Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 139

Sunday Stamps is now up to the letter B.

I admit I searched the US Postal Service website first,  and found this great series of round stamps:

All sorts of Balls!  Football, Volleyball, soccer ball (for us in the USA),  golf ball,
and baseball, basketball, tennis ball, and playground ball (though I remember ours in red, not pink).  These stamps are for 1st class USA postage, not international.

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Viridian

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 138

This week marks an A to Z progression for the rest of the year (and beyond?) for Sunday Stamps.  Stamps from countries that begin with A, themes that begin with A, and so on. Our fearless leader has led with an Airmail stamp.

I am joining in with a stamp featuring pottery from a Native American pueblo, the Acoma pueblo:


This is from a set from a few years ago.  This is one of my favorite styles of Southwest pottery; I love the black and white patterns that are used.

I will probably check this series again at the end, for (I hope) a Zuni pueblo pot.

Viridian

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 137

Our theme today is stars/moons/ planets.

No one has yet shared this set, recently released by the US Postal Service:


(the scan is from the USPS too) The eight planets (no Pluto - it has its own stamp)  looking very pretty.  Or weird, Jupiter and Uranus are in false color and look strange to me.

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Viridian

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 133

Good day from Viridian on the road, at my parents house!  But I have my computer and can participate in Sunday Stamps.

I was looking for a USA tall ships stamp and I admit I cheated and used google image search to find this one - it's a little bit older:

But a classic, of the USS Constitution.  Also known as "Old Ironsides", it is now berthed in Boston, Massachusetts.  The museum there has a website.  The ship is being restored and will return to the water on July 23 this year.

An Entry for Sunday Stamps.
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Viridian


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 126

It's a beautiful day in the American Midwest, and it's Mother's day too.  Let's hope the children behave today.

The theme this week at Sunday Stamps is Commemorative stamps, and I have one that the US Postal service will be issuing later this year:

This is in honor of Henry David Thoreau.  His best known book is Walden.  More on his life can be found at the Thoreau Society webpage.  More can be found on his Wikipedia page.

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Viridian

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 125

Good afternoon from the American Midwest!  I am late in getting my Sunday Stamps post up but it is still Sunday, so I can still participate.

This week's theme is places of worship.  I have not featured church stamps on my blog before, and did not feel like digging through all my old postcards so it was off to Zazzle for a look.  For Americans, Zazzle is a place on the internet where you can design your own USA legal postage and have it printed up.  You do pay more than face value for the stamps, but it's a way to obtain unique postage.

Here is a stamp I found there:


This is the rose window in Notre Dame in Paris, and appropriate for today I think!

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Viridian

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 123

Happy week after Easter.  And Spring is truly here in the American Midwest.

The theme this week for Sunday Stamps is lighthouses or windmills.  I just happen to have a stamp from Germany that I have shared before, some time ago:


Very much in the middle of the water!

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Viridian61

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 122

Happy Easter!

I do have stamps with an Easter connection, that I have shared on my blog previously.


From the US Postal Service:
"The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida with the release of the La Florida (Forever®) stamps that celebrate the state's floral abundance. During the Easter season of 1513, Spanish explorers first visited the state we now know as Florida. They named the land “La Florida” for Pascua Florida (“Feast of the Flowers”), Spain's Easter celebration, and for the verdant display of vegetation that they could see from their ship.

The four se tenant stamps contain a cascade of blossoms that evokes the feeling of a tropical garden. Each stamp shows a particular variety of flower: red and pink hibiscus; yellow cannas; morning glories in white, red, and shades of purple; and white and purple passionflowers."

So there is an Easter connection!

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Viridian

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday Stamps II # 121

Welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.  Spring is really here in the American Midwest.
The theme this week is green.

I have some humble, everyday stamps, from years ago:


However, they sent many many postcards on their way, in the days when it cost a penny to send a postcard.  I have seen many of these stamps.

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Viridian

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 119

Hello and welcome to Sunday Stamps!
This week's theme on SeeitonaPostcard is flying.
In looking over my old blog posts, I pulled up this stamp:


A stamp from China, showing a modern airport, and yes, a small plane flying over it.  Love the flowers and palm trees in the foreground!  This stamp is from the time I was active in Postcrossing - I am not active anymore.

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Viridian

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 118

Welcome to my post for this week's Sunday Stamps.  Just enough time to do this before heading off to church.
My stamps were originally posted on my blog in 2014:

From the US Postal Service, a collection of winter flowers.

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Viridian

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 116

The theme this week is roosters or chickens - a nod to the Chinese New Year I think.  I am showing a scan from the US postal service, also shown by one of SeeitonaPostcard's contributors:


From the USPS website:
Around the world, a new year is welcomed with gifts, noise, and celebration! A red envelope (hongbao) featuring a colorful illustration of a rooster highlights the 2017 Lunar New Year: Year of the Roosterstamp from the U.S. Postal Service, tenth in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The characters at the top of the envelope form a common Chinese greeting of celebration and wish for prosperity and good fortune, used most frequently during Lunar New Year. The Year of the Rooster begins January 28, 2017, and ends on February 15, 2018.

Pretty!  And cherry blossoms too.
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Viridian


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 115

Hello from the unseasonably warm American Midwest.  If it is this warm now, what will it be like this summer?

Anyway, this week's prompt for Sunday Stamps is stamps from the Northern hemisphere.  And I go way far north for this one!


Greenland!
A mis-named country/island to be sure.  I would not think there would be coral reefs this far north, but maybe some species are adapted to the cold waters there

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Viridian

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 114

For today's Sunday Stamps, we are visiting the Eastern hemisphere of our earth.  I decided to stop in Hong Kong, and went through stamps I have posted from my Postcrossing cards.  Here are two:


Stamps from 2013, showing bus transportation from previous years.  I am glad the cancellation is light so that I (and you) can see the details.

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Viridian


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 113

Hello from the warmer than usual American Midwest.

This week on Sunday Stamps we are visiting the Western Hemisphere.  I have a stamp from my Postcrossing days to share.


(That is 500 Chilean pesos, not dollars!)
It shows a chinchinero, a street performer.

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Viridian



Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 111

Hello from the American Midwest!  Running a little late today.

Our theme this week for Sunday Stamps is outer space.  I have two stamps that I have shared before (but they fit the theme so perfectly!), one from the USSR and and one from Russia.


One of my favorites, showing two cosmonauts in a scary-small capsule.  This stamp is from the early 1980's I believe.

A more recent stamp:



Of Valentina Tereshkova, first woman to have flown in space (in June 1963). This stamp is for the 50th anniversary of that flight.  Her call sign was Chaika  or "seagull" therefore the bird appears on this stamp.

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Viridian

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 110

Hello from the American Midwest!
Today for Sunday Stamps I have a book and author with one of the most important contributions from the 1800's:



Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species", on a stamp from Italy.

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Viridian

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Stamps II 108

Hello from the cold American Midwest and welcome to my contribution to Sunday Stamps.
This week's theme is Winter white.  It's hard to find a mostly white stamp, so instead I have chosen a set of US recent stamps, featuring snow and winter birds.

According to the US Postal Service:
"The Songbirds in Snow stamps each features one of four birds: the golden-crowned kinglet, the cedar waxwing, the northern cardinal, and the red-breasted nuthatch. Illustrator Robert Giusti painted the original designs in acrylic on canvas board, depicting each bird perched on a snow-covered branch. He and the art director chose these four birds for their color, attractiveness, and adaptability to the small format of a postage stamp.

The cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) gets its name from its favorite winter food, cedar berries, and the red, waxy tips of some of its wing feathers. One of the few North American birds that thrives on a diet of mostly fruits, the cedar waxwing also consumes the winter fruits of juniper, mistletoe, and crabapple.

A spot of bright red against the white of a snowy tree branch signals the presence of a northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), one of winter’s most colorful and beautiful birds. Cardinals usually appear in pairs but can gather in small flocks during the winter to forage for food.

The red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), with its distinctive call like a tiny toy horn, prepares well for the season by caching conifer seeds, its preferred winter food. Stashed in cracks and openings in tree bark, the seeds are collected by the bird as it walks headfirst down the trunk."

I like that they have included the cedar waxwing, my favorite bird.

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Viridian

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