The stamps feature the Tjif-tjaf (Chiff-chaff) and the Groene Specht (Green Woodpecker).
You can get a better view with this image. The stamps can be scanned using an app to hear the sound each bird makes.
This amazing piece of mail art was a bit harder to document than normal...after carefully removing the outer wrapper, there was a baguette bag...
And inside was a very long continuous piece showing beautiful drawings from Heleen of all the birds I mentioned I liked a while ago. Plus some other birds collaged on.
This was a big 'WOW'. Thank you, Heleen!
A very nice surprise, and... a lot of work from Heleen!ReplyDelete
Concerning the stamps, I think they are very nice. I especially like the parts where the wings go out the limits of the stamps...
Yes, I was amazed she took the time to draw all of my favorite birds.Delete
Un très bel envoi de la part d'heleen et le bloc de timbres est magnifique ,je reconnais plusieurs espèces que l'on peut voir sur la côte Picarde ! Bon dimanche et merci Philipp pour ta belle enveloppe et carte reçues hier !ReplyDelete
You're welcome - glad the envelope made it. Nice that so many birds are familiar to you - it is an interesting sheet to learn the names of birds in another language.Delete
WOW is the word... indeedReplyDelete
Yes, the only word for this mail art.Delete
A birders delight and a beautiful thing to receive.ReplyDelete
Great stamps + great mail art is indeed a delight.Delete
Glad to see the birds and baguette bag have had a safe flight to your place!ReplyDelete
Thank you (and thank you all) for your kind words :-)
P.s. 'Feathered Friends' is a great theme for today's 'f'!Delete
Yes, a safe flight, and a very careful opening from me.Delete
Sure, thank you!Delete
Those Dutch birds blew me away. Magnificient.ReplyDelete
Heleen is so talented, and generous!ReplyDelete
That idea of hearing the birds calls with an app is amazing. Makes me wish I had a smartphone.