Circus & Fun Fairs

Today the theme for Sunday Stamps is Circus, clowns of fun fairs, interpreted broadly. I am one of those who suggested the theme. Not that I have a lot of stamps about circus, but I like this subject specially and I hoped to see a lot of stamps. I guess Viridian added "interpreted broadly" because it is a bit difficult. I hope it isn't too much!

These two are from the Netherlands, issued on 2002 to take part in the EUROPA Competition. Here you can see all the stamps.





And the third one, more about fun fairs than exactly circus, from Germany. It is one favourite, and somehow reminds me the circus as well. It was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Oktoberfest. (You can see here a better picture of the stamp and appreciate how many details it shows.)

12 comments:

  1. I had to go to fun fairs but there is some similarity I think. In fact, at first glance, the top Netherlands stamp looks quite like one of my fun fair stamps.

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  2. I knew there was a Europa circus theme year and was surprised to discover I had not one stamp from any country! I liked your theme suggestion and did manage to rustle something up, just. Love the detail on the fun German stamp.

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    1. The same for me: I had never seen most of the stamps of the Europa stamp contest. I think even the Spanish stamp, how strange.

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  3. When we lived in Germany we went to Oktoberfest and that stamp captures the spirit perfectly.

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    1. I wouldn't mind to attend the Oktoberfest one year or another...

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    1. This is a better link to see the details of the stamps.

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  5. You found some lovely circus stamps.

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  6. I checked out the competition. Lots of fun stamps.

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  7. Ringling/Barnum & Bailey and the 2002 Europa circus theme seem to have struck a chord with everyone.

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  8. Thanks for your comments!

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.