21 January 2018

Sunday Stamps | X


On 17 July 2014, Royal Mail launched a set of stamps to mark the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, featuring the sports of swimming, track cycling, squash, judo, netball and marathon. And also, in a corner, the Scottish flag, also known as St Andrew's Cross or the Saltire.

I have got three stamps of that set. The little X gives me a reason to add them to the Sunday Stamps - II, for the letter X that "can be anywhere in the stamp or theme word".




Then I thought in another X or cross: the Red Cross (Which, by the way, is the Red Crescent in the country I live in). 

Stamp issued in 1948, dedicated to Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder of the American Red Cross.


Dutch stamp from 1983, dedicated also to Het Rode Kruis.

10 comments:

  1. These are original solutions to the x-stamps question!

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    1. This was the only think that came to my mind :)

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  2. The XX Commonwealth Games logo fits perfectly with Scotland's flag!

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  3. I liked those Commonwealth Games stamps, the Scottish flag used as the roman numerals was a bit controversial for some at the time because 2014 was the year the country was voting whether to separate from the UK.

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  4. You did find some after all! Well done.

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    1. The rest of the post inspired me :D

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  5. Good to see the Red Cross again on these.

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    1. I know it is a very usual theme, but I don't have a lot of stamps about the Red Cross/Crescent.

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