Friday, April 24, 2009

Philatelic Friday: James Bond 007 Stamps

The weekend is here, so its time for another edition of my weekly Philatelic Friday series. One of the things I like about philately is the seemingly endless range of subjects and themes that have made their way onto government-issued postage stamps. I specify "government-issued stamps" to differentiate from the "create your own" stamps, where people can put virtually any image on a stamp. Instead, I focus on stamps issued by government post office services. This week's theme is one of my favorite topics so far: James Bond 007 Stamps. This sheet of stamps above left was issued by the African Republic of Congo, featuring nine different 007 scenes. For some reason I was surprised this theme was from the Congo. The remaining Bond stamps are various book covers of Ian Fleming novels, all issued by Britain's Royal Mail:

above: Goldfinger

above: Dr No

above: Diamonds Are Forever

above: Casino Royale

above: From Russia With Love

above: For Your Eyes Only
Most of you know I'm a huge James Bond fan so this was a fun subject for Philatelic Friday. I hope you enjoyed it. By the way, what was your favorite or most memorable James Bond movie? Go ahead, leave a comment, it's FREE!
-Rick Rockhill


WAT said...

James Bond is purty cool. Of course! He's British!

I think Blue Iris is dead. :(

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I loved for Your Eyes Only because I figure skated to the same song by Sheena Easton. . .

kenju said...

Anything with Sean Connery in it!

grace said...

I had no idea all the stamps dedicated to James Bond.
My favs are anything with Roger Moore, I don't have a particular one.
But I like him best.


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