Thursday, November 22, 2007

Covers from Gibraltar

(I am finally back on line earlier than plan. It’s good to be back thinking about stamps, it helps forgetting the difficulties that life sometimes bring to us…)

Today I wanted to show you a set of three covers that I received from Gibraltar thank to Angel.The first one is franked with a set of four stamps issued on the 4th of May 2006. This is the Europa issue : the theme of Europa stamps in 2006 was integration as seen by your people. I think is set illustrates very well the theme, showing kids of different origin and religion, playing together. A nice colorful set that clearly illustrates the message that they want to give !

The second one is franked with two stamps. The one on the left side belongs to the set issued on the 31st of March 2006 to celebrate the 2006 Soccer World cup in Germany. The full set contains seven stamps that have been issued in a souvenir sheet that I want to show you because I find it very attractive. As you see, each stamp pictures a kid with the face painted according to the color of the flag of one of the previous winner of the world cup : Brazil, England, Argentina, France, Uruguay, Italy, Germany. I think this is a very nice idea. This is quite different from the usual “soccer” stamp showing game actions.

The second stamp was issued on the 28th of February 2007 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signature of the treaty of Rome. The treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community (EEC) and was signed by France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (the latter three as part of the Benelux) on March 25, 1957. The full set contains six stamps, each stamp picturing the flag of one of the countries that have signed the treaty. The set has been issued also in a souvenir sheet that I show you here.

As you see Angel has chosen for both stamps, the one using the French flag : a blue, white, red thematic. Very nice.

The last cover is franked with the set of four stamps issued on the 30th of June 2007. This is the 2007 Europa issue commemorating 100 years of scouting. The stamps depict Gibraltar Scouts from 1908, the 1950’s, a 1980’s Sea Scout and modern day Scout.

All three covers are postmarked with very nice and clean cancel.

1 comment:

Le Petit Prince said...

Hi Eric,

The covers are nice, I also collecting used envelopes (mostly with bird stamps).

A month ago, I received an envelope with came from Gibraltar. But it stamped parcel postmarks, I am little bit upset.

Does your friend know how to collect the petty postmark ?

For your reference :

Edward, from Hongkong