19 January 2019

Reading Women on Postcards

Ellen Dhub photograph, 1976
Sent by John (the UK)


I like the book she is reading...


Sent by John (the UK)


Mr Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading 
Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926)
Sent by Bryon (the USA)


Sent by Phillip (France)

Can you spot her?


Sent by Heleen (The Netherlands)


Girl in Red (1926), by Alice Ruggles Sohier (1880-1969)
Sent by Bryon (the USA)

Have you noticed the Christmas postmark?

Jip en Janneke characters, by Fiep Westendorp
Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands)

Although she is not exactly reading letters...

Welsh vintage ladies
Sent by John (the UK)

One reading, one doing the laundry (?!)

18 January 2019

Fantaisies

«The Postal Service has always carried mostly fantaisies, anyway.»

David Brin, The Postman

16 January 2019

Chief Lemee


Postcard featuring Chief Lemee (Chris Brown, 1903-1956), a Yosemite Miwok Indian with an extensive knowledge about Miwok culture. Yosemite National Park, California, sent by Bryon (the USA).

I love when postcards appear after a "conversation" through the comments of the blog, or previous letters/postcards. I also love postcards that teach me things. Actually... any postcard does, doesn't it?

15 January 2019

Some Sent Envelopes

Made of pages of magazines and brochures. Sent to Laura (the UK) and Imma (PC). I tried to match the theme of the stamp and the illustrations on the envelopes...




Front. The stamps are cinema-related...
except the king!

Back



Front

Back

14 January 2019

Boldly Go...


The stamps I showed yesterday are not the only ones I have received related to the space. Lilli (Canada) sent me this letter in November. It is a pity that the picture cannot show how wonderful the envelope is, and also the stamps. Especially, the lenticular one (Star Trek again!).



The same month, David (the USA) sent me his Inspired by Stars letter. What a wonderful gift! You can see here most of the contents (and the rest of the Posted Letter projects, of course!).


I like a lot the slogan on the back: Boldly go where no one has gone before. That is what I say to all my departing letters...

13 January 2019

Sunday Stamps | U for Universe


I received this postcard of the sun from Posted Letter, with this thermochromic ink stamp of the solar eclipse, that I had previously featured on a post.

It gave me an idea to look for more stamps related to the theme Universe, for the letter U of Sunday Stamps.

Pluto and New Horizons
31 May 2016
(USA)
Express Stamp - Space Shuttle Challenger
22 June 1995
(USA)
Jupiter Room in Guiana Space Centre
50th anniversary of CNES (French Space Agency)
17 October 2001
(France)

World Space Week
6 October 2016
(Mexico)

I hope that any scientist will not be offended if I include in this post the following stamps...

Boba Fett (Star Wars)
20 October 2015
(UK)

Star Trek
2 September 2016
(USA)



Star Trek
27 April 2017
(Canada)

12 January 2019

Bookshops and Libraries on Postcards

Mural by Mandy Sue
Sark Star Books
Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
(Sent by Phillip)

Little Free Library
Kingsburg, California, USA
Sent by Claire


Common Good Books (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)
Illustrated by Bob Eckstein
Sent by Laura (the UK)

National Library of Latvia (in Riga)
Sent by Taiga

Strand Book Store in New York,
with 18 miles of books (?!?)
Sent by Phillip (the USA)

11 January 2019

HitM | My House Is My Castle

Заповедник Хабибулина, 2014 г.
Тираж: 1 экземпляр.

Postcard sent by Eduard (Russia), for the Houses in the Mail project.

09 January 2019

HitM | Protective Colours


Colourful contribution to the Houses in the Mail project, sent by Ana (Portugal). The postcard features the traditional houses of Algarve, with their colourful bands, It is said they are to protect people inside from evil spirits (she also explained it here).

08 January 2019

Walking Letters


This stamp, since I got it, became one of my favourites ever. It inspired this envelope I sent to Fabienne (France).

Postal workers, I have discovered, is what I like most drawing... 

07 January 2019

Back to School... Again!


Laura (the UK) sent the perfect postcard for the back to English lessons, after two weeks off... Don't you think so?

06 January 2019

Sunday Stamps | T for Tractor


Letter T of Sunday Stamps gives me the chance to show one of the rare stamps from Pakistan I have.

Of course, I didn't find more tractors on my collection. But I found some more ears of cereals...



05 January 2019

Nostalgic Postcards


Postcard sent by John (the UK). 
Liverpool's new post office, opened in 1899, wa, like the North Western Hotel, lit throughout by electricity and was another pointer to Liverpool's importance as a centre of communications. Employing in its primer over 1,000 staff, in 1936 it coped with 11,800,000 letters, 141,000 parcels, 210,000 telegrams and 1,500,000 phone calls a week! Sadly, it was badly damaged during the Second World War and had since remained derelict.
And also John sent this postman from the old times...



Postcard sent by Micu (the USA).
In this nostalgic photo, Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse pose in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park.