Sunday, 26 July 2020


1984: Characters from Children's Books (Design - Georg Rimensberger)
Pippi Longstockings looks to be waiting for the postman or maybe she is loitering with intent ready for her next adventure.  A journey to Lake Geneva perhaps?
1985: Anniversaries - International Lake Geneva Rescue Service (Design - Kurt Wirth)
Anything can happen when boating.
1989: Swiss National Sound Archive (Design - Raffaello Somazzi)
Ah look - a tape cassette. The Swiss National Sound Archive has lots of them.  The archive's aim is to preserve Switzerland's audio heritage of music and the spoken word from the beginning of sound recording to the present day. 
1992:  20th International Comics Festival, Sierre (Design - Yves Robellaz Aloys)
Say it with flowers but even better with stamps.
1964: Olympic Games, Tokyo (Design - Heinz and Hella Shillinger)
Lastly the Olympic Games would have started this week in Tokyo so I commemorate it and look back to the 1964 Tokyo Games with this stamp.   The Games were the first ones I remember and it certainty delivered its iconic moments plus the marvel that live broadcasts were being beamed by satellite from the other side of the world for the first time.  The BBC programme always started with the Olympic Flame and the theme tune 'Tokyo Melody' (composed by the German jazz violinist Helmut Zacharias).  It still sends me right back in time.
1964 Tokyo Olympic Poster

Sunday Stamps II theme this week is - Illustrations - See It On A Postcard


FinnBadger said...

You created a nice story for your stamps today. Great finds. I like the cassette stamp - remember homemade mix tapes?

Mail Adventures said...

All the stamps are very nice. I like Pippi.

A bunch of stamps instead of flowers would be a great present!

violet s said...

oh my gosh, so many hours spent on making those mix tapes!
it's interesting to see which events are chosen for Olympic stamps.

Bob Scotney said...

Pippi Longstockings is immediately recognisable by people in many countries _ I first became aware of her when in Norway, although I believe she is a Swedish creation.