Monday, February 27, 2023

Happy Bunday II

 Another rabbit arrived on an unseasonably spring like day a few weeks ago 70 F (21 C) on a postcard - this curious guy is thanks to Eva

Happy Bunday!

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Sunday Stamps - Winter & Snow

 Today's prompt is winter and snow, and I took a photo of a pair of stamps I sent together on a postcard heading overseas.

The left stamp is one of the four postcard rate stamps issued in 2021 titled Barns. Each barn in the set represents a different season.

The right stamp is the 3oz stamp featuring author Ursula Le Guin (1929-2018) issued in 2021 as part of the literary arts series. The background features a scene from her award-winning science fiction novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. The story is set on planet that is much colder than Earth called Gethen, also referred to as Winter.

For more snowy and wintery stamps, visit See it on a Postcard.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Happy Bunday I

 It is the year of the rabbit, and the first rabbits to show up in the mail are thanks to Fabienne.

The Year of the Rabbit stamp minisheet is lovely.

And I love the design of this flier.

Google translated the title as "The Little Floor Tiles". Firstly, sounds much better in French, secondly, maybe it has a different meaning?

Happy Bunday!

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Sunday Stamps - The Letter E

 I could not have received a more perfect stamp for today. This one is from a Finnish set of 6 (A to F) called Moomin ABC issued in 2022, and promotes writing and reading. Here's a link to more about the stamps. It's a bit hard to find out if this is the first of series, however I think more will be issued in future.

I also thought about España/Espanya for today. I'm always curious how language develops, and I find it interesting that in many languages the E is dropped when referring to the country e.g. Spain (English), Spanje (Dutch) etc. 

E is also for EUROPA, an annual common theme for stamps issued by many European countries. Eva sent me this stamp, which is Spain's entry for 2010: Children's Books, that shows a child enjoying reading.

For more philatelic connections to the letter E, head over to See it on a Postcard.

Monday, February 13, 2023


 It isn't often that a Postcrosser asks for non-traditional postcards, so when someone wrote they would be interested in receiving upcycled food packaging sent as a postcard, I had the perfect piece in mind.

I used these stamps to compliment the theme (and cover the cost of the non-machineable size).

I was sure it was lost, as it was going to France and usually mail takes no more than 2 weeks to get there. 

Finally, after 40 days it arrived unscathed!

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Sunday Stamps - islands

 I recently received this stamp showing the lighthouse on the island of Wangerooge, Germany. Wangerooge is one of the 32 Frisian Islands in the North Sea.

Wangerooge has an interesting history - here's the wikipedia link if you're interested.

For more islands on stamps, visit SeeItOnAPostcard.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Sunday Stamps - Anniversaries

 I have one anniversary to share... the 150th anniversary of theSpanish National Reference of Altitude, located in the port of Alicante.

It is a large stamp, and quite impressive. Eva sent it to me on this excellent envelope, where she recreated a toy from the 2000s that is a replica of a 1950s vintage toy. Martian Invader Space Monster Tin Windup Toy by Schylling, if you're interested.