Sunday, 27 April 2014

Children - Sunday Stamps

I had to visit my market stall and the local flea market to find stamps for this week's child/children theme. Both places always have lots of first day covers, so much so that I recognise the names and addresses on the envelopes.

Great Britain - Year of the Child 1979
The stamps are worth a closer look.


  • 9p The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • 10.1/2p The Wind in the Willows
  • 11p Winnie-the-Pooh
  • 13p Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


If you wonder what else there is this week then check out the links at Viridian's Sunday-stamps-168.

15 comments:

agi said...

we got the same year/occasion entry :) and got it at a flea market! these are veeery lovely, the RM standard for sure

Lisa B said...

That was a lovely set, I only ever remember seeing the 9p on mail. It's always been difficult to collect the higher values used.
Funny that you recognise the address!

Francene Stanley said...

The stamps are soooo beautiful, Bob. They show another era, when children were allowed to be natural.

Joy said...

My market stall's FDCs seem to fluctuate in number but I remember seeing one of these, I think it was the little train that stuck in my mind. I liked this stamp issue, and the books.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I was tempted to use these stamps myself. They are an extremely attractive set and to me far preferable to the Disneyfied versions.

Postcardy said...

Those are really pretty drawings and they go together well. I keep wondering what you market stall is like--I wish I could see it.

Bob Scotney said...

Postcardy - I'll take a photo and put it up with the stamps one week.

viridian said...

I agree with Postcardy - I am curious too as to what your "market stall' looks like. It must be vastly different than a coin and stamp shop in a strip mall in America.
thank you for participating today, during the A to Z crunch.

Jo said...

Only one I couldn't quite make out was Wind in the Willows, what great stamps. No Paddington Bear though? I know he has a stamp, I've got one somewhere sent to me by the author's daughter.

Dani Duck said...

Those are some really cool stamps! I wish I had a set like one of those here.

luvlinens said...

They are lovely stamps. And certainly the stuff childhood is made of.

VioletSky said...

When I was at the stamp fair this weekend, I thought of looking for something for this theme, but when i was offered Disney, I balked. Am afraid I have a severe aversion to Disney images. These drawings are much more my style.

♥ Willa ♥ said...

Nice set of stamps for a beutiful cover.

Willa @ Postage Journal

Heleen said...

Such a beautiful collection of stamps! Peter Rabbit of course is cute. And I'm not that fond of Alice in Wonderland (I read this book as a child and I thought it scary, and/or just didn't understand it at that time).
But I love the original version of Winnie-the-Pooh, and Wind in the Willows. And even though I've seen these illustrations several times before, I've never realized until now that these were created by the same illustrator, E.H. Shepard. So thank you for letting me learn more about this, Bob!

Hawwa Ma said...

I love these cool stamps. And I received this very stamp of Alice last month!!