Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I Think I'm Becoming A Philater...Er... Stamp Collector!

Diamond Jubilee
Image from http://www.bfdc.co.uk

This wasn't going to be my First Post (boom boom!) of The Year, but then The Divine Helga reminded me of my growing Crush on Old Royalty in her post about coming over all Queen Victoria-esque: http://helgavontrollop.blogspot.com/2012/01/feels-like-touch-of-victoria.html

What with the Diamond Jubilee coming up this year there are going to be some yummy stamps being issued by the Royal Mail. Such as this kind of thing.

Image from https://www.myroyalmail.com

Diamond Wedding

There were also these 2007 60th Wedding Anniversary stamps -
a bit of Couture Excellence in black and white:

Just before Christmas I picked up a book on more of the Old Lovelies. Its full of splendid pictures of the Victorian and Edwardian ancestors. What with being too busy eating mince pies I haven't scanned it yet, but I'm planning a Bit Of A Feature on the landing wall using images from the book and some of these stamps.

It will all be joining this Jamie Reid poster:

And possibly this photo. I once kidded an impressionable young man these were my grandparents:

(Image by Patrick Lichfield)

.... which reminds me; must decide where we're going this summer!

Image from http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/2011/02/governor-of-bahamas.html.

HabituallyChic's blog has tons of fabulous Duke and Duchess of Windsor photographs. I'm going grab a coffee and sit and sigh over them all now....


Lisa-Marie said...

I love this post.

Happy New Year!!!

Trashsparkle said...

awww - thanks! Happy New Year to you too - hope you've been having a restful time x

Makeminemidcentury said...

Stamp collecting is fun. We have some Australian royal stamps ... they don't really have the same majesty of yours.

HNY to you TS.

pastcaring said...

I'm going to whisper this very quietly in the hope that you won't hate me - but aren't the Duke and Duchess of Windsor just vile old over-privledged Nazi sympathisers? There - I've said it! I like the Jamie Reid image though. Good philateling (is that a word? Probably not!) xxx

Vix said...

Inspired by Helga? Most definitely!
Love the Jamie Reid poster, I've coveted one of those forever.
I used to collect stamps as a youngster, I've still got my albums. Remember when Oxfam used to sell a pack of mixed foreign stamps for about 25p back in the 1970s? x

Young at Heart said...

you grandparents? Brilliant.....great snaps!!