Sunday, July 15, 2018

V is for Vanishing Trades

I have received two of these amazing Vanishing Trades stamps form Singapore. 




I showed the front of this postcard for a Sunday Stamps entry back in 2016. Here is the back.


There are 14 in total, some issued in 2013, the rest in 2014. Here is a link to the SingPost website for better images, you'll have to scroll down the page.

2013

2014

For links to more  postage with a V theme, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Friday, July 13, 2018

U is for United Nations

Going with the same U as last time, here's a 70c stamp from the UN issued in 2003 that features a holographic portion. It is impossible to scan, and to really appreciate on a flat screen, so here are two photos from slightly different angles.





For more postage with a U theme head over to Sunday Stamps.




Monday, July 2, 2018

S and T are for STEM

Combining two letters in the current Sunday Stamps trip through the alphabet to feature four stamps issued by USPS this year to promote the STEM disciplines - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I think the designs are intriguing, and make me think of some stamps issued in the 1970s.




These envelopes were sent as part of Jean's Pushing the Envelopes envelope exchange for April (I think).




For more links to S- and T-themed postage, head over to the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

R is for Round

I have been exchanging mail and mail art with Eva for quite a while now, and for the first time I received this round Moroccan stamp.





It celebrates the Week of Solidarity, and is a definitive stamp of sorts in that it is frequently re-issued. It arrived on this lovely stylized postcard, which has its own round yellow sun. the colors look much better in person.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Q is for Quartz

Another mineral for this A-Z, quartz on a Moroccan stamp sent just in the last few weeks (and saving me from going with Q is for Queen ;) .



Don't be fooled, this stamp is tiny (slightly smaller than a Royal Mail Machin definitive). It was issued last year in a set of 10 'Roches du Maroc'. I couldn't find a nice image of the set unfortunately.

Sent on this lovely postcard from Eva.




For more Q subjects on postage head over to explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

P is for Pixel Art and (maybe) former Princes.

Although, at the time of this video game release, it wasn't really referred to that way.

These amazing stamps were issued in 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Spanish video game La Abadía del Crimen (The Abbey of Crime), itself based on Umberto Eco's book The Name of the Rose, which was also made into one of my favorite films starring Sean Connery.




Eva sent the stamps on a great envelope - I noticed right away what the drawing was from - but as a bonus to today's Sunday Stamps guests I thought I'd see if you can guess what it is. There are also some definitive Spanish stamps featuring two kings, who, I presume, were once upon a time Princes.

For more links to P-themed postage, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

O is for Olympic Games

In this case, the Athens games of 2004.

This stamp celebrates Greek athlete Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi's silver medal placement in the triple jump event.



Her story ends a bit sadly with a ban and revocation of her bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. Read more at wikipedia.

For more links to stamps with 'O' topics, head over to Sunday Stamps.