Saturday, June 16, 2018

06.06.1944 - 2018

I received two postcards canceled on June 6th 2018 in commemoration of D-Day.

One I received from Pernel :



This card was issued to support the request to list the beaches of D-Day on the Unesco World Heritage list.


Thank you very much Pernel, a nice surprise !

And I received this one as well :



The card was sent with according stamp and philatelic cancellation by the Caen postoffice, thanks a lot Postmaster !



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Way to the Victory - Battle of the Caucasus, Russia

https://touchstamps.com/News/Details/327/way-to-the-victory-the-battle-of-the-caucasus

New stamps issued in Russia on May 8th.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

VE Day 2018.05.09

I received these stamps on May 2nd, on (a rather peaceful) postcard from Russia which I published on one of my other blogs.

But the stamps were all the more relevant to commemorate VE Day today, given the fact that at least 3 came from the Weapons of Victories series issued in 2009.



edit :
In fact thanks to my good friend from Russia Anastasia, she indicated to me that the card is related to WWI & WWII since it shows the monument of Iosif Rodionovich Apanasenko.

The church behind the monument is the Kazanskiy Cathedral in Stavropol.

So here you have the frontside as well :

Thanks a lot Anastasia for the precious help!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

WW 2 - Mitralexis Marinos (1920-1948)

An interesting article on a french blog about a greek fighter pilot in World War II and the stamp dedicated to him :

https://philateliehellenique.wordpress.com/2018/05/05/ww2-mitralexis-marinos-1920-1948/

Enjoy !


One more that I need for my collection ;-)

Sunday, April 22, 2018