vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

30 June 2023


(I don't have time to. I don't have time to look around)(I just run around everywhere)(I don't) Does anybody really know what time it is(Care) Does anybody really care(About time) If so I can't imagine why(Oh no, no) We've all got time enough to die

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?  Chicago

29 June 2023


This year's stamp features a 700 year old Iranian bowl from the Royal Ontario Museum collection.
Inside are poems that talk about wisdom, but also forgetting the world's sorrows for a moment to enjoy the food at hand.

26 June 2023

art deco

Central Railway Station, Helsinki, opened 1919

and a Warhol inspired postcard of the stonemen statues on the front of the station

25 June 2023

indian topi

The 'Gandhi cap' was favoured by Nehru (1889-1964), India's first Prime Minister. Gandhi wanted a cap that could cover his head in hot weather and be easily folded to fit in a pocket.  It is made of homespun cotton.

The Puneri Pagadi, here worn by Lokmanya Tilak, is a distinctive style of turban considered a symbol of pride and honour in the city of Pune. It was given a Geographical Indication tag as the intellectual property of Pune in 2009. It is made of strips of red satin.


Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920), also known as Lokmanya, was called "the maker of modern India" by Gandhi. Whatever else he thought about India as "my Motherland and my Goddess, the people in India as my kith and kin, and loyal and steadfast work for their social emancipation is my highest duty", he was strongly opposed to any women's rights and social reforms against caste.

 some headwear for Sunday Stamps

22 June 2023

grouse mountain



Your Skyride terminates inside the lower level of the top station. This striking building, with its wing-like contraction and numerous huge windows is designed so that you feel suspended out over the magnificent views of Vancouver."

20 June 2023

blvd du jardin

The Boulevard du Jardin Botanique has undergone many transformations since its inception in 1819.

19 June 2023



Forsa Railway Station 1899. This card came from Finland, and in investigating, I find that there is no train station in Forsa. Though there is a Forssa in Sweden.

18 June 2023


Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye (November 17, 1685 – December 5, 1749) French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer

issued in 1958. engraved by Yves Baril based on a sculpture by Joseph-Émile Brunet which can be found in St Boniface, Manitoba


and before La Vérendrye was born, there was (Saint) Kateri Tekakwitha, born 1656, died 1680. She was canonized October 21, 2012, as the first Native North American saint. 

issued 1981

also based on a sculpture by Joseph-Emile Brunet, which can be found at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec


two historical figures from the early days, cast in bronze for forever for Sunday Stamps

15 June 2023

umbrella house

 Casa Bruno Cuadros

on Las Ramblas, built in 1858 by Bruno Cuadros and refubished in 1883 with architect and artist Josep Casanovas

14 June 2023



Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997 is a planned city full of futuristic buildings, including the Baiterek Tower, a popular observation tower.

11 June 2023



Cloisonne enamelware has been used since ancient times. It involves attaching thin metal strips (often gold or copper) on a metal object creating compartments where a coloured enamel powder made into a paste is added and then fired in a kiln.

some fine blue enamelware for Sunday Stamps

07 June 2023


 Acadian Forest                 Great Lakes-St Lawrence Forest

    Coast Forest                                 Boreal Forest

Canada's forests are burning right across the country at an unprecedented rate 

stamps from 1990

06 June 2023



From the 6th century, Yerevan has been a part of Armenia, a country that has been under the rule of Romans, Arabs, Mongols, Turks, Persians, Georgians, and Russians.  In 1920, Yerevan became the capital of an independent Armenia.

04 June 2023


 Mullet, Tuna, Bream, and Bass

the Sailfish, with its impressive dorsal fin, is one of the fastest fish in the sea reaching speeds of up to 80km/hr


Nile Tilapia can be traced back 4,000 years to Egypt
some fish for your Sunday

02 June 2023


Mainz Hauptbanhof (formerly Cenrtralbanhof Mainz) opened 1884. The two bas relief indicate the departures (left) and arrivals (right)