Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

We are all living in Lunnispark (part 2!)

This great envelope arrived from Eva a few days ago.

It features stamps of characters from los Lunnis, an award-winning Spanish kids T program, as well as another great climate change stamp. 

As Eva wrote, we are all living in Lunnispark at the moment.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Things that fly on stamps

I showed this stamp last week, and this week here it is again - Royal Mail's 2018 large blue butterfly stamp on a postcard.

There's a plane symbol on this international world rate Belgian stamp. Interesting that the word world is in English, and that the design is a stamp and airmail sticker combined. And I'm not sure what to say about the color choice (sickly green?) not to mention King Philippe's expression on this stamp. 

And an angel from Royal Mail's Christmas 2007 stamp set.

To see more things that fly on postage, explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Any celebrations originally planned have, like most other events, been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

The planet is certainly getting a break from pollution during the lockdowns and decrease in factory output and traffic.

I thought I would have a mini stamp celebration for today.

Eva sent me some of these wonderful climate change stamps, along with some drums that will, sadly, not be necessary. 

These were sent on a very thought-provoking postcard.

Some more of the climate change stamps arrived with an icy vista.

They were sent on this excellent Alaska postcard.

And taking a very fast 10 days from being written to arriving, Heleen sent a fantastic snow leopard stamp...
...and a jaguar postcard.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The color blue

Today's theme for Sunday Stamps is the color blue. I have selected stamps sent by Scott, Heleen, Eduard and William.

First up, a Large Blue Butterfly on this British stamp from 2018 that is from a set titled Reintroduced Species.

Next is a (mostly) blue international stamp from the Netherlands from a series of Dutch Icons

Here is a definitive stamp from the 3rd series of the Russian Federation. This stamp is representative of industry.

And finally, from Taiwan, one from a set on blue and white pottery.

Click here for more links to blue postage.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Ocean forest

Mail from Spain arrived for the first time in a couple of weeks and it was in pristine condition with very nice calligraphy.

Eva sent this nice card, titled ocean forest, on March 16. That's about four years ago on the COVID time scale :)

I can't read the postmark clearly, I think it might be dated March 27 or 29. I like the classic car stamps, very stylish.

Great to see you in the mail, Eva!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What about politics?

A fascinating altered postcard arrived from Sam V in Minnesota.

Notice anything odd?

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Lithuanian postal additions

Postal additions on a returned letter sent to an incorrect business address in Lithuania.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Super moon mail from Fafa

This week's full moon was a supermoon, and I received some super moon mail from Fafa.

I love this stamp set, so it was nice to receive a few more.

And just as excellent on the inside.

There was an additional item that is too shiny to photograph so I will wait until I can access a scanner.

Thanks so much, Fafa.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Pink Moon

Today's full moon is known as the pink moon in north America. This is moon mail sent to Heleen.

This one of Saturn's moons, Iapetus, which is named after a Titan in Greek mythology.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

The sea stacks of Po Pin Chau

Usually when I think of Hong Kong I think of this type of view:

But of course the entire place can't be skyscrapers, as shown on this stamp of Po Pin Chau sea stack, located in Hong Kong's Global Geopark. Click this link to wikipedia for more information. The rocks are examples of hexagonal columnar jointing. The stamp is from the series of definitives issued in 2014.

For more postage related to rocks and geology, explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

...and Heleen sends a favorite cat.

Heleen sent me this envelope where she cleverly fit my name to the shape of cats. Complete with feline stamps and washi tape.

And inside was a drawing of the one and only Finn.

Thanks so much, Heleen, you really captured his look in this beautiful drawing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

...Heleen's big cats...

Heleen noticed that I didn't have any lion stamps, so she very kindly rectified the situation.

Accompanied by a pair of land lions.

She sent similar mail to Eva, who received a sealion.