Posts Tagged ‘電鍵’

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?




Telegraph key / 電鍵

March 22, 2013

1 June 1962, New Zealand
Telegraph Centenary
design: A G Mitchell

This stamp is celebrating 100 years of the telegraph in New Zealand.  The picture shows an early Telegraph key for sending Morse code, with operating hand, and telegraph poles and wire.  The hand looks somehow strained – it must be sending an urgent and important message.

It is interesting to see these modern alternatives to postal services, which are often depicted on stamps.  They did not imagine about the new world with ‘internet file transfer services’ yet, did they?

The host of Going Postal gave this stamp to me, among with many others from New Zealand.  Thank you!