30 August 2014

Frogs, Turtles, Snakes

I'm glad to be back to Sunday Stamps after holidays. First I thought I wasn't able to find suitable stamps for this week's theme: reptiles (and/or amphibians). But finally I found some...


From Canada

From India


From Czech Republic

From Finland

From the Netherlands


From Taiwan

VQR Project

Latest contributions to the VQR Postal Project, sent by Heleen (the Netherlands):

Sent by Stripygoose (the UK):

Sent by Micu (Hungary):

29 August 2014

This Pleases the Mailman

«There's something about the mail that works children into a frenzy. [...] This is especially true towards the end of summer when kids are beginning to turn feral. It's almost as if too much freedom causes them to lose their minds. So for the sake of society they're sent back to school. This not only restores mental health to parents, but it also ushers in a new found silence to the neighborhood. And this pleases the mailman greatly.»

Austin Brown, Walking with the mailman

28 August 2014


I had received this postcard from Chicca (Italy) long time ago. It shows the Spanish Steps (or Piazza di Spagna) in Rome (Italy):

And then I received the second version from Aarón (Spain). I don't know why, but I really love having two versions from the same postcards (daylight and night, or colour and b/w, inside and outside, old and new, etc.). Maybe I need to add a new category for touristy postcards: crowded and empty.

In fact, the second postcard was sent form Spain... (I never know where my friend is!)

... and written in Arabic!

27 August 2014

26 August 2014

Post Number 1000

Am I supposed to write something special in the post number 1000?!?

25 August 2014

Sardines in a Plate

Sardines in a plate

Monoprint sent by Emily (the UK), inside this envelope:

24 August 2014

Europa Stamps, Reminder

There is a week left to vote the most beautiful 2014 EUROPA stamp! (Till August 31).

I have received these stamps taking part in the competition:

From Hungary

From the Netherlands

From Spain

22 August 2014

Horses and Horses

Postcard sent by Sheila (the UK).

It arrived with beautiful matched stamps:

I almost completed the series! This is really the Year of the Horse. 

Update: One more horse from Oman!

See more received horses here and here.

21 August 2014

Faultless Except...

«"Everybody allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal."

"I have sometimes thought," said Catherine, doubtingly, "whether ladies do write so much better letters that gentlemen! That is -I should not think the superiority was always on our side."

"As far as I have had opportunity of judging, it appears to me that the usual style of letter-writing is faultless, except in three particulars."

"And what are they?

"A general deficiency on subject, a total inattention to stops, and a very frequent ignorance of grammar.»

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

19 August 2014

Noah's Arch

Envelope sent to Heleen (the Netherlands, for the project Weird Existing Animals. This time I decided to send the complete Noah's Arch, both on the envelope and inside:

18 August 2014

Not Just White Envelopes

Letters sent by Heleen (the Netherlands):

Letters sent by Eva (Germany):

17 August 2014

Good Farine

Mais... Do you think ça it is de la good farine?
Je ne suis pas sûr...
Altered postcard sent to Dani (Austria).

15 August 2014

Poppy Fields Forever

Sent to Eric (France) for his mail art call Poppies.

Also published here. The postcard inside:

13 August 2014

11 August 2014

Windows to the World

Sent to Eduard (Russia) for the mail art project Windows to the world.

Unhappily the envelope was returned due to lack the postage (the post office says, but it is not true), so I needed to re-sent it. Finally it reached its destination!

09 August 2014

ATC Surprise

ATC sent to Eric (France) for his project One word, one ATCIt was made of a Chinese New Year envelope, and send inside another one:

Published here.

08 August 2014


Don't you just love sometimes detail in writing paper?

Letter sent by Laura (the UK).

06 August 2014

My Jumping Type

I want to introduce you a very special type: my first jumping jack! Made for the mail art call Jumping Jack Mailart. I am quite proud of him. Let me show the details...

Also published in the blog of the project.