Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Stamp Community Forum
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

When Pigs Fly.......in Latvia at least.  
 

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Valued Member
United States
375 Posts
Posted 05/19/2016   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
In the US "when pigs fly" is a flippant answer the equivalent of saying it will never happen. In Latvia prior to WW 2 apparently it's also the topic of New Years postcards. Pigs apparently being a symbol of good fortune and good luck. Here is a postcard that I just added to the collection along with 2 others along the same lines. And yes I have a weird sense of humor.





The postcard was sent from Riga to Strenci machine cancelled 31.12.36. Below is the full cancel.




This one was mailed from Valka thru Aumeisteri with a Valka 29.12.38 CDS. Unfortunately someone removed the stamp.






This one was mailed from Bauska thru Vecpiebalga with a Bauska 29.XII.40 CDS




Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
United States
869 Posts
Posted 05/19/2016   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent cards! The first one is a real beauty with a great postmark. I notice that the pig and the wine are strapped in, but the lady is not. I guess she doesn't notice and doesn't care. I wonder what happened to the tail of that plane?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
2897 Posts
Posted 05/19/2016   2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I feel more prosperous just looking at them!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
430 Posts
Posted 05/19/2016   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice, I noticed all three postcards have four leaf clovers, for good luck I presume.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
375 Posts
Posted 05/19/2016   3:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Along with horseshoes and money bags. Though I don't know how lucky you would feel getting hit in the head by a falling horseshoe. The lady appears to be more intent on just partying I think. Notice though that the pig is actually a flying piggy bank.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by John Freibergs - 05/19/2016 3:10 pm
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!
New Forum Topics Recently Active Forum Topics
  Subway Stamp Shop -- Website and Wished-for Products
  Hodge Podge of stamps I need help identifying
  1875-88 canada registration stamp F1 (i cannot determine color)? org,vermilion or rose carmine?
  Scott # 35 major re-entry (Sc 35XX) ?
  What is an "Internal Tear"??
  What's not to like about gators?
  The Stamps of Kyrgyzstan.
  How often do you gaze upon?
  Australian Penny Red
  Purchased this cover today at thrift store!
  QR6 Quebec registration stamp - Need second opinion.
  Where Do Mint Postage Due Stamps Come From???
  Recommendation re: good UV lights?
  Need help identifying stamp
  Tasmania Cancellation
  Red streak in this C11 airmail
  2 cents George Washington
  Deutshes Reich Stamp
  Australia one penny red stamp
  Scott #8? I Wish I Was That Smart
  Deutsch Reich "Germania" 10 Pf. 1920-1921 bright Yellow-Orange Variety???
  Scott 047 or 047iii...?
  1932 Block of 4 Kangaroo & Map in Violet
  ECUADOR 36 Revenue Tax Fiscal Stamps - Latin America BOB Back of Book Engraved
  XMAS 1898 - Is that a Precancel under there?

  QR6 Quebec registration stamp - Need second opinion.
  Hodge Podge of stamps I need help identifying
  Where Do Mint Postage Due Stamps Come From???
  Wow! Somebody got creative...
  Subway Stamp Shop -- Website and Wished-for Products
  RUSSIA ---1924 lenin imperf . fakes and forgeries
  Need help identifying stamp
  1875-88 canada registration stamp F1 (i cannot determine color)? org,vermilion or rose carmine?
  Subway Nassau Binders Discontinued
  BRIDGES,BRIDGES,BRIDGES! on stamps
  Removing those pesky self adhesives from envelopes
  What's not to like about gators?
  1c 1851 Plate 3 Stamps
  Whats in your Library?
  Help With Japanese Stamp
  What makes a stamp dealer successful?
  How often do you gaze upon?
  Purchased this cover today at thrift store!
  Scott # 35 major re-entry (Sc 35XX) ?
  What is an "Internal Tear"??
  Australian Perfins and Perfin Varieties
  The Stamps of Australia : On Steiner Pages.
  1932 Block of 4 Kangaroo & Map in Violet
  Urban Legends of Philately
  Tasmania Cancellation

Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2017 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2014 Stamp Community Forums Go To Top Of Page
It took 0.27 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05