Sunday, 16 March 2014

Post - Sunday Stamps

On a previous postal theme I put up this stamp from Iceland.

Iceland - Universal Postal Union 
I must have been blind at the time, not to see the stamp right next to it.
Iceland - UPU centenary 1974
I have also discovered some Italian stamps of a design that seem to be issued every year in different denominations.

Italy (2009 issues)
I like the way the design gives the illusion of post 'speeding' on its way.
Italy - Priority Post
I wonder whether this helps to get them there quicker.

For more post and postcard related stamps just follow the links at Sunday-stamps-162.


Hawwa said...

I think you're right about the Italian stamps. I have received some of them with different values.

The stamps from Iceland are beautiful. I have hardly received mail from that country.

VioletSky said...

I quite like that flying envelope stamp.

Marc Latham said...

Nice stamps, thanks Bob.

Postcardy said...

The long word and unfamiliar letter on the Icelandic stamp intrigued me. Google translator didn't recognize what I typed, but a Google search asked me if I meant "alþjóðapóstsambandið" and that translates as "Universal Postal Union."

Joy said...

Yes the Italian stamps are the current definitives, its a simple but so effective design. I've never seen the priority one before, I wonder what that gets you.

jared's mum said...

the first two stamps are really interesting. i've never seen those before. now, i might have a couple of those Italian stamps in my stash!

Lisa B said...

I love how the designs are so much of their era, the Icelandic stamps are perfect for the 1970s.

viridian said...

I think I have seen the Italian stamp before, on Postcrossing postcards. Sorry don't remember the value. Thank you for sharing all of these.

Heleen said...

Those Iceland stamps are beauties!
So are the Italian: a strong design, saying more with 'less'.
Thank you for sharing!

Jo said...

I really like the Iceland stamps.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I nearly used an Italian flying envelope too, though mine's a 70 cent value. I think they are very effective.

Little Nell said...

The postie in the first stamp has a more realistically sized bag than the one in mine. I too like the 'flying' letters.