Cussing in the morning.
It might not be obvious, but this blog was originally created in reaction towards the slow killing/death of the postal service as we know it in the United States.
Not only am I a stamp lover, I am a lover of mail as a form of communicating and staying in touch. In this digital age, mail is not obsolete, mail is history. As long as we have have hands that can hold a pen we will write letters. As long as we make gifts for friends and family in other countries we will need proper postal delivery. As long as we have eyes it will be comforting to see the distinct handwriting of the ones we love and miss.
When was the last time you wrote a letter ? The last time you licked a stamp ?
Some will say that we need to modernize, that we don’t need what is physical, what is paper anymore. Well, honestly, if that is how you feel I find you to be heartless. A properly functioning national mail delivery service is what I call CIVILIZATION.
Timbres de cerfs-volants, République populaire de Chine.
Kite stamps, People’s Republic of China.
*voir le film “Les aventuriers du timbre perdu”
*see the film “Tommy Tricker and the stamp traveller’”
Timbre du Golfe Persique, République islamique d’Iran.
Persian Gulf stamp, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Timbre de Setsubun, fête du lancer des haricots, (premier jour d’émission), Japon.
Stamp of Setsubun, Bean-Throwing festival, (first day cover), Japan.