Sunday, 9 May 2010

Postcard from Austin, Texas, USA

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A postcard received via from Mickey in Austin, TX, sent on 21 April 2010, showing a view of the Frost Bank Tower from the Town Lake in the centre of Austin. And there are three nice stamps, two of them recent 2010 commemoratives. The large 44c stamp shows the painting by Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) called Orange and Yellow (1956), issued on 11 March 2010 in a series of ten stamps dedicated to abstract expressionists of the 20th century; the picture is not my cup of tea, to be honest, but it certainly broadens the horizons. The second stamp was issued on 22 January 2010 for the occasion of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver (print run 45 million). The postage is complemented by a definitive showing Aerican Clock (2003).

Thank you, Mickey!

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