20 July 2024

Ad Envelope

Envelope made with a page of a magazine. It is an electoral advertisement, to encourage people to vote. However,  what I see is people carrying letters around!

(Honestly, it looks better in person!)

19 July 2024

States Project | The Constitution State

Connecticut's official nickname, the "Constitution State" confused me. According to the Wikipedia, it refers to the Fundamental Orders adopted by the Connecticut Colony in 1639. But then, it is unofficially known as the "Nutmeg State",  which is still more puzzling!

I am learning a lot with Bryon's postal project!


18 July 2024

Thursday Postcard Hunt | Canterbury Cathedral

This is the latest postcard I have got from the Canterbury Cathedral. I think the colours match with the stained-glass windows from the same building.

Thursday Postcard Hunt
July theme: WAYMARKERS
Everyone is welcome to share their postcards!

17 July 2024

Send More Packaging Postcards!

From rice to shoe boxes or coffee packaging... You can make postcards out of almost everything!

Sent from and to Bryon (the USA).

16 July 2024

States Project | The First State

Delaware is the first state, but the postcard from there was not the first of Bryon's States Project to reach me! Actually, three postcards arrived together on 18 June, although postmarked on 1, 3, and 11 June.

The Blue Hen caught the attention of the sender. The one on the stamp and the one on the postcard seem very different to me! 

But the postcard includes other interesting facts about Delaware, like the Punkin Chunkin (an annual pumpkin launching contest) or the Nemours Estate (the largest French-style formal gardens in the USA). 

15 July 2024

How Is Your Summer? - III

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

14 July 2024

Sunday Stamp | Eastern Tales

Yadori Gi
1000th anniversary of The Tale of Genji
Japan, 2008

Morality Tales: Yangxu Refuses Gifts
Honesty and Uprighteness
China, 2018

Tang monk makes vows, Journey to the West
China, 2015

For today's Sunday Stamps, the theme being Eastern Hemisphere.

13 July 2024

Penny Penates

«The first postcard ever sent, addressed to Theodore Hook Esq, of Fulham, London in 1840, was sent by Theodore Hook Esq of Fulham, London. The hand-drawn picture on the card caricatures the postal service and it is thought that Hook sent it to himself as a joke (there was no internet in those days, people had to make their own fun). Hook's card is also the only postcard known to exist which has sent using the extremely rare Penny Black stamp. The postcard was sold at auction in 2002 for a record-breaking £31,750 to postcard collector Eugene Gomberg.»
James Ward, Adventures in Stationery

(Read more about it in Wikipedia. Pictures also taken from Wikipedia website.)

12 July 2024

14 Juillet 1789

French stamp issued on 12 July 1972, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris.

11 July 2024

Thursday Postcard Hunt | Latest Lighthouses

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might know that I have a collection of lighthouses on postcards and stamps (my only proper collections, actually). 

These are the latest I have got:

"Pingelturm" lighthouse, mouth of the Weser, Bremerhaven

Il-Fanal ta' Ġurdan, Gozo (Malta)

The Netherlands

Westkapelle (I think)

Sent by Brigitte (Germany), Laura (the UK), Fabienne (France) and Heleen (the Netherlands).

Thursday Postcard Hunt
July theme: WAYMARKERS
Everyone is welcome to share their postcards!

10 July 2024

States Project | The Centennial State

According to this postcard sent by Bryon, Colorado is a true record holder: the tallest sand dunes in USA; the largest airport in the USA; the highest railroad, suspension bridge and town in the USA; the state with most mountains of 14,000 ft or more; the world's largest flat-town mountain... Wow!

08 July 2024

Laundry Day!

Mail sent by Heleen (the Netherlands) and Laura (the UK).

07 July 2024

Sunday Stamps | Aurora Borealis

Aurora borealis on stamps issued by Germany (2022) and Canada (2018).

For this week's Sunday Stamps, the theme being Northern Hemisphere.

06 July 2024

How Is Your Summer - II

Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

05 July 2024

States Project | The Natural State

This is the first postcard I got from this year Bryon's postal project, on 6 June. At the time I did not realise yet that it was part of another amazing project. 

If you read yesterday post, you have a clue what it is about, haven't you? It seems that every postcard is sent for the capital city on every state, and it includes matching stamps (sometimes, the postal machines do not love vintage stamps!).

The postcards contains a lot of curious informations. For instance... Did you know that the World Championship Duck Calling Contest was a thing?

04 July 2024

Thursday Postcard Hunt | The Golden State

Postcards sent by Jennifer, Ingrid and Bryon (the USA), showing maps of the state of California in the USA. I love this kind of postcards because they are very informative and entertaining.

Thursday Postcard Hunt
July theme: WAYMARKERS
  • Week 1 - Maps
  • Week 2 - Lighthouses
  • Week 3 - Cathedrals
  • Week 4 - Towers
Everyone is welcome to share their postcards!