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Posted 08/06/2010   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bfranton to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
One conversation leads to another, and I heard that Australia has the largest bats in the world... fruit eaters.

So then we wondered if there were bats on stamps, and low and behold...

Lookie here.
Hoping someone has their own to share


http://www.usps.com/news/2002/phila...osebat37.jpg


http://page.freett.com/wrlz/batsonstamps.html
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Posted 08/06/2010   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


...a face only a mother could love.

"Here's looking at you Babe!"
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Posted 08/06/2010   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 08/06/2010   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Too funny.
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Posted 08/06/2010   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gaff to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Umm...Rod...I think that first image you posted may be a valuable inverted error stamp!
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Posted 08/06/2010   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Umm...Rod...I think that first image you posted may be a valuable inverted error stamp!




Rod: So how many gigabytes of images do you have now? Terabytes?
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Posted 08/06/2010   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This would have to be my favorite bat-on-stamp stamp, followed closely by the 30-cent sibling.

1946 Peace issue, which adds some variety to the regular Peace omnibus issues of the Commonwealth:



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Canada
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Posted 08/06/2010   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,
Great stamp(s)!


Quote:
Umm...Rod...I think that first image you posted may be a valuable inverted error stamp!


M.E.Batty and Loving It says: Why are you guys reading the stamp upsidedown?

Cjd,
Great stamp also! Scary but very nice.
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Posted 08/06/2010   5:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bats in the Belfry...many of us can relate !!

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Posted 08/06/2010   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very snazzy stamp cjd,
obviously the higher values do not reside in my collection.
I would never have guessed there were bats aboard.
The red and the brown marry well.

Smauggie, I have given up counting.
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Posted 08/06/2010   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the other stamp in the set...this color combination works nicely, as well...



I was going to post this stamp, which is right up there for favorite Hong Kong stamps that don't depict KGV...the high value from the Hong Kong Centenary set of 1941:



(If you have any trouble finding the bat, check to the left of the value "tablet.")

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Posted 08/06/2010   8:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please explain the bat on bat reference... I see the one in the last; but not on the other two.
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Posted 08/06/2010   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did I say that?


checking back...no, wasn't me...

anyway, the bat on stamp reference on the two Hong Kong Peace issues are the two bats on either side of the portraits.

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Posted 08/06/2010   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow... really little; ok I was thrown off by the phoenix / dragon / dog things. :)
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Posted 08/06/2010   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Interesting Juxtapostion in the image at bottom.
The "clipper" ship on the left, eventually passed on it's name
to the aircraft on the right, the mail planes being then being referred to as "clippers"

The bat on the Hong Kong $1 ...well spotted Sir!

China and Bats.

One of the best sign of all is a red bat. Red is a lucky color and a bat is considered a fortunate sign because its name in Chinese is a homonym with the Chinese word for "good luck, "plus bats sleep with their head down and their feet up, which shows how relaxed and worry free they are. Chinese and Vietnamese believe that people can achieve the relaxed, worry-free state of bats by eating red bat meat. Five flying bats symbolize the "Five Blessings": longevity, wealth. health, virtue and a long life span.
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Posted 08/06/2010   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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