woensdag 31 augustus 2016

In: from the USA

This year it's hundred years ago that the tallest man of Puerto Rico has been born, el Gigante de Carolina: Felipe Birriel Fernández.
This postmark is in honour of him, and with many thanks to FinnBadger I received this postmark, too.
Which has made me wonder: has this mail been traveling from the USA to Puerto Rico - which I always thought to be an independent country, but wikipedia learns me that it isn't - and from there into the world?!?

See more information about Felipe Birriel and other tall men on thetallestman.com.

The postmarks and stamps have been accompanied by this postcard, showing a painting by Charles Seeler, named 'Pertaining to Yachts and Yachting', painted in 1922.

Thank you very much, FinnBadger!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. You are welcome! Actually this a big of a misadventure - I wanted the hummingbird postmark, but they put a different one on. So thanks for the additional info about Felipe.

    Puerto Rico has USPS and uses the dollar, so all I had to do was send the envelopes there inside another one.

  2. What a strange misadventure! But all we learned a bit thanks to it :D

  3. We learn a lot indeed: About tallest men, about the Puertorican currency and postal system, about the painter Sheeler (this painting looks cubistic and I didn't know cubist painters also were in the USA), and now I know why FinnBadger has sent me a postmark (be it an other one than intended):-)