Friday, January 12, 2018

Philately Fridays: The Netherlands, 1973

Two great Dutch graphic stamps from 1973. If anyone knows what these were made to commemorate, say the word.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Philately Fridays: Germany, 1960

Celebrating 125 years of German railways. Pictured here is The Adler, the country's first steam locomotive which debuted in 1835 and traveled between Nuremberg and Fürth.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Philately Fridays: Cuba, 1970

Five illustrated postage stamps commemorating Cuba's involvement in Expo '70, the World's Fair held in Osaka Japan.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Philately Fridays: Hungary, 1979

Hungarian stamp commemorating their pentathlon event, which seems to consist of horseback riding, swimming, shooting, running, and some kind of dancing... or maybe that's fencing?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Philately Fridays: Zaire, 1983

This is my favorite set I've come across recently. Four stamps from Zaire in honor of the 1983 Plenipotentiary Conference in Nairobi. Great mix of detailed illustration work with heavy graphic lines and big color decisions.