Sunday 26 December 2021



2012: Christmas (Design - Inga-Karin Eriksson)

Gather around the Christmas tree.  Santa has delivered his presents

1998: Greeting Stamps

and now he is off to ski.

2021: Christmas Nativity (Design - Jorges Cocco)

The heavenly host as imagined by the Argentinian artist  Jorges Cocco, now in hi 80s,  who calls this his sacrocubist style "illustrating sacred events with the styling of the post cubist movement"

Each stamp of the set has a distinct colour. This is a booklet stamp the sheet stamps have a bar code on the side which reportedly has confused some people who have been tearing it off😂

Merry Christmas Wishes to Everyone

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Christmas - celebrate at See It On A Postcard

Sunday 19 December 2021



1989: Europa: Children's Play (Design  S Morken)

If there is snow there has to be a snowman and this one even gets a hat.

2006: Winter in Art

  • Prince Eugene of Sweden bought Bourdelles's sculpture of Hercules preparing to shoot the vicious Stymphalian birds for his palace in 1918.  Once he decided where to install it in the grounds the prince painted it many times.
  • Lelle Kalle by Sven Ljungbergs. Lungbergs lived in Ljungby where Lelle Kalle was a well known local personality and here he is at the train station.
  • Modification  Over Winter Landscapes by Philip von Schantz
  • Hoarfrost on Ice by Gustaf Fjaestad 

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Winter - Wrap up warm and travel to See It On A Postcard

Sunday 12 December 2021

Head for the Hills


2001: Active Spare Time
 Rope up we are heading to the mountains.

1937: World Ski Championships - Chamonix

Swoop and jump down slopes.  Or perhaps just

1960: Tourist Publicity (Design Charles Mazelin; Engraver Jean Pheulpin)

take the slow lane through the Kerrata Gorge in Algeria

1992: Mount Arguille

Those ropes I mentioned will be needed here, a mountain with no weak sides or paths.  Perhaps I will just admire the geology, the remains of a limestone plateau that has been eroded to leave a single pillar of rock.

1972:Swiss Alps
Something more pointy in the snowy Swiss Alps

or travel to warmer climes and the The Grand Benard.  Get up early because mid morning the clouds cover the interior of the Reunion, as can be seen on the stamp. The church is Notre-Dame-des-Neiges with a unique carillon .  The master carillonneur gives concerts from classical to contemporary from his cabin in the clock tower. How wonderful it must be to hear the sound of 48 bells rise in the mountain air.  

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Mountains - ascend the heights at See It On A Postcard

Sunday 5 December 2021



1973: Moon Flight of Apollo 16

Who imagined that when Liberia issued this mini sheet, the year after Apollo 16 landed on the Moon, that the footprints Schmitt made and challenged the next generation to step into would be the last made on the Moon.  The stamp shows the mission badge with the Greek sun god Apollo, American eagle touching the moon. Saturn and a galaxy are in the background.

1972: 500th Birth Anniversary of Copernicus

Liberia  imagining the next step to Mars and why not for the USSR had put Mars 2 and 3 into orbit around the planet and the USA was orbiting with Mariner 9 in 1971. Today there are eight objects orbiting Mars. The next step?

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - 'Your Choice' -  See It On A Postcard