Sunday, July 30, 2017

More of the Same -- Good Cards and Great Stamps

I'm back ! Here's a few more of the great cards received this past week or so. First up is a great card from Bangkok, Thailand. It's a fine view of Bangkok, The Loha Prasat and The Golden Mount.



As he always does Jobbo used a nice selection of stamps. On the left is a stamp from 1992, 1 of 4 in a set marking the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN.  The middle stamp is 1 in a 2001 set of 4 Parrots. The right stamp, again 1 in a set of 4 , issued in 2016 showing The Crown Prince , Cycling.




This next card is another for my Aircraft Postcard Collection. We can see an older propeller aircraft on the ramp at the States of Jersey Airport. The Airport opened in 1937. 



This is another card from Barbara who lives in The Netherlands, not in Jersey. All the stamps on her card are from 2004. On the left is one celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. The other 2 stamps celebrate Spyker, the Dutch Car manufacturer . Years ago they also built airplanes and aircraft engines in WW I.





My Lovely Teena and I recently spent a few days visiting Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, in southern Alberta. That's the subject of this next card. Writing-On-Stone is a sacred landscape. The spectacular Milk River Valley contains the largest concentration of First Nation petroglyphs ( rock carvings ) and pictographs ( rock paintings ) on the great plains of North America. The carvings and paintings were made by the ancestors of the Blackfoot.   
Also in the park are many hundreds of Sandstone Hoodoos all along the Milk River Valley and they are absolutely beautiful. 
Writing-On-Stone Park was created in 1957. It was nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 and I feel sure it will make the list some day, it's just a matter of time . It was made a Canadian National Historic Site in 2005.  

As she always does when we go away, Teene sent this card to me. It shows some of the  many Hoodoos at Writing-On-Stone.  



Teena posted her card in Milk River, the nearest town to Writing-On-Stone. The stamp is a Group of Seven themed ATM Post and Go  issue from Canada Post.


If you will bear with me I would like to show a couple of pictures I took at Writing-On-Stone , showing some of the hoodoos and rock carvings.







 And a few of the rock carvings








Now let's jump from Milk River all the way over to France. It's the Tomb of General Charles de Gaulle , located in Colombey-Les-Deux-Eglises. de Gaulle was leader of France's resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II and founder of the Fifth Republic. He served as France's president for a decade. He died in 1970.



Dominique used a 1966 stamp showing the 15th century Castle of Val.


Sadly it didn't receive any postmark or cancellation. Don't you just hate it when that happens?


On my next card is the Nieuwpoort pier, constructed in 1865. It has a length of 490 m and attracts many visitors. The Belgian coast on the North Sea is a favorite summer destination of many Belgians. 



A great stamp on this card from Gerda. Actually 2 great stamps. On the left is a stamp from a set of 10 issued in 2003. The set was called This is Belgium. The other great stamp is from the Endangered Animals set of 5 issued in 2016. I have received 4 of them now on cards from Gerda.  




Be sure to check out Gerda's excellent postcard blog called My Postcard-Page

Time now for the last card for this time. It's one more for my Airlines and Aircraft Collection. This time it's an Air Lib MD82 pictured at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2001. Not to be confused with the big Air France B747 in the background. 
The MD82 registered as F-GPZE with Air Lib was delivered  in 1984 and is now stored. 



Jean Pierre used a 2017 stamp commemorating the 100th Anniversary of America's entry into  World War I.



So ends another blog. Should squeeze one more in tomorrow to end July. I have 6 great cards all lined up for that one.

Thanks today going out to Jean Pierre, Gerda, Dominique, Barbara, Jobbo and My Lovely Teena. Take care . 

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