Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sunday Stamps: Stamps From Everywhere

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It is the weekend once again and before we head out to visit my parents’ graves, here are my Sunday Stamps share for the week. This week’s theme is “anything you wish,” so I opt for these lovely stamps readily available on my computer. This first stamp is from Finland and I love it for the beautiful colors and because it is a shaped stamp. I rarely get shaped stamps, so this one is really a welcome treat!

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These next set of stamps are from Bahrain and was included in the Eid Mubarak card I received last year from a friend residing in Bahrain. The first stamp features the Arab Summit Conference and one of the participating countries, Mauritania. This set is comprised of 22 different stamps, one for each participating countries of the conference.

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The second stamps features King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the very first king of Bahrain. You can read more about him in this Wikipedia page

I hope you enjoyed these stamps I shared, now off to bask in the sun and enjoy our Sunday. For more interesting stamps, do visit the other participants’ share here:

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Sunday Stamps: Hot Rods Forever Stamps

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Tomorrow’s classes are suspended due to the bad weather and I had the luxury of time to stay up a bit lot late to watch a favorite film and tinker on the blogs while the little man is fast asleep after a day of playing and watching the telly. Quite timely, too, as it has been some time since I updated this blog and joined Sunday Stamps.

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I am glad I am joining today as the theme is one of my faves, automobiles and motor transport. I collect cards with Lightning McQueen in it because he is the little man’s most favorite character of all. Last month we received yet another McQueen postcard and it came with this awesome automobile stamps from the US. These stamps are part of the Limited Edition Hot Rods Forever Stamps and features two 1932 Ford Deuce roadsters ~ one with orange flames and a red ’32 Ford. Aren’t they the coolest?

According to the USPS site, usps.com, the Hot Rods Forever Stamps Collection was released in June of this year. The stamps were designed by Washington, DC’s Derry Noyes and were digitally created by John Mattos, a San Francisco artist. According to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, these Hot Rods stamps mark the beginning of America’s fascination with customizing fast cars. These stamps, according to him are timeless in that they’re good for mailing First-Class letters anytime in the future. The Hot Rods Forever Stamps are available in 8 different philatelic products, including Press Sheet with Die Cut, First Day Covers {set of 2}, stamp sheets, and Digital Color Postmark {set of 2}.

I am glad to have these Hot Rods stamps in my collection and I hope to receive more in the future. For more cool automobile and motor transport stamps, do click the Sunday Stamp badge at the top of this post.

 

Mailday Tuesday {02.09}

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It felt like ages ago since I have last been to the local Post Office to mail postcards and I am just glad that I was able to find the time to write on the cards yesterday to be able to post them all today. My swaps are a bit delayed and the cards for Postcrossing.com ought to have been sent weeks ago, but I hope my swapmates and pals from the postcrossing site won’t mind. It took me awhile to finish putting the stamps on the cards but I really enjoyed the exercise, I just wish I had more stamp designs to choose from.

Here is the list of the cards I posted today, see if you can find your name in it! 🙂

Direct Swap

  1. Nicoletta P, Italy ~ Fort Santiago big, black card
  2. Lai S, Malaysia ~ Dinagat Island card
  3. Arnold P, TX ~ Ati-Atihan big, black card
  4. Katerina H, Czech Republic ~ Batanes card
  5. Akhil K, India ~ Fort Santiago meet-up card

Postcrossing.com

  1. Karin B, Germany ~ Dinagat Island
  2. Serhiy L, Ukraine ~ Pasig River
  3. Darafey Y, Belarus ~ Bacolod Fishing Port
  4. Marketa K, Czech Republic ~ Manila City Hall
  5. Marjatta A, Finland ~ Tubbataha Reef
  6. Ankit A, India ~  Cigarmakers at the turn of the century vintage card
  7. Sugar, China ~ Fruit stand in Tagaytay
  8. Larry D, USA ~ Balot Vendor by Vicente Manansala
  9. Master Leo M, UK ~ Owl
  10. Astrid G, Germany ~ Bacolod Fish Port
  11. Ada P, The Netherlands ~ Batanes
  12. Alekseeva N, Russian Federation ~ Spring River in Antique

I do hope these cards will reach their respective destinations safe and fast. Time now to look for more swaps so that I might be able to complete my numerous collections. Will be hitting a couple of our postcrossing group on Facebook after I am done helping the little man with his homework and after I finished reading about this awesome stuff On Sale!