25 May 2022

Unround


I got these stamps on a Postcrossing postcard from Poland. I was informed that Kazimierz Górski was a coach of Poland national football team.

But what obsesses me is the non-round postmarks...

23 May 2022

Universities

University of Warwick. Hand-made postcard sent by Laura (the UK).

University of Tilburg (The Netherlands). Postcrossing postcard sent by Anja.

Lesessal Library, University of Basel (Switzerland). Postcrossing postcard sent by Simone.

Illini Unin Building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Postcrossing postcard sent by Kai.

22 May 2022

Sunday Stamps | Bluenose


This stamp was issued in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the building of the Bluenose, the most recognized sailing vessel in Canadian history. This schooner was built in 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada, and become a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important symbol in the 1930s, serving as a working vessel until she was wrecked in 1946. The name Bluenose originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century. 

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Sails.

20 May 2022

The Year of the Tigers


2022 is filling my letterbox with an unexpected amount of tigers. Apart from these and these, I have got tigers from Phillip (the USA),



From Catherine (France):




From Rosemary (Canada):


From Imma (PC):

18 May 2022

White Envelopes






Letters sent by Alan (the UK), David (the USA) and Amita (India).

16 May 2022

Datamatrix Stamps


The new UK stamps with datamatrix bar-codes have arose all kind of opinions. On this envelope from Alan, you can appreciate, more or less, how they differ from the old ones, also in size.


They say one of the reasons is to prevent forgery and reuse. The latter maybe could be avoided by properly cancelling the stamps...
  
Back of the envelope, with a clear postmark

15 May 2022

Sunday Stamps | Postal Services

Stamps issued in 1975, commemorating the bicentennial of the United States Postal Service. I got them in 2021, though!





And some of the stamps issued by the Hungarian postal service, from 2017 on (I think it is an ongoing series), to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the postal service:






This is a post for Sunday Stamps. The theme today is Postal.

14 May 2022

Eleven


Tomorrow is the 11th bloganniversary. The blog is getting almost more birthday cards than myself...! 

Well, not! :D







So... What can I say?


And...

12 May 2022

It Is Not Hoarding...

It is not HOARDING
if It's BOOKS
Do you agree? I guess these women below would do...

Woman Reading
Jacques-André Portail (1695-1759)


Designed by Kate Sampson


Favourite Fairy Tales, by Katerina Babok

Mail sent by Laura (the UK), Bryon (the USA & Canada) and Heleen (the Netherlands).

10 May 2022

Well Done


Well placed stamp on this envelope sent by Imma (PC). 

The stamps is one of the winners of the Stamp Design Contest "Disello". The theme was covid-related: For Those Who Take Care of Us. The title of the stamp is Collective Applause, and the designer is Ángel Luis González González. 



The back of the postcard shows, again, this New Normal statment...

08 May 2022

Sunday Stamps | Fairy Tales

Your choice is possible the most difficult theme in Sunday Stamps!  Today, I have chosen some stamps featuring legends and fairy tales:

Finland, 1990. This stamp belongs to a series that features the work of the illustrator Rudolf Koivu. I have found that the illustration belongs to the tale Lamb Brother.

Germany, 2020. The legend of The Pied Piper of Hamelin (above) and a tale collected by the Brothers Grimm: The Wolf and Seven Young Goats (below).


Croatia, 2009. Svarožić, the small god of fire (left) and Bjesomar, an evil spirit (right), characters in Priče iz davnine ('Croatian Tales of Long Ago'), by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić.

07 May 2022