Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 142

This week Sunday stamps is up to the letter E.
A perfect USA stamp for this week:


A Solar eclipse stamp!
The recent eclipse was a big deal in the USA - even if not in the path of totality a partial eclipse could be seen from most of the country.  I hope everyone wore their eclipse glasses and did not ruin their eyes.
Joining SeeitonaPostcard this week for the letter E.

viridian

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 141

Sunday Stamps is up to the Letter D, and sharing a stamp from a country whose name begins with D.  I decided to go back to the US Postal Service and see what I could find.  I found a stamp commemorating a festival I am unfamiliar with, and hey, it's coming up this fall.

From the US Postal Service:
"In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® commemorates the joyous festival of Diwali, which is also known as Deepavali. One of the most important annual Hindu events, the holiday celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Spanning five days each autumn, it is considered by some to be the start of the new year.

Diwali is a shortened version of the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which roughly translates as “a necklace of lights.” During Diwali flickering oil-wick lamps called diyas dot the homes of observers around the world. The stamp features a traditional diya against a background of glimmering gold and flower petals.  The meaning of Diwali often depends on regional identity on the Indian subcontinent."

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Viridian

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 139

Sunday Stamps is now up to the letter B.

I admit I searched the US Postal Service website first,  and found this great series of round stamps:

All sorts of Balls!  Football, Volleyball, soccer ball (for us in the USA),  golf ball,
and baseball, basketball, tennis ball, and playground ball (though I remember ours in red, not pink).  These stamps are for 1st class USA postage, not international.

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Viridian

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 138

This week marks an A to Z progression for the rest of the year (and beyond?) for Sunday Stamps.  Stamps from countries that begin with A, themes that begin with A, and so on. Our fearless leader has led with an Airmail stamp.

I am joining in with a stamp featuring pottery from a Native American pueblo, the Acoma pueblo:


This is from a set from a few years ago.  This is one of my favorite styles of Southwest pottery; I love the black and white patterns that are used.

I will probably check this series again at the end, for (I hope) a Zuni pueblo pot.

Viridian

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