Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Helsinki, Finland

The stamps are from a sheet titled Eläinten kaupunki (animal town) : an imaginary place where people and animals live happily together.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Interesting way to reuse a stamp

I had a small pile of stamps on paper to soak and in the pile was this pair of stamps from the Netherlands. It was strange that the 20c stamps was placed over the corner of the 88c stamp. They were aligned on the envelope just as they are in the scan below, with a nice Amsterdam postmark over both stamps.

After removing the stamps from the paper I discovered why the 20c stamps had been placed over the other. It was covering a previous cancellation from 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch). The 88c stamp had been previously used and franked on a different envelope. I've never seen a so obviously cancelled stamp reused on a letter before.

Jurong East, Singapore

The large stamp on this one shows the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The 156 year old tropical garden is the only tropical garden listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ship models from the Rotterdam Maritime Museum

A pair of stamps from a sheet issued by PostNL in 2015, depicting miniature ship models held by the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam.