30 November 2021
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|Doraemon in the Bamboo Thicket|
20 May 2020
|Magikarp, a Pokémon species|
7 July 2021
|Girl Playing Harp, a Dick Bruna design|
21 July 2000
|Mymble, a Tove Jansson character|
1 August 2018
I have received also Moomin stamps from Finland, like this*:
|6 May 2009|
And now, let's see a couple of funny British cartoons:
|4:55 P.M., by Charles Barsotti|
The cheque in the post, by Jack Ziegler
26 February 1996
Go to Sunday Stamps to see more cartoons and illustrations on stamps!
27 November 2021
If you are on Twitter, you might be aware of the #PostBoxSaturday hashtag. It is gorgeous, every Saturday, to see some interesting post boxes from around the world. You can contribute with all kind of post boxes.
Even fictitious ones, like these in one of the latest adventures of Mortadelo y Filemón (or Mort & Phil): Misión por España.
(For those who do not know the series: Mortadelo (Mort) is the tall, bald master of disguise named after mortadella sausage. Filemón (Phil) is his bossy partner. They both serve as secret agents in the T.I.A. (a spoof on CIA), the Técnicos de Investigación Aeroterráquea (='Aeroterrestrial Investigation Technicians'). Tía is the Spanish word for 'aunt'. And, of course, they always mess everything up!)
- Man, we've been walking like this for 17 kilometres!
It's already good joke, right?
- Ah, well there we have what we need.
|- I think we should have waited to find a post-office.|
- Well, it's a mailbox, right? And I put a lot of stamps on it.
The favourite hobby of Mort is wearing all sorts of disguises...
|-We rely on resolute, cocky, brave guys.|
The cops are going to bite the dust.
- Have you heard that? Three trucks of pot, ecstasy, marijuana,
dope... They are trafficking in style!
|-And ready to fight! To brawl with the police! |
We have to act!
26 November 2021
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21 November 2021
|Forestry for Development|
|The Branch, by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov|
|Quercus gilva (Red-bark oak)|
Japan, 2011 (International Year of Forests)
Tarzan is a literary creature of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Do you remember this popular fictional character, usually depicted as wearing a loincloth and jumping from tree to tree in the jungle?
19 November 2021
17 November 2021
When the torch was illuminated on the evening of the statue's dedication, it produced only a faint gleam, barely visible from Manhattan. Bartholdi suggested gilding the statue to increase its ability to reflect light, but this proved too expensive. The United States Lighthouse Board took over the Statue of Liberty in 1887 and pledged to install equipment to enhance the torch's effect; in spite of its efforts, the statue remained virtually invisible at night. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt, once a member of the New York committee, ordered the statue's transfer to the War Department, as it had proved useless as a lighthouse. (Wikipedia)
|Lighthouses of Menorca|
Fischland-Darß-Zingst is a peninsula in the north of Germany. You can find there the Darßer Ort lighthouse. I love the colours on this postcard sent by Burkhard (Germany).
16 November 2021
|Brixham Victoria Pier (the UK)|
|Büsum lighthouse (Germany)|
15 November 2021
14 November 2021
Time to post some favourite stamps, issued on 21 September 2019, dedicated to Leonard Cohen (More information about this set).
|Jonhny Cash / Jimi Hendrix / Elvis Presley|
|Lydia Mendoza / Ray Charles / Janis Joplin|
|Sarah Vaughan / Miles Davis / Edith Piaf|
12 November 2021
|United States of America|