June 30, 2009

Stamps of the Week

I have some great new 'Stamps of the Week' for you this week. Over the last couple of weeks I've gotten a lot of new stamps. These first two pictures show the bulk of the stamp loot that I just received in the mail. This is about 2 lbs of stamps. I have not had a chance to sort these or to really look through them much. Sorting takes a veeeery long time so some stamps sit in my general collection like this for months and months until I need a particular color, theme, etc... and go hunting for it in my general collection. The rest of my collection is already sorted by color, theme, country, etc...

The first stamps I want to show today are some sheets from Oman. I think this is the first time I've gotten stamps from Oman. I'm not a dog person, but I do think these stamps are fascinating. I tend to like the ones that use few colors and have clean lines.

I have a separate collection of butterfly stamps, which is growing quite large, and plan to add these to it. I love that these show the caterpillars! It's brilliant.

I didn't pick the most colorful stamps for this week but I did pick some of my favorites from the top of the pile of new stamps. I really like the ones that just use one or two colors or otherwise have a very simple design.

I'm always fascinated by all things 'trees' so I particularly love the Nederland stamp with the tree in this next set. It has simple colors, a great design and one of my favorite themes. I've set this one aside for an as yet unidentified special project in which to include it.

Some of my all-time favorite stamps are from France. I have these sorted into a separate collection which is just waiting for this one to be added to it.

And last, but definitely not least, is this pretty little guy. I love birds almost as much as I love trees and I simply couldn't leave him out. (I'm assuming it's a male due to the oh-so-bright coloring). This is one of the best bird stamps I've seen to date. And I've now added Uganda to the list of countries that I still need to visit....


  1. The Nederlands is definitely my fav...but oh so many pretty ones!

  2. These stamps are fabulous! How in the world can you afford to amass such an awesome collection??

  3. Well, I have friends & family that collect stamps for me, I try to buy bags of cancelled stamps whenever I'm traveling overseas and lately I have made a few bulk purchases off of Ebay. I don't actually know anything about the worth of stamps and I don't need expensive stamps for my work, so I'm generally buying the cheapest ones I can find. But look what it gets me! I could post new stamps every hour for weeks on end and not run out of cool and interesting stamps.