Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cat postcard + wonderful stamps from Ukraine


A wonderful Ukranian postcrosser, Jirafka, took the time to read my profile and go through my favorites on Postcrossing. She saw that I had favorited this awesome cat postcard, so she sent me one! UA-130118 shows a cat smoking a pipe with a mug of beer on a nighttime rooftop, looking at the moon and stars. Lovely scene, and an imaginative illustration...

ua-130118 stamps from Ukraine

...and she used wonderful stamps! I am just hypnotized by the beautiful artwork of that striking woman, with what I presume might be traditional Ukranian headwear? Lovely stuff. I don't know what's going on in the scene with the regal-looking man and woman with the long braids, but it's an interesting scene as well. You may not be able to tell from the scan, but the name of the country on that stamp is in metallic gold. Fancy stuff!

Just as soon as I get fed up with Postcrossing, I get another one of these wonderful surprises. It definitely helps me keep the faith in my 5+-year relationship with Postcrossing.