I used to collect postage stamps....just fell in love with some of the wonderful artwork that was available on them. I had a standing order from China, Sweden and Australia, not all at the same time, but one after another, I believe.
The stamps have been sitting in books and envelopes for some years , now, and I've been thinking of turning some of them into jewelry by sandwiching between pieces of glass and soldering the pieces together. That got me wondering, what other stamps might be available now, and I found some wonderful ones on ebay, from this seller....Karicenter
These are the stamps that I just ordered...not that I need more stamps...just that these were so appealing...will I cut them apart to make jewelry?...ahhh, we'll see. It's a bad habit of mine...not wanting to destroy anything, but then, I was thinking, how long have my stamps been sitting in hiding, and for what purpose? At least if they are made into jewelry they will be seen and appreciated.
This first one is from Aland...it is a painting by Tove Jansson of the Moomin Trolls...stories written by the artist.
This set of stamps is from Estonia...more trolls by Edgar Valter...
...and Great Horned Owls from Finland...I love the possibilities for using this set as pendants...each stamp has a completely different look to it.
If these are anything like the stamps that I have from Sweden, the quality will be superb...even the paper is wonderful that they are printed on.
I bet you thought stamp collecting was dull ;-).