24 July 2021

Three Days

I posted here about a postcard that took almost ten months to arrive in Spain from the UK. And now...

Can you read the postmark on the stamps above?: 20 July. They were stuck on the back of another British postcard and arrived yesterday: 23 July. Barely three days (?!?).

22 July 2021


This toucan is defending its right to a corner in the shadow. I drew it on this envelope and sent it to Heleen (the Netherlands). 

(As I forgot to take a picture before posting, I have taken it from one of Heleen's blogs.)

21 July 2021

Summer at Campobello

Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton (1864 - 1943)
Summer at Campobello, New Brunskwick, about 1900

Postcard sent by Bryon (the USA). I would like to be in a place were you should dress like those women in the summer...

20 July 2021

Five Lighthouses

Fab card sent by Bryon (the USA), with no less than five lighthouse stamps for my album. 

The inside surprised me with a colourful pop-up landscape:

19 July 2021

Almost Ten Months

Showing the back of a postcard sent on 22 September 2020, and arrived in my house on 15 July 2021. More than nine months travelling... Where? 

I think this is my longest mail adventure so far. 

18 July 2021

Sunday Stamps | 1900s

Although I have already published some of these received stamps, this series came immediately to my mind when I read today's topic for Sunday Stamps: Issued in the 1900s.

The stamps were issued in 1998 under the title Celebrate the Century. Ten sheets of fifteen different stamps were issues, which each sheet depicting events of one decade of the 20th century, from the 1900s to 1990s. You find here the complete list of stamps.

I have got just a sample of these:

1900s: Dawn of the Twentieth Century

St. Louis World's Fair

1910s: America Looks Beyond its Borders

Child Labor Reform

1920s: The Roaring Twenties

The Great Gatsby

Flappers Do The Charleston


17 July 2021

5 x 5 + 1 Postcards

I got these (free!) postcards from Jan von Holleben, on the condition that I should sent them to my friends... Which, of course, I have started to do. Some of you can expect them in the next days/weeks!

15 July 2021

Caffeine Did Not Exactly Speed It up

This letter sent by Phillip (the USA) was posted on 16 April... And arrived on 22 June. More than two monts.

But these cups of coffee did not travelled alone. The same day (22 June) arrived four coffe-related postcards sent by Bryon on 13 April.

Coffee Ask No Questions. Coffe Understands.


The first Starbucks coffeehouse

13 July 2021

Lion Post Box


Letter sent to Alan (the UK). The stamp belongs to the series of museums, and features the Museo Postal y Telegráfico ('Postal and Telegraphic Museum') in Madrid. I collaged part of the 9-stamps sheet (see below) on the envelope.

11 July 2021

Sunday Stamps | Beautiful Minerals

Precious stones for today's theme in Sunday Stamps: Geology.

Agata & Opal
Australia, 1973

Belgium, 2018

, 2009

09 July 2021

Always Keep Calm

 ... Because keeping calm is always a good idea!

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

07 July 2021


I got this card from Laura (the UK). My reply reached her on the envelope below, made of a page of a magazine

05 July 2021

Chien-Shiung Wu and Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

Postcard with the perfectly matching stamps sent by Phillip (the USA). 

And another one from the wonderful series of women in science designed by Rachel Ignotofsky 

04 July 2021

Sunday Stamps | Delicious Vegetables

Delicious vegetables for today's theme in Sunday Stamps: Food

Flower splendor series
The Netherlands, 2009

Paprika Museum, Kalocsa
Hungary, 2012

Traditional Gastronomy - Kolokasi
Cyprus, 2020

03 July 2021



I got this postcard through the Postcrossing site. It was unwritten, inside an envelope... but stamped. Actually, the postage was enough to send three postcards. 

I resend it to Bryon, and the posctcard came back, this time written. So it travelled twice from the USA to Spain!