17 August 2019

A Blue Elephant

Watercolour elephant sent to Alan (the UK). The leaf stamp is a especial one, eucalyptus-scented.

16 August 2019

HitM | Cheese Dairy

I guess this wood postcard sent by Fabienne (France) was more intended for the VQR Postal Project. But it also fits in the Houses in the Mail project, don't you think so?

15 August 2019

Red Flowers

Envelope decorated with coloured pencils, sent to David (the USA).

14 August 2019

Some Recent Envelopes

Sent by Bryon and Julia (the USA), Rosemary (Canada), Olga (Russia) and Catherine (France).

13 August 2019

Whimsical Picture

Sebilj (Charity Fountain) at Baščaršija, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Postcard sent by Ana and Danijel.

11 August 2019

Y for Young Women Playing

The Netherlands
2005 Summerstamps:
The 100th Anniversary of the Book, Ot en Sien&
2011 For the Children
I had not any stamp featuring a woman whose name starts with Y to continue with my Women on Stamps series. So today I am showing some young women (and men, by the way) doing the best we can do on Sunday: playing!

2017 Children Games

2018 World Environment Day

The Netherlands
2007 Summerstamps - Beach Scenes

The Netherlands2003 Princess Beatrix (1943)

1993 Parents-child relationship

For the current round of Sunday Stamps A-Z I am showing stamps dedicated to women. You can see here all the Women on Stamps featured on this blog.

Go to Sunday Stamps to enjoy more Y-stamps.

10 August 2019

Make Wine Not War

Sometimes I get political postcards and mail art that I do not upload to the blog. Just because this is a blog about mail adventures, not politics.

But I am doing an exception today. I guess everybody, whatever their political views, would agree that making wine is always preferable to making war... even if you do not drink wine!

PS I didn't know about Larry! (Right postcard)

09 August 2019

Postcrossing Meet-ups in the Netherlands

Postcrossing meet-up in Groningen. The design of the postcard (by Eveline Dubblinga) is great, don't you think so? It features a postal van, that appeared again on the stamp.

And this meeting took place a week later, in Almere. I learned that the postcard doesn't bear the official Postcrossing logo because the meeting was unofficial (i.e., it wasn't added to the list in the forums). It seems it was hold at someone's home. But there were a lot of people, according to the signatures on the back!

Both postcards sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

08 August 2019

HitM | Bauhaus

Postcard sent by Eduard (Russia) for the Houses in the Mail project. It features the Swiss architect Hans Emil "Hannes" Meyer (1889 – 1954) and the Bauhaus designs.

07 August 2019

Faux Calligraphy

I have been playing lately with faux calligraphy (first step to real calligraphy!). I use it mostly for addresses, so I cannot show a great deal here...

Letters sent to Julia (the USA), Laura (the UK) and Johanne (Canada).

06 August 2019

Postmen of the British Empire

Postcard sent by John (the UK). It reads: Postmen of the British Empire: The Mombasa Uganda mail carrier and his guards, the others carry food and clothing for the journey.

Like the sender, who bought the postcard at a postcard fair, I wish I could see the other postcards of the series.

05 August 2019


'It's no use. We'll have to let out the spare room'
From The Wrong Trousers, 1993
The sender, John (the UK), was not sure if reading a bill counts as a reading postcard.

Feinschmecker, by Emilia Dziubak
Nor am I if this postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands) can fit in with the reading category. No doubt that the little fellow is a book lover, though.

Bout en Moertje, by Nicole de Cock
The reading theme is clearer on this one, also sent by Heleen. But I didn't realise the mouse at first!

04 August 2019

X for Incognito

Wonder Women had already appeared on this blog, but I think it is the first time for Elektra and Spider-Woman.

They were among the ten Marvel characters on a set of Marvel Comics Super Heroes commemorative postage stamps that were issued by USPS in 2007.

Captain Marvel is one of the two (super)women among the Marvel superheroes set issued by Royal Mail in March.

The stamp arrived, along with two more. on this fab envelope send by John (the UK), made of the stamps catalogue.

Back of the envelope


For the current round of Sunday Stamps A-Z I am showing stamps dedicated to women. You can see here all the Women on Stamps featured on this blog.

Go to Sunday Stamps to enjoy more X-stamps.

03 August 2019

Inside Japan

Matsumoto Castle
Despite the slogan on this big postcard being Inside Japan... it was not sent from Japan... but from Hyper Japan!