lace making as part of an ongoing series for Decorative and Applied Arts of Russia.
Each sheet had four stamps in the shape of a triangle
Because the delicate lace is so beautifully detailed, here are the full views of each sheet, courtesy of wikimedia with the region the lace comes from. You can click on each image for a larger view. The designer was O. Shushlebina
Bobbin lace is a method of making lace by braiding or weaving threads held on bobbins around carefully placed pins on top of a pattern to form holes.
There are two basic movements: the cross and the twist. Different combinations of these two stitches and the placement of the pins create different delicate designs in the lace.
Lake Michigan is the only one of the Great Lakes that is wholly within the United States, although the state of Michigan has coastlines on four of the Great Lakes, plus Lake St Clair (which connects Lakes Huron and Erie, but is not officially a Great Lake) and has more lighthouses than any other state.
A dream driving vacation for me would be to visit all the lighthouses.
As you can see from this postcard, there are a lot of them!
Around 150 in Michigan, and over 50 on Lake Michigan alone between Michigan and Wisconsin.
Marblehead (Sandusky Bay), Lake Erie; White Shoal Light, Lake Michigan, Split Rock, Lake Superior, Holland Harbor, Lake Michigan; Charlotte Genesee, Lake Ontario; Marquette Harbor, Lake Superior; Cheboygan, Lake Huron.
A few more lighthouses from each of the Great Lakes and the states of Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, New York. The only one of these I've seen is the Charlotte-Genessee lighthouse (the octagonal stone one under the U) in Rochester - the oldest (built 1822) surviving, and active, lighthouse on Lake Ontario.
He ascended the throne to become George VI after the abdication of his elder brother, Edward. Named after his grandfather - Queen Victoria's husband - Prince Albert, Albert Frederick Arthur Georgewas King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 1936 to 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
His full title was His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King ofEgyptand theSudan, Sovereign ofNubia, ofKordofanand ofDarfur. He was overthrown in the1952 military coup d'étatand forced to abdicate in favour of his infant son Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him asFuad II. He died in exile in Italy in 1965.
Fayṣal al-Awwal ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī al-Hāshimī was King of the Arab Kingdom of Syria for a few months in 1920 until the monarchy was abolished, and was appointed King of Iraq from 1921 to 1933 by the British government partly on the recommendation of Lawrence of Arabia whom he met during WWI and partly because of his conciliatory attitude towards encouraging a pan-Arab nationalism.
King Bhumibol the Great was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty as Rama IX. Reigning since 1946 he was, at the time of his death in October 2016, the world's longest-serving head of state, the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history and the longest-serving monarch having reigned only as an adult, serving for 70 years, 126 days. A one year period of mourning was announced with a royal cremation ceremony to be held later this month. Four Kings for the letter K for Sunday Stamps II
Diwali - the Festival of Light - will be held from October 19 - 23. Its main theme is triumph of light over darkness. The main festival night coincides with the Hindu new year during the dark night of the new moon in the month of Karttika (October-November) Traditionally there are fireworks, and small clay oil lamps are lit (in India) and candles are lit (in Canada). This can be seen in the stamps with the Indian issue on the left and the Canadian one on the right. The festival is also celebrated by Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains. The only times that fireworks are allowed on residential property is Victoria Day, Canada Day, New Year's Eve and Diwali. Three years ago, on Diwali night, there was a massive fire that destroyed two homes and caused extensive damage to neighbouring homes in a community near me and the cause was determined to be improper use of fireworks. Canada Post is hailing this as an historic first ever joint issue with India and both countries are issuing each version.
This card of Minnesota shows a map with the top right hand corner nicely framed by fall leaves. Nothing on the card says anything about it being known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes or which lakes are shown. Nor is there mention of why the Common Loon or Lady's Slipper are included (they are the state bird and flower).
For that kind of information you might need one of these postcards which I always find fun though I'm not sure I would call this a multi-view
A different sort of multi-view, what are known as large letter postcards, have a 'local' image inside each letter. This one from Canada (originally 1960, but in this case a reproduction) has generic pictures showing us as being all wilderness, and of course, the ubiquitous 'mountie on a horse'.
In Britain, black cats are seen as harbingers of good luck, so there were a lot of multi-view cards such as these produced in the 1940s and 1950s
though, every now and then, this being one from Scotland, a wee Scottie dog replaced the black cat