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28 April 2019
Sunday Stamps - J
designed by Raymond Bellemare
based on a painting by Pierre Leduc
This blue jay was one of a set of four birds in the fifth series of birds of Canada. They are known for their loud and raucous call, though during the breeding season they are almost silent until the young are fledged.
for the letter J - jay
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27 April 2019
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26 April 2019
gateway to 1000 islands
25 April 2019
24 April 2019
the sender didn't have any cards to fit my 'wish list' on Postcrossing, but this one is perfect!
23 April 2019
Kazan is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. It celebrated its millennium in 2005, which was also when this mosque was built.
22 April 2019
I like Lviv
"mysterious and architecturally lovely, it is the place where the candle of Ukrainian national identity burns brightest and where the Russian language is definitely the minority language" ~ Lonely Planet
21 April 2019
Sunday Stamps - I
From 1986-87, Japan issued 22 stamps in five series of insects which included scarabs, beetles, butterflies, dragon/damselflies. This stamp from the 3rd series shows a dragonfly known as a 'common picture wing', or 'variegated flutterer'. It likes the marshes, ponds, and paddy fields of South Asia.
for the letter I - insects
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20 April 2019
joyful band of bunnies
19 April 2019
Mountie on a Horse
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18 April 2019
17 April 2019
16 April 2019
a 1934 era tram in Turku, Finland
The traditional yellow colour was chosen by vote from the passengers when new trams were acquired for the popular tram line expansion.
15 April 2019
Inside the National Library of Finland.
Built in 1840-45, designed by architect C.L. Engel
the library's roots trace back to 1640 when it was in Turku
14 April 2019
Sunday Stamps - H
A semi postal stamp with postage at 2 pence and a surcharge of 1 pence for charity, which in this case was for the Children's Health Camps. New Zealand health stamps were issued from 1929 - 2016. For this issue, the statue of Eros which had recently been returned to Piccadilly Circus after being in storage for safekeeping during WWII was chosen. The fountain with Eros was unveiled in 1893 in memory of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury who, among other things, was remembered for his abolition of child labour.
for the letter H - health
13 April 2019
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10 April 2019
Green eyed kitty, lovely kitty
Strolling slowly towards the sun
Green eyed kitty, ocean's kitty
Soothing every raging wave that comes
09 April 2019
A 16th century Eastern Orthodox monastery in Sucevita, Romania, with murals painted both inside and outside. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Painted Churches of Moldova.
08 April 2019
The Atlantic puffin regains its colourful beak during the mating season which begins in early April. They nest in burrows with males spending most of their time guarding and maintaining the nest, while the female incubates and feeds the (one) chick. This is the only time they will spend on land.
07 April 2019
Sunday Stamps - G
designer: Anthony Hobbs
Issued for the 25th anniversary of the first Canadian born Governor General, the stamp shows the crown and lion from the GG's standard with the same blue background, and the names of the (up until then) four Canadian Governors General. The GG is the Queen's personal representative.
for the letter G - Governor General
for the letter G - Governor General
06 April 2019
05 April 2019
The old Gananoque Carriage Works on the shores of the St Lawrence River was transformed into the Gananoque Inn in 1896. A fire on April 5th 1907 destroyed a third of the building, but within a few weeks the hotel was ready to re-open for the summer season.
The Gananoque Inn & Spa 2010
04 April 2019
Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna wedding in 1894.
Alexandra's wedding attire included a Honiton lace veil designed by her grandfather, Prince Albert, which had been worn by her mother, Princess Alice. She also wore the traditional Romanov nuptial crown and a 475 carat necklace that had belonged to Catherine the Great.
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03 April 2019
Carrieres des Lumieres
In Les Baux de Provence there is a spectacular light show, les Carrieres de lumieres which features a different 'artist in residence' each year. This card shows the work of Van Gogh from 2008, (and who is also being shown again this year) with paintings projected on the walls of an old quarry.
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02 April 2019
01 April 2019
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