Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sunday Stamps #54

Today's theme: Standard Issues. A look at the everyday stamps of our countries.

This is one of the most common stamps that was used in the USA - millions must have been printed and put on penny postcards.  This particular specimen came from a card sent in 1913 to Mrs. Amanda Floyd in Indiana from her sister Daisy.

Note the fine engraving on the stamp, and the wreath around Washington.
Enjoy the standard stamps from around the world!

Theme next week: In honor of the Chinese New Year, let's share Chinese stamps, Dragon stamps (it's the year of the Dragon), or red stamps (red is a lucky color).



Postcardy said...

A nice Christmassy green.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Some of these stamps are so well known, that it's not until you study them that tiy realise just how lovely they are.

Joy said...

Makes you wonder how many of these stamps were sent that Christmas across the US.

Dorincard said...

On a stamp, as on a banknote, the most important personality (who's to decide that?) does not necessarily appear on the highest denomination.
Maybe it's intentionally put on the lowest, for popularization purposes...:)

VioletSky said...

I like the detail on these engraved stamps.

dakotaboo said...

Lovely stamps from everyone this week. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the uniformity of defiitive stamps. Alas I seem to have missed the Sunday Stamps deadline so won't be posting any of mine this week.


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