Monday, May 27, 2024

Sunday Stamps on Monday

 This week's theme is mountains.

Here's a 1.30 Canadian stamp issued in 2020 featuring Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. Part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain range is located in the park, and highest peak, Deltaform Mountain reaches 3.424 m / 11,234 ft.

It is from the 'Far and Wide' series, which has lovely images on what are sadly very small stamps. Thankful to my phone camera and the internet which allow us to see the nice details.

For links to more mountains on stamps, visit See it on a Postcard

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Spanish Royalty

 Today's Sunday Stamps theme is royalty.

The only royalty I had to hand was of the Spanish variety. 

Two monarchs together, King Juan Carlos I, who resigned from the end of the Franco regime in 1975 to his abdication in 2014, and his son, King Felipe VI.

The earlier Felipe VI definitives continued in the style of his father, then changed to include a lot more color. 

More recently, the King's picture has been updated. 

Thanks to Eva for all the royalty I have shown today, and you have probably seen most of these on her Sunday Stamp post. 

To see more royals on stamps, head over to See it on a Postcard.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Women on Stamps

 The Sunday Stamps theme for Mothers Day (in the US, at least) is women, and I have three stamps sent by Eva. They are part of a larger series on important female historical Spanish figures who broke boundaries, making significant contributions to gender equality.

Issued in 2022, they celebrate Spanish women: Isabel Zendl, Clara Campoamor, and. Almudena Grandes. The hyperlinks below will take you to the Correos pages about the stamps.

Isabel Zandal (b. 1773, d. ?) was a nurse who ran an orphanage, and then in 1803 embarked for the New World on an expedition to distribute the smallpox vaccine. She ultimately settled in Mexico.

Clara Campoamor (b. 1898, d. 1972), the second ever female lawyer in Madrid, was a politician elected to Spain's congress, and successfully campaigned for the right for women to vote, which became a reality in 1933. Unfortunately the Spanish civil war reversed this decision, and she lived as an exile in South America and Europe. Her stamp was issued on the 50th anniversary of her death.

Almudena Grandes (b. 1960, d. 2021) is a renowned Spanish writer. She won many literary accolades for her writing, and is perhaps most well known for her historical fiction set during the Spanish civil war. Her 14 novels and 3 short story collections have been translated into many other languages, and many have been adapted into film.

For links to more women on stamps, head over to See it on a Postcard.

Sunday, May 5, 2024


 Today's Sunday Stamps theme is industry. On this Dutch stamp celebrating Tilburg you can see a textile industry, the woman at a loom (I think, or maybe a spinning wheel), representative of Tilsburg being known as the wool capital of the Netherlands from the 1600s until its decline in the 1960s. The entertainment industry is also represented - 'Grootste kermis' is the largest summer fair held in the Netherlands, in the city of Tilburg. And from the construction industry, the building is the Stadstheer, built between 2005 and 2007. Each apartment has a cuboid sunroom that sticks out from the main structure. In Dutch they are colloquially called 'vogelkooikes' - bird cages. Tilburg is located in the southern province of North Brabant.

This stamp was issued in 2209 as part of the Mooi Nederland series (beautiful Netherlands). Thanks for the stamp, Heleen!

For links to more stamps with the theme of industry, head over to See it on a Postcard