Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The theme this week for Sunday Stamps is anything you like and Viridian has featured 2 stamps she received on a postcard from the UK.
I received these stamps on a postcard from the USA in 2012 and they feature the Liberty Bell and 2 stamps from a set of 5 called 'send a .... HELLO' issued by the USPS on August 19, 2011.
The set features characters from Pixar movies not just Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007) and Buzz Lightyear and a few aliens from Toy Story (1995) who you see above but also Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006), Carl and Dug from Up (2009); and the eponymous WALL*E (2008)
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The theme this week for Sunday Stamps is mammals and Viridian has used a lovely stamp from China of elephants. I have seen lots of elephants - not Asian ones of course but African ones, because I live in Africa. But the stamps I have chosen are of an animal I will probably never see in real life because it is so rare and found only in the far North, the mysterious cold North. This animal is the Wolverine. It's Latin binomial is Gulo gulo which translates to glutton. The wolverine is a fierce killer, a poacher of the prey of others and a scavenger of carrion who likes to cache it's food under the snow and return later - hence it's reputation as a big eater. Anna wrote on her postcard that they are called the 'demon of the taiga'.
These two stamps come from a set of 4 released by Russia in 2004. This is what the whole set looks like:
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