At first I thought it was from Eva, trying a different style of writing (see yesterday's post), but it turned out to be from a postcrosser.
First the land stamps
From a set on sport issued for the Philatelic Exhibition, Motorcycling - which can only happen on land.
Growing on land, this stamp shows the largest specimen of Terrona oak in Spain, consdiered a natural monument. It is estimated to be 800 years old.
And the stamp showing the sea
At first it was hard for me to make it out due to the way the postmark landed. This stamp was issued for the World Philatelic Exhibition held in Spain in. A clearer view of the stamp is here.
All three stamps were issues in 2004. Can you remember what you were doing this time that year?
Very nice stamps. I don't remember the last one. In 2004 0,52€ was the European rate. Now it's 1,45€.ReplyDelete
This time 2004 I was moving from Majorca island to the continent. A couple more moves since then, including from one country to another ;)
No, sorry. I was travelling to France. The move was the following year :)Delete
I only remember being in the middle of my PhD program.Delete
An additional reason I thought the envelope might be from you at first glance is because of the nice stamp selection.
The bike racer imparts a feeling of speed not that I have ever ridden one. Also I am a poor sailor so would avoid the sea as depicted on the Spanish stamp.ReplyDelete
2004 - I have no idea what I was doing other than still being hard at work.
I think the extra long shape to the racing stamp helps, too.Delete
I think I would feel a wee bit emotional at seeing that massive ancient oak.ReplyDelete
Ancient trees are amazing, aren't they.Delete
That MotoGP bike brings a new meaning to express delivery. Oak trees are amazing things.ReplyDelete
They did a nice job of evoking speed on the motorbike stamp.Delete