Legends of rock have been featured on plenty of stamps in recent years, but New Zealand has just trolled us all
As water flows on Mars and champagne flows at NASA, these gorgeous stamps risk being flooded by my tears of joy
I'm not averse to saucy double entendres, which ought to be difficult when I'm talking about philately. But not when Australia Post has just printed stamps on wood.
Once upon a time, the Lunar (or “Chinese”) New Year was just a thing that Asians did. Whitey went to Chinatown to watch the firecrackers and eat yum cha, but that was about it. But a funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century. Asia got richer, and China boomed. As the Chinese... Continue Reading →
Australia Post would never release Valentine’s Day stamps. That would be commercial and crass – something Australia Post would never stand for. But it just so happens that most years, AP releases love-themed stamps just weeks before Valentine’s Day. How amazingly convenient! I’m not sure when ‘Love’ became so Australian that it deserved to be... Continue Reading →