Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kansas Musem of History, USA

This great card came again as a surprise sent from Naomi on the behalf of dear Tina who knows just how much I love trains! Thanks sooo much to both of you <3

Built in 1880, Engine No.132 is the oldest locomotive from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. After a long career as freight locomotive and switch engine, it became part of a corporate show train as the "Cyrus K.Holiday". The restored train now stands in the Kansas Museum of History.


and apart from the American clock stamp you all know well, there are another two really cute commemorative ones issued this year under the title Sunday Funnies. The whole set consists of 5 stamps, and the two designs here show Calvin and Hobbes (right) which captures the precocious 6-year-old and his tiger pal making scary and ridiculous faces, while the one on the left shows Garfield and Ollie, standing back to back.

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