Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sunday Stamps #21

I am composing this entry on Friday night, before taking off for the weekend, and setting up this post to be published Saturday at 5 PM. I hope blogger is able to do this!

It's Memorial Day weekend in the USA (many people get Monday off) so therefore the theme: Let's share people honored by a stamp for any reason (historical, politician, writer, artist, educator, Nobel prize winner, anything), and you are happy that they are featured on this stamp. Tell us about this person.

My early choice was Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan as I admire both of them. However, they have already been featured by Ann at Tin and Sparkle.  Plus I don't actually have the stamp, which is an issue.  So here is a great scientist:

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879, and died in 1955 at age 76.

"Einstein's researches are, of course, well chronicled and his more important works include Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The Evolution of Physics (1938). Among his non-scientific works, About Zionism (1930), Why War? (1933), My Philosophy (1934), and Out of My Later Years (1950) are perhaps the most important." From

He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, and is considered the father of modern physics.  Wikipedia also has a generous entry about him.  There is a website called the Einstein Archives Online which also may be of interest.
You don't have to feature a Nobel Prize winner - anyone on a stamp you wish!

Theme next week;  Anything you wish.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday May 27

I have a small set of unused chrome postcards of Florida places, which I'll share over the next few weeks.

This style of printing is more prevalent in the 60's and 70's in the USA - I am not sure about the rest of the world.  I like linen postcards much better but these kinds of card have their own tacky charm, and are certainly part of the vernacular American culture.

This postcard pictures the Comfort Inn Motel in St. Peterburg Florida, which  features "color TV, pool, phones available, major credit cards accepted."  Also on the back: "On US Hwy 19 (34th Street) a mile north of Skyway Bridge which crosses Tampa Bay at its entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, 5 minutes from the Gulf Beaches and adjacent to shopping center."  Printed by the Tom Brown Card Co., Clearwater, FLA.

Classic roadside motel architecture, with chain link fence - how attractive!  At least there is a fence to stop toddlers from drowning.  I know someone recently showed one of these old postcards and the pool did not have a fence around it - you could drive your car right into the pool.

I am linking in with Beth at Postcard Friendship Friday.


Remember Sunday Stamps this week!  Theme: people honored by a stamp for any reason (historical, politician, writer, artist, educator, Nobel prize winner, anything), and you are happy that they are featured on this stamp. Tell us about this person.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunday Stamps #20

In which the theme is folk culture or handcrafts from your nation, or any nation.  Interpret this one widely, followers.
The stamps below do not represent my culture but a craft of the Navajo, a native American tribe in the USA.

According to Wikipedia:
"Navajo rugs and blankets (Navajo: diyogí) are textiles produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Commercial production of handwoven blankets and rugs has been an important element of the Navajo economy....Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Toward the end of the 19th century, weavers began to make rugs for tourism and export. Typical Navajo textiles have strong geometric patterns."

I love stamps like this and hope to see more this weekend from you.  Folk culture handcrafts could include rugs, embroidery, other textiles, costumes, pottery, wood carvings, paper crafts, food, or other things. Remember, interpret this theme widely!

The linky list will be open until Sunday midnight eastern USA time.

Theme next week: It's Memorial Day in the USA.  Let's share people honored by a stamp for any reason (historical, politician, writer, artist, educator, Nobel prize winner, anything), and you are happy that they are featured on this stamp. Tell us about this person.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday Stamps # 19

In which we share any stamp we wish, or Mother's Day stamps, if we have any.  Which I don't, alas.  So I am going to share a stamp illustrating my next theme:

Folk Culture or handcrafts from your nation, or any nation.  I have some USA stamps I'll share.  This stamp from Canada is a piece of art that references Native American art from the Northwest.
Here is another from China:

So share a stamp or two today, and make a note about next week.

Theme next week: stamps that feature folk handcrafts such as textiles, costumes, pottery, wood carvings, paper crafts, or even food. I'll have a theme for folk festivals, dance, theatre, sport etc. at a later time.

Postcard Friendship Friday - on Saturday

I really missed PFF yesterday - Beth could not post because Blogger was down.  Who knew?  Now I know how much I look forward to this meme.

My postcard is from a Postcrosser in Thailand:

An interesting message on the back: "Anybody save the world.  I can change and I think you can change too."
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sunday stamps # 18

Today's theme: transportation: planes, trains, and automobiles. Even streetcars.

I can't read the Russian, but I am pretty sure this is an air mail stamp.  The only thing the plane is transporting is mail, and that may be a good thing, as it appears as if this plane is about to crash into the ocean!

Come and share your transportation stamps.  I hope you visit the other participants too.

Theme next week: Anything you wish.  You may wish to share Mother's Day stamps, if you have any.


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