Friday, April 17, 2015

Philately Fridays: German Democratic Republic, 1976

Friday, March 27, 2015

Philately Fridays: German Democratic Republic, 1966

Op-art style stamp celebrating the parachute jump world championship held in the city of Leipzig in 1966.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Philately Fridays: South Korea, 1974

Beautiful Korean stamp from 1974. I'm gonna ask around for a translation of the text. Until then, just enjoy the Tron geometry happening here.

Okay, apparently the text at the top just says "South Korean stamp." I was hoping for something a little more exciting, but what can you do...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Philately Fridays: On The Radio

Two stamps celebrating the transmission of soundwaves through the air over to listeners.

Bulgaria, 1979.

Great Britain, 1972.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Philately Fridays: Germany, 1973

Two stamps from the German Democratic Republic commemorating Expovita, an expo for sports and cultural recreation.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Philately Fridays: Vietnam, 1978

I'm not sure what sporting event or competition this stamp is for, but the abstract geometric background the mix of spot color + halftone printing are really doing it for me. "Bưu chính" means postal and that's all I can tell you. If anyone has any information on this one, please share it!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Philately Fridays: Hungary, 1969

Two from the incredibly prolific Hungarian designer Joseph Vertel. Buildings, thick lines, and grimy halftone dots... this guy knows what I like in a postage stamp design. So good.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Philately Fridays: Bulgaria, 1979

The color scheme on this stamp from Bulgaria has me wishing it was still Fall. Can anyone translate the text on this one?