Stamp of the day: sunnie side up!

Sometimes you can see a stamp dozens of times without fully appreciating its majesty. And then, for some reason, you happen to notice it in a certain light, or at a certain magnification, or across a cosy bar eight vodka and tonics into a Friday night

Cold War propaganda stamp of the day

What makes this Cold War childhood favourite so dynamic? The answer lies in one simple design feature

A small serving of win

It's an adorable issue from Japan, but why would the food on this table leave your teeth ground to bits?

Stamp of the Day: Sorrow

David Bowie's musical output speaks for itself. I speak for the many people who were once teenagers who felt like they came from another planet. Bowie showed us it was just fine to be a bit weird.

Finland punks collectors to celebrate Eurovision

Which country loves honoring its Eurovision entrants on stamps? Hellooo, Helsinki!

Busy Punk!

Whoa, where have I been? One moment I'm slapping stamp posts up on the internet like a '60s actor slapping bums on a bus full of French nurses, and the next, I've gone AWOL. The truth, dear readers, is that I work in a freelance world, and sometimes, a punk's just gotta drop everything to... Continue Reading →

Culturally Revolutionary Stamp of the Day

Last week I posted a thank you stamp featuring an art by Degas of a ballet dancer. It reminded me of this 1973 Chinese issue that I saw recently in a club book. (That's philatelist talk. Best not to ask.)   It depicts a ballet called The White-Haired Girl, one of the Eight Model Plays engineered... Continue Reading →

Thank You Stamp of the Day

Just a quick word to say thank you to WordPress for featuring one of my blog posts (this one) on their Freshly Pressed page a few weeks back, and thanks to everyone who has stopped by and followed my site since! I’ll be endeavoring to follow back everyone who’s not a spammer. Thanks especially to... Continue Reading →

80s Stamp of the Day

You'd think I'd be watching the Oscars glamour today, wouldn't you? But no. I came across this blast from the past on the weekend, and I CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF THE HAIR! Nor the shoulder pads. Nor the open-necked shirt with the collars under the lemon pullover. Nor the tres eighties grey curtains in... Continue Reading →

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