Sunday, January 14, 2018

W is for Writing

I have had this envelope from Eric for quite some time. I'm glad I saved it for W, as the beautiful stamps show the evolution of writing implements, and after all, stamps were created for sending letters. These two show a fountain pen and a reed, used as an ancient writing tool. Love the colors of this envelope from Eric, and the splashes of blue on the stamps. You can also include 'watching', if you take into account the blue cat in the top stamp.

The back is also stunning.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

V is for Venus

The stamp for Venus, issued as one of the eight 'Views of Our Planets' stamps in 2016, on envelope 805. The stamps are striking, so can be tough to find matching envelopes. This one is made from a calendar of watercolors.

Here's a view of the full sheet.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

U is for United Nations

Continuing the Sunday Stamps A-Z, U is for United Nations.

I have shown several of my favorites in the past, so for this week I have a 2017 stamp that celebrates World Environment Day with one of my favorite animals, the polar bear.

Sent to Eva, Heleen and Eric with a little bit of art on the envelopes.

For more stamps with a U theme, head over to the links at Sunday Stamps.

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by the blog to browse and comment - it is all appreciated.

Have a safe, fun night tonight, and best wishes for an awesome 2018.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Another Christmas Puffin

In 2015 Heleen sent me a wonderful envelope showing a puffin, which I showed on Christmas Day.

It is one of my all-time favorites, so I used it again for my Christmas Day post in 2016.

So this year I sent envelope 920 to Heleen, made from a grocery bag. I hope it arrived in time. And since she loves puffins, I used this year's love stamps.

Merry Christmas, everyone, have a peaceful day whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sunday Stamps - Christmas

I've shown the lighthouse on this envelope from Australia before, but I haven't shown the Christmas stamps accompanying it. One even has my favorite Christmas animal - camels!

A British Christmas stamp from 1991. The theme for the stamps is illustrated manuscripts from the Bodleian Library, located in Oxford. This particular stamp shows the adoration of the magi. I believe that 18p was the second class stamp rate at the time.

And another Australian one, celebrating 50 years of Christmas stamps, accompanied by one from Christmas Island which has Santa taking his boots off (but not his hat!) and some interesting helpers.