Slightly odd, I think, for a Christmas issue, but that is what this is. It is one of a set of five paintings by Peter Le Lievre, issued by the Guernsey Post Office in 1980.
I had to include the second PHQ card even though the ship doesn't exactly take pride of place. The Mary Rose was raised from the sea bed in the Solent north of the Isle of Wight and not so far from Portsmouth which is where she now rests, in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. I went to see here early on in her restoration.
I also chose the card for Henry VIII, currently starring in Wolf Hall on BBC Two. He's much more handsome in Wolf Hall but so far only got to Queen Number Two, Anne Boleyn.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, in its new home at See it on a Postcard!
PS Windows 8 is as big a challenge as a broken computer.