Sunday, 5 April 2020

What Lies Beneath

1977: The Rheumatism Year (Design - F Geirsdottir)
Relax into a thermal spring to take away those aches and pains.  The stamp combines the rheumatism treatment with a view of the geothermal heating of water in the earth's mantel.
1972: Earth Sciences - 24th Int Geological Congress (Design - Fritz Gottschalk)
Here different layers of materials in the earth's crust seem to have been put under a lot of strain. 
1973-84 Definitives - Gemstones (Design - John Mason)
But what about some wearable geology.  The beautiful agate and opal gemstones
and the mesmerising star sapphire of which the dark blue colour is the most coveted.

'Wonders of Geology' (1839)

Sunday Stamps II theme this week is - Geology; Rocks - See It On A Postcard


Bob Scotney said...

Can't fault you for your choice of stamps - especially the fault from Canada.

Mail Adventures said...

The geology stamp from Canada has a very nice design. I got this stamp that I believe belongs to the same series.

I've got also the opal stamp, and its small size surprised me.

FinnBadger said...

A fun set for today. The Australian stamps are striking.

violet s said...

I love opals (far more than diamonds!)