Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 175

Once again this week I am on the move, this time for a family vacation to visit my parents and have some fun.  Therefore I am putting this post together early and scheduling it to be published on Saturday afternoon.

And so it must be time for Sunday Stamps.  It is June and I hope beautiful weather where you are.

Our theme this week, by suggestion, is circuses, clowns, or fun fairs, interpreted broadly.

I don't know how common these kinds of stamps are, so be inventive!  I picked this theme because it was a suggestion, and the US Post Office  just released a sheet of 8 different designs.

Here are 4 of those designs.

The stamps designs are based on posters  from the early 20th century.  From the stamp sheet:   'Joyful posters beckoned the masses toward the grand show, thus proving P.T. Barnum right: "The noblest art is that of making others happy." '  I know P. T. Barnum from another saying attributed to him: "There's a sucker born every minute."

While I appreciate the graphic designs, I admit I don't like circuses and definitely don't like clowns.

Join in this week if you can, and prep for next week, when:
 the theme will be anything you wish.  theme week after that;  I'll get back to you!



Ana said...

hope you dont mind I went with the same stamps as well :) but i thought it would be a pity not to use such a lovely cover :) Personally I love the designs!

Postcardy said...

I bought the sheet of Vintage Circus Posters stamps this week, embedded the USPS video, and found some postcards in my collection to include in my post.

Lisa B said...

what lovely designs!
I will post the circus stamps I found tomorrow - gotta watch a soccer match (on tv) now :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Very attractive - and they'd make nice postcards too!

Joy said...

Poster design is a fascinating subject and I always enjoy seeing them on stamps, I saw there was a bit of a controversy on the issue of this set. Always a good thing if it gets stamps into the news.

Little Nell said...

I like the subtle colours, so different to my set! I’m with you though, I don’t like circuses.

Little Nell said...

I like the subtle colours, so different to my set! I’m with you though, I don’t like circuses.

Mail Adventures said...

I'd really like to receive one of these!
Thanks for choosing this theme.

luvlinens said...

Make 'em Laugh!

Bob Scotney said...

I think that I have only ever been to one circus and I was very young then. Of course Ringling/Barnum & Bailey are world famous, These are history stamps.

Heleen said...

I think we share a similar opinion about clowns (there's only one I liked as a child, called Pipo, but he was on television and experienced exciting adventures).

But the stamps are beautiful!

Enjoy your vacation!


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