Sunday, May 27, 2018

O is for Olympic Games

In this case, the Athens games of 2004.

This stamp celebrates Greek athlete Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi's silver medal placement in the triple jump event.

Her story ends a bit sadly with a ban and revocation of her bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. Read more at wikipedia.

For more links to stamps with 'O' topics, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

N is for Nebula

N is for Nebula, in this case a ring nebula, on this stamp that was slightly damaged in transit. I have a feeling that more recent stamps are made of stronger stuff to survive the seemingly more aggressive sorting machines.

This stamp was issued in 2000 in honor of the Hubble telescope and the astronomer it is named after.

For more postage with an N theme, visit the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

M is for Minerals

These stunning stamps were sent by Eric a couple of years ago.

They feature the minerals gold, sulphur, labradorite and fluorite.

The stamps were issued as part of a 12-stamp set by La Poste in 2016 titled The Mineral World.

Monday, May 7, 2018

L is for Loyalists

A Canadian stamp for L, The Loyalists, on this current trip through the alphabet for Sunday Stamps.

This stamp was issued in 1984, and commemorates the approximately 50,000 American colonists who remained loyal to the British crown and made their way north to settle in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces after the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War.

The flag in the background is the Grand Union Flag, in use from 1606 to 1801.

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