Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy PFF: Chinese stamps

Thank you to our hostess Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday. Click on the link to see who else is playing!




Today I am sharing some stamps from China.  These came as part of a sheet and my Postcrossing friend included some of the artwork not actually worth money.  Isn't that neat?  The artwork is amazingly detailed!
A question for someone who knows: Are these peahens? Chinese pheasants?  Just wondering!

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
Viridian

12 comments:

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love these stamps! Sometimes I am almost tempted to become a stamp collector, but I'd hate to take them off my cards. :)

Aimee said...

Love it! I'm not sure what the birds are, but they are pretty!

Joy said...

How wonderful to receive in this form. A great Postcrossing friend. In answer to your question, I think they are from a miniature sheet of the 'Birds of China' series. The gorgeously coloured bird is a Golden Pheasant and the one next to it is a Yellow-belied Tragopan. Unfortunately never seen either in real life.

Snap said...

These are beautiful. How nice to have a friend to send them to you in this way. They are little works of art. Happy PFF.

Dorincard said...

Did you call for [philatelic] backup? :) I have the answer, from my friend Ronny: http://ronlovestamps.blogspot.com/2010/11/bird-cover-from-china.html#links

viridian said...

Thank you Joy and Dorincard, for helping me out! I thought Dorin would be able to find the answer. :-) Golden pheasant - just wonderful.

MrCachet said...

Well, I'm late but showing up any way! Dorin has it right - it's a Golden Pheasant on the left, but I'm unfamiliar with the other one.

Paul van Yperen said...

Beautiful, detailed stamps. I was wondering what text at the right meant.

GadgetSponge.com said...

Very nice! Great, rich colors. Caught my eye right away.

Andrea said...

What beautiful and unusual stamps!

Deborah Swain said...

wow! i don't think i've ever seen somebody post almost an entire souvenir stamp sheet through the post - what a lovely idea!
btw...i think the other bird is a female golden pheasant with the typically less showy feathers!

Beth Niquette said...

What fabulous stamps! How cool is this???

Happy PFF!

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