postal

Helen said...

Ha ha! Great post. You've got the whole sequence! The Polish one is my favourite!

viridian said...

What a wonderful sequence of stamps! I like the Polish one too. thank you for a wonderful contribution.