Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (E) East Cape, New Zealand


For the letter E - East Coast, New Zealand
2013 - New Zealand - New Zealand Coastlines

According to Wikipedia, East Cape is the easternmost point on the North Island of New Zealand. On the left side of the stamp is the East Cape Lighthouse on Otiki Hill.

The stamp was released on 4 September 2013. It was part of a 5-design miniature set.

For more stamps with letter "E" - visit See It On A Postcard

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (D) Dinner with a Singaporean Family


For the letter D - Dinner with family
2018 - Singapore - Singpost's Evenings in Singapore

The stamp was one of the six designs released early last month, 2 August 2018. The six designs were about familiar evening scenes in Singapore. This particular stamp shows a family sharing a home-cooked dinner.

Somehow, this stamp makes me emotional as I don't have any of my family here in Singapore. However, from time to time, I get to enjoy a home-cooked dinner together with my two flatmates.

The rest of the stamps from this set can be seen hereFor more stamps with the letter "D" - visit See It On A Postcard

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (C) Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden


For the letter C - Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden
2016 - Sweden - Royal Anniversaries
Photographer: Anna-Lena Ahlström

The stamp was issued on 17 March 2016 to mark the 70th birthday of the Swedish king and the 40th anniversary of his wedding to Queen Silvia. With King Carl XVI Gustaf on this stamp is Princess Victoria, heir apparent and Princess Estelle, 2nd in line to the Swedish throne.

For more stamps with the letter "C" - visit See It On A Postcard

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (B) Batik from Indonesia


For the letter B - batik
2011 - Indonesia - Traditional Textiles
Designer: De-er

The red & black (Batik Madura Jawa Timur) stamp was from a mini-sheet issued on 6 July 2011. The brown & white (Batik Parang Garuda DI Yogyakarta) stamp was from a mini sheet issued on 30 March 2011.

Batik is a traditional textile from Indonesia and perhaps the most popular. Each time I see an intricately patterned printed fabric with an ethnic design here in the SE Asian region, right away I would think, "Ah, that's batik!" 

I've been to Indonesia several times now since 2015. I've become more well-informed that batik is but one of the traditional textile design techniques. Here's an article about the different Indonesian traditional fabrics.

for more stamps with the letter "B" - visit See It On A Postcard

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunday Stamps - (A) Art from Finland



for the letter A - Art
2015 - Finland - Art Post
Designer: Tiia Vanhatapio ja Miika Saksi

The miniature sheet was issued on 11 September 2015. I received all 4 designs on 3 different occasions from a letter or a postcard, sent by my Finnish pen pal - Tuija.

The sheet features "dreamlike images that rise from the depths of the imagination to create the set and setting for events."

for more stamps with the letter "A", visit See it on a Postcard