31 July 2017
30 July 2017
Today's theme is Sunday Stamps- II is Stars or Moon or Planets. I am sure you had seen this stamp before:
But I had to show you how perfect it looks combined with the reused page of a calendar as envelope, and a rocket mail label! It was sent by Phillip (the USA). You can see more creative uses of this stamp on Phillip's blog.
29 July 2017
A bunch of postcards of Rye sent by my friend Laura (the UK):
|Church of St Mary the Virgin dating from 1150,|
and its graveyard (And that pink old house!)
|Ypres Tower & Gun Garden|
|Lamb House (18th century)|
Henry James and E.F. Benson lived here
|Mermaid Corner Tea Rooms in Mermaid Street|
(Included in my album of mermaids, of course!)
|Rye town model (made by a coupe of retired teachers!)|
|The cobbles Tea Room|
28 July 2017
27 July 2017
|Euston Station: Loading the Travelling Post Office|
Grace Golden (1948)
The Postal Museum of London (the UK) is opening tomorrow. I have been so lucky that I have already received one of the postcards they sell! With a matching stamp (or Post & Go labels, as they call these):
Actually, I have received a lot of them lately, all with mail-related themes:
26 July 2017
Machado is buried in the little village of Collioure and his grave is visited every year for lots of people. I was there last summer, even if visiting cemeteries isn't a habit of mine. It seems that there are always fresh flowers, and poems, and... letters. The box on the tomb caught my attention. Because... Who pick up the letters addressed to Machado?
Update 4 Feb. 2019: About the man who put the mailbox [in Catalan]
25 July 2017
24 July 2017
23 July 2017
Bronze statue of Poseidon found in the sea to the east of Livadostra Bay, Boeotia, dated around 480 BC. The eyes were inlaid in a different material. Poseidon, as master of the seas, was primarily worshipped at seaside locations. To the left, the name of the god is written in Linear B script, as it appears on the clay tablets from the Mycenaean palace of Pylos, dated around 1200 BC.
This is one of the 6-stamps set that Hellenic Post dedicates to the 150 years of the National Archaeological Museum, the oldest museum in the country, the largest archaeological museum of Greek territory and one of the most important in the world.
The blue and the golden of the stamp are far better in person. I would like to see the rest, and also the museum itself. So I chose it for today's Sunday Stamps - II's theme: A place or building you want to see.
A mail adventure as a bonus: I received it by snail mail, but not directly from Greece (via the USA).
Update Aug. 2017: Visited!!
22 July 2017
21 July 2017
20 July 2017
19 July 2017
Dear Friend is a letter-writing project celebrating women in public life and struggles for liberation. It is based in Manchester (the UK), and this is how it works:
Write a letter to support a woman who inspired you or who made a difference in an area of equality: such as the fight against slavery; racial discrimination; or the ongoing fight for peace.
We'll digitise and transcribe it, put it on the website, and help raise the profile of whoever you think we need to celebrate. You can write anything from a postcard to a full letter, and hand-write it or type it.How to contribute?
Archived in MAIL PROJECTS
18 July 2017
16 July 2017
Today's theme in Sunday Stamps - II is Statues or Monuments. I thought immediately in castles, because this is the theme of the 2017 EUROPA Stamp Competition.
I have received only the beautiful Dutch castles so far. The 10-stamp sheetlet contains two stamp varieties and was designed by Hague-based graphic designer Bart de Haas. It features images of two Dutch moated castles, Doornenburg and Ammersoyen
Here you can view the rest and vote for you favourite until 9 September. It is quite difficult to choose only one!
15 July 2017
Postcard sent by Laura (the UK). This is Errigal Mountain in "the rugged and beautiful" County of Donegal. With a scratch that I thought was part of the picture, at first sight.
Mama's Beach, by Jan Kasprzycki. The real beach is on Maui's North Shore. This is another postcard that arrived thanks to the #AtoZChallenge. It arrived just two days after someone from Maui commented on the blog. It is my second postcard from Hawaii (but actually this was sent from Canada, by Rosemary).
But it is more likely that I visit the Mediterranean Sea, like on this postcard of the Costa Brava sent by Mom. Beautiful beaches near home!