vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

28 November 2021

editorial content


The editorial cartoon is the first thing I look for when reading the paper. Sometimes I like to try to guess which story of the day they choose to illustrate. They can be humorous, thought provoking, poignant, or simply a reflection of the time. After a few years, without context they can sometimes be difficult to understand. 
This set, issued in October 2021, features some well known editorial cartoonists from Canadian newspapers.
Here we have a beaver (our national animal) sitting in a ubiquitous Muskoka chair drinking a beer; another in honour of a hockey game between Russia and Canada in 1972; the relationship between US and Canada; a slightly resentful feeling of Quebecers to the rest of Canada after the 1995 referendum; and finally, a tribute to the hockey players of fatal bush crash in Humboldt.
For Sunday Stamps - cartoons or illustrations

21 November 2021

tall and wide

two elongated trees from British Honduras (1972) a quamwood tree and a mammee apple tree

Back in the British Isles (1973) we have the mighty oak, which can grow more wide than tall

and on to the continental US (1978) - a giant sequoia, white pine, white oak and a gray birch
for Sunday Stamps - trees

14 November 2021

folk songs

 stamps with images, lyrics and music

Les Raftsmen from Quebec  followed by The Alberta Homesteader

A Mohawk lullaby called The Bear Will Dance  and finally, from Newfoundland and Labrador, a dance ditty I'se the B'y that Builds the Boat

Some Japanese folk songs with an autumn theme

Autumn Leaves and Home


for Sunday Stamps - music

07 November 2021

crossing point


from 1973 a bridge to Abu Dhabi. Before the Al-Maqta bridge was built in 1968 the only way to get in or out of the city was to wait for low tide and walk by foot or camel. Al Maqta means crossing point.

and from 1985, the oldest bridge in Berlin - Jungfern. It is a bascule bridge, originally built sometime around 1701 with some  remodelling and changes made in 1798 and again in the 20th century which ultimately made the moving parts of the drawbridge inoperable. Ever since, it has been a pedestrian bridge.

for Sunday Stamps - roads, train tracks, or bridges