Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunday Stamps #22

Hello and welcome to the theme of anything you wish. Here is one kind of stamp I like:

Minerals!  Ok it may not by your favorite subject but it is for me.  From upper left, and moving clockwise: gyps, or gypsum, amethyst, malachit or malachite, and halite or salt.  Gypsum by the way is mined and ground up and used in drywall (sheet rock in some places). Who knew?

 This is an older set (Clue: the DDR) with different denominations on each.  In fact this gives me an idea.  The theme next week will be a set of stamps that really should be pictured together, as the design is continued from one stamp to the next.  Any topic. These are se-tenant stamps, correct?  Remember I amass stamps, I don't seriously collect them.



Postcardy said...

That is kind of a hard subject to illustrate on stamps. (I didn't notice the pun until I typed it)

Drywall is also known as gypsum board.

Bob Scotney said...

I studied geology as an additional subject on my degree course back in the 1950s so minerals have always been interesting to me.
I shall be away from home until mid-July so won't be posting any stamps until then. I hope to be commenting on those of you that do.
Keep up the good work!

Joy said...

Surprising how often minerals are on stamps (I just received one recently), interesting to see how different designers present them. These DDR ones are nicely complex.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Amethyst is my birth stone, I believe.

I was never interested in minerals until I visited the geology department in a museum in Proague, and I couldn't believe my eyes! I could have stayed there all day but my friends were less entranced...

Lisa B said...

I got interested in crystals and stones and their 'alleged' properties for meditation and healing (and new-agey stuff like that) some years ago, although I've forgotten most of what I read about it now. I like malachite very much. These are pretty designs, the DDR had some very attractive stamps.

Dorincard said...

Your GDR/DDR stamps are beautiful...Who said science cannot be artistic?
I hope I made your day by posting, in detail, about my mine flowers...:)

Ann said...

Love these, I don't really know much about the subject. Very pretty though. My Sis and her hubby collect pieces like this---very pretty.


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