22 November 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 49

1975, Canada
Anne of Green Gables designed by Peter Swan, typographed by Bernard Reilander

Anne (with an 'e') of Green Gables was written in 1908 by Lucy Maud (without an 'e') Montgomery of Prince Edward Island. It is the first of a series of stories about a young orphan girl sent to live with a middle aged brother and sister to help out on their farm. She is a bright, imaginative and talkative girl and the book recounts her experiences in adapting to her new home in a close knit community. 

for children's stories


  1. I love this stamp.
    I'm not sure if the stamp I've chosen fits well today, but I just received it and I wanted to share it.

  2. I never read it as a child but I do like the various film versions especially the one I think was made for TV and filmed on Prince Edward Island which looked gorgeous and featured a lot of beautiful cherry blossom,

  3. I didn't know this story. Nice stamp, thank you for sharing!

    (And sure, Eva, I think your stamp of today very well matching, both the thoughts of all letters containig stories, which have passed the mailbox' entrance, and the child, who might have a story in itself, too!)

  4. I think we can all relate to the feeling of being in a new place and not bring sure how or if we for in, just like the mood depicted on the stamp

  5. I had an article on houses in fiction published some time ago. One of the houses depicted was Green Gables. I had to read the book to be sure I got the description right. I wish I had known that this stamp existed at the time.

  6. Just a coincidence: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/lisa-simpson-reads-anne-of-green-gables-1.3330594

    1. thank you for this link! I never watch - or at least, rarely - so will have to find this episode.