Designs from Germany
In 1960 East Germany had a Chemical Day to recognize chemists.
Dahlias from 2020
issued in 1990 and illustrated by Allan Cormack and Deborah Drew-Brook
The lake monster has been mostly described as being a serpentine creature with smooth dark skin with a large body thicker than a telephone pole and being up to 50ft in length. The monster has said to move at incredible speeds coiling it’s body in vertical undulations and propelling itself with a powerful tail.
some scary apparitions for Sunday Stamps
It may not be surprising to see that these were designed in 1977.
top left - locomotive of the Jezreel Valley train
top right - first locomotive in the Holy Land
bottom left - locomotive of Israeli railways
bottom right - locomotive at the time of the British Mandate period (1920-1948)
some brightly coloured trains for Sunday Stamps
Both are located in the Northern Territory and are listed for both their natural and cultural values.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites for Sunday Stamps
Things in the world go desperately wrong when I choose a 'dark' or 'black' theme!
have some comforting fruit
black raspberries are only available for a few short weeks in the summer
and gaze on a floral display
while thinking about the world and the time in which we live
the colour black for Sunday Stamps
or maybe that is too much work
Perhaps a long walk in the woods would be refreshing
A view in Haminalahti famous for hiking trails and birdwatching
One would be lucky to find this partridge on a walk
some winter scenes for Sunday Stamps
(on this stinking hot day where it will feel like 42C with the humidity by this afternoon)
Luxembourg City as seen in 1995. I like the near uniform height of the buildings that allow the spires to rise above the rooftops. In the foreground you can see the casements, first built by the Spaniards in the mid 17thC, then enlarged by the French, then again by the Austrians.
a view of a city for Sunday Stamps
In 1980, I was living in Amsterdam and some friends and I had a much anticipated trip planned to go to Yugoslavia. Just days before we were to leave, Tito died. That cancelled trip has been my biggest travel regret, though it couldn't be helped. In reality, we all just had Eurail Passes and not much money, so who knows what it would have been like.
Josip Broz Tito as a head of state
These new stamps "celebrate the golden age of travel". If anyone is paying attention to the news, this summer of 2022 is as far from the golden age as possible! Note that none of these celebrate flying. Air Canada and Toronto's airport have been reported to have the dubious distinction of being the worst for service, disruptions, flight and baggage delays ... in the world.
Mont Tremblant (1939) poster designed by Herbert Bayer
Royal York Hotel (1935) poster designed by Norman Fraser
Great Lakes Cruising (1937) poster designed by Tom Purvis
The Canadian (1955) poster designed by Roger Couillard
Picturesque East Coast (featuring the original Cape Forchu Lighthouse) (1950) poster designed by Peter Ewert
I'm hoping all of you in Europe and the UK find a way of staying cool - and safe.
some 2022 issues for Sunday Stamps
Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632, regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in modern history.
Humphrey Gilbert, half brother of Sir Walter Raleigh, (1539-1583) claimed Newfoundland in the name of Queen Elizabeth I. He arrived in August 1583, but by November, had died at sea while returning to England.
and, another legendary beard...