Friday, November 10, 2017

More Mail


Another one of the Royal Mail's wonderful stamps!
From Anna, a nice fat letter :)

Here's a larger version of the stamp 

And here is an article about the last Royal Mail Coach--

"... the coach really made its mark during a little-known but extraordinary incident
 involving a runaway lion in the English countryside in 1816."

We had a coach stamp, too, a wild west stage coach,
and things were a little less formal.

and from Penne, a Janis Joplin stamp!
"We don't forgive people because they deserve it.
We forgive them because they need it--because we need it.
We all need it."  
--Janis Joplin

The metallic ink doesn't show up on the photo,
but was so much fun to play with!
to Max and Mila

And below, a Thank You postcard to my handsome son-in-law
who gave me a signed copy of Dick Cole's War by Dennis R. Okerstrom.

Dick Cole was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot 
on the famous Tokyo Raid in 1942.
Cole, 102 and the last surviving Doolittle Raider,  
was at Barksdale Air Force Base in October.

I'm almost finished with Dick Cole's War,

and it has been both interesting and informative!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love those stamps! The metallic ink is nice too...

    1. Thanks, Debra! The metallic ink and a ruler entertained me--I'm easy!

  2. The idea of a mail coach and a runaway lion - the mind boggles!

    1. It was an interesting, if odd, event! Delivering mail was a more dangerous occupation at the time. :)


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