Thursday, 26 September 2013
Sunday, 22 September 2013
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - Ethnic and National Costumes
Friday, 13 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September 2013
|1988: The Sea|
The first stamp shows the Ostend registered 0.148 'Snipe' trawler heading out to sea and and the horse is interesting for Belgium must be the only place in the world where fishermen trawl for shrimp on horseback. Next the Zeebrugge registered trawler Asannot passes those things familiar on northern European beaches, the windbreak. The third stamp shows a cross-channel ferry, the last far out in the distance a container ship passes by while spotted redshank and oyster-catchers patrol the beach
And lastly one of the most famous beaches in the world, Bondi, where sunshine is guaranteed maybe that is why the group on the left is sheltering under a very small umberalla. The stamp is from the 2007 'Nostalgic Tourism' series showing tourist posters from the 1930s. The one shown is "At the Beach" by the prolific Percy Trompf who designed and painted thousands of posters and won many prizes.
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps
Sunday, 1 September 2013
So now the letter is written time to post it
|2004: Letter Boxes|
- Guernsey letter; one of the 74 delivery rounds across the Baliwick with a Daihatsu Hijet van
- Guernsey large letter; is the iconic Citroen 2CV La Poste van outside a Parisian café
- UK letter; shows a Morris Van delivering in the Lake District which is I find doubly exciting because that is near where I live.
- Int Letter;- a Deutsche Bundespost VW Beetle in the Bavarian countryside
- UK Large letter; - a Swedish Posten AB Kalmar Tjoven (DAF) van in a Stockholm street.
- Int Letter 40g; - USPS (which operates the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world with an estimated 218,684 vehicles) Studebaker Zip van delivering to a mail box in an American suburb.
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme - The Post