Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Prague, Czech Rebpublic

The artwork on these stamps featuring Prague castle was designed by Alphonse Mucha and used on the first Czechoslovakian postage stamps in 1918. And the postmarks commemorates the 133th anniversary of the Czech Tourists' Club.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Aarhus, Denmark

Endangered butterflies on this cover from Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. These stamps are part of Denmark's 2021 Europa issue.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Caxias do Sul, Brazil

With stamps from 2019: A Christmas stamp on the left, 200 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Brazil in the upper right and 100 years of diplomatic relations between Finland and Brazil below that.


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rüschlikon, Switzerland

On the left is a Swiss "Pro Junentute" stamp. Proceeds from the sale of this stamp went towards a children benefit. And in the middle is a Pro Patria" stamp. The sale of this added-value stamp contributed to the social and cultural benefit of the Swiss public. Both of these charities have been raising money through added-value stamps for well over 100 years. The upside-down stamp on the right is Marsupilami: a Franco-Belgian comic character.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Malmö, Sweden

An "Ermine Mustela" on the right. A stamp from a 2020 set titled "Winter Animals". And next to that a stamp from the 2021 set "Precious Nature". The five stamps in the series promote environmental protection and feature nature scenes by artist Henning Trollback. And the pair of stamps on the left are from a 1977 booklet featuring wild berries of Sweden. They look like lingonberries.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Saronno, Italy

In the middle, Cioccolato di Modica IGP.  Modica chocolate is made following an ancient recipe giving it a unique flavor and texture. And on the right, a stamp commemorating the 900th anniversary of the death of Blessed Gerard, the founder of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Gothenburg 400th Anniversary

 Stamps from a recent Swedish booklet commemorating the 400th anniversary of the city of Gottenburg.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Trigny, France

Stamps from a booklet issued in France last year, thanking and honouring the heroes of the health crisis. Trigny is a small commune in Marne in north-eastern France. It's a few kms north-west of Reims.