Sunday, 6 May 2012

Independence


I struggled to find anything very appropriate for this week but I settled on the series of five stamps depicting the Spanish Armada.  My theory was that Britain maintained its independence by fighting off the Armada, a battle to retain its liberty from invasion by Spain.  I particularly liked the stamp shown because it shows the white Cliffs of Dover at the top behind the queen's head.

Of course, after I had scanned the card, I suddenly remember I have a stamp card that is even more to the point.


It's one of the very few maxicards I have.  It's just a shame the "First day of issue" cancellation was smudgy.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"

20 comments:

  1. The Spanish Armada stamp is just fantastic! Great colours and image. A stamp worth gushing over, for sure! :)

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    1. It's yet another I don't remember from when it first appeared.

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  2. The stamp of the Armada Invencible is amazing (although it hurts me a little... haha). The maxicard of B. Franklin is very appropiate too for this week's theme of Independence.

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    1. I know you weren't there yourself. Don't take it personally. :) :)

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    2. I don't. And the stamp is so beautiful that I couldn't anyway! :-)

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  3. I'm glad you had the Benjamin Franklin stamp, Sheila - it's much better than my catalogue image. I must look ot for that Armada series.

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    1. There are 5 stamps in the Armada series, I think.

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  4. The red ships are amazing - someone had fun drawing that image! Lovely little piece of art.

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    1. I must find an excuse to post the rest of them.

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  5. the detail in the Armada stamp is fantastic. I love this one!

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  6. The armada stamp is very colorful. The design reminds me of images I have seen of Chinese dragons.

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    1. I think it's the colour and the flowing lines that make it resemble dragons.

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  7. The detail of the red ships is amazing!

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    1. Apparently the ones with oars are called galeas. I didn't even know they had galleons with oars until I saw this. :(

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  8. I agree the detail is really great

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  9. I love the billowing sails of the Spanish Armada. Old Ben isn't nearly so colorful.

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