23 October 2021

Lange Briefe schreiben

Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr.
Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben,
wird wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben
und wird in den Alleen hin und her
unruhig wandern, wenn die Blätter treiben.»

Rainer Maria Rilke, "Herbsttag"

(See translations of the poem here.)

22 October 2021

Collaged Envelopes



Collages made by Rugilè (Lithuania), Rosemary (Canada), Imma (PC) and John (UK).

20 October 2021

Inside & Outside

It had been long time since I got a couple of inside & outside pair of postcards from the same place!

18 October 2021

Put a Lot of Stamps on Your Letters!

 Sometimes I enjoy doing that. Even more if I find matching stamps, like on the green letter below!

Letters sent to Laura (the UK), Phillip (the USA) and Sandra (Serbia).

16 October 2021

Very Different Drawing-Style Postcards

The Tale of Petter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter

The Senses
Samin Nosrat & Wendy MacNaughton

Berzsenyi Dániel Emlékház

Postcards sent by Morag (the UK),  Bryon (the USA) and Micu (Hungary).

14 October 2021

13 October 2021

Getting Beautiful Envelopes

Letters sent by Pina (Belgium) and Laura (the UK).

12 October 2021

Nada que celebrar

Envelope sent to Phillip (the USA), made of stamps packaging.

The letter arrived with only ONE stamp on it!

10 October 2021

Sunday Stamps | Šaltibarščiai

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Autumn/Harvest/Food. I choose the food part... but summer food.

This Lithuanian stamps features the Šaltibarščiai or Cold Borscht, a soup made of beet juice which has a distinctive and appealing pink or magenta colour. The stamp was issued on 19 June 2020, as part of the Culinary Heritage series.

08 October 2021

Many of One Thing

A category of postcards I discovered thanks to Postcrossing is the "many of one thing" or "multiple" postcards. I always find this kind of postcards highly entertaining and educational!

Fashion Timeline of Chinese Clothing

The Kings of France 

Seaweeds of Britain

Postcards sent by Cherry (China), Steve (France) and Laura (the UK).

06 October 2021

Lighthouses Galore

Envelope made by Fabienne (France), out of a calendar sheet. It features Cap Fréhel lighthouse in Bretagne (France), and another French lighthouse on the matching stamp: Dunkirk. 

The letter contained two more lighthouses in the form of beautiful postcards:
Isabelle Xefoie

Peggy's Cove (Canada)

Postcard with matching stamps sent by Phillip (the USA):

Harbor of Refuge, Delaware

Navesink, New Jersey
Erie Harbor, Pennsylvania
Harbor of Refuge, Delaware

Another lighthouse postcard I got through the Postcrossing site; this one arrived from Australia:

Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie

And still two more, from John's summer holidays in Scotland:

Scalpay Lighthouse, Isle of Harris

The Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis

03 October 2021

Sunday Stamps | Historical Events in France

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Celebrating an Historical Event. I choose some French stamps I have recently got:

The Treaty of Picquigny is a peace treaty signed on 29 August 1475 between the King of France Louis XI and the King of England Edward IV in Picquigny (Picardy; today located in the Somme department). It definitively puts an end to the Hundred Years' War.

The stamp was issued on 30 June 2017, on a two-stamps mini-sheet. It belongs to the series Les Grandes heures de l'histoire de France (='The Great Hours of French History').

The Journée des Tuiles (='Day of the Tiles') was an event that took place in the French town of Grenoble on 7 June 1788. It was one of the first disturbances which preceded the French Revolution, and is credited by a few historians as its start.

The stamp was issued on 18 June 1988, commemorating the Bicentenary of the French Revolution

Other stamps from this series I have got, issued on 25 February 1989, and related to relevant people of this historical event:

01 October 2021

Happy World Postcard Day!

I wish you a very happy World Postcard Day, with a lot of postcards sent and received. I cannot believe this is the second time!

Postcards sent by Bryon (the USA), in 2020 and 2021 and by Imma (PC).