Monday, September 7, 2009

UK Stonehenge stamp postcard

UK Stonehenge postcard

This lovely UK postcard, showing the Stonehenge stamp with the phases of the moon, came to me from Sheila at A Postcard a Day. She didn't know this, but I love both the moon and Stonehenge (though I've never visited either, ha). I like the globe and ship motif, though I admit I'm not entirely sure what it represents.

UK stamps: London Post!

On the back she included these fine UK stamps, including my favorite, the London Post c.1839.

3 comments:

  1. The series of stamps, if I recall correctly, were all connected with astronomy. The globe is a gyroscope and the ship represents navigating by the stars. So I'm told. :)

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  2. I love those stamps now do all those stamps from the UK have the shadowy queen image in the corner ? I have quite a few of those myself and was just wondering . Thanks for the great post .

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  3. Thanks for the explanation, Sheila! That makes good sense. :-)

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