Sunday, 10 April 2022

Sunday Stamps - Birds

For today's Sunday Stamps theme, Birds, set by See it on a Postcard I have delved through my blog archives and have come across these:

The Taiwan Blue Magpie miniature sheet from 2008. A postcrosser had sent them to me along with a postcard, all because I mentioned that we like stamps and my son also had an interest.


Sunday, 27 March 2022

Sunday Stamps - Selvage!

 The blog See it on a Postcard sets the Sunday Stamps theme, and today, it is  se-tenant/selvage so I've chosen selvage!

I bring you James from the Thomas the Tank Engine set! Currently, 66p is second class, but in April, 66p won't be enough to mail a letter.





Sunday, 20 March 2022

Sunday Stamps - Ukraine

 Lost for words other than, I look forward to seeing this on post! 

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Sunday Stamps - Wildlife

Today's Sunday Stamps theme is wildlife, set by See it on a Postcard so I've chosen a couple of stamps I've received on mail.

There was a stamp issue from Royal Mail with owls, and I think this is one of the nicer issues RM have issued.
I'm also in awe at the bioluminescent life issue from the USPS. I am not sure if I have a complete set on envelopes.

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Sunday Stamps - Transportation

See it on a Postcard sets the theme for Sunday Stamps, and today's is Transportation so I've gone a bit loco. 

Royal Mail have issued miniature sheets, Classic Locomotives and here are just three of the sheets (I do have the Welsh one somewhere or perhaps I've used the stamps).
And below a few more trains, although I am not a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine and friends, I still think the stamps are nice! 
I really miss train travel. Maybe can do some this year. I haven't been on a train in very almost 2 years. 

Friday, 4 March 2022

So, how was my Month of Letters / International Correspondence Writing Month?

February came to a close on Monday, and I posted over 40 letters in that month. It was a quieter month than in previous years, when I've surprised almost one new person every day for the month. This time, I've been concentrating on replying to letters because I have been behind on answering missives over the last 9 months or so (family member became progressively unwell, and passed away late 2021). However, I did manage to surprise a few new people, half a dozen across the writing projects. I have my address on a couple of the sites, not publicly, and so far, have received post from 14 new people. Post, especially from overseas, can be a bit slow getting here. 

The incoming have been a mix of postcards, wonderful letters, as well as some not as great letters. But that is OK, not everything can be outstanding otherwise there'd be a contradiction and wouldn't stand out. I will start replying to those letters & postcards next week. 

The alternate inco site with the year in the url  is no longer available. Sometimes good things have to come to an end. I do miss some of the blog posts and comments on there though. 


Sunday, 20 February 2022

Sunday Stamps - N

Today's Sunday Stamps set by See it on a Postcard is N. So, I've chosen stamps shown on some outgoing mail in the theme of Nature, OK, a music stamp sneaked in but nature loves music too.