Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Stamps #4

17th July 1985 - Classic Children's Books
33c - Elves & Fairies, 33c - Magic Pudding, 33c - Ginger Meggs, 33c -Blinky Bill, 33c - Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. Joined Strip of 5

Links From Wikipedia

Elves & Fairies
The Magic Pudding
Ginger Meggs
Blinky Bill
Snugglepot & Cuddlepie

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Petersberg, Germany

Slavic Countries RR - Group #24 - Catty412

Czestochowa, Poland

Slavic Countries RR - Group #24 - Football Girl

Queen Mary 2

Oceania RR - Group #017 - Mondkind

Swapbot -Cancelled Postage Stamp ATC

Cancelled Postage Stamp ATC - Barbara



Graceful Geisha ATC swap on Swapbot. It was opened and inspected by Quarantine, nothing was taken.

Swapbot-Graceful Geisha ATC

Graceful Geisha ATC - Nasreen


Cancelled Stamp ATC-Swapbot

Cancelled Stamp ATC - RadicalRecrafter

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My First Day Covers

I have decided to scan all of my First Day Cover collection so it will eventually be seen on this blog. Seeing as today is Australia Day I have decided to start with my collection of Australia Day Covers. It will take a while but would love to have a record of my collection.

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1978

Australia Day 1978 - First Day of Issue - 26th Jan 1978 - Adelaide SA 5000
Stamp - 18c Flag

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1979

Australia Day 1979 - First Day of Issue - 26th Jan 1979 - Adelaide SA 5000
Stamp 20c

Australia Day 1979 - First Day of Issue - 26th Jan 1979 - Coburg VIC 3058 - Special Citizenship Ceremony Stamp
Stamp - 20c

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1980

Australia Day 1980 - First Day of Issue - 23rd Jan 1980 - Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044
Stamp - 22c Matthew Flinders

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1981

Australia Day 1981 - First Day of Issue - 21st Jan 1981 - Coburg VIC 3058
22c Stamp


Governor Arthur Phillip raised the British flag over the first European settlement in Australia on 26 January 1788. Since that time 26 January has variously been known as Landing Day, Foundation Day, Anniversary Day and ANA Day. The date is now nationally celebrated as Australia Day. The Australia Day 1981 stamp features the Australian flag portrayed as the island-continent's surface.

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1982

Australia Day 1982 - First Day of Issue - 20th Jan 1982 - Eaglehawk VIC 3556
24c Stamp - The Immigrants

The stamp, commemorating Australia Day 1982, honours the three great waves of migration to Australia. The Aboriginals were the first people to come to Australia, at least 30,000 years ago. The arrival of Governor Arthur Phillip to found a penal colony in 1788 heralded the second wave of migration. The third, and most recent wave occurred following World War II when migrants from more than 100 countries sought new lives in Australia.

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1983

Australia Day 1983 - First Day of Issue - 26th Jan 1983 - Queenscliff VIC 3225


In January 1788, eleven ships of the "First Fleet" anchored off Sydney Cove. Aboard were some 1500 people who were destined to establish the first permanent European settlement in Australia. Flagship of the fleet was HMS Sirus, named after on of the brightest stars in the southern sky. The swiftest ship in the fleet was the escort vessel HM Brig Supply, and it was to this ship that the Commander of the fleet, Captain Arthur Phillip, had transferred for the last long leg of the voyage. Hms Sirus and HM Brig Supply appear on stamps commemorating Australia Day 1983.

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1984

Australia Day 1984 - First Day of Issue - 26th Jan 1984 - Lorne VIC 3232
Stamp-30c Cook's Cottage


Cook's Cottage stands in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, as a tribute to Captain James Cook, whose exploration of Australia's east coast was directly responsible for the colonisation of the continent. The original cottage was built in 1755 by Cook's father, at Great Ayton, Yorkshire. Tradition says that the great navigator visited his parents there, between voyages. The cottage was purchased and shipped to Melbourne in 1934, as part of Victoria's centenary celebrations.

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1986

Australia Day 1986 - First Day of Issue - 24th Jan 1986 - Melbourne Vic 3000
Stamp - 33c - An Aboriginal Perspective


Drawing upon the art styles of the designer's Aboriginal heritage, the Australia Day 1986 stamp depicts our ancient land being cradled and protected by a creation Ancestor called a Wandjina. In the Wandjina's hand, an egg symbolises perfection and rebirth, an ideal to which all Australians can aspire. A Rainbow Serpent, also a Creation Ancestor, runs through the Wandjina's body, it's tongue forming the Wandjina's eyes. The cover photograph shows the Walls of China in southwestern New South Wales, a region settled by the Aboriginal people more than 30,000 years ago.

Maxicard-Australia Day 1979

Maxicard-Australia Day 1988

Monday, January 24, 2011

Dick Bruna FDC 1969

Dick Bruna - Child Welfare First Day Cover 1969 - The Netherlands

Silver Jubilee 1977

Silver Jubilee 1977

8 1/2p - Silver Jubilee 1977
10p - Silver Jubilee 1977
11p - Silver Jubilee 1977
13p - Silver Jubilee 1977

11 May - 15 June 1977

British Explorers 1973

British Explorers 1973

3p - Henry Stanley 1841-1904
3p - David Livingstone 1813-1873
5p - Francis Drake c.1541-1596
7 1/2p - Walter Raleigh c1552-1618
9p - Charles Sturt 1795-1869

18th April 1973

British Architecture 1972

British Architecture (Village Churches) - 1972

3p - This stamp features Greensted-juxta-Ongar Essex
4p - This stamp features Earls Barton Northants
5p - This stamp features letheringsett Norfolk
71/2p - This stamp features Helpringham Lincs
9p - This stamp features Huish Episcopi Somerset

21 June 1972

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Stamps #3

7th May 1980 - Australian Folklore - Waltzing Matilda - 22c Swagman, 22c Swagman and Sheep, 22c Squatter, 22c Policeman, 22c Swagman's Ghost, Joined Strip of 5

Wikipedia article on Waltzing Matilda

Friday, January 21, 2011

Official Map Card From Finland


Flowers From The Netherlands

Italy & Other Countries RR - Group #112 - Zazana

Happy New Year From China

UK & Ireland x Other Countries RR - Group #174 - Rebecca873

Multiview From Amsterdam

Oceania RR - Group #022 - Oi

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunset in WA

Oceania RR - Group #25 - Sammib

Monday, January 17, 2011

Viewcard From Latvia

Oceania RR - Group #022 - Cheshirrr