Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Stamps December 20

Welcome again to my blog. I'm sorry I've been so neglectful.
It's Christmas time and that means time for sharing Christmas stamps at Sunday Stamps, at See it on a Postcard blog.  My contribution is below.

This image is from the US Postal Service website.  They generally have a Madonna and Child stamp every year (this one from 2013).  Following a theme, it seems, the Christ Child is hardly a newborn here.  And He has a funny face - even a little creepy, maybe?  Note Mary is resting her head on her hand - she is probably very tired!

My contribution to this week's Sunday Stamps.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

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The theme this week for Sunday Stamps is Flowers, at See it on a Postcard.  One of my favorite themes (along with birds).  Here are two flower stamps from Jersey:

Along with a shore bird!

I received this card via Postcrossing, and I was excited to get a card from a small and (to me) obscure place.

See who else is playing along at See it on A Postcard.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

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It's Sunday morning so it must be time to check out Sunday Stamps at See it on a Postcard.

I last showed these stamps in 2013 at the cusp of a Government shutdown. As I said then:

This is a group of four stamps from a larger set.  Most of the photographs were taken by Lewis Hine, a famous photographer.  According to Wikipedia, "Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States."
More images can be found at

More industry and technology can be found at See it on a Postcard.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

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This week's theme at See it on a Postcard is one of my favorites - Rocks and Minerals!

From the left: Uranium ore, quartz, aragonite, and malachite, on stamps from Benin.  I last showed these stamps in August of 2011.

Visit See it on a Postcard this week to see who else is playing!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Sunday Stamps

For week 36: the theme is lighthouses.

I have saved this stamp for a while but....

now that I look at it, I don't see any water.  But it sure looks like a lighthouse!!!  A stamp from Taiwan.

I am joining See it on a Postcard this week, who has been hosting Sunday Stamps for some time.  See who else is playing this week!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Sunday Stamps is now being hosted at See it on a Postcard blog.

Week 29: the theme is the post or post boxes.  Below is a stamp I first shared in 2013, but I don't mind sharing again:

A happy mail box from Korea (South), accepting letters and packages.
Visit See it on a Postcard for more!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Violet Sky is plugging along hosting Sunday Stamps over at See it on a Postcard Blog. See who else is sharing today.

This week's theme is cartoons or children's drawings.  I first shared this stamp back in 2011 but maybe it's time to share it again.

A stamp from the old CCCP - er, USSR.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Hello again, it's time for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at See it on a Postcard.

The theme this week is Dinosaurs.

These stamps came to me on a Postcrossing card from Turkey.  I last showed them in 2012.  The T-rex looks scary!

Visit See it on a Postcard to see what else is being shared!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

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The them this week at See it on a Postcard is time of exploration: Space.  I last shared these stamps in 2011, so maybe some new players in Sunday Stamps haven't seen them.

From the USA, a long time ago!  You can click on this scan and enlarge it.

And one of my favorites, from the CCCP (USSR).

Enjoy more space stamps at See it on a Postcard.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

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The theme is: the Lunar New Year (the Ram).  Hopefully I can link this up early and be one of the first Americans to show this year's stamp:
No rams on it but:
In the United States and elsewhere, the occasion is marked in various ways across many cultures; parades featuring enormous and vibrantly painted papier-mache dragons, parties, and other special events are common. Many families set out a candy tray, like the one depicted in the stamp art, to provide guests with an assortment of dried fruits and candies for a sweet beginning to the new year. Drums are played to celebrate this time of renewed hope for the future, with drumsticks sometimes painted red for luck. Firecrackers are set off to ward off evil spirits. Red envelopes (hong bao) containing money are given as gifts to children and loved ones.  (From the USPS website)

Any reason for a party!

Visit Violet sky at See it on a Postcard for more stamps.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Violet Sky is hosting Sunday Stamps now on her blog, See It On a Postcard - visit her there and see who else is playing this week!

envelope 100 has already shown these stamps, hope you don't mind seeing it again:

These are the US Postal Service's "love" stamps for this year.  I think I like the red one better. :-)
Hope you had and are having a pleasant weekend.

in the very cold midwest USA

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Violet Sky is now hosting Sunday Stamps - Click on the link and see who else is participating this week.

My stamp is a high value one, and the scan is from the US Postal Service:

(I don't actually have this stamp in hand.)
This expensive stamp is for Priority Mail.  Let's see what the US Postal Service has to say about the Glade Creek Grist Mill:

"With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates one of West Virginia's most photographed landmarks, the Glade Creek Grist Mill.

The stamp art captures the historic, aged beauty of the mill in its pristine setting along Glade Creek. The water flows by the mill and around boulders and rock formations along the creek bed. Surrounding the mill are trees in early autumn colors of greens, yellows, and oranges.

Located in Babcock State Park in Fayette County, West Virginia, the mill looks as though it has existed on that site for hundreds of years. In reality, it is a modern re-creation, completed in 1976, of a mill that had once stood nearby on Glade Creek. The look is authentic, however, as the new mill was constructed from parts taken from three historic West Virginia mills.

Mills were once the center of local farming communities, offering the necessary service of grinding wheat, corn, and other grains, a backbreaking task when done by hand. The mill stands as a monument to the more than 500 West Virginia gristmills that were in operation at the turn of the 20th century."


Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Violet Sky is hosting Sunday Stamps now, please visit and see what others have contributed.

I don't have any astrology stamps, nor New Year's stamps.  I hope a scan of stamps that recently came into my mailbox will do.

Two stamps from the Ukraine with themes I like: A rocket about to be launched on the left, and some delicious looking bread on the right.

This Postcrosser has not been affected by the war in Ukraine, but hopes that the war will be over soon.  Reading this made me sad; here in the USA we are so removed from war.



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