Sunday 28 November 2021

Sunday Stamps - Cartoons or Illustrations

Am I lucky to live in the United Kingdom and can use the stamps Royal Mail produce on letters & postcards I send?  

This year saw Royal Mail issue stamps celebrating DC Comics. I haven't been much of a comic reader, and haven't followed super hero movies.
Roayl Mail has also previously issued stamps about the Great Fire of London. I think I have only a couple of stamps from this issue left.
Then, there are book illustrations. I love Roald Dahl (Tales of the Unexpected, and the letters, Love from Boy, a collection of letters sent to his mother), but have not read many of his children's stories. 
Also illustrations for more grown-up books, but I haven't finished any of these books. I struggled to get half way through David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, way back in school (but no one from my class managed to finish it either back then). 

Sunday 21 November 2021

Sunday Stamps - Trees

Running a little late with today's blog post due to being out and about in Snowdonia, wandering through some woods. Perfect excuse considering today's Sunday Stamps theme set by See it on a Postcard.

The other day, ventured into Coed y Brenin, around one of the trails. Will want to revisit.
Westonbirt is one of my favourite places in the UK, especially in autumn for looking at the fungi.
There are plenty of well landscaped places, and trees stand proud. I have been only to Alnwick Castle in the 4 stamps above.
Well, not long now until Christmas, but we won't have a tree this year. However, can make up for it !! with a stamp or two.

Sunday 14 November 2021

Sunday Stamps - Music

Been through some of my old snail mail photos for stamps associated with music... The first instalment in this post is a stamp from a miniature sheet. I do like the music of Pink Floyd, and also enjoyed the video of Roger Waters The Wall on Netflix.

I also like a bit of Mike Oldfield and Tubular Bells...
However, not a huge fan of hip-hop, but it looks OK on a stamp.
Not a stamp but part of a page in a Simon Drew address book I have! 

Sunday 7 November 2021

Stamps on Sunday

Decided to look through my blog's picture archive for some thematic stamps. We have bridges, and we have train tracks.

Here is a bit of extreme philately. Menai Bridge, pictured from the Isle of Anglesey, across the straits from the mainland.

For train tracks, we have the Thomas the Tank Engine miniature sheet, and a miniature sheet below in the classic locos series. 

I do occasionally use the individual stamps from miniature sheets on outgoing mail, well, because after all, they are postage stamps, but it can be psychologically difficult to crack into a sheet for the first stamp.