Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Poets (writers). Time to show this stamp from 1964 that I got on the back of a postcard... in 2020!
This one is from 1995. Not as old as the previous one, but also received last year. It belongs a British series called Greetings - Art, and its title is: Decoration from 'All the Love Poems of Shakespeare' (Eric Gill).
Shakespeare is a favourite theme on postcards and stamps.
Well it seems Shakespeare is as timeless in stamps as in his work. I enjoyed the link.
I bet there are a lot of collectors of Shakespeare's stamps!Thanks for visiting the link too.
Shakespeare and poor Yorick's skull!I am familiar with Eric Gill and his typefaces, but this stamp shows something different.
I had to look up the title of this stamp.
It’s fun finding those older vintage stamps and seeing the designs used many years ago.
I really liked this one. Thanks!
Unusual to have a non-US person on a stamp. There are a few (e.g. John Lennon, the actors in Harry Potter), but not many.
Queen Isabella (Queen of Castile) became the first woman on a US stamp, in 1893 :)
It's not clear to me where that first stamp is from.
United States of America, issued in 1964.
Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.