THIS WEEK’S ENVELOPE
is the sweetest thing. A FDC or first day cover (envelope) coming of course from Daniël’s collection, from Nijntje, also known as Miffy. Nijntje comes from Konijntje (= bunny) and it is a very famous character from children’s illustrator Dick Bruna, from the Netherlands. In fact, Nijntje is so loved in the Netherlands it has become some kind of mascot for the country. Let’s all hope one day the Olympics take place in the Netherlands and Nijntje is used as the official mascot. It’ll be my happiest time! I love him! :)
One day I wanna have that whole sheet of stamps.
Twice :D <3
Incoming from California… I love the dance postmark on this cherry blossom setenant stamp!
Granny took a trip
Designed by Johnson Banks
Size 35mm (h) x 37mm (v)
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14.5 x 14
Granny Takes a Trip was a boutique opened in February 1965 at 488 Kings Road in London’s Chelsea, by Nigel Waymouth, his girlfriend Sheila Cohen and John Pearse. The shop, which was acquired by Freddie Hornik in 1969, remained open until the mid-70s and has been called the “first psychedelic boutique in Groovy London of the 1960s.” The jacket shown on the stamp was designed by John Pearse using a Morris & Co. furniture fabric print called Golden Lily (1899).
A Charles Dickens stamp on a letter from my UK pen pal, Jim.
Laos Collection, 1951-2000, except for little exceptions going through mint never hinged collection with many rare offered issues and souvenir sheets, as well amongst other things Michel no. 1-12,40-42, 49-52 etc., highly catalogued Dealer Auction house Ulrich Felzmann Auction Minimum Bid: 1200.00 EUR (via Philasearch.com: 138th Ulrich Felzmann auction sale - Single lots & collections - item 12-A138-7476)