Monday, March 16, 2015

Birds and Flowers -- First Day Issues [Part 11]

From our collection ... More birds and flowers ... First Day Issues ... Please be sure to see the introduction, information about artists, and stamps, in our March 1, 2015, post. As you have noticed, we are posting the 50 States in alphabetical order, so if you've missed a state you want to see, please check the earlier posts. (Click on images for larger views.)

New Mexico ... The Land of Enchantment ...

Roadrunner seems appropriate for Land of Enchantment

Read about Chuck Ripper in our post on March 1

Read about the stamp artists in our post on March 1

New York ...  The Empire State ...

Eastern Bluebird & Rose stamp is a beauty.

North Carolina ... First in Flight State ...

Another Cardinal for our Cardinal fans

Commonly known as a red bird.

Wings spread on stamp is a little bit unusual

This completes 33 of 50 U. S. States ... 3 more tomorrow, please stop by.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Another cardinal?! I love the roadrunners. Not a beautiful bird, but so much character. And I can't help thinking about the roadrunner and Wile E Coyote!

  2. *meep meep* :))
    Yes, this time I go for the roadrunner, because
    of the beautiful and colourful landscape that
    comes with it :))
    Have a beautiful day, John!
    PS: I live right at the Baltic Sea with beach and harbour :))

  3. I'm fond of the roadrunner, too. But that bluebird and rose are so beautiful! That sure is a fine looking stamp for New York, too. :-)

  4. I especially like the bluebird! You have such a great collection of cards with state birds!

  5. The Bluebird steals the show today,at least for me.Thanks for your visits,John.I am doing well.

  6. Pretty birds. Love the striking red cardinal.

  7. Now New Mexico is really different as the terrain is very different.

  8. More cardinals I see. They must be the most common state bird.

  9. So hard to choose favourites but I like the bird of New Mexico.

  10. Today's birds are from three states I've never been . All are beautiful designs though!

  11. John,

    Your postcards are so precious and it takes me back to simpler times when illustrations were simple, but beautiful and non-offensive. Thanks so much for sharing these.

  12. Always love to see a Cardinal!

  13. Hi John. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really like the roadrunner. They are here in Oklahoma and at least once a week I will see one visiting us on our front porch. Very cool bird!

  14. ahhhh...miss my days of youth hiking in the deserts and mountains of New Mexico. Sking Ski Apache. Sigh

  15. Just wonderful! A valuable collection!


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