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 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 […]
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 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 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.
This simple and elegant stamp from Deutsche Post commemorates 175 years of postage stamps and features the world’s first postage stamp: the Penny Black.
I have just returned from Germany, where I collected the November issues from Deutsche Post, featuring stamps for the festive season.
This fantastic set of stamps from AusPost commemorates our Solar System. This is their feature issue for Stamp Collecting Month.
This is my first cover from Russia. I think it is a prepaid aerogramme with additional postage to cover items enclosed in the aerogramme.
Doraemon is a robot cat from the future. He is my daughter’s favourite cartoon, and he has made it on to postage stamps several times. Here is the 1997 issue from Japan.
My first trip to Germany in 2015 is already done, and here are the new issues for January from Deutsche Post.
On my last trip to Germany this year, I collected the November issues, including 2 Christmas stamps: religious and nonreligious.
On 13th July 2014, the German football (soccer) team beat Argentina 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro to win the World Cup. Deutsche Post issued this stamp to commemorate the country’s victory.
Update I just added Bremen to my collection of Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas stamp series from Deutsche Post.
I have just arrived back from Germany. Here are the stamps that I collected on my trip: the May issues from Deutsche Post.
Last year I was in Tokyo at the same time that Japex 2013 came to town: a lucky coincidence!
This series of flower stamps were issued in Japan in 1961 – over 50 years ago.
These 4 stamps feature beautiful landscapes by Hiroshige, chosen by JP Post to commemorate International Letter Writing Week in 2013.
On my last trip of 2013 to Germany, I collected these stamps from Deutsche Post: the December issues.