Category Stamps

International Letter Writing Week stamps from Japan

Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2016, Japan

While in the post office buying Japanese flower definitives, I spotted another favourite Japanese series: International Letter Writing Week. This issue is from 2016.

Japanese flower definitive stamps - cherry blossom

Stamps: Flower Definitives from Japan

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.)

Thailand Issue 919 Stamp with a Grain of Rice

Unusual Stamps: A Grain of Rice

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 […]

Stamps NZ Tribute to the Army

Stamps: Peace and Victory in New Zealand – Tribute to the Army

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.

USPS 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

Stamps: 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

These stamps from USPS commemorate the 50th anniversary of the television show Star Trek appearing on our screens.

Thailand Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2005

Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2005

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.

UK Stamps: Owens Dinosauria

Stamps: Owen’s Dinosauria

This set of stamps from Royal Mail commemorates the first use of the word “dinosaur” by Sir Richard Owen, a British paleontologist, in 1841.

Stamps Thailand: Buddha Images

Stamps: Buddha Images from Thailand

This set of elegant stamps commemorates Buddha images in several historical styles found in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Sri Lanka Stamps: Viceroy Special

Stamps: 25th Anniversary of the Viceroy Special Steam Locomotive

This issue from Sri Lanka commemorates the Viceroy Special steam locomotive. StampWorld indicates that this is the 25th anniversary issue.

Stamps Thailand: Parrots

Stamps: Parrots

This beautifully illustrated issue from Thailand Post features 4 species of parrots that are found in the kingdom.

UK stamps: D-Day

Stamps: 50th Anniversary of D-Day

These stamps from Royal Mail commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

Stamps DE 2015 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black

Stamp: 175 Years of Postage Stamps

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.

Stamps: Germany, November 2015

I have just returned from Germany, where I collected the November issues from Deutsche Post, featuring stamps for the festive season.

Stamps Australia 2015 Solar System

Stamps: Our Solar System

This fantastic set of stamps from AusPost commemorates our Solar System. This is their feature issue for Stamp Collecting Month.

Stamp Weapons of Victory Russia 2010 2x2

Cover and Stamps: Weapons of Victory – Soviet WWII Tanks

This is my first cover from Russia. I think it is a prepaid aerogramme with additional postage to cover items enclosed in the aerogramme.

Stamps Japan 1997-05-02 Doraemon

Stamps: Doraemon from Japan

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.

Stamp DE 2015-01-02 Wild Germany Ostsee Boddenschaft featured

Stamps: Germany, January 2015

My first trip to Germany in 2015 is already done, and here are the new issues for January from Deutsche Post.

Stamps DE 2014-11-03 Snowman featured

Stamps: Germany, November 2014

On my last trip to Germany this year, I collected the November issues, including 2 Christmas stamps: religious and nonreligious.

stamp Germany 2014-07-17 Football World Champions featured

Stamp: Germany, World Cup Winners

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.

Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas: Bremen

Update I just added Bremen to my collection of Germany’s Most Beautiful Panoramas stamp series from Deutsche Post.

Stamps DE 2014-05 Musical Instruments Clarinette

Stamps: Germany, May 2014

I have just arrived back from Germany. Here are the stamps that I collected on my trip: the May issues from Deutsche Post.

Japex 2013 official catalog and entry ticket

PEX: Japex 2013

Last year I was in Tokyo at the same time that Japex 2013 came to town: a lucky coincidence!

stamps Japan 1961 Flowers Peony

Stamps: Japanese Flowers

This series of flower stamps were issued in Japan in 1961 – over 50 years ago.

stamps Japan 2013 International Letter Writing Week 70

Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2013, Japan

These 4 stamps feature beautiful landscapes by Hiroshige, chosen by JP Post to commemorate International Letter Writing Week in 2013.


Stamps: Germany, December 2013

On my last trip of 2013 to Germany, I collected these stamps from Deutsche Post: the December issues.