Snapshot Sunday – Philately


Australian Stamps 1966
Australian Stamps from 1966 the year we went decimal.

philately

[fi-lat-l-ee]
Spell Syllables
noun

1.the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment.

2.the study of postage stamps, revenue stamps, stamped envelopes,postmarks, postal cards, covers, and similar material relating to postalor fiscal history.

This is a page from one of David’s stamp albums. He loved stamp collecting and spent hours at the kitchen table working on them. I don’t collect them myself but I understood the satisfaction of finding that old stamp that completed a set meant as much to him as acquiring a vintage doll did to me.
I chose this photo today because yesterday, July 9th, would have been his birthday.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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