operating key / 送信中

March 23, 2013


15 August 1985, Vietnam
40th Anniversary of Postal and Telecommunications Service

Another stamp which is showing the Telegraph key in operation.  Behind the operator, you can also see the modern interior of a domestic house.  And the stamp below, with Dish aerial was issued at the same time.

Somehow I have this impression – Socialist countries tend to feature working women in their stamps.  Or maybe only my eyes tend to stop on those women at work?




2 Responses to “operating key / 送信中”

  1. Jürgen Says:

    did they still use telegraphs in Vietnam in 1985 ?? It doesn’t look very modern…

    • Tomoko Says:

      I am puzzled, too. The room interior where the telephonist is standing is modern, though. Maybe the past and the present in one stamp…

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