vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

25 January 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 6

issued in 2014 as part of the Heartwarming Animal Scenes
(showing a cuddly koala in honour of Australia Day!)

18 January 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 5

issued December 1971
25th Anniversary of UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund)
created in 1946 to provide food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated in WWII. It is now active in over 190 countries and territories.

Next week's challenge is shaped stamps, or if you don't have any shaped stamps, maybe a stamp from Australia as it is Australia Day on Jan 26th.

11 January 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 4

issued 2009 to commemorate the German composer's 200th birthday
3 February 1809, Hamburg

Much of Mendelssohn's work was created when he was very young - Overture to A  Midsummer Night's Dream (The Wedding March) was composed in 1826 when he was just 17.

04 January 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 3

issued 2014, astrological magic
artist - Ciou
 "her darkly charming works are creepy in a very charming way, a little bit of sweet and a little bit of sour in a friendly and dangerous world."