Sunday, 27 May 2012

Sunday Stamps 72 - maps on stamps

I have posted this stamp before, but not as a Sunday Stamps entry, so I hope those of you seeing it for a second time will forgive me. This is a 2 cent stamp from Canada, c.1898, celebrating the extent of the British Empire. As I mentioned last time I posted this stamp, this is not supposed to be a jingoistic entry but more a view of the importance placed on empire at the time. What's interesting is that the map is oriented on Canada as opposed to the normal views we see in the UK where it is oriented on London, presumably because of the Greenwich meridian.


    

7 comments:

  1. Nice stamp. It looks familiar--I think I might have it in my old stamp album.

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  2. This is a wonderful stamp.
    The stamp looked familiar to me - and I realised it was because I have previously come across a whole website dedicated to it. You may wish to check it out:
    http://mapstamp.org/about.html
    Cheers,
    Helen.

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  3. That's awesome. It's so olde-worlde! Looking at all entries this week I realized I don't have a lot of map and flag on stamps in my collection.


    Postcards Crossing

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  4. Ah how times have changed for the British Empire. Interesting that there is a website dedicated to the stamp. Great entry - thank you for participating.

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  5. This is truly awesome stamps of Canada,a beautiful country I called home for more than 3 years. :)
    My Sunday Stamp Entry-Willa @ Postage Journal

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  6. The strap line on the bottom is rather interesting too.

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