16 June 2019

Q for Quant

Mary Quant (born 1930) is an English fashion designer and fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game.

The stamp was issued on 13 January 2009, and belongs to a 10-stamps set entitled British Design Classics.


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.

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14 June 2019

Wine Vessel

This postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands) shows the Chinese character "wine vessel". It reads on the back: "Add three dots on the left to make character for 'wine'".

The fun illustration on the envelope is related to the wine vessel. From the stamps to the Dutch proverbe: "Als de wijn is in the man, is de wijsheid in de kan" (='If the wine is in the man, the wisdom is in the can', according to Google. But, honestly... it seems a bit easier than the Chinese!).

I find this illustration very clever. I guess it is related to the fact that the sender started to write the postcard 0n 21 May 2016... and she finished it on 19 April 2019.

13 June 2019

More Bridges on Postcards!

Pont de les Peixateries Velles, in Girona. It was built in 1877 by the Eiffel Company. (See some more pictures here!). Postcard sent by Imma; she took the time to go to the post office and ask for the special cancellation that reproduces the bridge, too.

Bruges, Belgium
Sent by Laura (the UK)

Samuel Beckett Bridge, built in 2009
Dublin, Ireland
Sent by Laura (Ireland)

Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands)

This one came with matching stamps on the back!

12 June 2019

Little Violet Riding Hood?

The stamp on the right, created by Paula López-Berges Núñez, was the winner of the National Stamp Design Competition organised by Correos (Disello). The title of the work was girl in the rain with a love letter. (I showed here the youth category winning design).

I like it so much that I tried to reproduce with the watercolours the happiness of the girl, on this envelope sent to David (the USA).

11 June 2019

Green & Pink

I had already uploaded one of these envelopes, but I wanted to show them together because they arrived the same day. Don't you think the colours match perfectly?

Letters from Catherine (France), Laura (the UK) and Alan (the UK).

09 June 2019

P for Pitts

ZaSu Pitts (1894-1963) was an American actress who starred in many silent dramas, and then transitioning successfully to mostly comedy films with the advent of sound films.

She was honoured with her image on this stamp in 1994, as part of The Silent Screen Stars stamp set, designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. I have received another form this set:

And I found a picture of the whole set on the net:


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.

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08 June 2019

Alaskan Flowers

Mountain/Entire-Leaf Avens (Dryas integrifolia)
Grapefruit Rocks (Elliott Highway)
By Sarah Bundtzen

In my head, Alaska means always 'snow'. But, of course... there is a beautiful spring there, too. As it shows this letter sent by Julia.

Have you noticed the postmark? It reads Alaskan Frontier.

07 June 2019

Postcrossing Meetings in Three Countries

It took me a while to upload this postcard designed and sent by Heleen (the Netherlands), from a Postcrossing meeting that took place in Lelystad.

It arrived with a perfect Postcrossing stamp!

Actually, it took me so much time that Heleen had the time to attend another meet-up. It was in Almere, the newest city in the Netherlands (Wikipedia dixit). The stamps reproduced on one of the pictures and the real stamps on the back are the same. How cool is that?

And stil a third meet-up, in Utrecht!

This is an older one, signed by a lot of people, arrived from Malaysia. The meeting took place in Kuala Lumpur GPO.

I received these postcards from the 10th Internationl London Meet-up, held in the Mueum of London Docklands on 4 May.  The same postcrosser sent it twice... because she forgot to sign it the first time!

06 June 2019

Postcards from Belgium

Grote Markt, Brussels

Gothic Hall, City Hall Bruges

Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges

Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges

Jan Van Eyckplein, Bruges

Postcards sent by Laura (Belgium & the UK).

04 June 2019

HitM | The Littles

Phillip (the USA) sent me a new contribution to the Houses in the Mail postal project. It shows the door of, we presume, a very little house, nicely decorated for Halloween (front) and Christmas (back of the envelope).

If you have a look at the postcards inside and at the stamps... you can easily guess who live there!

03 June 2019

02 June 2019

O for Oranien

Louise Henrietta of Nassau (1627 – 1667) was a Countess of Nassau, granddaughter of William I, Prince of Orange, "William the Silent", and an Electress of Brandenburg.

This stamp belongs to the series Women in Germany history.

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.

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01 June 2019

Air Mail Labels

Some of the new mail labels that I have been getting lately...


Bosnia and Herzegovina


South Africa


United States