Sunday 11 September 2011

Mexican revolutionaries

The card was sent to me in 2010, the year of the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence and the 100th year of the revolution.  I've already posted the most appropriate stamp for the card here, but the following two were what were on it.

The first stamp is one of a large set showing local crafts.  this one shows pottery from Oaxca, bringing back happy memories for me.

This one commemorates the 150 year anniversary of the first Mexican stamp.

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


  1. My son, Jeremy ( 27 ) and I were talking last night about Mexico. I've been to quite a number of beach destinations but, lately, all the massacres and unrest have made travel less appealing. It is so sad, really. Of course, the problem areas are more the border towns but I think there have even been problems in beautiful Huatulco.

  2. I was in Oaxaca long ago and loved the town and crafts. I always wanted to go back. I almost got back one time, but the trip was canceled.

  3. Does the second stamp say tabasco on it??? Or am I hungry for spicy food?

    Thanks for participating!!!

  4. I tried to find a stamp for the 200th but had to settle for the 150th anniversary. Thanks for the link to the other stamp; I hadn't seen that. I used to lead training courses in Mexico - shame I never had the chance to do any sightseeing.

  5. All revolutionaries should have hats like those. Great card and nice stamps.

  6. I like that card - I do love vintage scenes, after all.

    I'd love to go to Mexico one day but suspect it would be to a beach in Cancun and nowhere near anything of historical relevance!

  7. @Carmen, yes it's such a shame these days that some places are not too safe.

    @Postcardy, I loved Oaxaco and likewise would love a return visit but I doubt it will happen.

    @Viridian, I noticed that too!

    @Bob, what a shame not to have been able to see around. It's a wonderfully diverse country with an amazing history.

    @Joy, I'd be a revolutionary if I could have a hat like that.

    @Emm, oh no! You must explore inland! It is a wonderful country. I was lucky enough to have worked for a Mexican and he told me about many of the places we visited.

  8. The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 but it lasted for several years. The revolutionaries "invaded" the United States in 1916 when Pancho Villa raided the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and the U.S. responded with an expeditionary force into Mexico under General Black Jack Pershing. Pancho Villa is a very popular historical figure. I used to have one of those hats but someone took it. I like hats and helmets.

  9. Okay, two trips it is then!!! I do love history but really should take more beach holidays.

  10. @Max, thank you for the extra information. Great. :) Hats, I like them too, but helmets, hmmm. I can't see you in a helmet somehow.

    @Emm, or more than two! :)


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