Sunday 29 May 2022

Shape Shifting


2012: Clouds (Design - Satu Lusa)

Its a lovely day with fluffy white clouds lazily floating across the sky

2013: Moomin Favourites (Design - Satu Lusa)

All is quiet in Moominland.

2016: Animail (Design - Andrew Ross)

and all that can be heard is the tapping and rapping of a woodpecker and the rustle of a snake in the grass.

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Shaped - here on See It On A Postcard

Sunday 22 May 2022

Sailing Away


2020: Sailing Ships (Artist: Allan Palmer)

The 4 masted barque Viking was one of the last tall ships that participated in the Grain Race between Europe and Australia. How the wind is ripping into those sails. In 1909 with a full load of wheat she registered a record speed of 15.5 Knots (28.7km or 17.8mph). Today 10 four masted barques survive but only 5 still sail which is a miracle in itself. Viking was originally built for the Danish fleet but today is moored permanently in Gothenburg.

Here is Viking with all its impressive sails unfurled.
1983: Boats

Or you might prefer something more colourful from Vietnam

2015: Exhibition Card for the Swedish Svedala Stamp and Postcard Fair

A windy day. I wonder if those sails can cope?

 Sunday Stamps theme this week is - Sails - tack over to See It On A Postcard


Sunday 15 May 2022



1985: 350 Years of Royal Mail Public Postal Service (Design: Paul Hogarth)

The romance of the Postbus weaving its way through the countryside over bridges and rivers, sadly no longer with us, but what an excellent way to travel.

1990: Europa - Post Office Buildings (Design - P Vahtero)

On to Lapland in 1840 and arriving at the Postal Agency, Nuvvus.  In the background is Nuvvus Ailigas Fell which rises up from the shores of the Tonojoki River near the village. In contrast the other stamp is the large and new Postal Centre building in Turku

2009: Vintage Postal Transport

Pedal powered postmen and their Raleigh bicycles outside what I think is the Palazzo Parisio in Valletta which housed the Maltese GPO between 1886 and 1973 (apart from when it was temporarily moved during WW2)

2003: Post - Rural House Mailbox (Design - Erna de Vries)

And happiness the post has arrived in a pretty mailbox.

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

Sunday 8 May 2022

German Life


1995: Stamp Day

Riding in with lots of lovely post this speeding postwoman is stood up and, in cycling parlance, 'dancing on the pedals'.  I love these German issues of a stamp block and a fancy cancel

1993: Humanitarian Relief Fund - National Costumes

so here is another one.  The couple are from Ruegen, Germany's largest island on the Baltic Sea. I happened upon a Folk Costume and Embroidery blog which means I can narrow this down to where on on the island it is worn which is a peninsula called Moenchgut on the south east of the island, an area of fisherfolk and marine activity although today there is also a lot of tourism. 

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

Sunday 1 May 2022



2017: Trades and Crafts

As someone who likes pottering around old churches this Maxi Card featuring a stone mason may be the reason for my impulse purchase of the set. Sometimes one may see them at work...

like this one at the back of York Minster. He had just started on the block of limestone but

was ready for a break and a chat

and as they say on TV shows, here is one made earlier.

Someone working with much softer material, I like the crunching sound the scissors make.

and lastly one I have never seen at work, but now I would like to - a goldsmith.

Sunday Stamps theme this week is - People At Work - See It On A Postcard