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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: Letters, Postcards + the Post

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For this week’s Sunday Stamps we are to share all about letters, postcards and the post. As always, I have not found the chance to photograph the bulk of stamps that I received through my postcards as I find myself swamped with online and offline duties these days. Good thing I found this in the stack of postcards lying idly in my workstation. I simply think the little girl placing the letter onto the mailbox is just beautiful, don’t you think?

This lovely stamp was used in a Donald Duck card, a Postcrossing.com official sent in late last year by Aarne of Parainen, Finland to the little man.

Have a wonderful Sunday and do not forget to check here for more stamps:

Unusually-Shaped Stamps from Russia and Finland

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I missed sharing stamps these past few weeks so I am delighted to be sharing with you more interesting stamps I have received in the mail. For this week, we are to share those stamps that have unusual shapes or those over-sized stamps. Here are a few of interestingly-shaped stamps I was able to get from my stash. The first one is probably the stamp with the most unusual shape I have ever received. After research I found out that this is not really the original shape of this stamp, the sender must’ve cut a portion of it to fit to the card. This features the Sami cultural ritual drums {sami drums} and was released in Finland last year. A sami drum, according to Wikipedia, is a circular drum covered with membrane and are used by Sami people as shamanistic ceremonial drum. It is also known as rune drum or magic drum.

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This lovely triangular-shaped stamp is called Arts and Crafts of Russia, Lace-Making, and features the Vyatka lace, the bobbin lace made in Kirov Oblast. The triangular stamps were issued in 2012 in sheets of small format with 4 stamps in one sheet.

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This  one is yet another triangular stamp from Russia, this time featuring the Kasli lattice work or cast-iron molding. This is also under the Arts and Crafts of Russia category and were issued with 4 stamps in 1 sheet.

It sure is a delight to see these unusually-shaped stamps in the postcards I received and a big thanks to those who sent it to me. I hope I received more of them in the days to come!

For more lovely-shaped stamps, do not forget to visit this week’s edition of Sunday Stamps!