28 February 2022

Pets for Pets

After getting this card I have been informed that not only Crazy Cats have dogs as a pets... Also Nijntje (who I believe is a little rabbit) has a dog as pet. 

On the back of the same postcard Bor de Wolf is playing the acordeon...

The snail mail is quite a surprising world.

27 February 2022

Sunday Stamps | Gandhi

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Dark (colour or theme). I cannot think of anything darkest than war. I own some war stamps on that theme, but let me "interpret the theme any way you wish", and show you a little collection of stamps featuring Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

The first postage stamp showing Gandhi was released only on on 15 August 1948, a year after India attained independence. 

This is the oldest in my albums:

India, 1973

Gandhi is a big figure in India, and this country has featured him on several stamps. For example:

India, 1980

India, 2009

Not only India: more than 100 countries have honoured this man on postage stamps. The first nation other than India to release Gandhi postage stamp was the USA on 26 January 1961. It was followed by Congo in 1967. 

USA, 1961

During Gandhi’s birth centenary in 1969, more than 40 countries released postage stamps on the same day.

United Kindom, 1969
First Day Cover

The year 2019 marked the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), and it is difficult to find a postal administration which did not release a commemorative stamp. 

Hungary, 2019

France, 2019

Spain, 2019

India, 2020

24 February 2022

Wie is er in het kopje gevallen?

I hope the picture is good enough for you to find who fell into the cup! If you do, there is a second challenge suggested by the sender: Can you spot the reading sugarcube? 

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

22 February 2022

Crazy Cats

On the back of this card sent by Bryon (the USA) is written: "Cats shopping / Crazy Cats". Neither the sender nor I are sure what the cats are doing here. But the disturbing fact is... Have they a dog as a pet?

20 February 2022

Sunday Stamps | N

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is N. I found a big N on this stamp from 1970 that arrived on the back of a postcard not long ago.

18 February 2022

We Are All Mad Here

"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you woldn't have come here."
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Postcard sent by Laura (the UK), on the New Normal theme. 

17 February 2022

Bridges & Poems

Saint-Cado (France), by He Yifu

'A cat in exchange for a bridge,
smart people laugh at the devil.'

Card sent by Catherine (France).

The Baltimore-Annapolis-Washington region is linked to the eastern shore of Maryland by the five-mile-dual Cheasapeake Bay Bridge, with the longest steel spans over salt water in the world. Over 200 feet at its highest point, the first span was completed in 1952, and the second added in 1973.
Photo by Middleton Evans

Postcard sent by Phillip (the USA).

16 February 2022

Snail Mail Is Magic!

 Postcard sent by Fabienne (France).

14 February 2022

Happy St. Valentine's Day

Mail from Heleen (the Netherlands).

13 February 2022

Sunday Stamps | Heart Stamps

Letter sent by Imma (PC) in a hand-drawn envelope.

And more heart stamps:

See more Love & Hearts stamps on Sunday Stamps.

11 February 2022

Oh, Swallow, Swallow

Oh, Swallow, Swallow, 1894
John Melhuish Strudwick

O Swallow, Swallow, flying, flying South,
Fly to her, and fall upon her gilded eaves,
And tell her, tell her, what I tell to thee.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sent by Laura (the UK).

08 February 2022

More Tigers (And More)

I got more tigers to celebrate the New Year. A postcard from Bryon (the USA), with the 2022 stamp:

And two stunning envelopes from Fabienne (France), also with the 2022 stamps, and stamps from past years:

06 February 2022

Sunday Stamps | Winter Sports

Some winter sports stamps from the USA, issued in 1994 and 2017. I like they arrived with a penguin...

Go to Sunday Stamps to see more Winter Sports on stamps.

05 February 2022

Kookaburra puzzled

Heleen's drawings are always great. I like to have got this one as a stamp!

03 February 2022

Windmills from the World

Windmills in Holland

(Got from Germany, but no clue where it is located.)

Postcards sent by Simone (the Netherlands) and Pia (Germany).

01 February 2022

Happy New Year!

United Kingdom, 2021.

Thailand, 2008.