woensdag 6 juli 2016

In: from the United Kingdom

Beautiful illustration of a dragonfly, issues as a postage stamp and a maxicard, sent by John.
On the back more insects: a fly, on a stamp issued for the 150th anniversary (in 1989) of the Royal Microscopical Society, and my favourite butterfly, the Atalanta.

And this interesting stamp, or even intriguing as long as I don't know the meaning. I see a lady, a deer, the lady rowing a boat, horses, a building, trees... Please let me know if you know what this stamp is about!

The same day this postcard arrived. I had to look several times, wondering if is it a photo or a painting. It is a painting! Created by Robert K. Calvert, who has painted more trams in that era.

On the back two great matching - metro - stamps.

Thank you very much, John!

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Love the London underground stamps. Here is a link to some info about the 18p stamp.http://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/01/style/stamps-british-stamps-that-look-back-into-history.html

    I suspected that it was Queen Victoria and Crystal Palace, but did not know the painting of the deer.

  2. The stamp set celebrated the 150th anniversary of Victoria's accession to the throne (1837), and depicted scenes from the Victorian Era.

  3. Thank you very much, FinnBadger, very interesting information! Intriguing to read about the rower: "the legendary Grace Darling, who rowed through raging seas to rescue five shipwrecked people"..