Tuesday Huesday: Swedish Valentine’s Day stamps

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Set of 4 Valentine's Day stamps from Sweden

 

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)

Tuesday Huesday: Paul Smith designed London 2012 Olympic stamps

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Isle of Man commemorative stamp depicting a bicycle designed by Paul Smith for the London 2012 Olympic Games

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?

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Collection of vintage British stamp presentation packs

We’ve recently picked up a number of vintage Royal Mail stamp presentation packs.

Vintage Royal Mail Sailing presentation pack

Most of ours date from the 1960s & 70s.

vintage Royal Mail University Buildings presentation pack

We might frame them as a group – there are some fantastic designs and illustrations amongst them.

vintage Royal Mail Racket Sports presentation pack

We thought we’d share them with you!

vintage Royal Mail British Fairs stamp presentation pack

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.

large sized image of vintage Royal Mail 'Energy' stamp presentation packs

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.

large sized image of vintage Royal Mail 'telephone' stamp presentation packs

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

large sized image of vintage Royal Mail 'British Achievement in Chemistry' stamp presentation packs Vintage Post Office 'Post Office Technology' presentation pack

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 2009.