Friday, March 9, 2018

Mellieħa, Malta

From the town of Mellieħa in the north end of Malta. The stamps (and envelope) commemorate the Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady. Each stamp features a processional statue from different churches around Malta. The one on the right is from Mosta, the middle from Mġarr and on the left from the Zebbug Parish Church in Gozo.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Owls from Poland

From a sheet of four. This is a snowy owl. It's printed on fluorescent paper so the whole stamp glows under UV light and the eyes are slightly embossed.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ouyen, Australia

Ouyen is a small town in north-west Victoria. Home to a little over 1000 people. The bottom stamp is a Christmas Island Christmas stamp from last year. The other two stamps are also 2017 Christmas stamps which at first did't look all that special. But the images on the stamps are photos taken during the annual "Lights of Christmas" event at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, where lights and images are projected onto the face of the Cathedral during the month of December.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lyon, France

Chinese astrological signs. Animals. Before I realized that I thought the stamp on the left was a hamster. Doesn't quite look like a rat to me. The middle stamp is  horse and the right one is... an ox.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Columbia SC Stamp Show Station

USPS "Have a ball" stamps. Domestic forever circulars. Postmarked in Columbia, South Carolina at  the 2018 Winter Stamp and Postcard Show put on by the Columbia Philatelic Society on 20-21 January.

Friday, February 2, 2018

TAAF stamps 2018

These are just a few of the TAAF stamps issued by La Poste on Jan 1 of this year. The "L'Astrolabe" stamp was  actually issued in 2017. I decided to leave it in the image because I like the way it looks. There is a varnish applied to the "Ilmenite" stamps that make the rock and gemstones shine in the light. And the bellies of the parent penguins on the Madrid Protocol sheet have been flocked. I was somewhat disappointed when I saw it was only applied there and not to the actual stamp.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Adelaide, Australia

A pair of Kingfisher stamps from 2010. A sacred kingfisher on the left and blue-winged kookaburra on the right.