Friday, June 19, 2009

Philatelic Friday: Stamps From China

Another week draws to a close, and once again it is time for a new edition of my Philatelic Friday series. This week I'm featuring Stamps from China. It seemed like a good follow up to the last Sunday Art Review: Chinese Sampler. I've always liked Chinese dragons, and was delighted to find a stamp adorned with a festive dragon. It is the perfect stamp to open today's Philatelic Friday post on Stamps from China. Being a casual student of philately, I enjoy collecting and comparing postage stamps from various countries around the world. Some of the Chinese stamps are quite colorful and decorative, as one would expect. The following stamps represent a good variety of styles and designs. Enjoy~

above: Chinese New Year, Year of the Pig

above: Leaning Bonsai

above: this house and boat are so colorful

above: another Bonsai

above: I suspect this is a Bustard, but feel free to correct me...

above: this one is actually from the USA, featuring Chinese lanterns for the new year.
Thanks for stopping by today's Philatelic Friday. Have a great weekend!
-Rick Rockhill


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snowelf said...

I like the piggy one--it's sooooo cute. The rest are just simply stunning.


kenju said...

I like the ones with bonsai and also the last one.

jackie said...

I'm with snow elf, the piggy one is so cute. also the lantern one.

lime said...

that dragon one is really cool and the piggy is just too cute.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are such BEAUTIFUL Stamps, Rick....I love seeing the stamps of another country...And that last American stamp in Honor of China is very pretty, too....Thanks for sharing these!


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