zaterdag 5 november 2016

Sunday Stamps: Fireworks

This Sunday Stamps' theme is 'Fireworks or Night Views'.



As far as I know Dutch Post has issued only the fireworks stamp you see above. It is from the December 2014 stamp sheet, which contains twenty different 'December' themes.

The main image on the following Spanish New Year's stamp shows a clock and grapes: twelve grapes are eaten at each beat when the clock shows twelve at New Year's Eve midnight. But looking more closely, you can see the fireworks behind the Feliz Año (Happy [New] Year) wish:



From the USA I received several Chinese New Year stamps (thanks to Phillip), and one of these shows the fireworks before they are set off:



Fireworks are also shown on this stamp from China:



See more night views / fireworks at today's Sunday Stamps and the links mentioned there.

15 opmerkingen:

  1. I hadn't realised that there were fireworks on the Chinese stamp!

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    1. And I hadn't noticed the fireworks on the Dutch December champagne glass stamp :-) And on the Sieb Posthuma stamp sheet! So Dutch Post issued at least three fireworks stamps instead of the one I shared here... Thank you for posting, Eva!

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    2. Actually, your post inspired mine... :D

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  2. A great selection, Heleen. Not such a common stamp theme, yet Netherlands seems to have quite a few!

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    1. Thank you, FinnBadger! I first had thought we (the Dutch) only had one, but there appeared to be more!

      And thank YOU for th wonderful Chinese New Year stamps from the USA!

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  3. In Canada and the US, it is customary to have fireworks for our respective "birthdays" but never at New Year's. Most of the country is too cold, for that, I reckon!

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    1. But in Norway, even in the North, they have fireworks at New Year's...

      In my region (Valencian Country, Spain) we have fireworks continuously: every secular or religious festivity, weddings, even birthdays! I'm afraid we can't celebrate without fireworks.

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    2. And it's cold here, then, too. I think people like to see these fireworks, because they are lightening dark days and cause some warm feeling.
      There is also fireworks at a few other occasions, for instance King's day, but not as much as in Spain or the USA.

      And in the last years some people want to stop the New Year's firework tradition, in which common people are allowed to buy fireworks and set off them by themselves at midnight, because every year the ERs are visited by too many people who have fireworks accidents. And it costs some eyes or even fingers/hands, at midnight due to unsafely setting off, or the next day when children search for the remains of firework and put them to fire.

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    3. Oh! In Spain the laws are very specific (and strict) on what sort of fireworks can be used, according to the age (and there are fines). This laws are regional. Not in the whole Spain they use so wide.

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  4. Ooh is that a Catherine wheel on the Dutch stamp, love those, and the slight peril involved when it stops spinning and someone has to start it again.

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    1. Yes, it looks like a Catherine wheel. However, it is not typical Dutch and to be honest, I've never seen one in real (in contrary to other types of fireworks).

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  5. Lots of fireworks stamps! Beautiful!

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  6. I struggle with the fireworks theme so I'm pleased to such a great selection as yours.

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