A pearl and red beryl. These are self-adhesive stamps from a sheet of 10 that was issued in February of 2022. The margin from around the stamps was added to the left of the envelope. The address on this envelope was so perfectly written that it actually looked computer generated. Took me a moment to realize it was hand written.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Launched on 25 December 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope obits the Sun approximately 1.5 million kms from the Earth. It uses it's large mirror array to capture visible to infra-red light allowing it to see further into space than any telescope before it.
On the envelope above I used a NASA image of the assembled system at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Redondo Beach, California. And on the larger envelope below I added the official mission logo.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Monday, October 24, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
Evansburg is a small town in central Alberta, west of Edmonton. Just a piece of recent domestic mail with lots of older stamps on it. From 1975, Alphonse Desjardins, co-founder of what is now the financial services co-op known as The Desjardins Group. And below those a stamp from 1995 that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the UN. And on the right is a 1974 block titled "Indians of the Pacific Coast".
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
The stamp shouldn't need much explanation. Any time I see blue and yellow now I think of Ukraine. And wheat on the first-day postmark: that reminds of Ukraine too. I believe money from the sale of this stamp in some way goes to aiding the people of Ukraine.
Monday, October 17, 2022
Friday, October 14, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
A pair of stamps from a recent USPS issue featuring "Pony Cars": compact American sports cars. A 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is on the right and a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT is on the left. An updated version of the Challenger has been in production for a few years now. The 1980's were not kind to the Cougar. It became less sporty and was sometimes offered as a 4-door sedan or station wagon. The third stamp on this cover is a 1982 stamp that pays tribute to America's elderly population. An interesting choice to go along with stamps featuring old cars.