08 April 2018

Women on Stamps | Half

Besides the stamps dedicates to couples of women, sometimes only half of the stamp is dedicated to a woman. For instance:

The famous Broadway stars Alfred Lunt (1892-1977) and Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983) were They were married for 55 years and were inseparable both on and off the stage. The USPS honoured them on this stamp, issued on 2 March 1999.



Every year the Dutch Post issues a set of stamps under the title of Grenzeloos ('Border Free'), dedicated to celebrate the ties between the Netherlands and other country. In 2012, the set was dedicated to Indonesia. One of the three sets issued (see here all the stamps) included this stamp dedicated to the singer Anneke Grönloh, that appears behind (but in action, as Heleen has noticed)  the rock artist Andy Tielman (1936-2011). 


On 10 October, Cambodia issued a set of four stamps dedicated to the Traditional Khamer Dance. In every stamp, a woman and a man appear.


At first sight, I thought that this stamp was older. But it dates only from 2005. It appeared on 30 June as part of  The Art of Disney: Celebration series. Snow White and Dopey were two of the characters chosen. You can see here the rest of the stamps.

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For the new edition of Sunday Stamps-II A to Z, I have decided to show some of the stamps I have got on letters and postcards, related to one topic: women. This is the post for the letter H.

More women on stamps.

16 comments:

  1. 'Half' - how good! An other surprising and wonderful finding!

    Thank you for sharing the Dutch-Indonesian stamp, I didn't think of this one when reading the heading. Whether Anneke is standing behind Andy or not: she is the one who is in action on this stamp :-)

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    1. There is always more than one way to look at things, isn't it? :D

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  2. Ha, we were close, weren't we? And what a clever way to to look at women on stamps. The Netherlands one is so odd, without the context, and even a bit odd with the context.

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    1. There are some stamps with this design, and yes, I also find them a it strange. Sometimes the link between the subjects depicted makes little sense.

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  3. Hi Eva! and thank you for the visit. I'm missing all you folks from last year's A-Z.
    Best wishes always,
    Nilanjana.

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    1. I don't have a lot of time this year, but I'm trying to so my best visiting nice blogs like yours :)

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  4. I had never heard of either of the singers in the Dutch stamp - thank you you-tube!

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    1. I also learned they exist thanks to this stamp :)

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  5. So clever, going with the half-theme! Love this perspective, and I love it how the Snow White one fits in here :)

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    1. Snow White isn't exactly a woman but, err... she fits in!

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  6. now that's a unique way to interpret the assignment, super! esp loving the bottom two stamps for their colorfulness

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed the post.

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  7. Clever way to deal with women today; will you do something similar for men.

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    1. Men are overrepresented in stamps, don't you think so?

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  8. I like the finger opening the stage curtain to the performance. Interesting joint issue.

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    1. I find this set very curious, too. The finger is different in every stamp, I think.

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