Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Cartoons

 Good day, and welcome to Sunday Stamps and my contribution.  The theme this week, set at SeeitonaPostard, is cartoons or illustrations.

I have a stamp of a world famous cartoon figure:


An older stamp from my Postcrossing days:  Pikachu!

And one of a more recent issue from the US Postal Service:

Scooby Doo started his cartoon life in the late 1960's I believe.  I have watched the original cartoons many times (eternally in reruns) with my children.  Scooby and friends have gone through many incarnations through the years.
It's a sunny but cool day in the American Midwest.  I will go shortly and visit all the contributors this week.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Trees

 Good day from a cool and rainy Midwest.  Not much time to blog today, but I do want to share some stamps.


Two flowering trees from Poland.  I have shared these long ago.  They came from a packet of stamps I got on ebay.

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sunday stamps: Music

 It is snowing lightly in the American Midwest, but not likely to stick to the ground.

It's Sunday, and time for Sunday Stamps.

I have a stamp from my Postcrossing days:


A musical instrument, rather than a musician, but it still fits the theme.  Others contributors in Sunday stamps this week have found musicians (Queen!) or musical notation on stamps.

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Bridges, etc.

 Good morning, and welcome to a frosty morning in the American Midwest! It's fall now for sure.

 It's time for Sunday Stamps.

This is a stamp I have shared before.  It came to me during my Postcrossing days.


Of interest is the top stamp, showing a long lovely bridge.  This is the Hangzhou Bay cross sea bridge, as I was informed the last time I shared this stamp.  Below, a coastal scene.

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Day of the Dead

 Good Day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.  I am sharing a newish stamp released by the US Postal Service, celebrating the Day of the Dead:

This is one stamp in a pane of 4 stamps. described by the USPS HERE.  This is a sugar skull, surrounded by marigolds.  Pre-Columbian beliefs interacted with the Catholicism brought by early missionaries to create this tradition. According to the USPS, the modern version of the holiday grew out of the activism of the 1970's.
I still find these skulls a bit creepy.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Cats

 The canines have had their turn, now it is time for cats to get into the Sunday Stamps light.  I found this older stamp on a stamp dealer's website:


Yes, I don't have this in hand.  An everyday cat, not a special breed. But with great yellow eyes.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Canines

 I was traveling for my job last week and could not participate in Sunday Stamps.  Back again this week however, and happy to share stamps on the theme of the week, which is canines.  Our hostess has shared some wolves.  I have some stamps recently issued by the US Postal Service, of military dogs.  There is a set of 4, and one is featured on their web page and copied here:

The breeds on the stamps are German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherd.  The images are by Greg Breeding.  Less dogs are used now than in the past by the military.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Stamps: History on stamps

 Good day and welcome to my blog.

Our hostess for Sunday Stamps has set "celebrating an historical event" as our theme for today.  I have a stamp I have shared before, in 2014 or so:


As I wrote at that time:

From the USPS web page for this stamp:

"The War of 1812, sometimes called "the forgotten conflict," was a two-and-a-half-year confrontation with Great Britain that brought the United States to the verge of bankruptcy and disunion. 

The stamp's subject for the second year of the war is the Battle of Lake Erie, which took place on September 10, 1813. For the stamp design, the Postal Service selected William Henry Powell's famous painting, Battle of Lake Erie. The oil-on-canvas painting, completed in 1873, was commissioned by the U.S. Congress and placed at the head of the east stairway in the Senate wing of the Capitol. It depicts Oliver Hazard Perry in the small boat he used to transfer from his ruined flagship, the Lawrence, to the Niagara.

To evoke the times, the color and texture of a contemporary map of the war is used for the stamp sheet's background. 

After boarding and taking command of the Niagara, Perry attacked and demolished the British ships Detroit and Queen Charlotte. He then penned one of the most memorable phrases of the war in a report to General William Henry Harrison: "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Perry's triumph gave the U.S. control of Lake Erie and allowed the army to recover ground lost early in the war. The British and their Indian allies abandoned their outposts on the Detroit frontier and retreated up the Thames River deeper into Upper Canada. General Harrison pursued them and won the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813, less than a month after Perry's remarkable victory."

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_lake_erie

Canadians may have a different view of this conflict!

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Asia

 Good day and welcome to my stamp blog.

I am participating in Sunday Stamps.  The theme this week is Asia.  I have a stamp from China, that I shared once a long time ago:


A stamp from my Postcrossing days. Great architecture, lovely design.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday stamps: Modern Architecture

 Good Day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.

Once again I have searched the internet for stamps, having none in hand for today's theme.  But I found this great set:


Fallingwater is an amazing house by Frank Lloyd Wright.  I am less familiar with the other buildings.  I have not visited these buildings, but would be happy to visit Fallingwater some day!  This set really fits the theme, does it not?

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Art

 Good day and welcome to my Sunday Stamps post!

I was away at a lake cabin last weekend because it was Labor Day weekend, enjoying time with family.  No internet there!  But I have a set of stamps for the theme today: Art/paintings.

I purchased these stamps when they came out, about 2010 or so. American Abstract Expressionists:


The Jackson Pollock stamp is especially large.  These stamps take up a lot of a postcard, or an envelope!

I admit I obtained this image off the internet, as I used all of these stamps long ago.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Endangered Species

 Hello and welcome to my entry for Sunday Stamps.  I did not participate last week as I only had a stamp of a spider, which our hostess does not like.

Anyway, onto endangered species.  I have shared this stamp before but it is very appropriate for today.

As I wrote a few years ago:

This is a pretty bird with a sad story behind it. This is the Azores bullfinch.  Its species name is Pyrrhula murina, and it is endemic (meaning it is found only there) to the islands of the Azores, a small archipelago of islands in the North Atlantic that belong to Portugal.

Not only that, it is endemic to one island only, São Miguel  Island.  

Not only that, it is found only in the forests of the mountains in the eastern part of the island.

It likes the native laurel forests, and it is threatened by deforestation and the growth of non-native species.

In 2003, it was estimated that there were only 400 individuals left.  However in 2008 it was estimated that there were 775 individuals left, so there is some hope.  

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday Stamps: The letter "M"

 Hello and welcome to my postcard blog.  My quilt blog is at Viridian's blog.

The theme for this week set by our hostess is the letter M.  She showed a stamp from Monaco and I will do the same:


A stamp from Monaco, honoring the 100th anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate conception of Mary, mother of Jesus. (So I thought.)  From Wikipedia: "The Immaculate Conception was solemnly defined as a dogma by Pope Pius IX in his constitution Ineffabilis Deus on 8 December 1854. The Catholic Church teaches that the dogma is supported by Scripture (e.g., Mary's being greeted by the Angel Gabriel as "full of grace") as well as either directly or indirectly by the writings of Church Fathers such as Irenaeus of Lyons and Ambrose of Milan.  Catholic theology maintains that since Jesus became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, it was fitting that she be completely free of sin for expressing her fiat."

Though actually 1858 is the year of the appearance of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, as I found out from the commenters the first time I shared this stamp.

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Olympics

 Good day and welcome to my postcard blog.  The Tokyo Olympics are closing today, and our hostess for Sunday stamps has asked us to share stamps of Japan, or of the Olympics.

I have a stamp from Postcrossing days, from 2012:


From a Russian postcrosser, I believe this stamp commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Olympic Committee, though I cannot read the Cyrillic letters.  I have shared this stamp before, back in 2012!

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Free Choice (Lace!)

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  I am back from vacation, and ready again to participate in Sunday stamps.  Below is a postcard I received via Postcrossing in 2012.  But the postcard used is older than that:


Note the CCCP symbol (and hammer and sickle) on the right!

Our hostess will be glad to see I found a stamp featuring lace, as she did for today.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday Stamps: From the 1900's

 Good day and welcome to my blog!

I was traveling last week and could not participate in a favorite theme of mine - geology!  The stamps I picked (from the internet) are probably from the 1900's.


And


Yes, they have the years on the stamps, how convenient.  Both these stamps are of garnets in rocks.  Garnet is a favorite mineral of mine.

I'll be traveling next week - to Alaska for a major vacation, so I will not be able to participate.  Have a great Sunday Stamps.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Food (and drink)

 Ok I am stretching the theme a little bit but I just saw these stamps on the USPS website.  Expresso drinks!

What fun, and delicious.  These were released in April of this year.  There is also a set of coasters available!

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Inventions and inventors

 Good day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.  Today's theme is inventions and discoveries.

First I must say I don't have this stamp in hand - I have taken its image off the web.


A USA stamp from some time ago, when postage was 20 cents for a first class letter.  Nikola Tesla invented much more than the induction motor; alternating current for one.  There is now a line of electric cars named after him.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Summer

 Good Afternoon!  I am coming to Sunday Stamps a bit late today.

This week's theme is Summer.  In the USA a staple of summer is the state or county fair.


This image is from the USPS website. As is the one below, of the 4 se-tenant stamps together:


Clearly I don't have these stamps in hand 😔

Our county fair is in August, and the state fair lasts for several weeks in August too.  My kids when they were little liked to see the animals on display.  When they were older, they wanted the food, and to go on all the rides!  The state fair also has a building with a model railroad set up - HO scale.  There is a big city being modeled with many buildings, and several trains whizzing around.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Cats big and small

 Good afternoon, here in the American Midwest.  I am joining Sunday Stamps hosted by SeeitonaPostcard, a bit late.

The theme is Cats, big or small.  I have one from an older stamp from the Ukraine:


These are two stamps from a larger sheet.  That is a thatched roof of a cottage behind the cat and birds.  The cat doesn't seem to be pursuing the birds that closely - or it is distracted by looking at us.

See some more scary stamps of big cats by some of the contributors this week.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Monochrome

 Good Day and welcome to my blog.  It's a beautiful Sunday morning in the American Midwest.

The theme for Sunday Stamps this week is Monochrome.  Older stamps  from the USA and other countries fit this description, but I decided to go with a stamp available now:

A $1 stamp, not often seen.  There are similar $5 and $10 stamps too.  I would feel funny wearing an eagle as a headdress!

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Small animals

 Hello, I am joining in with SeeitonaPostcard for Sunday Stamps today.  The theme is small animals:


This is the Brush rabbit (its scientific name is over its back) from the US Postal Service.  It lives on the US west coast from Baja California to Oregon.  No word on the USPS page on whether it is endangered.  This is a 2021 stamp to cover extra postage if a letter is overweight.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Royalty

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  It's heating up here in the American Midwest.

It's time for Sunday Stamps, and the theme this week is Royalty.

I am going to go with the Queen whose image or likeness has appeared on an awful lot of stamps:


In many different colors and denominations.  This stamp is from my Postcrossing days, so it must be the International postcard rate at that time.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Postcrossing

 Good day, and welcome to my stamp and postcard blog.  I am participating in Sunday stamps sponsored by SeeitonaPostcard.  The theme this week is the Letter P.

Our hostess shared a Postcrossing stamp, and I was able to find one too!  From the Netherlands:


Postcrossing is a way to send postcards to strangers all around the world, and get postcards from strangers back.  I was active for a few years and received about 1000 postcards, from many countries.  I am not active anymore - the postage costs started adding up.  I had joined to share with my children cards from around the world and teach them geography.  Well they grew up and were not as interested anymore.  I still have my albums filled with cards.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Labor

 Good day, and welcome to my stamp and postcard blog.  I am participating in Sunday stamps sponsored by SeeitonaPostcard.  The theme this week is laborers.

I took a different view of this.


Dray horses on a farm, or at least at a farm show, in this stamp from Great Britain.  A fine looking pair of horses.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Sport

 Good Day and welcome to my blog.

This week's prompt for Sunday stamps is Sport.  I have no new stamps for this, but in searching my blog I found some older stamps shared once before:


These stamps were issued by China for the London Olympics.  I can tell because of the odd puzzle pieces or tectonic plates on the left stamp, and the strange one eyed creature on the right stamp.  Postmark indicates this is from my Postcrossing days, back in 2014.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Air travel

Good day, and welcome to my blog.

Today's theme is air travel.  SeeitonaPostcard has shared a stamp commemorating balloon travel.  My stamps from China is more everyday.


Just an airplane over a terminal (but with some nice tropical foliage too).

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Sunday stamps: Easter and Spring

 Good day, Happy Easter, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.

Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and the American Midwest.  The US Postal Service has a recently released set of Spring flower stamps:

This is just one of the set. They are very beautiful!


My daffodils are up and blooming, and other flowers are not far behind.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Children

Good day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps. 

This week's theme is children, and I have a stamp I have shared some time ago.  This came on a postcard from a Postcrosser from Indonesia.


These feature the SOS Children's Villages. Through Google I find they are a group advocating for children's rights.

From their website  http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/:

We help families care for their children. We provide quality alternative care for children who cannot live with their biological families.

We strengthen families

SOS Family Strengthening Programmes help keep children in the care of their family.  We support disadvantaged families at risk of separation by bolstering their capacity to protect and care for their children. Strengthening safety nets within the community is key.  We run over 2,300 programmes that cater to more than one million children and adults around the world.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sunday Stamps: The deep blue sea

 Hello, and welcome to my blog.

This week's theme for Sunday Stamps is the deep blue sea.  I have a deep blue stamp with a seaplane on it, from the old Soviet Union:


I have shared this previously, some years ago.  An air mail stamp, I believe.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Typefaces

Good day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.

The theme this week is interesting typefaces. SeeitonaPostcard has shown some Czech stamps, and that got me thinking... what do I have from Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic?


Well this beautiful image from Mucha, for one.


This heavily canceled stamp of a lizard.  Yes some different typefaces here.

I have been to the Czech Republic and spent a day or two in Prague - it is a beautiful country.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Free choice

 Good day and welcome.  It's Sunday and time for Sunday Stamps.  This week's theme is your choice.

I am sharing a stamp from the US Postal Service, of a corsage.  It was issued to cover the two ounce rate for first class mail.  Why two ounces?  Well, heavy letters, especially wedding invitations, with the invite, and usually with a card and stamped envelope for the invitee to say whether they are attending or not.

This is cheaper than putting two first class stamps on the envelope.  And it's a lovely image.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Green

 Hello and welcome to my blog.

It's Sunday and time for Sunday Stamps. The theme this week is Green.   I have shared these stamps before, but they are just so perfect for today.


The humble penny stamp, good for sending a postcard for many years, in the past.  Two greats of American history on these stamps, Benjamin Franklin on the left, George Washington on the right.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Romantic

 Happy Valentine's Day!

Welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.

This is this year's version of a love or Valentine's Day stamp from the USA:


Pale pink hearts in the background, larger red hearts in the center to make a larger heart.

Personally, not my favorite of the yearly Love stamps, but it will work for this week's Sunday Stamps.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Lunar New Year

 Hello and welcome!

This week on Sunday stamps the theme is animals of the Chinese zodiac.  Here is a stamp from the US Postal service for the year of the ox, starting soon:

May you have a good 2021.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Poets and writers

 Good day, and welcome.

This week's theme for Sunday stamps is poets and writers.  I have here an image of a set of stamps issued by the US Postal Service some time ago:


My favorite perhaps is Wallace Stevens, insurance executive by day, poet in his off hours.   All of these poets are worth your further investigation!

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Women

 And I have a woman scientist, who could have been shared last week.  This is a new stamp, advertised on the USPS website, but not available yet.



From wikipedia:

Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the field of nuclear physics. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which proved that parity is not conserved. This discovery resulted in her colleagues Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang winning the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics, while Wu herself was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie. Her nicknames include the "First Lady of Physics", the "Chinese Madame Curie" and the "Queen of Nuclear Research".

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Science

 I am happy to join in this week!

This is a stamp I have shared before, but perfect for today.  A stamp from Poland:


Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) is perhaps most famous for his book the On Origin of Species but he wrote many other works. According to Wikipedia "His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell's uniformitarian ideas, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author."..."In 1871 he examined human evolution and sexual selection in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, followed by The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. His research on plants was published in a series of books, and in his final book, he examined earthworms and their effect on soil." Yes earthworms.  He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday Stamps: Food and drink

 Hello, welcome and Happy New Year!  I am hoping that 2021 will be a better year than the mess that was 2020.  Here in the USA early indications are not good for this, but we shall see.

Anyway, it's time for Sunday Stamps. and the theme is food and drink.  SeeitonaPostcard has some wonderful cheese and wine stamps.  I have the humble strawberry:


A stamp for making up postage from the US Postal Service.  It shows the large garden strawberry, with ripe and unripe fruit and blossom.  I am used to the smaller and tastier wild strawberry I used to pick as a kid.

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