04 March 2021
03 March 2021
02 March 2021
|"Be nice if every day I have left|
would be like this."
Coronation Street is a British soap opera shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. More than 10,000 episodes! And I am afraid I have never seen any of them. Now I feel curious!
The stamps were issued on 28 May 2020. I found the first stamp very positive.
01 March 2021
26 February 2021
Psychologist and Civil Rights Activist
"I began to think that a crucial part of children's lives,
no matter what happens, has to be a degree of
security and acceptance."
|Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972)|
"When you love science, all you really want is to keep working"
|Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000)|
Inventor and Film Actress
"[My father] made me understand that I must make my own
decisions, mold my own character, think my own thoughts."
|Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994)|
Biochemist and X-ray Crystallographer
"I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals."
The last one arrived with the Innovation stamps and First Day pictorial postmark (also on this post):
25 February 2021
These stamps have landed in my friend Bryon's mailbox during the last week: pen strikes on stamps from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Some questions arise here. Like...
Who makes the scribbles? How long does it take to find a pen, hold up the delivery process and do the deed? At the source post office? The destination post office? What is going through the postal workers mind when they inscribe the scribbles? Are they some kind of person who think the worlds economy will be cheated by the possibility an uncancelled stamp could be used a second time?
And, especially: Is there any country Mail Monsters free?
24 February 2021
Card sent by Phillip (the USA). The illustration is derived from the drawing that accompanied a knitting needles patent from 1937.
I think the stamps, featuring Ruth Asawa's wire sculptures match really well! (More information about these stamps). I have got the whole lot!
23 February 2021
21 February 2021
|The USA, 2016|
|The USA, 2019|
(More information about these stamps)
19 February 2021
This is one of the bluest Blue Cats by Irina Zeniuk. Sent by Heleen, from the Netherlands).
These cats seemed to be very popular among postcrossers. However, I had not got any of them until last year. I am not the biggest fan of (real) cats, but these illustrations are just wonderful. I even have made an album to gather all the blue cats I have got!
17 February 2021
|Die Wartburg bei Eisenach|
|Koblenz an Rhein und Mosel|
Postcards sent by Sebastian, Irene, Micky and Andreas (Germany), through the Postcrossing site. And, below, two postcards with lighthouses, from a swap in the new Postcrossing forum, sent by Marcel.
15 February 2021
14 February 2021
|The Netherlands, 2001|
|The Netherlands, 2005|
|The USA, 1980|
|The United Kingdom, 1994|
|The United Kingdom, 2004|
|The United Kingdom, 2004|
Go so Sunday Stamps to see more romantic stamps. And Happy Valentine's to everyone celebrating the day!