Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday Stamps #42

We move a little south in the Pacific. I'm headed to Australia, but New Zealand is possible too.

First, a dingo, one of the unofficial animal symbols of Australia.
Then a Maximum card (a true one!) of a lovely lady.  This is Madame Melba, circa 1902, painted by Rupert Bunny.  The painting is at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

We have come full circle around the globe.  I hope you are able to post stamps today from Down Under, or even from Antarctic territories. 
Our trip is done, and for next week, we will rest with the theme of anything you wish.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Stamps # 41

Today we visit Oceania, including Japan, the Philipines, Indonesia... and many more.

One stamp from Japan, of a pretty bird. One from Taiwan with some amazing mythical looking characters  - I would love to know more about them.  And how about the Hello Kitty stamp? Wonderful!

Please join me and share some stamps from the Pacific Islands.

Next week: Australia and New Zealand (and Antarctica Territories if you have them) and our tour of the World continents will be done.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday Stamps #40

This week we stop in Mainland Asia (by which I mean not including Japan, Taiwan, Philipines).

This is an older stamp from for Laos that has been in my stamp box for a long time.  I don't remember how I acquired it, but I like the elephants and the overall design.

Looking at the Wikipedia entry, Laos has been the Lao People's Democratic Republic since 1975, so this stamp must be older than that.

Next week: We stop at the Ocean and Island nations of the Pacific, including Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philipines, and others (Nauru anyone?)  Then our final stop will be in Australia and New Zealand.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunday Stamps #39

Still in the heart of Europe.
A fine example of art on stamps: A beautiful lady in a beautiful dress.  This stamp came on a Postcrossing card from Luxembourg, offically the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.  More on this Duchy is found at the Wikipedia entry

Next week: we travel to Mainland Asia.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday Oct. 7

October already!!!

A card illustrating a Russian fairytale.  The illustration is titled "Ivan Tsarevitch in a hand still had only one feather from a tail of the Firebird."

This card was sent to me from a Postcrosser in Moscow, Russia.

I am linking up to Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy.

Remember that for Sunday Stamps we will be spending another week in Europe.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday Stamps #38

This week we visit several places in Europe.

First stop: Germany!  Being (ahem) a bit older, it still feels a little strange to write that.  I still sometimes think in terms of West and East, or GDR and DDR.
This is a famous monument, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Then, off to Jersey, which may not technically be another country (it is a British Crown Dependency, according to Wikipedia), but they do have their own stamps.  From left to right, marsh St. Johnwort, wild angelica, and a turnstone.

Both these stamps came to me via Postcrossing.

Please join in during our visit to Europe.  We'll be here next week also.



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