Come, sail your ships around me

It’s New Issue Day down under and Australia Post is giving me the absolute ships.

Australia 2015 Era of Sail: Clipper Ships
Let’s be frank, ships are a clichรฉ on stamps. Any country with a coastline probably has good historical reasons to bung sailing ships on their stamps. Ships are also a popular thematic collecting area, because Old Men, so even countries with no open water access put ships on their stamps and collect Grandpa’s sweet pension money. This is not to deny the devastation that the loss of the Titanic wreaked upon the Republic of Burundi.

Burundi 2001 Titanic 100th Anniversary
Australia 1984 Clipper Ships ThermopylaeBut cynicism can walk the plank. Truth is Continue reading