Sunday, December 7, 2014

blue stamps

Normally, I like stamps that have a bit more detail to them than these, but there is something about the simplicity that really appeals to me. below is the full set of Dutch icons, that with all the Dutch postcards I've been getting, I hope to have completed soon



There is more detail than you might think from a first glance at this Japanese stamp, from the waves in the water to the hint of ruffled feathers in the swan.

(I am beyond frustrated that I can't get the proper, exact, shade of turquoise, I must say)



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Sunday Stamps link up will soon be featured on my other postcard and stamp related blog See it on a Post Card 
yes, the one I started then rarely posted on... that was me (how many Violet's do you know?? and you do know that's not my real name, right?)

anyway,

I would like to thank Viridian for keeping this stamp party going for so long - next week 200 posts! It has introduced me to many of you lovely people and to many, many interesting stamps. 
a round of applause and cheers, cheers!!


Starting on December 21, a link will be up at 12:30am Eastern - so before breakfast for you all in the UK and Europe, and before dinner for you in Australia and Southeast Asia.



we'll start with Christmas or Hanukkah on the 21st 
and move on to children's toys for the 28th

7 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more about the swan. I'll join you on the 21st and 28th - thank you for picking up the baton.

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  2. I can never get turquoise to end up the right color when I scan either.

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  3. I have also received some of these, and I love them. You stole my post! :)

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    1. What's your name? I do know same "Violeta"!!

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  4. Great (almost complete) set from the Netherlands. Hope you get the missing stamps. See you on the 21st, all being well.

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  5. You've definitely got the delft blue colour right! I imagine they look quite striking on an envelope. Look forward to joining you on the 21st.

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  6. Violet Sky: Thank you very much for your kind words and applause. I am so happy that you are going to continue Sunday Stamps. I'll be visiting your other blog too!

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