Ports, Harbours, Canals... On Stamps

The theme for today in Sunday Stamps II is Ports and Harbours. So I am not sure this stamp will fit...



It was issued on July 20, 1993 (but I received it on a postcard some weeks ago), and belongs to a set of four dedicated to the bicentenary of the Canal mania that reached his height in England in 1793, when the Parliament passed 24 acts authorizing a new canals to be built (while 38 more were in the works). This one shows the Stainforth and Keadby Canal, today called the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.

Probably the following British stamps will appear today in Sunday Stamps. But, just in case, let me show again some stamps of the set Seaside Architecture, issued by Royal Mail on 18th September, 2014. This set is a very favourite!




8 comments:

  1. Great selection today, particularly the first one.

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    1. There is a set of four, all with similar designs. I find them very original.

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  2. We used to live near the Keadby canal in Lincolnshire. I had vnever seen that stamp before.

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    1. I think it is not very common. I am glad I received it on a postcard.

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  3. As usual, the theme can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.
    The seaside architecture series is an nice one - and nice to see they included something modern!

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    1. I was waiting for a "excuse" to show the canal stamp. It is one of my favourites!

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  4. I'm rather fond of canals and the stamps nicely capture the traditional colours of the canal narrow boats.

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    1. The colours on these stamps are the best.

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