Category: Things

Sir Sandford Fleming, 1827-1915

                Sir Sandford Fleming, who mapped the route for the intercolonial Railway and designed Canada’s first postage stamp.  He was also a proponent of the establishment of time zones.  This stamp was issued on 16 September 1977, for famous Canadians.

First Airmail Stamp of Bolivia

Issued in December 1924 to mark the establishment of a National Aviation School.  This is the lowest denomination in the issue of seven stamps.

Canadian Postage Stamps – The Peace Issue of 1946

  After the end of the Second World War in 1945 Canada decided to replace the high values of the War Effort Issue with designs symbolic of the simple, peaceful and industrious life of Canada. Page 105, Hansen’s Guidebook & Catalogue of Canadian Stamps, 1970.

Staghorn Sumac

This photo of Staghorn Sumac [Rhus typhina] was taken at Trout Lake, Hermon, NY, on 29 July 2011.  It is a member of the Cashew (Anacardiaceae) family.  Harvesting Color shows it yielding a light brown dye with an Alum mordant and a green/gray-green with an iron one (Pages 100-103). USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RHTY