From Padua, Italy, with stamps featuring famous Italian singer-songwriters Lucio Dalla and Giorgio Gaber.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
From Milan, with stamps commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Uffizi, the 20th anniversary of the Prosecco Protection Consortium, and the 100th anniversary of the Federation of Italian Philatelic Societies.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Some of the latest TAAF stamps issued by La Poste. Not all of this year's January issues. Just the ones I liked. Particularly the engraved stamps. The Aurora Australis sheet and minerals pair have a varnish applied to give them a shine. The octopus and squid stamps are not my favorite but I like Pierre Denys de Montfort's giant octopus.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Three more stamps featuring famous Brazilian women: Righteous Among the Nations Aracy de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa, women's rights advocate Maria da Penha and writer Carolina Maria de Jesus.
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Monday, January 27, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
This one was sent from a Deutsche Post philatelic shop in Munich. The "ps" in the top of the round Munich postmark in the middle of the cover stands for "Philatelie Shop". And then there is the rectangular philatelic shop postmark to the left of that one.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
With this year's "Year of the Rat" issue comes the end of the current 12 year Chinese New Year series from Canada Post. I appreciate these souvenir sheets more now that I see them all together like this.
Both of this year's domestic and international rate stamps are embossed and feature foil stamping, although I don't think the domestic rate booklet stamps use foil. I haven't seen them yet. It is a wedding theme with the domestic rate stamp showing the bride being transported to the wedding. The international rate stamps shows the married couple together. The images are done in a folk art style knows as Chinese farmer or peasant painting.