Monday, 10 June 2019

I Muse...On Returning to the Hobby of Kings

Hi everyone! As the title suggests, I'm back! It was only the other day that I realised it has been over a year since I've written a stamp-related blog post. The last year and a half of my life has been a swirling vortex of turmoil - and that's putting it mildly! My whole existence pretty much changed overnight and in order to cope, I tended to place things that reminded me of the past, way up high n the shelves of my of my mind. Stamp collecting being one of the things that were shelved. Instead I explored other hobbies I have a passion for that didn't have that "past life" stigma attached to them. I've gotten back into modelling and I've even dipped my toe into the fascinating world of tabletop wargaming. But I have missed my stamp collecting, and I've only recently come to realise that there is now room in my world for both of my hobby passions! Anywho, enough rambling...

Since this is my first blog post back I thought I'd kick things off with a bang by revealing some eye candy in the form of some postal covers I scanned last year but never got around to publishing. Enjoy guys! And I'll see you soon with one of my regular blog posts.

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This gorgeous cover actually features the talents of a few stamp engravers, but for the purposes of this blog, I draw your attention to the stamp affixed to the top right of the cover. This stamp, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, features the ocean liner, SS Pasteur. This stamp was issued in France on 17 May 1941. For more detailed coverage of this stamp, click HERE.


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This next cover, which again features several lovely stamps, includes a stamp from Albert Decaris' History of France series. This stamp, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, was issued 18 November 1968. It depicts the iconic figure, Joan of Arc as she departs Vaucouleurs in 1429.


Until next time...


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