Tag Archives: art
While in the post office buying Japanese flower definitives, I spotted another favourite Japanese series: International Letter Writing Week. This issue is from 2016.
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 set of elegant stamps commemorates Buddha images in several historical styles found in the Kingdom of Thailand.
I have just returned from Germany, where I collected the November issues from Deutsche Post, featuring stamps for the festive season.
This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the 200th anniverasary of the Battle of Waterloo.
This cover carries 6 new Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring traditional designs of heraldic beasts.
This cover features Royal Mail’s new series of Post & Go ATMs: Working Sail, a collection of beautiful sailing ships by folk artists around the United Kingdom.
Here is a pair of beautiful covers from Chunghwa Post in Taiwan: Blue and White Porcelain from the Ancient Chinese Art Treasures series.
Here is a beautiful FDC from Chunghwa Post in Taiwan featuring Ancient Chinese Paintings from the National Palace Museum.
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!
These 4 stamps feature beautiful landscapes by Hiroshige, chosen by JP Post to commemorate International Letter Writing Week in 2013.
Stamps are often referred to as “miniature works of art” (probably mostly by stamp collectors themselves). This cover carries 3 real miniature works of art from Croatia.
I missed posting this for Christmas, but it is still the festive season: here are the colourful Children’s Christmas commemorative stamps from Royal Mail, with a snowflake commemorative cancel and a snowman on the cover.
These 6 covers feature a complete set of Brazilian stamps that commemorate the France 98 World Cup Finals through art.
This FDC from Taiwan features 1 of 2 souvenir sheets from Chunghwa Post’s Ancient Artifacts issue.
This cover from Brazil is full of history: the main stamp commemorates a Candomblé site in the state of Bahia. Candomblé is an African-Brazilian religion that goes back to the days of slavery in the Americas.
This sheet features 6 portraits of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand. The stamps were issued on 12th August, which is the Queen’s birthday. This day is also celebrated as Mother’s Day in Thailand.
A royal first day cover from Royal Mail: Her Majesty The Queen – Six Decades of Royal Portraits. The issue features six stamps bearing portraits of the Queen from 1953 to 2013.
I was in Germany last week. Germany produces very fine stamps, so I went to Deutsche Post to collect some. Here are the new issues for July 2013.