Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 167

My this week went by fast! It seems like just a few days ago that I put up my last Sunday Stamps post. I have also been participating in the A to Z challenge over at  my other blog, http://viridian61.blogspot.com/. Over halfway done with the month, and the alphabet!

How has this week been for you? I hope it was a good one.

Our theme this week is zodiacal and zodiac signs on stamps.

I have been wanting to have this theme for some time, and it has been suggested by a reader at least once.  Alas, I did not have any stamps for such a theme until now.  A Postcrossing card recently arrived from Sri Lanka with the following stamp:


Here is the constellation Scorpius.  The stars in the sky behind the outline appear to be in the right positions (I used to watch the stars more than I do now and still remember their positions).

Do you have any zodiac stamps to share this week?

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent  stamp, postcard, and quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Theme next week: of children and for children.
Theme two weeks from now: Stamps from Russia or former communist countries. Does not have to be old stamps issued by those communist governments - can be from recent years.

Viridian



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 166

Good evening friends, or good morning if you are reading this on Sunday morning.  It is a lovely evening, 75 degrees F   (24 C) so I guess Spring is finally here.  The grass is greening up!

Time for Sunday Stamps.


This week's theme is: old or vintage stamps from your own country.
I received the group below recently on a Postcrossing postcard from the USA.


  The 4 cent stamp I would say is from the early 60's given the date on it.  The other two stamps are from the 1970's.  US postage stamps have never been devalued.  You can use old stamps, back to 1865,  for current postage, according to Wikianswers. [This is NOT the case for all countries.] Of course, you will need several stamps to equal the postage due today.  And check the value of some of those old ones!  They may be worth more unused.

What vintage stamps can you share this week?

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent  stamp, postcard, and quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Theme next week: Zodiacal and zodiac signs stamps.
Theme two weeks from now: of children and for children.

Viridian




Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 165

It's Saturday night, and it's a bit warmer in the USA Midwest. Could Spring be around the corner?  My daffodils are growing but have not yet bloomed.

Well it might be time for Sunday Stamps.



Our theme this week is anything you wish.  Now I KNOW you have something to fit this theme!!
I'd like to share a stamps from a recently received card from Bulgaria.


Enlarge these perhaps. There is a bit of detail.  These appear to be two stamps of a series showing beautiful artifacts from the varied history of Bulgaria.  I wish I could decipher the Cyrillic letters.

Join me today in sharing any stamp you wish, perhaps one that may not fit a common theme.

Theme next week: old or vintage stamps from your own country.
Theme two weeks from now: Zodiacal and zodiac signs stamps.

Viridian



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 164

It's almost April!  It should warm up one of these days, right?
Well it is really late for me on a Saturday night so a quick post for Sunday Stamps.



Our theme is buses and public transportation.


Delightful stamps from Hong Kong, that I think would attract your attention, even you didn't like buses, and even if you didn't collect stamps.  It appears these two are part of a recent series.

Theme next week: anything you wish.
Theme two weeks from now: old or vintage stamps from your own country.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt and stamp posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl.

 I have another blog at http://viridian61.blogspot.com/ and I will be doing the A to Z blogging challenge this April.  I did it last year, inspired by Bob Scotney, and yes I'll try it again.

Viridian


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