zondag 17 december 2017

Sunday Stamps: 'T' is for tandarts, tuinieren and triceratops



Today Sunday Stamps' theme is the letter 'T'. Both in English and in Dutch the elements which are located in our jaws in order to bite, start with a 't': tooth in English (plural 'teeth'), and tand in Dutch (plural 'tanden').
When it comes to health care for these teeth, the English language suddenly moves away from the letter 't', while in Dutch this dentist just is named 'tandarts' (literally 'tooth-doctor').
Dutch Post (then PTT) happens to have issued stamps about tanden and the tandarts many years ago.
The text on the stamp on top says: 'If I promise not to cry, will I get a candy?'.

Coincidentally, the picture on top of this stamp shows a magazine, which in Dutch also starts with the letter 't', namely 'tijdschrift' (tijd = time, schrift = exercise/note book)!

Here some detail of a visit to the tandarts:



And of course tandenpoetsen is important (poetsen = to brush):




The Dutch word for 'garden' is 'tuin', and the verb 'gardening' means 'tuinieren'. The theme of the following stamp is 'biodynamic agriculture', growing bulb flowers, but the picture on this stamp makes me think of tuinieren in an individual garden rather than professional agriculture:




Finally a triceratops, a well-known prehistoric animal whose name I think the same in any country. The stamp happens to origin in a country starting with the letter 't' also!



See more stamps on the letter 't' at and via today's Sunday Stamps.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. You always chose very original stamps!
    I like especially the illustration of the tandenpoetsen one. I think this kind of messages are no longer conveyed on stamps. Probably because the use of stamps today isn't so massive.

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    1. I'm not sure if educational stamps aren't issued anymore. I see a slight increase of environmental-themed stamps in several countries, so maybe that is a 'present times' subject, don't you think so?

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    2. In Spain, they issue a series about "civic values". The latest I remember are "creativity", "anti-bullying", safe driving, respect in the net... and, yes, some stamps related to the preservation of the environment.

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    3. I have received some of these civic values :-)

      And last year's Europe stamps theme was 'think green', so these environment preservation stamps have been sent into the world from many European cpuntries:-)

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  2. Great selection today, love the triceratops, and I like your connection back to last week with a 'strips' stamp.

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    1. The connection is purely coincidental!

      Thank you for your comment!

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  3. I don't think I've ever seen teeth on a stamp before, my dentist would never approve of a candy reward!

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    1. So to see this dentist doesn't approve it, either!

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  4. I've just received a reminder from my dentist that I'm due a check-up. Hope my teeth look as good as those on the teeth stamp!

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    1. Good luck at the dentist, Bob! I'll keep my fingers crossed that all teeth are well!

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