Tuesday, March 10, 2009

farflung stamps

This stamp from Lithuania features Steponas Darius and Stasys Gironas, Lithuanian emigrants to the US, and their plane, the Lituanica. In 1933 Darius and Gironas died during a gallant attempt at a non-stop flight from New York to Kaunas, Lithuania. Their plane went down just short of its destination.

These Japanese stamps show off autumn foliage in Akita prefecture.