Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'W' - French West Africa, Wales

I really struggled with this letter so much so that I got quite wild. So it seemed natural to look for something different. Eventually I came up with not one but two - 

Not being able to find stamps from the states of Wisconsin or Wyoming I settled for a President's wife.

Martha Washington
I did not think Senegal would come to my rescue until I realise it used to be one of the colonies making up -

French West Africa
I have got so used to looking at stamps from Great Britain I forgot that we have a 'W' on our doorstep.

Wales - Wilding Definitive

And later from decimal currency - 

Which Welsh dragon do you prefer - Wilding or Machin?

Select your choice with an 'X' - sorry that's next week!

For more 'W' stamps cross over to Sunday-Stamps-II-161.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'V' - Vietnam and ...

At this time of year people have set new resolutions. At the end of 1962 the country of Vietnam had just started its First 5 Year Plan.

Vietnam 31 December 1962

But my favourite Vietnamese stamp is from 1961 - 

Vietnam - Sun Bear
As bears like honey I wonder whether they would like these from a country that used to be Upper Volta.

Burkina Faso - Honey Fungus 8 March 1961

For other views of V cross over to the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-160. where you will begin again in Vietnam.