Friday, December 26, 2014

Philately Fridays, Germany 1970

Four stamps commemorating the 25th anniversary of the VoPo.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Philately Fridays: Australia, 1973

Dedicating this one to my people down under.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Philately Fridays: Op-Art Stamps!

Two 1970s stamps showcasing some super trippy op-art styles. One from Finland and one from the grand-daddy of the genre, Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Philately Fridays: Great Britain, 1968

Halloween, Christmas, a nightmare before Christmas I guess? Anyways, enjoy this great Christmas gift-themed postage stamp before the holiday shopping season goes full tilt.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Philately Fridays: Austria, 1973

Stop! Drugs are suicide! Austrian artist and stamp engraver Otto Stefferl delivers an anti-drug message on a super trippy, possibly drug-inspired stamp that looks like it could have come right out of a Dario Argento film.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Philately Fridays: Ecuador, 1975

Here's a great stamp from the Third Ecuadorian Sports Games. Related: Here's another stamp from this series. Are there more that I don't know about? Anyone?

Monday, April 28, 2014

40 Jeux Pour Jouer a Plusieurs

Here's a gorgeous French children's book from 1977 which doubles as a collection of board games. The stylish illustrations by Luis Camps and Gérard Greé neatly compile people, places, things of all sorts into grids, paths, and other game structures.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Philately Fridays: Portugal, 1975

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Fantastic post-psychedelic design from Victor Ribeiro, commemorating the 36th rally of the FICC (Fédération Internationale de Camping).

FICC's logo is well worth a look:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Philately Fridays: Belgium, 1983

Here in Minneapolis, the snow is (hopefully) on its last leg, so we might as well get one more Winter-related stamp in before it's officially Spring in the Midwest. Here's a dedication to Alpine mountaineering in the form of a gorgeous watercolor painting.

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Friday, March 21, 2014