Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Five Weathervane Stamps

Every Wednesday for more than two and a half years Vincent and I have been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. If you know an interesting weather vane, please send me an email or leave a comment below.

Today's weather vanes were found in a New England museum, as well as on a recent series of US postage stamps.

Do you know the location of weather vanes #147, #148, #149, #150, and #151? Scroll down to see the answer....







On 20 January 2012 the US Postal Service held a ceremony at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont to celebrate the release of five postage stamps featuring some examples from their weather vane collection.  One of these stamps was the centaur featured last week (click HERE to see the centaur), and the others are all shown above.  This display is currently at the Stage Coach Gallery at the Shelburne Museum.

This is not the first time weather vanes have been on postage stamps.  Here are some others...

1974 Eagle Weather Vane Airmail Stamp

1998 H Rate ( 1 cent) Stamp

1974 Christmas Stamp
The Weather Vane from atop Mount Vernon,
George Washington's estate home

Click here to see the entire collection of Weathervane Wednesday posts!


The Shelburne Museum - www.shelburnemuseum.org 

The USPS Issues Weather Vane Stamps http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2012/pr12_010.htm


Silhouettes in the Sky: The Art of the Weathervane, by Jean M. Burks, The Shelburne Museum, 2006 [available at the main gift shop at the Shelburne Museum - this is the only book on their collection of weather vanes]


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Copyright 2014, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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