vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

27 December 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 54

2006, Netherlands, lenticular stamp
Speed skater Yvonne van Gennip who won three golds at the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. The short film on a stamp was created from a series of 12 film stills taken from the winning race and pieced together.

for a favourite stamp

20 December 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 53

1972 Great Britain,  Christmas Angles
issued 18 October 1972 and postmarked in Edinburgh from the Philatelic Bureau
designer: Sally Stiff
2 1/2p  - Angel in pink with Trumpet
3p - Angel in blue with Lute
7 1/2p - Angel in brown with Harp

For Christmas stamps with a religious theme

16 December 2015

13 December 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 52

2015, USA
designed by Antonio Alcada
A Charlie Brown Christmas was first shown on television in 1965. For the 50th anniversary, the USPS has issued a booklet of stamps with 10 still frames from the animation. This one shows Charlie Brown with Linus and his Christmas tree. The "Forever/USA" is written in the same font as the Peanuts comic strip.

for secular Christmas stamps

06 December 2015

Sunday Stamps II - 51

2015, Germany for EUROPA 'Old Toys'
designer Kitty Kahane

Germany chose a drawing of a rocking elephant with a monkey riding on its back as their old toys - historisches spielreug -  for their 2015 Europa stamp. It was inspired by toys from the 1920s and 1930s.

We are coming up to the one year anniversary of Sunday Stamps II and I hope it has been a fun and challenging and interesting year for everyone. We are a small, but dedicated group and I think we have all enjoyed everyone's contributions. If anyone has any themes that you would like to see in the coming year, don't be shy and let me know. I am more of an accumulator of stamps than a collector, but I'm sure some of you have collections on themes, or countries, that I haven't thought of, or that you'd like to see repeated.  There are no hard and fast rules - anything related to the weekly theme is welcome!