vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

29 November 2020


A medieval castle in Bohemia. It was built in the 13th C to protect the crossroads of an important merchant route. The 50 metre high cylindrical tower dominates and is known as Indica. Opened to the public in 1801, it is the oldest castle museum in Central Europe. This was chosen as the 2017 Europa theme of castles
For Sunday Stamps - towers, castles, or fortresses

28 November 2020

27 November 2020


Cornwall, the Delectable Duchy

Cornishmen claim that theirs is the first, last, and best county of England

24 November 2020


215 years ago today, a woman who would become a nation's heroine was born in Bamburgh. Her family were living in Longstone Lighthouse when she saw a shipwreck. Her help and bravery in rescuing nine survivors propelled her into fame and wealth. It was shortlived as she died of TB four years later.

23 November 2020

city sights

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum                           University of Glasgow
Glasgow Cathedral                                       City Chambers George Square
People's Palace Glasgow Green

22 November 2020


This stamp predates the find recently of personal items from the doomed Arctic Franklin Expedition. HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were mysteriously lost at sea 175 years ago and it wasn't until 2014 that the Erebus was found and deep sea archaeologists were able to begin their search of the ship on the sea floor.

for Sunday Stamps - under the sea

21 November 2020

where sleeping cats lie

my cat used to love sleeping in the sink, even if the tap was dripping on her.


19 November 2020

peace through understanding

1964 World's Fair in New York

Coca Cola Pavillion

General Electric Pavillion

The Ford Pavillion

18 November 2020


Downtowner Motor Inn
The perfect location . . .  right in the Heart of Town
240 ultra modern rooms — all with oversize double beds. Studios and Suites. Direct dial telephone service, TV,  and Hi-Fi. Free parking. Restaurant. Cocktail Lounge. Heated Pool. Meeting and Conference rooms. Near theatres, shopping, entertainment, and many points of interest.
Rochester, New York

17 November 2020

once a house

The only residential villa built by architect Alexander "Greek" Thompson that is open to the public. Built in the late 1850's

16 November 2020

15 November 2020


This is John Harrison's 1759 chronometer, a clock which calculated longitude while at sea. It took him over 30 years of trial and error to perfect the technology. The watch itself is 13cm in diameter and you can see it for yourself at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
for Sunday Stamps - your choice

13 November 2020


received from Czech Republic, the Astronomical Clock has been keeping time for over 600 years

12 November 2020


No health and safety here at this orange orchard in Florida
The Sunshine State

11 November 2020


Trenches on the Somme (1919) 

by Mary Riter Hamilton, Canada's first unofficial female battlefield artist.

10 November 2020

ice cream

I scream, you scream
we all scream for ice cream
We are having a heatwave - in November! Today will be perfect ice cream weather, 24C

09 November 2020

city of waterfalls

Hamilton has several dozens of of waterfalls,of which these are the grandest.

The pandemic has inadvertently helped curb some of the environmental damage done to them over the last few years from the crowds of people visiting, since no crowds are allowed.

08 November 2020



The Royal Military College prepares officer cadets for the Canadian Armed Forces. 

They get to wear some snazzy uniforms, and in this stamp their polished shoes reflect some of the military vehicles they may be using.

For Sunday Stamps - military

05 November 2020

a modern house

Vila Tugendhat, 1930
architect: Mies van der Rohe

received from Czech Republic

04 November 2020


received from Czech Republic

 Delikomat GmbH and Cafe + Co based in Austria selling vending machines and all things coffee.

(Oh, how I miss sitting in a café)

03 November 2020

hilly rides

One could get lost in researching all the bike routes in Portland.
And, beware — it is hilly!