Friday, 21 June 2013

Bob Marley, Jamaica

I have been wanting this stamp for years - and Pat made it a reality, with the whole sheet! Thanks so much :)


A wonderful surprise from dear Ana last week, the latest issue of the Serbia Post and some gorgeous mini-calenders with snakes inside - muchas gracias! ;)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

12-12-12 - Thailand

This amazing cover from Thailand includes two stamps from a set of 8 issued in 2012 to celebrate the Queen Sirikit's 80th birthday - there are also two different cancellations. Many thanks to Nina! :)

YOTS - France

This cover next to the definitives includes the French Year of the Snake stamp, thank you Axel :)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Football, Croatia

In 2008 European Football Championship was held in Austria and Switzerland - as many other countries Croatian Post issued round stamps for the occasion.
This and three other recent posts are dedicated to this week's (125th) Sunday Stamps, the theme being Stamps with unusual shapes, or unusual size. Other interesting examples you can check with the others (you can also visit my postcard blog with more unusual shapes and sizes ;) :

South Korea

Before I started collecting covers I was penpalling, more or less depending on the time of my life. I used to be very much into it as a child :) This is one of the letters from South Korea, with great distribution of stamps - the triangle one in the corner was issued in 2007 celebrating the Korea's first-ever stamp. Looking at the writings its clear it should be used, or rather displayed, as an upside-down triangle..!

Skating, Estonia

A cover with strangely shaped stamp issued in 2010 regarding the European Figure Skating Championship in Tallin. Received via one of those philatelic chain letters :)
Ehm, I had to look up the is one of the cyclic quadrilaterals.

Brasilian Historic Towns

A beautiful set of oversized commemorative stamps from Brazil, celebrating 300 years of foundation of historical towns Mariana, Sabará and Ouro Preto. Issued in 2011 - many thanks to fesqua :)

Monday, 3 June 2013

T.A.A.F. - Les Terres Australes Et Antarctiques Françaises

This fantastic cover was arranged by Radim for a surprise RR group - thanks so much! xD