Jan. 5, 2023 Year of the Rabbit On January 5, 2023, China Post released two stamps in a variety of formats, some of which include additional designs, to mark the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. The main stamps were designed by 99-year old artist Huang Yongyu. Huang Yongyu is a contemporary Chinese artist known … Continue reading Stamps of 2023: China (Year of the Rabbit)
A Philatelist’s Tribute to 9/11
Tuesday, the 11th day of September 2001 means many different things to many different people. For me, it evokes a number of strong memories. I consider there to be several powerful connections between myself and 9/11. First, I associate it with the death of both my mother and a favorite cousin. My mother passed away … Continue reading A Philatelist’s Tribute to 9/11
The 12 Days Of Christmas Stamps 2014: Day 4 – Finland & Hong Kong
Finland issued a special Santa Claus stamp in a very low quantity – 120,000 – on 17 November 2014. It is definitely my favorite holiday stamp of 2014. I’ve been attempting to find on on eBay to no avail, so I may end up ordering directly from the Finnish Post. However, their online shop only … Continue reading The 12 Days Of Christmas Stamps 2014: Day 4 – Finland & Hong Kong
Postcrossing: Received Card #13 + Sent Cards #9 and 10!
My incoming mail has returned to nothingness as it's been a couple of weeks since anything at all has arrived, the most recent of which was the postcard from China detailed below. Several items of mail I've sent also seems to have gone astray; a long letter I sent my sister in Kansas two months … Continue reading Postcrossing: Received Card #13 + Sent Cards #9 and 10!
Postcrossing: Received Card #4 And My First Design Efforts
I believe that our local mailman -- a very large man (think Samoan wrestler large) on a very small motorbike (110cc Honda Dream) -- is getting used to seeing my name on items in his mailbag. And the man and woman who man the front desk at my guesthouse seem to take delight in giving … Continue reading Postcrossing: Received Card #4 And My First Design Efforts