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.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 163


 Hello hello!  Another cool week in the Midwest USA, still with very little in the way of green.  Still biding our time on Spring.  But it must be soon because March Madness is here: NCAA college basketball finals!

Thank you for the turnout last week, and the variety of stamps shared!  Several with red pillar boxes too!

The theme this week is farms and farm animals, which I hope will inspire contributors to interpret this widely.  I don't think we have had this theme before.  What brought this theme to mind is a stamp I received recently from a Postcrosser:

And well, they may be work horses, but they could be on a farm, am I right?  Sure I am.  Please join me with farm stamps, interpreted widely.

Theme next week: buses and public transportation.
Theme week after that: anything you wish.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt and stamp posts at

 I have another blog at 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.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 162

Good evening everyone, on a warmer day, where it did NOT snow!  The tips of my daffodils are showing above the mulch, but otherwise there is no green anywhere.  We will have to bide our time for Spring.

For Sunday Stamps, our theme is Letters, postcards, and the post.  I know this is a favorite of many contributors.  I have several stamps to share.  First, a sweet bear writing a letter, from Finland:

This, I believe is part of a series, and someone showed another stamp from this series a few weeks ago - I am sorry I do not remember whom.  Next up:

(sorry for the askew scan!) A beautiful landscape from Japan, but then I noticed it was from International Letter Writing Week in 2013!  A bonus.  Lastly, from the Netherlands:

It's hard to tell, but I think the little figure in this stamp is rushing to get his/her letter posted.

What do you have this week?  Perhaps a red letter box?  A stamp about stamps?  Please share.

Theme next week:  farms and farm animals.
Theme two weeks from now: buses and public transportation.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 161

Good morning Sunday Stampers, from an ailing Viridian.  I seem to have a cold that is not going away.  Therefore I took to bed last night and slept, completely forgetting about Sunday Stamps.

So let's get going this Sunday AM.  Our theme this week is Women on Stamps, as March is Women's History Month in several countries.  I am also noting that March 8 was Woman's Day, do I have that right?  So here is a new stamp issued by the US Postal Service:

From Wikipedia:
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.[3] She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress.[4] On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (US Senator Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination).[4] She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

There is more info at the Wiki link.  In the meantime, I must get this posted!

Theme next week: Letters, postcards, and the post.
Theme two weeks from now: farms and farm animals.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 160

Good evening from a Saturday night in the Midwest USA. 

Batten down the hatches!  Lay in a supply of groceries and salt for the driveway, for a big storm is coming!!!  Yeah, maybe.  Every other 'big' storm this year has been a mere dribble of snow, compared to what it was supposed to be.

Well, it is time for Sunday Stamps, which we can participate in, from the coziness of our own homes.  Our theme this week is:  Anything you wish.  I will use this week to share a stamp that just arrived on a Postcrossing card from Turkey.  It is pretty but I do not know what it picturing.

There are stylized flowers here, but I am not sure if the pattern in the background has any significance.

Join me this week with any stamp you wish, especially if it seems to defy themes!

Theme next week: Women on stamps (March is Women's History Month)
Theme two weeks from now: Letters, postcards, and the post.



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