Tuesday, 28 October 2014

It's today . . .

. . . my blog is 4 today!
The card is one I received (we won't mention the year ;) ).

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sunday stamps

This week's theme of professions was more difficult to find than I expected, but once I started looking through some of my 'accumulation' of Egyptian stamps, I managed to find several that fit.
Firstly a stamp from 1970 depicting workers in the pharmaceutical industry, the stamp itself commemorating 30 years of the industry.

The next stamp featuring the cotton plant completes the set to the onions and rice stamps which I posted last week, and I thought would fit for agricultural workers.

Next a stamp from 1968 for the Veterinary Congress.  Not surprisingly Pharaonic-style art often features in the stamp designs.

From 1972 Social Work Day, the Eye of Horus is a good symbol to include  . . .

and then my favourite for this theme, which was issued in 1986 depicting workers holding books and tools for the 25th anniversary of the Workers' Cultural Association.  It's the design that appeals to me, it makes me think of the Bauhaus style of the 1920s and 1930s (not stamp design of that era but Bauhaus art).

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

who could resist . . .

. . . puppies on a doorstep.

Friday, 24 October 2014


Every once in a while, a photo has a date written on it, and then sometimes I manage to scan the photo just in time for the relevant date.  And so it is that I introduce to you Walter Teasue (possibly) of Ottumwa, Iowa, October 24 1881.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of countrylife/harvest, I found these 2 Egyptian stamps from 1966 issued for 'Peasant's Day' (the wording on the stamp).  Anyhow I thought the illustrations on the stamps - onions and rice - fitted the theme.  A 5m value depicting the cotton crop completes the set (not shown here).

The cover they are on was sent to the DDR (East Germany) in 1966, and the sender went to some effort (I would think) to have such a fine array of commemorative stamps (rather than just the regular issues at that time).  The stamp above the onions is for the 7th Pan Arab Jamboree in Libya, then a stamp for medical care and a map of Sinai for the 'Development of Sinai', the latter two are part of the set issued in July 1966 to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 1952 revolution.  The airmail envelope is also very decorative, Egypt always has very nice designs for airmail envelopes.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

get well soon!

feeling a little faint . . .

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

meet the neighbour . . .

 a gathering in the back garden.  Names, date and place, all unknown.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

somewhere in Africa . . .

. . . and if you think he looks familiar, then you may have seen him here in Skegness.
I don't know his name, but suspect the photo is from the 1950s.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's free theme, I'm posting this block of 4 stamps of President Eisenhower.  They have a 'First Day of Issue' cancellation, date of issue 14 October 1969.  Looking on wiki, Eisenhower was born 14 October 1890 and died 28 March 1969.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

'True Palls'

I don't have any background information on this postcard, as there is a printed title, 'True Palls', then that would suggest it was a commercially produced postcard, probably relating to an Edwardian theatrical act.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

the dairymaid

Miss Carrie Moore in 'The Dairymaid'. 
Postcard - Rotary Photographic Series, used postally in 1908.
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