Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 136

Kids are back in school! I am back to University work and very tired. Despite this, let's enjoy Sunday Stamps.

Out theme this week is the post, letters, post boxes, etc.  And the etc. can cover a lot of ground.  I have two stamps to share with you.

1. a happy postbox accepting letters and packages (from South Korea)  and

2. a stamp issued for the Philanippon 2011 stamp expo (from Japan).  This is the second one from this series that I have received.

I wonder, if the USA had more youthful stamps promoting stamp collecting, if  they might attract more younger people.

Please join me with any post or stamp-related stamp you may have.

Theme next week:  Open, anything you wish.
Theme two weeks from now:  Se-tenant stamps.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 135

Well, it is Saturday night, and the chicken is baking in the oven, and I have about an hour. It's time to put up my Sunday Stamps post.

It's back to school time for me!  The children will follow on Tuesday next week. No more sleeping in for them.

Our theme this week is Wild Animals.

I thank the Russian Postcrosser who included this lovely stamp on their card.  Look at those horns!

According to Wikipedia: "The wild goat (Capra aegagrus) is a widespread species of goat, with a distribution ranging from Europe and Asia Minor to central Asia and the Middle East. It is the ancestor of the domestic goat."  There are several sub-species.
I hope you can join me with a stamp of a wild species.
Theme next week: the post, letters, post boxes, etc.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 134

It's mid-August and Saturday, so it must be time for Sunday Stamps.

This week's theme is mini-sheets  (or a whole sheet of stamps if you wish).
I immediately thought of this theme when I received an amazing maxi card from Dresden, Germany.  I'll just share the back with the mini sheet.

Wow!  Such detail of this famous painting (the Sistine Madonna) by Raphael.  Thank you  to a Postcrosser from Dresden.
I hope you haven't shared all your mini-sheets last week!  Please share this week if you can.
Theme next week: Wild animals.
Theme two weeks from now: the post, letters, post boxes, etc.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 133

It's the hot and quiet days of August, when many people go on vacation. Let's see who shows up for Sunday Stamps this week.

Our theme this week is really colorful stamps.

Sadly the scan above does not truly catch the bright red with the yellow in the foreground, and the red-orange of the building against the green and blue!  But together these two stamps from Japan are very colorful, I think.  What do you have to share?  Feel free to join me with a colorful stamp of your choice.

Theme next week: Mini-sheets (or a whole sheet of stamps if you wish).


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sunday Stamps # 132

Hey, guess what? It's time for Sunday Stamps.

Our theme this week is anything you wish.

My contribution: a fun stamp from Finland, a country with interesting stamps.

Some polar bears enjoying themselves!
Please join me with any stamp you wish to share, from Finland or anywhere!

I base my themes on what I have on hand, usually recent stamps from Postcrossers, so my themes jump all over the place.  This week I have received some great stamps and can plan ahead.  So just for this week I can give a two week's heads up.

Theme next week: really colorful stamps.
Two weeks from now: mini-sheets ( or a whole sheet of stamps if you wish).



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