Sunday, April 28, 2024

Marine life

 Marine life is today's theme for Sunday stamps. Both of these arrived on postcards, one from the German world of letters series, showing a fish and a seahorse, and one from the US, featuring staghorn coral and fish.

For links to more stamps with this theme, head over to See it on a Postcard.

Sunday, April 21, 2024


 Today's Sunday Stamps theme is dragons and saints. I loved this set that USPS issued in 2018. The stamps have orange metallic elements that are much better to appreciate in person. 

For more stamps on today's themes, visit See it on a Postcard.

Sunday, April 14, 2024


 Today's Sunday Stamps prompt is Trees and Leaves.

I chose this 5c stamp from Germany, which arrived by way of postcrossing.

The water lily stamp has leaves (lily pads), and then there's the petals on the flower. Petals are modified leaves, and the petals on the stamp are made of paper, which is (mostly) made from trees. A complicated route to today's theme! I love this new (since 2022) definitive set from Germany featuring all things related to letter writing turned into all sorts of landscape features.

To see more stamps with leaves and trees as themes, head over to See it on a Postcard.


I have a bonus eclipse stamp to add to last week's post!

Violet S very kindly sent me the amazing Canadian eclipse stamp which arrived yesterday - I love it, thank you so much!

You can see here that there are is also a hidden effect on the stamp.

Sent on the back of sun over Niagara Falls - this matches our weekend which is very sunny.

And if you'd like to see my bonus eclipse post where I held the 2017 stamps over a hot stove to get them to change color, it's here.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Total eclipse

 Yesterday's post was eclipse and sun related. I didn't have a picture of the 2017 eclipse stamps when heated, so here is one I took last night. 

And here is an eclipse stamp I forgot I had received from Taiwan.

If you're going to experience the totality, I hope you have clear skies! 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

The sun

 Or at least part of it on the eclipse stamp issued in 2017. If you heat the stamp it will reveal the moon blocking out most of the sun. I received and sent this stamp a few times. 

There's also a sun on one of the woodland animal stamps, as well as on the pictorial postmark (credit to CJ for the photo). 

And finally, some suns sent to Eva a while ago. 

For more sun and eclipse related stamps, check out the links at See it on a Postcard.