Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Canines

 I was traveling for my job last week and could not participate in Sunday Stamps.  Back again this week however, and happy to share stamps on the theme of the week, which is canines.  Our hostess has shared some wolves.  I have some stamps recently issued by the US Postal Service, of military dogs.  There is a set of 4, and one is featured on their web page and copied here:

The breeds on the stamps are German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherd.  The images are by Greg Breeding.  Less dogs are used now than in the past by the military.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Stamps: History on stamps

 Good day and welcome to my blog.

Our hostess for Sunday Stamps has set "celebrating an historical event" as our theme for today.  I have a stamp I have shared before, in 2014 or so:


As I wrote at that time:

From the USPS web page for this stamp:

"The War of 1812, sometimes called "the forgotten conflict," was a two-and-a-half-year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. 

The stamp's subject for the second year of the war is the Battle of Lake Erie, which took place on September 10, 1813. For the stamp design, the Postal Service selected William Henry Powell's famous painting, Battle of Lake Erie. The oil-on-canvas painting, completed in 1873, was commissioned by the U.S. Congress and placed at the head of the east stairway in the Senate wing of the Capitol. It depicts Oliver Hazard Perry in the small boat he used to transfer from his ruined flagship, the Lawrence, to the Niagara.

To evoke the times, the color and texture of a contemporary map of the war is used for the stamp sheet's background. 

After boarding and taking command of the Niagara, Perry attacked and demolished the British ships Detroit and Queen Charlotte. He then penned one of the most memorable phrases of the war in a report to General William Henry Harrison: "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Perry's triumph gave the U.S. control of Lake Erie and allowed the army to recover ground lost early in the war. The British and their Indian allies abandoned their outposts on the Detroit frontier and retreated up the Thames River deeper into Upper Canada. General Harrison pursued them and won the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, less than a month after Perry's remarkable victory."

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_lake_erie

Canadians may have a different view of this conflict!

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Asia

 Good day and welcome to my stamp blog.

I am participating in Sunday Stamps.  The theme this week is Asia.  I have a stamp from China, that I shared once a long time ago:


A stamp from my Postcrossing days. Great architecture, lovely design.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday stamps: Modern Architecture

 Good Day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.

Once again I have searched the internet for stamps, having none in hand for today's theme.  But I found this great set:


Fallingwater is an amazing house by Frank Lloyd Wright.  I am less familiar with the other buildings.  I have not visited these buildings, but would be happy to visit Fallingwater some day!  This set really fits the theme, does it not?

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