Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday Stamps 34 - Fishing

Here's my contribution to this week's Sunday Stamps. This is a First Day Cover from September 1981, commemorating the British fishing industry. The insert of the envelope refers to the abundance of cod, which is now sadly depleted in our waters. I did see a very good documentary featuring a number of chefs, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, etc., talking about eating sustainable fish, as opposed to those in danger. There's a whole wealth of information on The Big Fish Fight web site.

First Day Cover, Fishing, c.1981

    

6 comments:

  1. Things have certainly changed since the stamps were issued. The stamps capture the seafarers very well.

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  2. That's an interesting series of stamps. Frozen cod used to be the cheapest fish I saw in the stores, but that is no longer true here.

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  3. I remember this set. There are a few other stamp sets involving fish, I really should look them out.

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  4. Fine set of stamps; shame that the industry has been decimated - quota systems and all.

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  5. wow! I love these stamps! Esp. since i love First day covers, regardless the topic they are on...and this one features such neat stamps with such nice colours!

    And bit out of context, but I admire Jamie Oliver :)

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  6. American fishing has been badly hurt too. What hard work is shown here.
    I am late in commenting b/c of a huge windstorm here. I was without electricity (and no internet!) for 36 hours.

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