Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sunday Stamps #1

Announcing a new meme: Sunday Stamps!
This meme is just to share interesting stamps: they don't have to be collectible or rare.  They can be commemoratives from your country; stamps from Postcrossing, even stamps purchased from a specialty store or ebay.

I am starting with the stamp that started it all for me, back in the 1980's.

I had noticed stamps before of course.  I was in graduate school and my current boyfriend at the time collected stamps, which I thought rather amusing.  Then C. visited my university as a postdoc and started receiving packages from home, in France.  This stamp was on one of the early packages.  It took my breath away.  Such detail, of a beautiful stained glass window, in such a small frame!

Well, then I began to accumulate in earnest.  The keeping of stamps in an album lasted only as long the boyfriend did (not long) but I still  save stamps, and when I have a few, soak them off the envelopes.  Now that I am in Postcrossing I get many more stamps from around the world.  I don't destroy the the postcards however to get the stamps off!  This is when a flat bed scanner is so very useful.  If you follow  this blog or Postcard Friendship Friday, then you have seen some of my collection.

Tell us about your stamp stories, and link in below. Email me at viridian61 at if you have any problems.


Postcardy said...

That's a pretty stamp--amazing detail for such a small picture.

Aimee Dars said...

Definitely beautiful!

Deborah said...

Lovely stamp.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I can see why that one would have attracted your attention. I drifted into stamp collecting because my father collected, and then I drifted out again because he was interested in fine differences in shades of colours and perforations, and I thought that was the only way to go.

Joy said...

I can see why this stamp started you off, beautiful.

Dorincard said...

Superb stamp! Miniature art, a starting point for enjoying the real art, life-size. :)
Bravo, Viridian, for your initiative! :)


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