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There are so many terrible puns I could make relating these two cards that I recently received from Glenn in Alberta. The one card shows horses and the other shows L’Anse aux Meadows, a historic Norse settlement in Newfoundland (and UNESCO heritage site). I will spare you the puns, as they are mostly based on the fact that ‘horse’ and ‘Norse’ sound alike, and that the cards both came from the neighboring country of Canada. Ahem. Moving along…

This card was very hard to scan because it is a lenticular, 3-D card. The 3-D effect doesn’t translate well in a scanner, but it is quite nice in real life and you’ll just have to take my word for that. It’s much easier to see the horses in this complementary stamp:

I just love when the stamps complement the cards!

And the second card, showing L’Anse aux Meadows. This is the only widely accepted evidence of pre-Columbian trans-Atlantic contact. The settlement dates from around the year 1000 CE and was rediscovered in 1960 and made a UNESCO site 1978.

History aside, this card was unusual because it was a fold-and-mail type of card. The back of the card has just the address and stamps, but the card unfolds to reveal the message inside.

The stamps that Glenn used on this card are a Year of the Dragon (2012) stamp. The Torbay stamp commemorates the 250th anniversary of the town of Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s a suburb of the capital city of St. John’s.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with more tomorrow!

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