Sunday, 17 April 2011

Postcard #10: Custom House of Boston—Massachusetts, USA

Mary Jones sent me a unique card of Boston Custom House. I really enjoy the cityscape of Boston through that aerial view card. Built in 1843 at the water's edge, the 25 story tower was added to the Custom House in 1915. It stood alone as a landmark for incoming ships and was Boston's tallest building for 30 years. Mary told me that she has a picture of it in 1901 with just nothing around it. I wonder it might look so great.

Two definitive stamps of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) were used by Mary for this card. This kind of sheep is found from southwestern Canada to northern Mexico; its range includes the colder, higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains and some of the hottest, most arid regions of the American Southwest and Mexico. The other stamp is the 64 cent Monarch (butterfly) definitive stamp. It looks nice too. :)


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