vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

30 May 2021

island mammals

This pine marten is only found on the island of Newfoundland, one of only 14 native mammals on the island.   They are about the size of a small housecat and weigh between 1.6lbs to 2.4lbs.
The ring tailed lemur is only found on the island of Madagascar. Unlike the marten, these lemurs are very social and live in groups of up to 30. Both are listed as endangered.

For Sunday Stamps - small animals

23 May 2021


Sultan Ismail ibni Almarhum of the Malaysian state of Kelantan in 1937. He was born in 1880 and died of TB in 1940.

For Sunday Stamps - royalty


16 May 2021


Razvan Popescu illustrated this Postcrossing stamp from Romania issued in 2017.

for Sunday Stamps - the letter P

09 May 2021



From 1982 architecture series

Built in the 1930s and 1940s: Falling Water (F.L. Wright), Gropius House (W. Gropius), Illinois Institute of Technology (Mies van der Rohe), 

and in 1962: Dulles Airport (Eero Saarinen)

for Sunday Stamps - buildings

02 May 2021


Farmers and workers labouring in Tunisia on this 1957 stamp for the first anniversary of independence. I'm not sure about that man wielding the mallet. The man in the circle is Habib Bourgiuba who became the first Prime Minister.

for Sunday Stamps - labourers