Cheerful Fish

Yesterday, my first thought was to publish also this stamp received from Spain. Then I realised that a Basque whale does not fit exactly in the theme fishes.


It belongs to a 2013 sheet devoted to marine species in danger of extinction. Four stamps featuring the Basque whale, the bluefin tuna, the Mediterranean monk seal and the sea lamprey. I have received only the whale, but I have sent the whole set to Heleen (the Netherlands).

I took the pictures without stamps, so better to show  it as posted in Heleen's blog (and the stamps here). But... without any postmark!

After

Someone told me that a lot of my postcards from Spain arrive without postmarks. Shortage of ink? Laziness? ...?

Before

Update: I added this to Sunday Stamps-II, for Mammals of the Sea

10 comments:

  1. Thank you again for this great fish, Eva!

    Concerning uncancelled stamps, I think Correos is not lazy, but generous! :-)
    If you wish, I can cut off the stamps and return them to you, to re-use!

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    1. If you do so I will draw another fish mail for you...:D

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  2. Love this mail art.
    I've also been getting lots of postcards with uncancelled stamps.

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    1. Thank you :)

      When I receive stamps uncancelled on envelopes, I usually return them to the sender (as Heleen suggested). But I find herder to cut the postcard, and usually I keep it like that.

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  3. I love those sea creature stamps!

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    1. Those stamps are lovely. Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Great to revisit this wonderful stamp and mail art.

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    1. Thanks for coming again! I bought that stamps for Heleen. Than it was a surprise to find one of them in my mailbox as well!

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  5. By coincidence I was sent the stamp sheet a few years ago and loved it. Nice to see the stamps make an appearance here with the friendly fish.

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