Monday, October 3, 2011

Cover # 6 :Greece

Thank you for this cool cover, Mr. Spyros from Crete Island, Greece.
The cover is a standard airmail cover with 4 stamps on it.
The two blue stamps are stamps that depict two different Greek islands.
The stamp in the left-most corner has an old wood sailing ship depicted on it.
The final stamp is a stamp that depicts a group of statues in the triangular top part of an old building, possibly an artist's version of the Parthenon.

Crete  is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), the earliest "high culture" civilization in Europe, which built the first palaces in Europe.

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