Friday, 30 January 2015
The police officers will stay with the musical ride for three years, this means there is an annual rotation of 33 percent of the riders although there are 32 riders and horses in the team so I'm not sure how that works out, perhaps there is a spare. There is an emphasis on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police site on the ability to meet the horses and riders but even if one were to miss the show and that opportunity then a tour of their Ottawa centre is on the cards - stables, tack room and of course, The Mountie Shop.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
|2012: 150th Anniversary of the Railway|
|2010: Great Railway Journeys|
An entry to Violet Sky's Sunday Stamps II theme of - Shaped Stamps or Australian stamps here
Sunday, 18 January 2015
|1973: Anniversary of the VAB Motoring Organisation|
|1970: "New UPU Headquarters"|
The road may ultimately lead to the 'new' Universal Postal Union Building in Berne.
|1970: Anniversary of the National Housing Association|
An entry to Sunday Stamps theme - Organisations/Special Events - hosted by Violet Sky here
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Queen Victoria makes two appearances, first on the 2p showing the Hong Kong two cents stamp, the first stamp issued there in 1862, The next is the one the envelope also features, the GB four penny carmine issued in 1855 which must be the first stamp the company printed.
Bottom row shows the President of the Confederate States during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis. This was a stamp of 1862 which De La Rue shipped out to the Confederacy together with plates and white printing paper, Next the 4p stamp shows Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, a stamp produced in 1863.
Although I only possess two of the set, (Maxim Gorky and Pablo Picasso) the following are amongst my favourite stamps
|1968: UNESCO Cultural Personality's of the 20th Century"|
|1989: Bicentenary of the French Revolution|
An entry to the Sunday Stamp theme of Famous People/Portraits hosted by Violet Sky here
Sunday, 4 January 2015
I remember at the millennium we were shown New Year as it arrived first in the South Pacific and then watched as the world celebrated and time moved across the globe. The most spectacular New Year's celebration were those of Sydney Harbour, and they continues to be so, how can you beat that stunning setting with the iconic bridge. It is estimated that 1.6 million came to watch down at the harbour and it always features on the news here. For those who like numbers this year there were 10,000 aerial fireworks, 25,000 shooting comets and 100,000 pyrotechnic events.
This stamp is celebrating Sydney itself and there is a cake involved -
One of the stamps of the second series of 'Road Trip' which appeared in 2013 featuring Gavin Ryan's artwork which
makes me smile.
An entry to Sunday Stamps hosted by Violet Sky's See It on a Postcard here.
The themes this week are - Astrology, New Year celebrations or a favourite that makes you smile.