Friday, June 1, 2012

Collection: Owl Postage Stamps









{images viafrom the top: a. 1959 Switzerland, design by Celestino Piatti. b. 1 June 1960, Switzerland, ‘Symbols of Occupations’, design: H. Kumpel, engrave: H. Heusser. b. 27 January 1970, Canada, Centennial of the Northwest Territories, design: Norman E. Hallendy & Sharon Van Raalte based on a stone-cut print by Kenojuak Ashevak, c. 1989 Sweden, d. 27 January 1970, Canada, Centennial of the Northwest Territories, design: Norman E. Hallendy & Sharon Van Raalte based on a stone-cut print by Kenojuak Ashevak, e. 1986 Czechoslovakia, Tawny Owl & Eurasian Eagle-owl, illustration: H. Čápová engrave: J Herčík, f. Owl & the Pussycat, 6 September 1988 United Kingdom, design: M. Swatridge and S. Dew g. Black Eyes, 18 January 2000 UK, Millennium 2000/1 Third Millennium/Muncaster}

I don't collect stamps myself but my aunt used to collect when I was a little girl. What's it that so fascinating about it? Is it the art? Or, their ability to reveal significant history and culture about other places? Do you collect? 

Have a great weekend. I'll see you on Monday! 

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5 comments :

Ester Durães said...

These are fantastic! I recently shared my stamp collection, I have a couple with owls too, you can check some here: http://drawingdreaming.blogspot.pt/2012/04/my-stamp-collection.html

Melissa Kojima said...

Oh, I love the Edward Lear Owls stamps. This is an excellent collection of them. I don't know what the appeal of stamp collecting is.

touchwooddesign said...

Love the owl stamps! I used to collect stamps when I was little and I remember international stamps were very highly prized in our household...

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Anonymous said...

Stamp collecting reminds me of traveling, exotic locales, sometimes they are little miniature works of art and they are always going up in value :)