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Offline bks97

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Weather Stations on Stamps
« on: May 27, 2018, 05:17:11 PM »
Two hobbies of mine merged: weather stations and stamp collecting.  Here are a few stamps from around the world featuring weather stations from the former Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Portugal, Albania and Namibia respectively.  The stamp I use as an avatar is from Sweden. 
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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 05:55:50 PM »
Thanks for pics of those beautiful stamps.

They all make the emphatic point that heat shielding is absolutely essential.

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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 06:27:13 PM »
Yes agree, very nice stamps...I'm glad forums like this exist for those that thought they were alone in there passion or hobby.
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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 06:42:55 PM »
Thanks to you both. As you can see, most stamps featuring weather stations depict some version of the Stevenson Screen enclosure.  Many other weather-related stamps are issued to honor the World Meteorological Organization, World Meteorological Day, government weather agencies, and weather instruments.   óBill

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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 07:21:29 PM »
This is very cool.  Thank you for sharing.  I was actually born in Sweden and will share your avatar with my dad.  He'll get a kick out of it.  =D>

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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »
Awesome! I love seeing weather instruments on stamps, posters, U-Haul trucks etc.

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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 08:25:23 PM »
Beautiful stamps!  I'm way behind on reading things here since a move took up most of my summer #-o

I noticed some back as far as 1973 but I can't recall ever seeing that one anywhere around here. That one is not a USPS stamp??


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Re: Weather Stations on Stamps
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 09:06:18 PM »
Beautiful stamps!  I'm way behind on reading things here since a move took up most of my summer #-o

I noticed some back as far as 1973 but I can't recall ever seeing that one anywhere around here. That one is not a USPS stamp??

Glad you like the stamps. The 1973 stamp you cited was issued by the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, a former British colony.

 

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