Very timely! A set of four stamps from Sweden celebrating St Valentine’s day. What’s the word for ‘Love’ in Swedish I hear you ask? Well, it’s ‘Kärlek’!
These stamps are currently for sale from the Philatelic Agency of Japan for 1,350 yen (approx. £10/$16 USD)
We’re big fans of postage stamps here at H is for Home and this gorgeous example was designed by British fashion designer, Paul Smith. It’s one of a set he recently designed for the Isle of Man to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Oh, and did you know that Paul Smith is a HUGE cycling fan?
We’ve recently picked up a number of vintage Royal Mail stamp presentation packs.
Most of ours date from the 1960s & 70s.
We might frame them as a group – there are some fantastic designs and illustrations amongst them.
We thought we’d share them with you!
Royal Mail release a few different sets every year – there’s a fabulous 2009 issue featuring British design classics that we’re thinking of adding to our little collection.
If you’re interested in seeing other vintage international stamp designs, grain edit have started a great mid-century modern sticker, label + stamp club on Flickr.
We’ve got two presentation packs to give away if you fancy starting your own collection – they are British Achievements in Chemistry and Post Office Technology
All you need to do is follow us on Twitter (if you’re not already) & send us a message letting us know that you’d like to receive them – we’ll choose a winner at random and message them on 12 May ’09.