Sunday, March 18, 2018

E is for Egg and Eggshell

In the last A to Z, E was for elephants on a stamp from Spain.

This time the E is for Egg and Eggshell on a stamp from Spain. They were both winners of a stamp design contest and formed part of the same issue.

Thanks, Eva, for this fun sending - I'll save the other stamp for another letter :)

For more links to E on stamps, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

C is for Critically Endangered

A couple of critically endangered animal stamps from Australia.

The Western Swamp Tortoise is native to Australia, the Western Lowland Gorilla to central Africa.

For more stamp themes beginning with C, head over to the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

B is for Bees

A wonderful envelope and contents from Fabienne, with these great stamps featuring solitary bees issued by La Poste in 2016.

Megachile bees are known as leaf cutters as they line their nests with cut leaves.

The genus of bees called Colletes are know as polyester bees as they line their nests with a cellophane-like plastic material.

To see what other stamp topics begin with B, head over to the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A is for Artek

Sunday Stamps continues with a new A to Z. Let's see how far I can go a second time.

Today's stamp is from Russia, celebrating Artek, a children's holiday camp formerly in the USSR, now in Ukraine on the coast of the Black Sea. You can read more at the wikipedia page.

For more stamps with an A theme, head over to explore the links at Sunday Stamps.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Z is for Zoologique

On this wonderful mail art from Fabienne, a stamp celebrating 80 years of the Parc Zoologique de Paris.

More animals and funny fruit inside, too. Thanks so much, Fabienne!

To see if anyone else chose Zoo for today's Sunday Stamps, click here to explore more links.

And that's another A-Z completed!

As a bonus, here is another A-Z - the BBC put together a list of 26 words that shouldn't be lost to us (but probably already are).

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Y is for Yellow

Going with the old and trusted standby for Y in an A-Z challenge, here are several yellow stamps on an envelope I sent out (OK, I know some are more beige...)

Oscar de la Renta, 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, WPA Posters (I know, I've shown this one under T is for Tennis), 75th Anniversary of Batman, 50th Anniversary of Wonder Woman, and the 1c definitive Apples has some nice yellow tones. The 5c coffee pot is the odd man out.