Archive for the ‘railway’ Category
On January 5, 2015 I received this letter from the UK, which was carried by the Talyllyn Railway Letter Service (more info here). This service is one of Great Britain’s railway letter services still in operation.
The stamp for the railway letter fee was cancelled on December 29, 2014. Unfortunately the Royal Mail did not apply any postmark. The attached stamps are part of the “Wales” set, which was issued on July 15, 2004. They depict the Marloes Sands, the Barmouth Bridge, and Rhewl in Dee Valley.
This beautiful cover from the USA was sent by Nehemiah, thank you! It was posted in Paris, IL, on July 1 and arrived on July 8, 2014.
The left stamp is part of the set “Winter Flowers”, which was issued on February 14, 2014. The two stamps on the right commemorate the trains Congressional and 20th Century Limited. The stamps are part of the “Trains” stamp set (issued on August 26, 1999).
See also: #723 USA 13/04/26
This beautiful cover from Ireland was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Dublin (Baile Átha Claith) on August 27 and arrived on August 29, 2014.
The mini-sheet was issued on April 5, 2005, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the railway line Dublin–Belfast.
This nice cover from the Czech Republic was sent by Vlastimil, thank you! It was posted in Brno on September 9 and arrived on September 11, 2013.
The left stamp is part of a stamp set (issued June 12, 2013), which commemorates historic vehicles. It depicts a railcar Tatra 15/30. The right stamp (issued May 29, 2013) commemorates the cartoon “The Mole and the Rocket” (1966).
See also: #611 Czech Republic 12/11/26
The left stamp is part of the set “Ancient Locomotives”, which was issued on August 17, 1995. It depicts the 1937 Norris steam locomotive model “Lafayette”.
The middle stamp is part of the definitive set “Rice Cultivation”, which was issued on 1 March 2000, and the right stamp is a definitive of 1997.
See also: #131 Cambodia 09/02/28