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This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the musical legacy of David Bowie, British musician, icon, and legend.
While in the post office buying Japanese flower definitives, I spotted another favourite Japanese series: International Letter Writing Week. This issue is from 2016.
I have just got back from Japan (my favourite country). I went to the post office in Tokorozawa and couldn’t resist these flower definitives. (The sakura was still out around Mount Fuji.)
This cover from Royal Mail carries 6 great photographic stamps featuring 3 external views and 3 internal views of Windsor Castle, a royal residence of the British monarchy.
This cover from Royal Mail carries Post & Go ATMs commemorating the contribution that the UK’s railways made to the postal system: Mail by Rail.
In some parts of the world it is Super Bowl Sunday. To celebrate the day, here is a cover from my American football collection.
This souvenir sheet caught my eye because it is shaped like a mango. I missed this item when I collected the issue a few years ago, so it goes into the collection.
This is the first post in an occasional series putting unusual stamps in the spotlight. This stamp is one of my favourites. It carries a fundamental symbol of Thailand, and considering what Thailand Post tried to do, I think it worked out very well. The issue commemorates the 83rd birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol […]
Chinese New Year is here and the Year of the Rooster has begun. Best wishes for the year ahead from Thailand. Will it be a good year for you?
When buying stamps online, sometimes you receive your purchase in a plain cover, perhaps with an unadorned printed postage label. And sometimes your purchase arrives in a great cover like this.
This first day cover from Royal Mail carries an interesting set of stamps featuring archaeological artifacts juxtaposed with an artist’s impression of people and places from prehistory: Ancient Britain.
Super Bowl LI, the pinnacle of the NFL American football season, is almost upon us. I’ve started a new topical collection on the theme of American football and here is my first item: the Football Coaches issue from USPS in 1997.
This cover from the USA carries 2 of the USPS National Parks forever stamps.
This cover from the USA carries a nice group of stamps from the previous century featuring birds and flowers.
This block of stamps with selvage is part of the 1946 Peace and Victory issue from New Zealand. The 4d value shown here is titled Tribute to the Army.
These stamps from USPS commemorate the 50th anniversary of the television show Star Trek appearing on our screens.
This cover carries one of the USPS Holiday stamps commemorating Christmas.
This issue from Thailand Post commemorates International Letter Writing Week (2005) with 4 stamps (with selvage) featuring an iconic animal from the Thai countryside: the water buffalo.
This set of stamps from Royal Mail commemorates the first use of the word “dinosaur” by Sir Richard Owen, a British paleontologist, in 1841.
This set of elegant stamps commemorates Buddha images in several historical styles found in the Kingdom of Thailand.
This issue from Sri Lanka commemorates the Viceroy Special steam locomotive. StampWorld indicates that this is the 25th anniversary issue.
This miniature sheet from Thailand Post commemorates International Letter Writing Week (1993) with 4 stamps featuring Thai ridgeback dogs.
This souvenir sheet from Sri Lanka features another great set of astrophilately stamps: the Solar System, comprising the Sun, 8 planets, and the Earth’s moon.
This beautifully illustrated issue from Thailand Post features 4 species of parrots that are found in the kingdom.
These stamps from Royal Mail commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.