vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

27 December 2020



I'm not sure if Carnival is actually a holiday in some countries, but it most likely won't be celebrated in 2021. We could all do with some dancing in the streets and wild costumes.

for Sunday Stamps - holidays

25 December 2020

24 December 2020

20 December 2020


Genesis - A stylized Madonna and Child painting by First Nations artist Daphne Odjig from 2002

for Sunday Stamps - religious Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

Stay safe

13 December 2020

counting the days

to Christmas

Advent Calendar from Austria

for Sunday Stamps - secular Christmas

11 December 2020


The national animal of Scotland. The unicorn is a symbol of purity, innocence, and power in Celtic mythology.

10 December 2020


Big Bruce, a giant Hereford steer stands 15 feet tall. You can find him near Chesley, Ontario

Bruce County's cattle country.

09 December 2020

a winter resort

The first luxury hotel built in The Bahamas. Built by the government in 1861, it closed in 1971. Destroyed by fire, and later demolished, most of the grounds are now a parking lot.  It did have a storied history involving bootleggers during prohibition. 

06 December 2020

red roof

Red roofs aren't such a common thing to see here in Canada and I always find them so striking. This small, single nave, medieval church had a new roof within the last 15 years. St Catharine's Church in Karja. Built probably in the late 13th C or early 14th C.

Sunday Stamps - the colour red

04 December 2020

bear lodge

Devils Tower, a sacred site to Native Americans, was the first national monument established by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. This name comes from a misinterpretation and requests to have it renamed as Bear Lodge National Historic Landmark have been met with opposition from local senators. Even having it as an additional name seemed to be unsuitable and confusing despite the name asked for being in English and not, say, the Crow language which would make it "Daxpitchcheeaasaao".
The summit is 5,112' (1,559m) above sea level.

02 December 2020

01 December 2020


The Library of Parliament has more than 17 linear kilometres of materials in its collections including books, periodicals, government documents, CD-ROMs, videos.
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