Sunday, May 20, 2018

N is for Nebula

N is for Nebula, in this case a ring nebula, on this stamp that was slightly damaged in transit. I have a feeling that more recent stamps are made of stronger stuff to survive the seemingly more aggressive sorting machines.





This stamp was issued in 2000 in honor of the Hubble telescope and the astronomer it is named after.


For more postage with an N theme, visit the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

M is for Minerals

These stunning stamps were sent by Eric a couple of years ago.

They feature the minerals gold, sulphur, labradorite and fluorite.



The stamps were issued as part of a 12-stamp set by La Poste in 2016 titled The Mineral World.


Monday, May 7, 2018

L is for Loyalists

A Canadian stamp for L, The Loyalists, on this current trip through the alphabet for Sunday Stamps.



This stamp was issued in 1984, and commemorates the approximately 50,000 American colonists who remained loyal to the British crown and made their way north to settle in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces after the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War.

The flag in the background is the Grand Union Flag, in use from 1606 to 1801.

For links to more topics with an L theme, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

K is for Kincumber Jetty

Continuing the Sunday Stamps journey through the alphabet, Kincumber Jetty is featured on this Australian international rate stamp.



From wikipedia, Kincumber means 'to tomorrow' or 'towards the rising sun', and is a suburb of the Central Coast area in New South Wales, between Sydney and Newcastle.

For more links to K on postage, visit Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

J is for Jacques Lehmann Nam

The French sculptor, Jacques Lehmann Nam (1881-1974), more famous for his cat art, was celebrated on this stamp featuring a bronze chimpanzee, sent to me on an envelope from Fabienne.



The stamp is part of a set titled Animals in Art, issued in 2013.





To see more stamps inspired by a J theme, check out the Sunday Stamps links.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

I is for Insufficient postage

Back in 2008 2016 I received a letter posted with this 42c sunflower stamp issued in 2008, when the rate was 49c.

I'm not sure how it made it to me without the insufficient postage being requested, but it did. Maybe I should stand for incredible, since some letters are not delivered even with the correct address and postage.




To see other stamp-related Is, head over to the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

H is for Half Pipe

H is for Half Pipe, as in the snowboarding sports event.

A bit late, given that the Winter Olympics has been over for weeks now. Although yesterday we had snow on the ground - getting a bit ridiculous to still be having winter in April :)

Here the winter sport event is featured on a stamp celebrating the Salt Lake City winter games held in 2002.

34c was the first class rate back then, last year 34c was the domestic postcard rate (this year it went up 1c to 35c).




To see more stamps with an H theme, check out the links at Sunday Stamps.