Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 189

It is another beautiful fall day here: warm and sunny, dry, with a cooling breeze.  Just right for a fall festival, which is indeed happening in my town.

But now I am home form the park, and it is time to set up Sunday Stamps.  Our theme this week is anything you wish.

I received a postcard of Scottish castles, and turned the card over to find these stamps:

First of all, I am glad actually to see Great Britain hold together, although it would have been interesting to collect stamps from a newly independent Scotland.  How do my British contributors feel?

Second, about the stamps.  On the left is Emmeline Pankhurst, a well know and perhaps controversial figure in the British Suffragette movement.  Here is a link to a Wikipedia entry on her life, and one from the BBC.

On the right:  I am not sure what this stamp is to commemorate.

Please join me with a stamp of your choice.


Theme next week:  se-tenant stamps.
Theme week after that: Anything you wish.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 188

Welcome friends to Sunday Stamps, a small place on the internet where we share our love for these little pieces of paper, so everyday and yet so interesting.  At least to some people.

The theme this week is mammals.  This is the stamp I had in mind for this week.

I could have set the theme to be elephants, or big mammals :-) but I would like it to be broad enough that you could find a stamp.  This one is from China - the gold letters did not scan so well.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent postcard and stamp posts at

Theme next week:  Anything you wish.
Theme two weeks from now: se-tenant stamps.

I am looking for suggestions for future themes - I am pretty well out of ideas, except for themes already used - often more than once already.  Or, I can have the theme be open every week - would you like that?


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sundday Stamps # 187

Goodness, it's been a busy Saturday, with several family events.  Therefore I am putting this up late on Saturday night, USA time.  For tomorrow it is time for Sunday Stamps.

This week's theme is automobiles and motor transport, and should be an easy theme to follow.  I was inspired by a stamp I received recently:

Although an American car, the Duesenberg SJ is featured, this stamp is from the Czech Republic, as you can see.  It is nicely and delicately postmarked in the corner, from Prague.

Please join me this week with any auto or motor transport stamps you wish.  I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at

Theme next week;  Mammals.
Theme two week from now: anything you wish.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sunday Stamps # 186

A somewhat rainy cloudy day here in the American Midwest.  It's back to school and school schedules for all of us.  I am finding myself exhausted by Friday afternoon!  Today I am recovered enough to put up Sunday Stamps.  Our theme this week is cultural artifacts, especially jewelry.  I was thinking of the stamp below.

I cannot read the details, and the card from South Africa has since been buried, but I believe this is a necklace from one of the native groups in South Africa.

However, feel free to interpret this theme broadly.  I hope you are able to join me this week.  Suggestions for future themes welcome, as I am running out of ideas, after 185 weeks.

Theme next week:  Automobiles and motor transport.
Theme week after that: mammals.



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