Sunday, August 9, 2009

Splendiferous peacock stamps

Chinese stamps + peacock

For some reason, one week in July brought not one but TWO incredible peacock stamps, from two different countries. Above we have two lovely stamps from China; if you view large, you might be able to see that the border of the peacock stamp is actually metallic gold foil.

As lovely as the Chinese peacock stamp is, though...

Terriffic Thai stamps

... it cannot hold a candle to this Thai peacock stamp. An elephant and a peacock together, what could be better?

Best. Peacock. Stamp. Ever.

Here's a closer look, but if you really zoom in, you can see that the stamp is even iridescent. Wow. That is seriously spectacular.


The wonderful stamps came on the above Postcrossing postcard, TH-23811, from Postcrosser Sathitporn.


  1. wow I am also an elephant lover . they are such massive and wonderfull creatures and love going to Busch Gardens to see the elephant display all the time . I seriously love elephants and how spectacular they are . You are such a lucky girl !!!!

  2. I love those stamps!! I'm envious. By the way, what postcards do you send out to other people? Do they have to be US-related, or can they be (nicely) homemade? Can they just have an interesting picture on them?

  3. What postcards do I send when I send to Postcrossers? Well, it depends. My postcard collection is now rivaling my stationery collection! But people often say in their profiles what kind of things they do or don't want, and if they don't specify, I send what I want. (Yes, they often ask for a postcard of your area, so I send them a pretty Newport tourist postcard.) Heck yeah, they can just have an interesting picture on them, and some people love homemade stuff.

  4. Wow! Those are gorgeous! I wish Canada had such pretty stamps! The best we get are cutesy animals.