Pretty New Postal Stamp

• 26 June 2012


My love affair with beautiful postal stamps began when the Georgia O'Keefe "Poppies" stamp was issued shortly after I purchased some "Poppies" greeting cards from a museum gift shop.  I remember my 20-year-old self wondering if anyone would notice that the stamp matched the card :)

Since it's always a nice touch to adorn a handwritten note with a lovely stamp, I was thrilled to spot these gorgeous, modern, abstract flower stamps the other day at the PO.  I inquired about them immediately and before I knew it, there lay a sheet on the counter.  They are the most colorful, cheerful and whimsical stamps I've seen in some time.  I love the bold red trim on the imperfect stool and the tiny pops of color in that folksy bouquet.  I cannot wait to pick up some more and then hoard them for a few years (they are forever stamps so I can totally do that!).  

If your local PO is sold out of them for some reason, then feel free to order them online.  It's super easy and costs $1.  I've used the service before and loved it.  Also, if you want to read up on the artist, William H. Johnson, peruse this entry briefly.  Such an interesting life he led...and a big sad too (like all famous artists it seems).  

Now off you go to write an old-fashioned, handwritten letter, okay?  Give one of your friends or family members something other than a hum-drum bill in their mailbox! 

images by me

16 comments:

Leslie said...

Ooo, those are pretty!

annabelvita said...

Those are gorgeous! In the UK at the moment we have animal stamps, sporty stamps and william morris stamps - I couldn't resist them either http://annabelvita.com/2012/04 /26/perfect-moving-away-present/

bp said...

Gotta have 'em! I love buying pretty stamps for my letters and cards too! Have more than I know what to do with them, but they are just so fun! I hope my local PO has some tomorrow!

Pinecone said...

It really is about the little details - and these are perfect :)
xo

Becky said...

Thanks for the heads up! I hadn't seen these yet. I'm headed out to buy them today.

Sarah Bradley said...

I love these stamps! Once my current collection dwindles down, I'm definitely going to add these!

Tara Celeste said...

Thanks for sharing this pretty find! I'll be off to the post office soon to pick some up.

kalanicut said...

Yes, yes, yes to handwritten letters. A high art.

Valentina said...

nicely

спасибо)

Rachael said...

I love her flower work, I studied her work when I was back at school - love her bold detailing. Such a statement. Love that she's being featured on stamps too!

Emily Peck said...

I have a strong affair with pretty postage stamps as well - i usually always order them online so i can pick out the pretty ones. :)

Kate said...

I picked up some of these online too and LOVE them! It's been fun reading how you too share an interest in postage stamps, I have for as long as I can remember, and I know I would most definitely catch that your stamp matched your card! ;)

Alison B said...

Heading to the post office tomorrow - so glad you mentioned these so I can pick some up. I'll be hoarding too!

cosplay costumes said...

The stamps are so pretty!Love it!However I never write letters!

The lady said...

I love it. We are about to have a little baby girl in a few weeks and we are naming her Poppy :)

Kimberly said...

I remember those GO'K stamps! Thanks for sharing.

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