Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's theme of circus, I vaguely remembered some circus stamps from the DDR from the 1970s and, what is even more surprising, managed to find them tucked away in a small album.  They were issued in 1978 and depict 'Circus arts in the DDR'.



I also found something far more modern from the Netherlands.


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11 comments:

  1. I've decided there should be more circus stamps. They are so colourful, they make an excellent subject. I love the one from the Netherlands.

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  2. The twinkling bulbs is in the dark title is quite an evocative part of the stamps.The Dutch stamp is cute.

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  3. Oh I wouldn’t like to be that close to a polar bear; the stamp makes it look quite...cuddly! However, that’s what circuses were all about. The last stamp is delightful.

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  4. I love the design of the DDR stamps.

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  5. I have always associated circus with East Europe.
    The design of these stamps is wonderful. I'm with Little Nell!

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  6. The top stamp is my favorite. Just how much can that guy support? The Polar Bear comes in close second.

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  7. The colour scheme of the DDR stamps is appropriately similar to their flag!

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  8. I once had to review 'Instructions in the event of attacks by polar bears' as part of an oil exploration project planned for the Arctic. Interesting to see some different circus designs.

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    1. as long as you never had to put those instructions into practice . . .

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  9. Those acrobates, I always think them amazing!

    I like the Dutch children's drawing stamp, I've never seen that one before!

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  10. I like the last stamp too, although I've never seen it before (but I don't write many letters). I'm not sure if circus elephants are still allowed nowadays.

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