Thursday, March 6, 2014

AlphabeThursday - P is for Purple Postage

I’ve always loved postage stamps.  When I was little, I used to collect them.  Last year, I bought a bunch on Etsy – thought making an art journaling page for AlphabeThursday was a perfect way to use some.  Although many of these stamps are listed as blue, they look purplish to me.


There are many profiles and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, for Canada, Great Britain and Australia.  Here’s a little history that I didn’t know:   At the signing of the Treaty of Paris, after the Seven Years’ War ended in North America (1763), France ceded all North American land to Britain except Louisiana.  British imperial control of Canada did not end until 1867, which was called Confederation.  Following Confederation, the Dominion of Canada remained part of the British Empire and was constitutionally subject to imperial control until the enactment of the Statute of Westminister in 1931.  Hence the British queen on Canadian stamps!  (information from Wikipedia

My favorite stamp of all these is the Canada 15, “Canadian geese.”  What’s yours?


Come by Ms. Jenny’s site, off on my tangent,
and see what other bloggers have chosen for their Letter P!

14 comments:

pasqueflower said...

What an interesting collection!
I like the Canadian geese, too -- we see many flying over the Midwest.
And the Australia stamp is very interesting!

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Amanda Ames said...

I like the Canadian stamp the best :)

Amanda Ames said...

I like the Canadian stamp the best :)

carol l mckenna said...

Unique post for P and love the stamps ~ used to collect them as a child too ~ now great to use for creative collages ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Gattina said...

Very interesting ! I used to collect stamps too and have a whole collection which I inherited from my grandpa.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I also collected stamps as a kid! My father worked for the Post Office and would bring me first issues, and then I got into international stamps. I've got the album around here somewhere -- I'll have to look for it!

Rose Clearfield said...

I love stamps, too. :) Back in the day when I sent a lot more mail, I always had fun picking out new stamps at the post office.

edenhills said...

My father is quite into collecting stamps, but I never seem to pay attention to them. This is a nice collection you have here.

Betty said...

I still have the stamps I collected as a child. It was one of the hobbies little kids did back then. I don't know why I've kept them all these years. Probably I have some hoarding tendencies. I like your "purple" collection.

Anna-Karin Eriksson said...

Nice collection and I like the way you put them together!
//Scaniatjejen
http://www.scaniatjejen.se

Judie said...

I collected stamps as well. I have no idea what happened to mine, but I suspect that my mother threw them out when we moved to a new house.

fredamans said...

I'm partial to the geese as well. :-)

Crystelle Boutique said...

I love old stamps but hesitate to l=use them in my mixed media, because I don't want to ruin them... I know it's all in my head, but they are like little pieces of art to me....
Happy St. Patties!! :)
x Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

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