Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Makanudo, Aug 7, 2016.
I like that one, Werner. Looks like a variation on Santa Claus and his reindeer.
issued May 25th,1953; from a set of 5;
This must be the posh version of a horse carriage.......
An attractive stamp! I wonder if there was some technical reason for making the wheels on the front and rear different diameters?
The american answer to the coach of the previous stamp ?
Yes, Americans like the concept of "one size fits all."
A covered wagon,but no horses,issued June 15th,1974.
Hello Don and all others, I do hope that you are all well. I have not posted on this site since last year, but I do view sometimes.
A few years ago I took my Thai wife to see the Gold State Coach when it was on display at the museum of London. The front wheels are smaller due to steering. the coach weighs four tons (4.48 us tons) (4064.2 kg) and is 24 feet (7.3 m) long, 8 feet wide (2.44 m) and 12 feet (3.7 m) high. and is pulled by a team of eight horses.
Thanks, James. Interesting vehicle! The information about the difference in the size of the wheels makes sense.
Good to see you back. I hope you will post often.
I second that!
Lacking a little detail Mr W. Salentin Sir, here is a slightly better view along with scarce color omission
A coach is normally a closed in vehicle. a carriage is not. In the US it was termed a horse and buggy just to have accuracy
The chautauqua was still coming to the small town I grew up in during the late 1940s and early 1950s. We referred to it as the "tent show."
issued Oct 8th,1983,from a se-tenant set of 4 "streetcars".
issued: Massachusetts Feb.6th,1988,Virginia June 25th,1988,
New York July 26th,1988;
A few from my collection. I don't have a scanner; I apologize if the pictures are not crisp and clear.
In Germany the postal institutions ran the pre-modern public transport.
Here a waggon of the Saxon Post Transport Service of the 17th century.
stamp issued Oct.23rd,1958,from a set of 2;
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