Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sunday Stamps 21: British Polar Explorers

As regular readers will know, occasionally I deviate from the postcard theme on this blog and sometimes blog about related topics - today is one of those days. It's been a few weeks since I've taken part in Sunday Stamps, but having managed to strain my back all the gardening I planned to do this weekend has been put on hold, so I now have more time for blogging. This week's prompt was to 'share anyone honoured by a stamp'. I had a quick scan through my First Day Cover collection and decided upon this one, 'British Polar Explorers', from 1972.


From top left, moving clockwise, they are ...

James Clarke Ross (1800 - 1862)
Martin Frobisher (1535 - 1594)
Robert Falcon Scott (1869 - 1912)
Henry Hudson (1560 - 1611)

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10 comments:

  1. I looked at this set on a stamp stall on Stockton market this week. They are great stamps.

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  2. thats such a fantastic FDC!! I LOVE it!! Unfortunately, only the name of Robert Scott rings a bell here....

    have a nice Sunday and hope your back gets better soon :)

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  3. have always loved that set of commemoratives! you've just reminded me to go and check out Sunday Stamps too!

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  4. The two sets of explorers issued at that time are one of my favourites, stunning cover.

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  5. That's an attractive cover. I never knew there were so many British polar explorers.

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  6. What a fantastic FDC and a great way for these brave men to be honoured. Unfortunately, this is the first time I've heard of all four of them. I'm glad you shared them this week - additional learning for my knowledge bank.

    Postcards Crossing

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  7. Very neat grouping. Love the first day cover.

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  8. This are all great stamp featuring great people.

    Here is my Sunday Stamp

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  9. I have read alot about North polar exploration - great stamps! His contemporaries (esp. the ladies) thought Ross was the handsomest man in the Navy.

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  10. Top Right Looks Like That Bloke From Blackadder!
    I Hope Your Back Is On The Mend.

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