There is growing frustration and angst among many Postcrossers on our facebook page regarding the wanton 'pen mark' cancellation that is becoming the norm. emails have been sent and phone calls made to Canada Post to complain. I understand the postal employees are disgruntled, but this scribble just ruins the stamp and makes it worthless to any collector. who wants to save that??
I am not a collector of cancellations, though I do like the special ones, but I'd rather see an uncancelled stamp than one defaced in what looks like a disrespectful manner.
these stamps above are from 2005 and 2007. both were designed by Hélène L'Heureux and feature holographic snowflakes. the snowman of 2005 was the first time a secular Christmas stamp was issued.
What I really wanted to feature this week for Sunday Stamps II were these from Ukraine.
one from 2012 designed by Olena Levska
and this 2013 one designed by painter Vladimir Kornev
I love how the gold shimmers.
Sunday Stamps is continuing on with a link up over at See it on a Postcard.
Some people have been experiencing problems getting a link for See it on a Postcard to work (including myself, though now it's working on my sidebar). please let me know if this is still happening.