vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world
30 August 2020
29 August 2020
28 August 2020
25 August 2020
24 August 2020
23 August 2020
These stamps first made me think of the black & white theme, which might be stretching it a bit. Would still qualify as far as I'm concerned! However they undeniably qualify as big animals.
Here we have ursus americanus - the black bear, the smallest of the North American bears. The one on the left is a subspecies known as a kermode bear which has a rare recessive gene that makes their fur cream or white coloured. Some of them have black fur, but these white variants are known as the Spirit Bear.
for Sunday Stamps - big animals
22 August 2020
21 August 2020
20 August 2020
Many loved the above building in Vancouver and were worried about its fate
when it was closed and sold a few years ago.
It now has several glass towers on top and is a residential/commercial complex.
This post office building in Grimsby was saved while several other buildings were gutted when an accidental fire broke out on the main street three years ago.
19 August 2020
18 August 2020
Issued in 1974, this series honours all the postal workers for the
Centenary of Letter Carrier Delivery Service
top row - the postmaster, mail services courier
middle row - mail handler, postal clerk
bottom row - letter carrier, rural mail courier
17 August 2020
16 August 2020
With a wingspan of up to 10 feet, the albatross is one of the largest flying birds which is endemic to one of the smaller countries, which is actually not so small. It is larger than than the UK by around 25,000 sq km.
for Sunday Stamps - the southern hemisphere
14 August 2020
13 August 2020
12 August 2020
10 August 2020
09 August 2020
08 August 2020
07 August 2020
05 August 2020
04 August 2020
03 August 2020
Crowds on the way to the Eiffel Tower. Limited visits to the top have been available since July 15. Or you could schedule a visit to climb the stairs to the second floor (freeing up the lift for those with mobility issues). You will climb up one staircase and down the other. Masks must be worn. Has anyone been to the top?
02 August 2020
tatties are potatoes
neeps are turnips - though in Scotland the turnip is actually a swede, or rutabaga
haggis - made with sheep offal. it has a rather peppery taste, so would actually be the spiciest food on this plate
for Sunday Stamps - food