Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday wonders: Postage stamps


I wanted to have a post on postage stamp art, but there were simply no photos available through Pexels on this topic.  So here is what I found on postage stamps.












Thanks so very much for your visit today.  Even though the photos all came from Pexels, the concept was inspired by my postage stamp collecting friend Pamela who can be found at Cappuccino and Art Journal.  Please visit her blog and you'll want to make mail art using old postage stamps, too!  Don't forget.  Your blog might be the next Wednesday wonders inspiration.

I'll leave you with a quote from Pamela:
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16 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

I never really collect stamps, but they seem to pile up in boxes here, I can't bear to throw them away! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

A wonderful collection of postage stamps Elizabeth! I never think to keep them, I wish I did.
Happy Wednesday to you!
Alison xox

chrissie said...

Amazing ideas of ways to use stamps. Thank you for sharing them Elizabeth

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

Nice stamps today. I do like postage stamps. They themselves are little pieces of art and history too. And even better, you can use them in your art. :) My page tomorrow has some. These are cool views and nice idea for a photo post. Happy Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

My late father in law was a professional stamp collector-we always urged him to write a book as his knowledge was astounding but he never did. so I respect and love stamps more because of him.
I enjoyed the photos you found

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

You found aa ton of stamp photos, Elizabeth! I love Pamela's quote - lol.

Sandra Cox said...

There are such amazing stamps out there. It's always fun to check out the unique ones.
Have a day filled with sparkle, dear Elizabeth.

Pamela Gerard said...

Thanks for the blog shout out, Elizabeth! I am surprised you couldn't find photos of postage stamp art....there is so much of it out there...Pinterest has boards of it.....share the postal love!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

my grandfather had a small stamp collection we liked looking at when we were kids; nothing elaborate by any means but it was still fun to look through...neat post today Elizabeth ! ☺☺♥♥

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I'm always intrigued by the different pictures on stamps, the range of stamp art. It really is art. I've never collected them, but I've also been intrigued by the idea that some collections are worth tons of money because of the rarity of certain stamps.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous photos! A stampi is little work of art in itself - !
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Super photos. I've never collected stamps, but do try to re use any interesting ones that come through my letterbox.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant! I love stamps - used to collect them when I was at junior school!The green ones look fabulous together! Chrisx

RO said...

I've never collected stamps, but I've heard that some of them are worth tons and tons of money. Your selections are wonderful and colorful! Hugs...RO

Dianne said...

Love the postage stamp images!! and got lost at the blog link for quite some time...hadn't visited there lately and enjoyed a good browse-thanks for the reminder! now I'm itching to make some mail art. ;)

Darla said...

Catching up with your posts. I'm interested in using some postage stamps in mixed media. I always try to use commemorative stamps when I have them so others can see the designs.