vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

31 July 2022



Luxembourg City as seen in 1995. I like the near uniform height of the buildings that allow the spires to rise above the rooftops. In the foreground you can see the casements, first built by the Spaniards in the mid 17thC, then enlarged by the French, then again by the Austrians.

a view of a city for Sunday Stamps

24 July 2022


In 1980, I was living in Amsterdam and some friends and I had a much anticipated trip planned to go to Yugoslavia. Just days before we were to leave, Tito died. That cancelled trip has been my biggest travel regret, though it couldn't be helped. In reality, we all just had Eurail Passes and not much money, so who knows what it would have been like.

Josip Broz Tito as a head of state

17 July 2022


These new stamps "celebrate the golden age of travel". If anyone is paying attention to the news, this summer of 2022 is as far from the golden age as possible! Note that none of these celebrate flying. Air Canada and Toronto's airport have been reported to have the dubious distinction of being the worst for service, disruptions, flight and baggage delays ... in the world.

Mont Tremblant (1939) poster designed by Herbert Bayer

Royal York Hotel (1935) poster designed by Norman Fraser

Great Lakes Cruising (1937) poster designed by Tom Purvis

The Canadian (1955) poster designed by Roger Couillard

Picturesque East Coast (featuring the original Cape Forchu Lighthouse) (1950) poster designed by Peter Ewert

I'm hoping all of you in Europe and the UK find a way of staying cool - and safe.

some 2022 issues for Sunday Stamps

10 July 2022


Soaring high to see


the spires of Brno





and the wildlife of the forest



two monochrome stamps, coincidentally in the same colour, for Sunday Stamps

03 July 2022

a great man

I have tickets for the theatre next month.  To see a play by this guy

George Bernard Shaw

The Doctor's Dilemma.  I can hardly wait!

a literary great for Sunday Stamps