28 February 2023

Reading Women

La Liseuse, 1889
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Compartment C Car, 1938
Edward Hopper

Far Away
Scott Burdick

Sent by Fabienne (France) and Bryon (the USA).

27 February 2023

Something Nice to Do

Let's have something nice to do in January meeting seems a good slogan! 

And another nice thing to do is painting happy stones:

This meeting took place in the city of Rijen (south of the Netherlands). The sender explained me, also with the stamps, that it is located between Breda and Tillburg. 

Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

26 February 2023

Sunday Stamps | Birds & Snow

Rockhopper Penguin
(Eudyptes crestatus)
TAAF, 1956

Light-mantled Albatross
(Phoebetria palpebrata)
TAAF, 1959

Red-breasted Nuthatch
(Sitta canadensis)
USA, 2016

Snowy owl
 (Bubo scandiacus)
Russia, 2018

Some birds enjoying (?) the snow for this week's Sunday Stamps: Winter/Snow.

25 February 2023

Postbox Saturday | Full of Water

Picture of a postbox taken in Daroca in October 2021. It says: "It's full of water [...] Do not use".

24 February 2023

This Is London, Too

Covent Garden: Mercer Street, Shelton
Street and Monmouth Street (1972)

Hatchard's Bookshop

Twickenham, 2008

Mail sent by Laura (the UK). 

23 February 2023

Frida Doll

Envelope sent to Phillip (the USA).

22 February 2023

Sculptures II: Trolls

Fremont is a colossal troll who lives under a bridge in Seattle. 

Postcard send by Bryon, with UN matching stamps on the back.

21 February 2023

Sculptures I

Letter sent by Fabienne (France), with some stunning stamps.

Stamp issued on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the discovery by Howard Carter of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the 11th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (23 June 2023).

L'âge d'airain, by Auguste Rodin. Stamp from 1974.

Stamp Day 1963. Gallo-Roman post.

Issued on 18 February 1961, this stamp depicts La Méditerranée (1905), a 1,03 m bronze located in the Carrousel de Tuileries garden in Paris, made by Aristide Maillol.

The stamp depicts a head of Buddha and a head of Hermes by Praxiteles, symbolizing East and West respectively. It was issued in 1961.

This stamp (a series, actually) relates to a postcard I have recently got through the Postcrossing site, featuring another imposing sculpture: The Great Buddha in Hong Kong.

20 February 2023


Front and back of a letter in a decorated envelope, sent by Laura (the UK).

19 February 2023

Sunday Stamps | E Is for Elephant

Australia, 2016

Israel, 2018

Spain, 2017

USA, 1993

USA, 2022

Elephants for Sunday Stamps: The Letter "E". I have never got the Spanish stamp, winner of the stamp design contest Disello in 2016. But I have sent it on several letters.

16 February 2023


It seems there are a lot of Bundays at Mail Adventures this year. This paper and wood postcard was sent by Phillip (the USA).

The New Year stamps from this and past years look really gorgeous when put together!

15 February 2023

Greetings from the Keystone State

Pennsylvania-themed letter sent by Phillip (the USA). On the envelope, a non-Pennsylvanian wine label, that matches perfectly with Erie Harbor North Pier Light, with an unique design ("the tower tapers from its base to its midsection, then rises straight from there to the top")

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh and a detailed map of the state.

And matching stamps: Erie Harbor Light and the state flag.

A week after this letter arrived, I got this postcard through the Postcrossing site, featuring Erie Land Light another one of the three Erie lighthouses.