30 July 2021

(In)equality Stamps

Drawn envelope sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).

Maybe you wonder about those Pantone-like stamps. I sent some more:

They belong to a campaign against racial discrimination. In May 2021, Correos launched Equality Stamps to reflect "an unjust reality that should not exist, in an effort to raise awareness of diversity, inclusion and equal rights". (See the video here).

The idea behind is that you must used more black stamps than "white" ones. But what the users read was: the darker the colour, the smaller the face value. The campaign received a lot of criticism, and the stamps were withdrawn from the market almost immediately. 

29 July 2021

You Know You Are a Postcrosser...

 ,,, When you know the postal rates for postcards better than the postal worker.

Does it happens to you, too?

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

27 July 2021

Mail from Other Worlds

Postcrossing postcard sent by Laura (the USA).

Star Wars postcard sent by Bryon (the USA), with perfectly matching stamps & postmarks. The Droids stamps were issued in April 2021.

Letter sent by Alan (the UK), bearing a stamp from the Classic Science-Fiction April issue: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

26 July 2021

Summer Envelopes

Letters sent by Laura (the UK).

25 July 2021

Sunday Stamps | 20,000 Leagues

I have got two of these Hungarian stamps, dedicated to Captain Nemo and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.

The stamps were issued on 5 April 2019. This is the 4-stamps sheet:

I thought these stamps would fit in today's Sunday Stamps, dedicated to Transportation.

24 July 2021

Three Days

I posted here about a postcard that took almost ten months to arrive in Spain from the UK. And now...

Can you read the postmark on the stamps above?: 20 July. They were stuck on the back of another British postcard and arrived yesterday: 23 July. Barely three days (?!?).

22 July 2021


This toucan is defending its right to a corner in the shadow. I drew it on this envelope and sent it to Heleen (the Netherlands). 

(As I forgot to take a picture before posting, I have taken it from one of Heleen's blogs.)

21 July 2021

Summer at Campobello

Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton (1864 - 1943)
Summer at Campobello, New Brunskwick, about 1900

Postcard sent by Bryon (the USA). I would like to be in a place were you should dress like those women in the summer...

20 July 2021

Five Lighthouses

Fab card sent by Bryon (the USA), with no less than five lighthouse stamps for my album. 

The inside surprised me with a colourful pop-up landscape:

19 July 2021

Almost Ten Months

Showing the back of a postcard sent on 22 September 2020, and arrived in my house on 15 July 2021. More than nine months travelling... Where? 

I think this is my longest mail adventure so far. 

18 July 2021

Sunday Stamps | 1900s

Although I have already published some of these received stamps, this series came immediately to my mind when I read today's topic for Sunday Stamps: Issued in the 1900s.

The stamps were issued in 1998 under the title Celebrate the Century. Ten sheets of fifteen different stamps were issues, which each sheet depicting events of one decade of the 20th century, from the 1900s to 1990s. You find here the complete list of stamps.

I have got just a sample of these:

1900s: Dawn of the Twentieth Century

St. Louis World's Fair

1910s: America Looks Beyond its Borders

Child Labor Reform

1920s: The Roaring Twenties

The Great Gatsby

Flappers Do The Charleston


17 July 2021

5 x 5 + 1 Postcards

I got these (free!) postcards from Jan von Holleben, on the condition that I should sent them to my friends... Which, of course, I have started to do. Some of you can expect them in the next days/weeks!

15 July 2021

Caffeine Did Not Exactly Speed It up

This letter sent by Phillip (the USA) was posted on 16 April... And arrived on 22 June. More than two monts.

But these cups of coffee did not travelled alone. The same day (22 June) arrived four coffe-related postcards sent by Bryon on 13 April.

Coffee Ask No Questions. Coffe Understands.


The first Starbucks coffeehouse

13 July 2021

Lion Post Box


Letter sent to Alan (the UK). The stamp belongs to the series of museums, and features the Museo Postal y Telegráfico ('Postal and Telegraphic Museum') in Madrid. I collaged part of the 9-stamps sheet (see below) on the envelope.

11 July 2021

Sunday Stamps | Beautiful Minerals

Precious stones for today's theme in Sunday Stamps: Geology.

Agata & Opal
Australia, 1973

Belgium, 2018

, 2009

09 July 2021

Always Keep Calm

 ... Because keeping calm is always a good idea!

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

07 July 2021


I got this card from Laura (the UK). My reply reached her on the envelope below, made of a page of a magazine

05 July 2021

Chien-Shiung Wu and Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

Postcard with the perfectly matching stamps sent by Phillip (the USA). 

And another one from the wonderful series of women in science designed by Rachel Ignotofsky