28 February 2014

British Majesty

In order to complete this post, I want to show you more received stamps about British Royalty:

Two kings from long time ago, along with the youngest member of the Royal family in a stamp issued by Canada Post/Postes Canada:

And this postcard of the Queen's Carriage sent by John (the UK, of course) that fits perfectly:

26 February 2014

More Cars on Stamps

The theme for Sunday Stamps #142 was Cars. After having published the three cars I had received... I started to receive more cars!

(All them sent by Laura, in the UK).

This red car, sent by John, is a bit older. There is some funny about Morris cars. I had seen one of them only in comic, because El Súper, a character of famous Spanish comics Mortadelo y Filemón (Mort and Phil) owned one of these. Until two years ago I thought these cars existed just in the comics...!

25 February 2014

Pictures of a Moroccan Trip

Two pictures taken during a trip in Morocco:

Mail box in Alnif

What a big contrast between the old mail box and the brand new post office! The five postcards I put in this mail box have reached its destinations.

Post office in Ifrane

24 February 2014

Keep Calm and Watch Lighthouses

Do you know the Keep Calm-o-matic? It is a funny tool to create advices in order to stay calm. This one (not created in this site, tough) is one of the best I have heard:

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).


Postcard sent by Laura (the UK). It shows South Foreland white lighthouse in Dover (England, the UK).

Maxi-postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands). It shows the lighthouse of Kökarsören in the Aland islands. The card is the number 61, issued on 6th June, 2008.

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands). The name of this lighthouse isn't written on the card, but Heleen managed to find out that it is Ponta do Pargo in Madeira (Portugal).

Postcard sent by John (the UK). It shows Beachy Head Lighthouse, built in 1902 near Eastbourne, East Sussex, England.

And another postcard sent by John (the UK). It shows the lighthouse in  St. Anthony Head, situated at the southernmost tip of the Roseland Peninsula (Cornwall, UK).

23 February 2014

Feliz Cumpleaños

Hand-made postcard sent to Karla (Spain) as part of Challenge #13 of Mail a Smile. The theme was Black & White, but I added some pink and red because I thought birthday postcards need to be cheerful. The envelope:

22 February 2014

Beer from Jupiter

Sent by PostMuse (the USA).

This was a response to this mail, made of beer packaging as well. It dodged the controls of post office workers in both sides of the Atlantic, in spite of the provocative name of the beer.

(By the way: have you noticed the little red lighthouse?)

21 February 2014

Diplomatic Mail

« Un courrier diplomatique, c'est un pléonasme. "Diplomate" a pour étymologie l'ancient grec diploma, "papier plié en deux", soit pli. La diplomatie a commencé par la correspondance. La lettre peut en effet être un moyen de dire aimablement les choses. D'où une contamination historique de ceux deux pratiques : un diplomate écrit souvent beaucoup de missives et le genre épistolaire prend souvent des manières diplomatiques. »

Amelie Nothomb, Une forme de vie

20 February 2014


Sometimes I think in the post like a bridge between two (or more) people. Probably this is the reason why I love bridges on postcards and stamps. I had a little collection. Behold the latest bridges I have got:

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands). It shows Erasmus bridge in the city of Rotterdam. She send it with a matched stamp:

Another bridge, sent by Eva (Germany), showing Fehmarn Sound Bridge:

19 February 2014

...And a complete breakfast!

Folded card sent by Heleen (the Netherlands). Ontbijt ('Breakfast'), by Kenne Grégoire.

18 February 2014

... And 21 cups of tea...

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands), made with rubber stamps borrowed in a garden park (!?). See the artistamps:

17 February 2014


Little postcard (10 x 10 cm) sent by Heleen (the Netherlands). It is a detail of the painting Koffiekopje ('Cup of coffee') by Jan van der Kooi (1997).

The envelope is not less nice. Front and back, and matched stamp (one of my favourite themes, you know):

16 February 2014

Chinese Stamps

This is a post for Sunday Stamps. The theme for this Sunday is Chinese or Taiwanese stamps. I don't have tons of stamps from these countries. But the choice was difficult anyway, because Chinese stamps are usually wonderful.

I'm showing you one of the best. Update: Joy (see comments below) wrote: "it's a scene from Romance of the Three Kingdoms, one of the great classic novels of China set in turbulent feudal times. The title of the stamp is Liubei gets married". It arrived along with another stamp that matched with the postcard, representing Wuhou Memorial Temple at Nayang.

Considering that Chinese New Year is celebrated not only in China and Taiwan, but in a lot of countries and chinatowns around the world, I want to share also these stamps that surprised me. They arrived from Canada:

15 February 2014

Origami Heron

Postcard sent to Piper (the USA), as my contribution to the January's challenge of Mail a Smile. The theme was Birds, so I also put two birds on the envelope.

I have just (re)discovered Paper Saturdays, and I decided to link this post.

14 February 2014

Love on Stamps II

Very original Dutch stamps sent by Heleen (the Netherlands)! When you scratch the heart, it appears a missage: Schrijf me ('Write to me'), Geintje ('?'), etc. I did not scratch the first, but you can see the result in the second:

13 February 2014

Love on Stamps I

From Belgium

From Finland

From France

From France

From Japan

From The Netherlands

From The Netherlands

From The Netherlands

From The Netherlands

From Philippines
Mahal kita = 'I love you'

From Poland

From Taiwan

From Thailand

From the USA

From the USA