Sunday 27 November 2022

D is for Denmark


2013: Rock Music (Design - Kasper Eistrup)

I thought at first the DK was for Denmark however this is possibly not the full story. The guitar belongs to Kasper Eistrop who is also the lead singer of the Indie Alt Rock band Kashmir and the designer of the stamp. For all those David Bowie fans out there he performed a duet with Eistrop on one of their albums.

1998: Post and Tele Museum (Design L Skovbo Carlsen)

Maybe one could listen to music while waiting for a postal delivery. What was the Post and Telecommunications Museum holds thousands of portraits of postal employees and this is a postman from 1922.  The museum also holds Denmark's largest stamp collection. Don't head there yet because there has been a relocation and rebranding to become 'Enigma - Museum of Communication' and it will reopen in February 2023.  Seems a certain lack of stamps on their website.
1989\: Centenary of the Danish FA (Design - M Sturup)

Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU) the Danish Football Association will be willing their country on in the World Cup but things are not going to plan

1994: Save Water and Energy (Design - T Skov)

No need to save water here on the west coast as we have had weeks of Atlantic weather systems rolling in with days of rain. Good weather for ducks. Not completely all gloom for between the storms, like weather punctuation marks, have been, a day at a time, amazingly clear blue skies.

This is a picture puzzle stamp saying 'Save Water'  but of course in Danish so - 'Spara på vand' . Two clues  - Duck in Danish is 'And' so + V would make water. What we call the club card is 'Spar' in Danish 

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - The Letter D - See It On A Postcard

Sunday 20 November 2022


1991: 150 Years of Photography in Australia

 Gears for the Mining Industry, Vickers Ruwolt, Melbourne. The photograph is credited to Wolfgang Sievers and dates to 1967, a print version and Sievers thoughts on it can be seen here   From the factory floor

to the beach.  Bondi' by Max Dupain   From black and white to

2001: Outback Services

colour and a long way from the beach in the Australian outback, but not the postal service, I think the mail in there must get very hot.  The card shows emptiness but

not the stamp.  The colours of card and stamp reminds me of this verse from the Australian poem -

My Country by Dorothea Mackellar

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - photography - visit  See It On A Postcard

Sunday 13 November 2022

Armed Forces


2022: Royal Marines

The Royal Marines, amphibious troops of the Royal Navy, taking part in special operations in extreme climates. At this time of year some

will be in Scotland training in the mountains ready for their annual deployment to

the Arctic, usually inside Norway's Arctic Circle.

2022: Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Queen of course was Head of the Armed Forces. King Charles III like his father and grandfather this year became Ceremonial Head of the Royal Marines, a regiment that traces its origin to 1664 when Charles II was on the throne.

1939: Royal Visit (Design - Herman Herbert Schwatz; Engraver - Joseph Keller)

One of his grandfather George VI first official visits as monarch was to Canada and he and his Queen made an extensive tour of the country covering every Canadian province and what was then the Dominion of Newfoundland. Arriving by ship in Quebec they travelled to Ontario where the King dedicated the country's National War Memorial in Ottawa, seen on the stamp. A new king and war in Europe - plus ça change plus c'est la même chose

Sunday Stamps theme this week is -  Military or Remembrance Day - See It On A Postcard  

Sunday 6 November 2022



1959: 1st Anniversary of People's Communes

In a Chinese Nursery a child is watering flowers

2007: Fishing Happiness

Meanwhile in Sweden the kids are on the lake seeing what can be caught with a net. I think more than a net is needed to be able to kiss a fish. A 'Duel Happiness' and 'Fishing with a friend'

This is called in the catalogue  'angle for worms' although maskmete on the stamp can also mean angling with worms, one word can make all the difference. Whatever the pastime it looks totally engrossing. 

 Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Children - See It On A Postcard