A few years ago, I set out to collect A Stamp From Everywhere. The idea was to collect a single specimen from each entity (not always a nation) to have issued stamps since the first — Great Britain’s famed “Penny Black” — was released in 1840. The scope of this collection has changed as I found I often wanted more than just one stamp per issuer. I began designing album pages to hold these stamps, along with a write-up on the political and postal history.
My collections are detailed on a site called Philatelic Pursuits.
However, I thought that it would be nice to post a single stamp image each day as a way to share this collection in a less-cluttered format. Thus, “A Stamp A Day.” My current plan is to keep an alphabetical format for countries with just one image each day along with a brief write-up of the subject matter portrayed. Occasionally, I will also include items from my favorite topical collections. More detailed background will be reserved for Philatelic Pursuits.
My logo, designed for my custom stamp album pages and pictured above, was sourced from a French stamp (#1078 in the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, my preferred number system). This was issued on 18th December 1963 to mark the upcoming PHILATEC exhibition in Paris.
Tomorrow, I will feature a real stamp…