Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday Stamps 68 - Philympia 1970

Stamps about stamps ... what an interesting theme for this week's Sunday Stamps. After a few moments trying to get my brain into gear on this wet and grey Sunday morning, I remembered this one from 1970. Well, when I say remembered, I was only 5 at the time, but what I mean is that I remembered it being in my first day cover album. So, a rummage in the old suitcase that holds my stamp albums, and a quick leaf through the covers and I found it. The stamp and cover commemorate the 1970 International Philatelic Exhibition, held in Olympia, London, from 18th to 26th September.

First Day Cover, Philympia 1970

    

7 comments:

  1. Have they used the Penny Black image again recently? Or maybe I've just been looking at my husband's collection.

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  2. I'd forgotten about that stamp, nice cover.
    Yes Sheila they have used a penny black image recently on a miniature sheet for the royal families series (the Hanoverians?)

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  3. That is a great first day cover! And great stamp.

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  4. Philympia 1970 must have passed me by.

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  5. I recognized the penny black! remember I am a stamp accumulator not a stamp collector. thanks for joining in.

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  6. stamp accumulator - that is me, too!

    anyway, love the Penny Black.

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  7. I wonder how many stamps have pictured the penny black stamp.

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