Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Old Coastguard Station, North Yorkshire

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Old Coastguard Station, North Yorkshire  Robin Hood’s Bay looking north from the beach at Boggle Hole

National Trust / Joe Cornish – 62271

Postmarked Greenford/Windsor Mail Centre 13th November 2014, from Jill and Dominic

Notes: I wasn’t expecting any postcards today, however, I was thrilled to receive this surprise from two old friends, especially so as it bears the limited postmark commemorating the European Space Agency’s landing of ranger Philae on Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko. On 12th November, after a ten year program, this lander, launched from the spacecraft Rosetta, became the first ever manmade object to make a controlled landing on a comet’s nucleus and send back images from the surface. The Royal Mail will be stamping all post delivered on 14th and 15th November with this commemorative postmark and I’m glad that my friends had the thought to (unwittingly) send one to me.

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