vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world

31 March 2024

easterly things

I have shown this before, but as we have new people to our group, it is worth showing again.  This is a huge Pysanka sculpture.  It is 31 feet long and three and a half storeys high.  A colourful roadside attraction in Alberta.

For our food category this anniversary stamp for Nutella is most delicious
I thought I might be at risk of endlessly repeating myself, but then I found this Easter lily from Barbados



Happy Easter to all who celebrate

28 March 2024

crowning glory

 A rather unique style, Frida Kahlo was often seen with flowers in her hair as a symbol of fertility and her Mexican heritage.

Anna Pavlova

Here she is Princess Aspicia in the Pharaoh's Daughter for the Moscow Ballet, 1908

24 March 2024


uniforms were much more colourful and elaborate in days of yore

There was a time I was deeply into Gilbert & Sullivan.  I could probably still sing along to most of their songs.

some uniforms for Sunday Stamps

17 March 2024


this blue racer can only be found on Pelee Island (Lake Erie), which is the most southern point in Canada, but it can also be seen in the US in parts of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa.  

It is described as a the most graceful and swiftest of Ontario's snakes


I am not a collector of snake stamps, but I am a collector of Lunar New Year Stamps, so...

this is one from 2013

and 2001

14 March 2024

paris, texas

street wear for Thursday Postcard Huntfrom a 1977 photograph by Garry Winogrand, Texas

10 March 2024

dawn chorus

It is coming to that time of year when the songbirds arrive and I managed to find four examples singing their little hearts out

Latvia's bird of the year (2023), a nightingale,  and a white throated sparrow

northern cardinal

willow warbler

a different kind of music for Sunday Stamps

click on the bird name to hear a sample of their song.

07 March 2024


a 15th century widow, from Finland

from Japan

and from Kenya

for Thursday Postcard Hunt, some fashionably dressed women ahead of International Women's Day

03 March 2024



from Poland we have a convolvulus arvensis, aka field bindweed, or morning glory,

and a clianthus dampieri aka Sturt's desert pea, found in Australia