Saturday, September 23, 2023

From Inta in Aug - Ed Emberley's hoard reduction

This is a handmade envelope from Inta who lives in Belgium. I could not figure out what the image was on the stamp so I Googled - and found a site that has many images of current stamps from Belgium. I did not find this one - but I did notice something interesting. They have some holiday stamps with snow globes on them. The USPS is coming out with snow globe stamps for the 2023 holiday season. They also had a sheet with several images that are microscopic enlargements - which is another theme currently being sold by the USPS. Is this a coincidence? Or do all the stamp designers hang out together and come up with ideas that everyone can put their own spin on?

Here is the link if you want to see some Belgian stamps


We are in good company. If you are joining me in the clearing out of the excess stuff that has accumulated - you might enjoy knowing that Ed Emberley is in the same boat. He's 11 years older than I am - but he is also a more prolific artist - so he probably has a ton more stuff to deal with than I do.

He posted this on his IG account:


  1. But it is not a Belgian stamp! :)

    It was issued in 2011, and it belongs to the series "Boundless Netherlands", that year dedicated to South Africa. The image is a penguin.