Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Art Classics from Finland

Recent stamp issue from Finland featuring classic Finnish paintings. From left to right: "Skaters Near the Shore of Kallela" by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, "Echo" by Ellen Thesleff and "Sheep Girl" by Hugo Simberg.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Cheese from Brazil

A selection of cheeses from Brazil. From left to right, top to bottom: butter cheese, artisanal cheese from Minas, artisanal cheese from São Paulo, cabacinha cheese from Araguaia, cheese from the region of Diamante and artisanal serrano cheese.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fox Valley, Saskatchewan

Fox Valley is a rural village of 250 people in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Barentsburg in Svalbard, Norway

The souvenir sheet is Norway's 2020 "Ancient Postal Routes" Europa issue. Barentsburg is a Russian coal mining settlement on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. About 500 people live there, mining coal for the Russian Arktikugol Trust. The postmarks appear to have been updated since the last cover I received from there almost 10 years ago. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Mladějov na Moravě, Czechia

The postmark commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Mladějov na Moravě post office. And the stamp commemorates Czech artist Ota Janeček.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Woodland Caribou of Quebec

The caribou on the stamp is a Peary caribou. Not the same as the woodland caribou that roam across northern Quebec.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Åland, Life at Sea

Åland "Norden" issued from 2012. The theme that year was "Life at Sea"

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Henryk Arctowski and International Lighthouse Day

The stamp on the right commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Polish scientist and explorer Henryk Arctowski. The postmark commemorates International Lighthouse Day. On the postmark is an image of the Arctowski Lighthouse on King George Island which sits off the coast of the tip of the Antarctic peninsula. There are several research bases on the island, including Poland's Henryk Arctowski Station.

Friday, September 3, 2021

USA Yogi Berra FDC

Famous New York Yankees catcher Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. MLB All-Star and Hall of Famer. Winner of 10 World Series championships. The FD postmark location is Little Falls, New Jersey: the location of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.