Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday Stamps # 81

Welcome to Sunday Stamps!Our theme this week is "anything you wish."
I have a stamp - well more than a stamp - that arrived recently on a Postcrossing postcard from South Africa.  It is so amazing.

(I covered my address (on the right) for the scan.)  Not only the stamp but the surrounding paper material is here in the center of the postcard!  Is there a special name for the surrounding material?  You can tell I am not a stamp collector.  I just appreciate them very much.

So what do you have this week?  Share anything you wish, esp. a stamp you like that may not fit into a theme.  This is your chance.

Next week: On August 1 I will be starting a contest where you could win some FREE STUFF - so come back and check that out.  It's hush hush until then.

Theme next week (by suggestion):  stamps that leave you wondering: what is this stamp trying to show?  What does it commemorate? Or, who is this person on this stamp anyway?



Maria said...

That stamp is awesome!!

VioletSky said...

that stamp is very cool!

again, I have unwittingly planned ahead with my entry :)
which works out well as I will be away next weekend with no internet access... now you have me really curious about this contest!

Lisa B said...

Great stamp!

Joy said...

Fabulous stamp, and unique. A great thing to wing its way on a postcard.

Helen said...

Hi Viridian. Great stamp! I think that is what you would call a maxi-card, a sort of alternative to a first day cover. Although usually with a maxi card the design on the front of the postcard complements the stamp issue. I haven't seen anything quite so cool as this with the design worked into the back of the card. I like it!!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I have never seen anything quite like that! Amazing!

viridian said...

Helen: It's not a maxi card b/c the front of the card is a photo of a South African bird. the sender has used an adhesive stamp and has including the surrounding adhesive printer matter.

Violet sky: the contest will be open for 2 weeks.

Postcardy said...

I just happened to buy some Stamp-Cards of the 1981 Royal Wedding yesterday and noticed that today is the anniversary of the stamps and the wedding.

Bob Scotney said...

What a great stamp and card to have. I too have never seen one like it.

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

i can't believed July is almost over.I'm looking forward to join the contest. :)
Thank you for hosting.
- Willa @ Postage Journal

Aimee Dars said...

What a unique stamp!

Marcie said...

This is one fantastic stamp!!! Next week's idea is really great!


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