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2001 Falkland Islands Sunrise and Sunsets
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Oh wow, your sunrises are so beautiful! Thank you! Here it’s more sunset time but let’s say it’s sunrise on this one ;)
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One more with the sun:
Sunset on the Humber
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Philexx wrote: 07 May 2022 18:42
Sargonnas wrote: 07 May 2022 05:52 Noooo Bill, that was before they counted the lambs that year.

135135 is the number.
Thanks for all your entries.

The correct answer is ca. 137,000 making Danny the winner :D

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No problem George. Thanks again for the prize :D
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Thanks PetCin88 for the link to the Collingwood mural. Here's an excerpt from that site, for those who don't automatically check it out ;)

Matt Adnate 2018 mural (detail): 240 Wellington St, Collingwood [Melbourne]<br />Photo credit: Nicole Reed Photography
Matt Adnate 2018 mural (detail): 240 Wellington St, Collingwood [Melbourne]
Photo credit: Nicole Reed Photography
This Collingwood Public-Housing Block Is Now Home to the Southern Hemisphere's Tallest Mural
The work by local artist Matt Adnate features lifelike portraits of four of the building's residents
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* WELCOME TO SUNNY SUNDAY ! *
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On Saturday 14th May 2022 I achieved

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Hello PetCin88. I invite you to contribute to another thread of that sort:
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I invite you to PLEASE post the Index on the Maldives Thread so we can post again - it’s stalled until you do it and I have things to post

RogerE wrote: 15 May 2022 01:40 Hello PetCin88. I invite you to contribute to another thread of that sort:
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The booklet got the chop and the Machins are on their way to Edinburgh!
The booklet got the chop and the Machins are on their way to Edinburgh!
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GB stamps : 2007 : The Seaside
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Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre Waterford County Ireland

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One for Waffle. 8-)
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Two for Waffle. :lol:
Germany.Summer Olympic stamp.1936.
Germany.Summer Olympic stamp.1936.
I have never counted by Waffle before. ;)
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Mrs Alfred E. Neuman wrote:The Hunter division is a branch of horse show competition that is judged on the horse's performance, soundness and when indicated, conformation, suitability or manners. A "show hunter" is a horse that competes in this division.

Show hunters, ideally, show many qualities that were rewarded in the fox hunting field such as manners, fluid movement, and correct jumping style. They are shown in hunt seat style tack. Any breed can be exhibited, but at the highest levels they are usually of Warmblood or Thoroughbred type, though a hunter-style pony is also seen in youth classes. Some classes are restricted to horses of certain breeds or height.

In the Republic of Raoul, show hunters are primarily exhibited over fences in various divisions, including Green Hunter, Working Hunter, Conformation Hunter and so on, with a few additional classes offered for horses shown in-hand or on the flat, known as "Hunter Under Saddle." In Waikoa Island, competition over fences is called "Working Hunter," and the term "Show Hunter" describes classes held on the flat. Whilst there are similarities between the Raoul and Waikoan classes, there are differences in scoring, attire and type.
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* WELCOME TO MUSIC MONDAY ! *
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A few classics. 8-)
Pop Music.Youth Welfare 1988.
Pop Music.Youth Welfare 1988.
Buddy Holly, Elvis, Jim Morrison (The Doors), and John Lennon.
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Wikipedia wrote:Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) was an American singer and actor (60pf stamp). Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy.

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, and accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley's classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA Victor single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. Within a year, RCA would sell ten million Presley singles. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, Presley became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. Through his rebellious and sexually liberating performative style, as well as his promotion of the then marginalized sound of African-Americans, Presley was widely considered to be a threat to the moral well-being of the White American youth.
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W.C. Handy spent a lot of time in Memphis as well and is synonymous with Beale Street and the Memphis Blues
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Dutch DJ's on stamps:
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Australian opera diva Joan Sutherland:

Australia, 2004: Joan Sutherland pair (sheet format, and self adhesives)<br />SG 2348-2351
Australia, 2004: Joan Sutherland pair (sheet format, and self adhesives)
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Score line: Humans 1 — Lobsters 1. ;)
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Music : GB Stamps : 2007 : The Beatles
Music : GB Stamps : 2007 : The Beatles
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Shame all those stamps are stuck together. :lol:
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Happy Day report: my wife and I got our influenza vaccinations today.

Our GP's medical practice has been saying for some weeks that it was expecting
its supply of this season's influenza vaccine "soon", but unable to predict when it
would actually arrive. When we phoned today (it only took a bit over half an hour
to get through!) we were told the vaccine had arrived, and we could be fitted in
to the vaccination program at 2:30pm today. Then, just as we were about to go
out this morning for a different appointment, the GP practice called back: could
we come in earlier? Yes, we could arrive around noon.

Sure enough, there was a very efficient process, and while we waited our turns
half a dozen others received their vaccinations. We were impressed with how
smoothly and rapidly the procedure was conducted. Hooray for our medical
practitioners, getting the job done to keep our community healthy :D

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..... todays Maggie Mailbox letter box report .....

Four items of mail arrived today. Three postcards and a letter. Score was Maggie 2 Terry 2. :D .
Post Office Headquarters. Jersey. Postcard.
Post Office Headquarters. Jersey. Postcard.
Stamp used on reverse of card.
Stamp used on reverse of card.
Maserati 8C 3000. 1932. Postcard.
Maserati 8C 3000. 1932. Postcard.
Postcard sent from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Golden Beach, Australia. April, 2022.
Postcard sent from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Golden Beach, Australia. April, 2022.
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Letter sent from Ireland to Australia. April, 2022.
Letter sent from Ireland to Australia. April, 2022.
Prize from Rugby Union competition.
Prize from Rugby Union competition.
Canberra Australia Postcard.
Canberra Australia Postcard.
Postcard sent from Belconnen, ACT to Golden Beach, QLD. May, 2022.
Postcard sent from Belconnen, ACT to Golden Beach, QLD. May, 2022.
Terry thanks Kevin Hedley for the lovely postcard and Elkra for the prize.
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After a busy weekend made it down to the P O Box this morning & there were a few philatelic goodies inside.

Firstly from Stampboarder towradji:
Airmail cover postmarked Tally Ho Victoria cds - 18th November 1966 to Caulfield Victoria
Airmail cover postmarked Tally Ho Victoria cds - 18th November 1966 to Caulfield Victoria
Wide World cachet fdc for 2.5d KGVI brown stamp postmarked Tenambit NSW cds on fdi - 23rd May 1951
Wide World cachet fdc for 2.5d KGVI brown stamp postmarked Tenambit NSW cds on fdi - 23rd May 1951
Unbranded Wesley Cover Service fdc for 3.5d green for Centenary of First Stamp of South Australia stamp postmarked Toronto NSW cds on fdi - 17th October 1955.
Unbranded Wesley Cover Service fdc for 3.5d green for Centenary of First Stamp of South Australia stamp postmarked Toronto NSW cds on fdi - 17th October 1955.
1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked Melbourne machine slogan cancel &quot;United Nations Day 24th October&quot; on piece - 25th October 1960.
1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked Melbourne machine slogan cancel "United Nations Day 24th October" on piece - 25th October 1960.
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From an eBayer in North Texas USA
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And inside:
JFK 5c Scott 1246 stamp precancel - Chicopee Falls Massachusetts
JFK 5c Scott 1246 stamp precancel - Chicopee Falls Massachusetts
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A purchase from the Sheriff:
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And inside:
Australian 1980 Christmas fdc postmarked Chatswood NSW fdi, 2 days before official date of issue - 29th September 1980.<br /><br />It would appear the post master forgot to change to from 29th September 1980 to 1st October 1980.<br /><br />29th September 1980 was the first day of the 5 x 22c setenant strip of National Stamp Week stamps
Australian 1980 Christmas fdc postmarked Chatswood NSW fdi, 2 days before official date of issue - 29th September 1980.

It would appear the post master forgot to change to from 29th September 1980 to 1st October 1980.

29th September 1980 was the first day of the 5 x 22c setenant strip of National Stamp Week stamps
Australian 1980 Christmas fdc postmarked Bundaberg Qld fdi - 1st October 1980
Australian 1980 Christmas fdc postmarked Bundaberg Qld fdi - 1st October 1980
Australian 1980 Christmas fdc postmarked Miranda NSW fdi - 1st October 1980
Australian 1980 Christmas fdc postmarked Miranda NSW fdi - 1st October 1980
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A nice postcard from Philexx George:
Greetings from Pellworm.
Greetings from Pellworm.
Island of Pellworm
Island of Pellworm
Pellworm is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The municipality is located on the island of Pellworm – one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200.


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A pair of nice 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp covers:
Far West Children's House Scheme advertising cover postmarked Manly NSW slogan cancel &quot;Manly A South Pacific Playground&quot; - 18th October 1960 to Newcastle NSW
Far West Children's House Scheme advertising cover postmarked Manly NSW slogan cancel "Manly A South Pacific Playground" - 18th October 1960 to Newcastle NSW
Dungog Diggers' Rodeo Committee advertising cover postmarked Dungog NSW cds - 27th October 1960 to Newcastle NSW
Dungog Diggers' Rodeo Committee advertising cover postmarked Dungog NSW cds - 27th October 1960 to Newcastle NSW
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&quot;That's All Folks!&quot;
"That's All Folks!"
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Robert Gillmor obituary:

Artist behind the RSPB’s logo whose vivid illustrations of birds graced the covers of the Collins New Naturalist book series

Spoonbills, a linocut by Robert Gillmor. Illustration: Robert Gillmor/Pinkfoot Gallery
Spoonbills, a linocut by Robert Gillmor. Illustration: Robert Gillmor/Pinkfoot Gallery
In 1970, when the RSPB asked the bird artist Robert Gillmor, who has died aged 85, to design their new logo, the species they chose was the avocet. Following a century’s absence, this elegant wader had successfully returned to the UK, to breed on several RSPB reserves.

But, as Robert explained many years later, there was another reason why the avocet was preferred over more common and familiar birds, such as the robin or blue tit. It was black and white, which meant that it could be easily reproduced in the days when colour printing was both expensive and impractical.

That emphasis – on the way art is used in the real world – sums up Robert’s life and work. His artwork is striking, beautiful and distinctive; yet it has always been defined by where it appeared. He was, above all, a very public artist: his output adorning the covers of the RSPB’s Birds magazine, gracing the dustjackets of dozens of books, and appearing, in miniature, on several series of stamps.

But it was his varied and vivid designs, from 1985 onwards, for the covers of the Collins New Naturalist books, widely acknowledged as the most significant natural history series ever published, that were among his greatest accomplishments.

This was a daunting task: Robert took over from the original cover artists, husband-and-wife team Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, whose designs had played a major part in the series’ commercial and critical success. Yet the publishers need not have worried: Robert’s covers were classic, but with a modern twist; he ultimately produced more than 70 unique and colourful dustjackets – even more than his distinguished predecessors.
Robert Gillmor at work in his Norfolk cottage. Photograph: Pinkfoot Gallery
Robert Gillmor at work in his Norfolk cottage. Photograph: Pinkfoot Gallery
Robert was, perhaps, destined to make a living from his art. His maternal grandfather, Allen W Seaby, was one of the finest bird painters of the first half of the 20th century, and professor of fine art at Reading University. As a sickly child, Robert often missed school; while absent, he would spend many happy hours watching his grandfather at work in his studio.

By the time the teenage Robert’s interest in art began to develop, Seaby was in his 80s. Nevertheless, shortly before his grandfather’s death, they collaborated on illustrations for two of the famous Ladybird children’s books on British birds. Seaby also gave him his first optical aid – an ancient monocular – which Robert soon supplemented with a brass telescope. He then persuaded his parents to buy his first bird book: a lavish volume costing two guineas, illustrated by Charles Tunnicliffe.

Born in Reading, Berkshire, Robert lived in the same tree-lined avenue until he was 62 years old. He was the younger of two brothers; their father, Gerald, was an accountant, while their mother, Mildred (nee Seaby), worked for her brother’s antique coin dealership.

Robert’s early interest in wildlife art was encouraged by the teachers at Leighton Park school, although he later described his school career – art aside – as “pretty hopeless”.

At the age of 13, he was elected as the first ever junior member of Reading Ornithological Club, ultimately becoming its life president. He also served on the councils of the RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology and British Ornithologists’ Union; later, in recognition of his long and devoted service, each of these organisations awarded him their most prestigious medal.
Robert Gillmor’s cover for Owls, 2014, written by Mike Toms, for the Collins New Naturalist book series. Illustration: Robert Gillmor
Robert Gillmor’s cover for Owls, 2014, written by Mike Toms, for the Collins New Naturalist book series. Illustration: Robert Gillmor
After leaving school, Robert studied at his grandfather’s former department at Reading University, obtaining a national diploma in design in 1958, and his teaching diploma the following year. He then returned to teach at Leighton Park, as head of art and craft, until 1965, when he left to become a full-time artist.

In 1960, he and fellow artist Eric Ennion had organised an exhibition of contemporary bird paintings at Reading Art Gallery, which then toured other venues to great acclaim. Four years later, spurred on by this success, they co-founded the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), which would have a crucial and lasting influence on the development of nature-based art.

Robert was the driving force of the SWLA for more than half a century, until ill-health intervened, and was the only artist whose work has appeared every year since that first exhibition. Throughout his life, he would offer advice to young and up-and-coming wildlife artists, many of whom he inspired to forge successful careers in the field.

For 30 years, from the early 1970s onwards, Robert was the art editor of the authoritative, nine-volume handbook The Birds of the Western Palearctic. He painted some plates himself but, with typical generosity, mainly commissioned his fellow artists to do so.

He was also a regular fixture in the art marquee at Birdfair, the British birdwatching fair in Rutland, and also designed many of its programme covers, which provided a shop window for the global conservation projects funded by this annual event.

In 1998 Robert and his wife, Susan (nee Norman), a fellow artist whom he had married in 1974, moved to the north Norfolk village of Cley. Over the following two decades, he continued to create a prodigious output of paintings, prints, linocuts and drawings – each one instantly recognisable as a “Gillmor” – and many of which were displayed at the nearby Pinkfoot and Birdscapes galleries. He would also spend time in the hides at Cley Marshes, quietly sketching birds, to the delight of the other visitors.

In 2010, Robert was approached by the Royal Mail to design a series of postage stamps featuring British birds, eventually producing no fewer than 36 designs. Afterwards, the original linocuts were sold, part of the proceeds going to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

In recognition of his lifetime’s achievements, in 2015 this kind, inspirational and deeply modest man was appointed MBE.

He is survived by Susan, his children, Emily and Thomas, and his grandchildren, Jude, Amy, Angus and Isabelle. His brother, Philip, predeceased him.

Robert Allen Fitzwilliam Gillmor, bird artist, born 6 July 1936; died 8 May 2022


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/12/robert-gillmor-obituary
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Naturschutzwoche = Week of nature protection.
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