Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sally Clark and a bear, Elizabeth II stamps and a badger - a card from Great Britain


SALLY CLARK AND A BEAR

Country: Great Britain
Place:  Wirral
Received: 25/02/2013
Distance: 1 857 km
Travelled: 12 days

A swap card from Scriptor


Sally Clark

Sadie (Sally) Harfield Clark (1883 – 1982) is an adventurer, sculptor and co-founder of Society of Woman Geographers. She  was born in New York City one of nine children. She left school early and was working by day and studying by night. In 1906 she met her husband and the couple married in 1918. Sally accompanied her husband on his hunting expeditions and became a sportswoman. 

Badger

The word badger probably comes from the French ‘bêcheur’ meaning “digger” - badgers live in complex underground systems they dig themselves. Badgers’ systems have a number of rooms and tunnels, leading to the outside. Some rooms are for sleeping, some are for having young badgers in, some are built to be common toilets.

Elizabeth II

These attractive stamps show Elizabeth II in red-brown and green

3 comments:

  1. Sometimes you can see her sculptures on E-bay. They are really good.

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    1. I saw her sculpture which is called "Dancer" sometimes - I really like it. The pic may be found here http://media.mutualart.com/Images/2011_02/07/0008/1122173/129411051469656205_88584d8b-1695-4e84-a53e-e94bfbdfeabc_327291_570.Jpeg

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  2. Thanks for you comment on my blog!

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