Sunday, 6 May 2018

stamps à la canada

On this day in history, May 6, 1840, the world's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain.

I love Canadian stamps! The ones marked "USA" were a joint philatelic venture between Canada and the U.S. Check out that $8- grizzly bear and that $10- blue whale! Most of these stamps were sent to me on a package of artistamps from famed mail artist and artistamp publisher, Anna Banana, who lives in British Columbia.


  1. Nice one! Had the pleasure of meeting up with Anna Banana when she came to London a few years back. Very nice and talented lady.

  2. I also LOVE stamps. Wow, that is an interesting fact re: the world's FIRST adhesive postage stamp. Nice stamp collage, Fi.

  3. Very cool - the stamps are brilliant. Beautiful detail.