From the lovely B;
Earlier this month, I posted about a letter I was sending to my dear friend B, and how I hoped he would receive the letter upon his arrival in the UK.
And then he brought me back some gorgeous stamps, and stamp paraphenalia, from each location he visited in Europe.
I can't even begin to describe how beautiful each and every single one of the stamps are. So let me show you with some photographs...
These are some beautiful used (as in, handcancelled) stamps that from the Bath Postal Museum (who knew there was such a thing?) and I absolutely love the Australia ones. Especially the Opera House piece. It's been too long since I've seen that one!
Some current issue stamps from London -- usage allowed only in the UK, I assume. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
And some truly special French stamps -- both Portraits de femmes and les timbres de Ben. My favourite is the les timbres de Ben collection because of the simplicity of the words and colours of the stamps. There is nothing quite like getting your point across...in a foreign language. The stamp above is my favourite: j'aime escrire. "I love writing". Because I DO! Another one I love is: ceci est un lettre. "This is a letter". And the wonderfully true: j'ai quelque chose a dire. "I have something to say".
So, they have both been added to my collection of European stamps, which I will be using when I head to Europe in a few months time. I can't wait to send the dear B a piece of mail from Europe using none other than the fabulous stamps he has provided me with.
B -- I can't thank you enough. I love them.
Stamps say a thousand words--and a letter says a thousand more,
~ Ms. Always Traveling