Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Postal

 Good day from a warm and beautiful American Midwest.  I did not post last week as it was my daughter's College graduation!

Back again though, and time for Sunday Stamps.

I don't have any stamps of post offices, as our hostess has today, but I do have an image I swiped from a stamp dealer (sorry!) as I don't have any theme stamps in hand.


An older stamp, when postage was 8 cents, of a postal worker, selling stamps of course.  The image has an old-fashioned look to it.

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Viridian

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sunday Stamps: People at work

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  It is a cool day in the American Midwest, cloudy as it just finished raining.  It's good for the grass and plants, which are growing well.

It's time for Sunday Stamps.  The theme is people at work.  

I have no stamps for this in hand, and the USPS didn't either, so I went searching on the internet.  I believe I snagged the following scan from a seller on Etsy - sorry, anonymous stamp seller, I didn't note your name!  This is a set of stamps from the USSR (CCCP) from 1962:


I hope you can note some of the work being done here.  The stamps have some great Soviet graphics.  Farmwork, steel, chemistry...  It's International Workers Day and the Soviets would be into that!

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Words not pictures

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  It is a warm sunny Spring day here in the American Midwest!  Hurrah!  Trees are budding and birds are singing.

Today's theme for Sunday Stamps is more words than pictures.  I have a stamp from the US Postal Service that fits the theme:

A cheerful stamp that covers all occasions, whether it's a birthday, a wedding, or a party.   It is currently available on the USPS website.

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Easter and Spring

 Good day, and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.  It is a sunny but chilly Spring day in the American Midwest.

The US Postal Service has just released these stamps of Mountain wildflowers (March 14, 2022). The images below are from their web page.  I like the designs, almost like woodcuts:


And one stamp features the pasque flower:


An early bloomer in the mountains, about the time of Easter or Passover, therefore its name.  Our hostess has also featured a stamp with this flower!  Other flowers in the USA set are a wood lily, Alpine buttercup, and Woods' rose.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Birds

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  It is a cool but sunny day in the American Midwest.

This week's theme is birds.

The USPS does not have any bird stamps presently listed on their website, so I went looking on the internet.  Inspired by our hostess, I found some older New Zealand bird stamps:


This is from a search on the google machine.  I found these 1959 stamps on a stamps for sale site.  Some neat water birds.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Fashion

 Good day and welcome to my blog.  It is supposed to be Spring here in the American Midwest and the trees are budding, but the weather is cold and gray.

It's the day for Sunday Stamps, and this week's theme is fashion.  I had to go onto the internet for this, and I am copying below an image from Pinterest.  It is from a set issued by the Royal Mail (Great Britain).  Joy has shown two of these stamps on her blog.  

Here is one more:


A high fashion ensemble by Alexander McQueen.  In black of course.

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Se-tenant, or selvages

 Good day, and welcome to a cold Spring day in the American Midwest.  At least the days are getting longer, and temperatures will be in the 70's (F) on Wednesday.

The theme today is se-tenant stamps (design flows from one stamp to another) or a stamp with an interesting selvage.

Here is a an older set of LOVE stamps from the US Postal Service.  The image is from their webpage.  A se-tenant design of flowers and vines - very pretty!

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Ukraine

 It is a sunny day in the American Midwest.  Some buds have burst on the trees, the daffodils are about to bloom, and the grass is greener.  It's Sunday and time for Sunday stamps.

Our hearts and minds are on Ukraine.  Here are some stamps sent to me during my Postcrossing days:


An interesting combination.  An airship over a country estate.  And a painting of a country scene with a beautiful sky.

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Viridian

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Transportation

 Good day and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.  It is a warm, pre-Spring day in the American Midwest.  I suspect we are all still thinking of Ukraine.  I wish I had a Ukraine stamp that follows today's theme, transportation.  Instead I will show you one from Finland:


Public transport - a streetcar.  And some nice birch trees.

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Viridian

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Dark. Ukraine

 It is Sunday Feb. 27 2022, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for a few days.  The theme for Sunday Stamps this week is "dark", and these are dark days indeed.  We are all thinking of Ukraine.

So I decided to share a stamp I have shared before:


Sent to me by a postcrosser who included the surrounding edges, so that you can see the Ukrainian flag moving in the wind.  Thinking of the people of Ukraine.

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Viridian

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Sunday Stamps: "N"

 A cold and sunny day in the American Midwest.

SeeitonaPostcard says there really aren't enough pink stamps.  Hmm, I may have a pink stamp for today.  And it follows the theme of the letter "N", our theme for this week.

Two stamps from the Netherlands, that I have shared previously, some years ago:


Sorry for the big cancel!  Stamps from when I was in Postcrossing.  My correspondent noted these were caps worn by elderly ladies or women in the "bible belt" of the Netherlands.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday Stamps: USA Love stamps

 Good day and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps. It is cold here in the American Mid-west, and it is trying to snow.

 It is Feb. 13, so thoughts turn to Valentine's Day.  Every year since 1973 the US Postal Service issues Love stamps for Valentine's day.  This year, they were were inspired by old European folk art, says the web page.  Here is an image from the USPS:


And the pane of 16 stamps together, in two colors:


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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Winter Sports

 Good day, on a cold, sunny, snowy day in the American Midwest.  No it is not snowing now, but we have a bit of snow on the ground.  We are dug out and all is well.

It's time for Sunday Stamps.

I have not much here, so I used the google machine to find images of winter sports stamps on ebay.  Yes winter sports usually means the Olympics.  Here is a nice set of 4:


From 2002, when US postage was 34 cents for a first class letter.  Interesting graphics, and I don't recall seeing these back then!

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sunday Stamps: The Year of the Tiger

 Good day, and welcome to my entry for Sunday Stamps.  It is a cold yet sunny day in the American Midwest.

SeeitonaPostcard reports that Canada Post is not issuing a Lunar New Year stamp this year (maybe for good?) which is sad to hear.  But the US Postal Service has issued a stamp this year:


A stylized image of a mask, with plenty of orange!  This is a Forever stamp, worth the current US first class rate.  I'll have to look for these at the Post Office.

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Viridian

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Maps on stamps

 Good day and welcome.  Yet another gray day in the American Midwest, this time with some snow flurries added in.

It's time for Sunday Stamps.  This week the theme is maps or flags on stamps.  I have a stamp from Belarus, that I first shared about 10 years ago:


The grand emperor penguins and a map of Antarctica.  Interesting to see the globe turned "upside down" for this!

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Viridian

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Authors

 Good day and welcome to another gray day in the American Midwest.  It's time for Sunday Stamps.

Like others who are participating, I am sharing a relatively recent stamp from the USPS of Ursula Le Guin.

The background image is of a scene from The Left Hand of Darkness.  A wonderful fantasy and science fiction writer.  Her Earthsea trilogy featured a school for wizards - hmmmm.

Also a newish stamp:


August Wilson, a playwright, who is described here by the USPS.  Two of his plays are Fences and The Piano Lesson.

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Viridian

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday Stamps: Blue stamps

Good day and welcome to my blog.  It's a gloomy rainy day in the American Midwest.  And it's back to work tomorrow.  Well I can still relax today.

It's time for Sunday Stamps.  The theme is blue stamps today.  I have a scan that I have shared before:


From China, an islet in blue blue water.  This came on a Postcrossing postcard, back when I was active in Postcrossing.

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Viridian

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Sunday Stamps: New Issues

 Good day, and Happy New Year!

Our theme today is new issues.  The stamp I am featuring below is so new, it isn't even available until Jan. 9 2022!  A stamp from the US Postal Service to make up postage:

Blueberries, looking very delicious.  They remind me of late August days, not the cold cloudy day we are having today in the American Midwest.

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