Thursday, July 4, 2019

US Flags from Fafa

Fabienne sent me this envelope last year. The house mail monster hid it from me for a while. It seems to be the perfect mail to post today - there's even a US flag on the French stamp.




Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer!

This exchange envelope from Jean is the perfect one for the first day of summer.


Monday, May 13, 2019

L is for Lighthouse

I received a great lighthouse stamp on this package from Taiwan.



It features Anping lighthouse, which is located in Southern Taiwan and was built in 1965. Technically it is a light tower, however it is usually referred to as a lighthouse.

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

Monday, May 6, 2019

K is for Korea

I received mail art from Kim who lives in the Republic of Korea, although in most of the English-speaking world it is referred to as South Korea.





The stamps celebrate the Lunar Year of the Pig. While both are great, the one made up of reflective circles is my favorite. The other has some gold highlights.











Hard to capture in a photo or a scan, so in a first for Sunday Stamps on this blog, I tried for a video.







Sunday, April 28, 2019

J is for JFK

Eva sent me this little glassine envelope with some interesting postage.



I've featured the egg stamp in the past. The irregularly-shaped JF Kennedy stamp comes from a mini-sheet issued by Correos that covered events of the 60s.


I like the moon landing footprint stamp on this sheet.



Inside was this fascinating card. I showed another one from this series in the past.





Sunday, April 21, 2019

I is for Illustrator

This stamp was released in xxxx 2001 (thanks Heleen, and the stamp!) as part of a sheet of 20 American illustrators to celebrate 100 years of this artform.




This stamp features Nora McMein's work, which frequently appeared in advertising and magazines.

For more I links, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Spacebadgers!

Eva sent me these wonderful spacebadgers, who are also Finns. And fab matching stamps.

Thanks so much for this wonderful envelope!!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

H is for Hearts




The two versions of the forever hearts stamp issued in 2015. On envelopes 972 and 973.



And on envelope 980, the Quilled Paper Heart (2016), Hearts Blossom (2019) and Cut Paper Heart (2014). All of the stamps today are part of the long-standing USPS Love series.









For more stamps with an H theme, explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

More Randomagus from Eva

Another great envelope made by Eva from an art exhibit catalog featuring the collage work of Randomagus.

The franking machine also made absolutely sure each stamp was postmarked . -and yet managed to not obscure the art.





Thanks so much - I love this one.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

G is for Gingerbread

I hope the snow is over for 2019, but you never know.

I sent these 2013 gingerbread house stamps to Eva earlier in the year. They were the secular holiday stamps that year.



For more G stamps, head over to the links at Sunday Stamps.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Fred Bear

Really nice drawing of a teddy bear on this exchange envelope from Trish. Reminds me a bit of my own childhood bear (who is not in such great condition, I have to say).



Friday, April 5, 2019

Two together

These fun envelopes arrived on the same day.

From Jean, who lives in Iowa, the 150th anniversary of statehood of which is celebrated on these amazingly uncancelled stamps. I love how the 'leg' of the R crosses the C.





and from Lynne. You can't appreciate the metallic colors from the scan. They look great with the tamales stamp from the Delicioso set.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Green!

This fantastic envelope from Grace arrived just in time for St Patrick's Day with a whole lot of green and gold.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

An exchange envelope from Janet

This fun envelope from Janet sadly encountered the sharpie, and fortunately the year of the dog stamp escaped harm. The stamp colors are so great for this envelope.


Sunday, March 31, 2019

F is for Farm animals

Many farm animals gathered here on this French stamp issued in 2013 commemorating the 50th International Exhibition of Agriculture.



For more F stamps, head over to find the links at Sunday Stamps.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A lot inside a small envelope

C. Mehrl sent another one of her envelopes full of all sorts of mail art-related things.


Something from the eternal network for me to add to.


A little artistic pamphlet.


Some artistamps.


And a warning.