Wednesday, September 15, 2010

4 Covers to share!

Hey guys! Four lovely covers to share today!

An awesome set of 10 commemorative stamps was released on 25th June 2010 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the 1st passenger train to be hauled in South Africa.
Once again, many thanks to D.Hazell for another great cover bearing 3 of these stamps.

The first stamp from the left shows 1860 “Natal” – the first locomotive to run in South Africa. The middle is 1948 Class 24 – the ultimate power on branch lines all over South Africa. And the corner right stamp depicts 1954 Class 25 Condensor. These 90 engines – the largest non-articulated steam locomotives in the world – were designed to re-use their water and savings up to 85% were recorded. No other country employed condensing engines on a scale as large as this.

Next is a beautiful cover from the Philippines, sent by John Paul B.Rodriguee (a new friend of this blog!) Thank you so much!

This cover bears a set of stamp from the "Deep Sea Lobsters of the Philippines" series. Issued on 30th Sept 2009, they show Northwest Reef Lobster, Two Spot Locust Lobster, Locust Lobster and Blind Lobster respectively.
The 2 identical stamps on the extreme left belong to the 2010 "Marine Life" series. They depict the Yellow Seahorse.

The third cover was sent by fellow ICCC member, Yves Lapointe from Canada. Thank you!

This awesome cover was franked with stamps from the "Endangered Species" series. To raise awareness about endangered species, Canada Post issued three sets of stamps featuring Canadian creatures at risk of extinction from 2006-2008.

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), there are more than 500 plant and animal species currently at risk in Canada. The homes of our wildlife are withering away at an alarming pace due to human activities like development, deforestation and pollution.

The last cover for the day was sent from the State of Qatar by Rodel P.Evangelista. Thank you!
The stamps belong to the "FIFA World Cup" series, issued in 2002.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June.
It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0 in the final. Turkey beat Korea Republic 3–2 in the third place match.

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