Sunday, December 17, 2017

T is for Tennis

Three tennis-related stamps sent on one envelope.

One from the WPA Posters set (2017), one from the Have a Ball set (2017) where the lines on the tennis ball are slightly raised, and Althea Gibson (1927-2003). Althea Gibson was honored with a stamp issued in 2013. She was the first athlete of color to win a tennis Grand Slam, the French Open in 1956. She went on to win 11 major singles and doubles titles and was named female athlete of the year by the Associated Press in 1958 and 1959, years when she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals (a former name for what is now the US Open). She went on to become the first black person to compete on the women's professional golf tour in the 1960s.

To see more stamps with a T theme, head over to explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

S is for Seed

On a unique Spanish stamp, an actual seed!

Thanks go to Eva who sent this unusual stamp some time ago. And for getting me hooked on Sunday Stamps!

And bonus S on the same postcard some selvage (?) showing youth sports.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

R is for Red

Here is a set of stamps I used on a package with a red theme.

The stamps celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Year of the Rooster, Diwali, Summer Harvest, Forever Love and the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Art in a Box part 16

The 16th piece of art form the box is a feather (a bit hard to appreciate from the scan) with a poem on the back, titled 'Icarus', from Vangelis.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Art in a Box part 15

Another piece of art from the box. This piece from Liza has a lot of texture to it - it made me think of a wave on the beach.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017