Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lyon, France

Chinese astrological signs. Animals. Before I realized that I thought the stamp on the left was a hamster. Doesn't quite look like a rat to me. The middle stamp is  horse and the right one is... an ox.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Columbia SC Stamp Show Station

USPS "Have a ball" stamps. Domestic forever circulars. Postmarked in Columbia, South Carolina at  the 2018 Winter Stamp and Postcard Show put on by the Columbia Philatelic Society on 20-21 January.

Friday, February 2, 2018

TAAF stamps 2018

These are just a few of the TAAF stamps issued by La Poste on Jan 1 of this year. The "L'Astrolabe" stamp was  actually issued in 2017. I decided to leave it in the image because I like the way it looks. There is a varnish applied to the "Ilmenite" stamps that make the rock and gemstones shine in the light. And the bellies of the parent penguins on the Madrid Protocol sheet have been flocked. I was somewhat disappointed when I saw it was only applied there and not to the actual stamp.