Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Fun Stamps

I'm a big fan of the Mini Cooper. I don't own one, but this past year I tried to get on the list of people who get to drive the electric mini for a year. Turns out it was too expensive for me. Ask any of my riding friends - anytime a Mini goes by I say something such as "ohhhhhh, fun!" or "Awwwww racing stripes!" as if each Mini I have ever seen is new and different. In my defense, most of them are. The Royal Mail is celebrating some of its 20th Century British Design Classics with ten different stamps. This of course, is my favorite.

This beauty is from Israel.
The colors just make me smile. On the bottom it says:
"The flowers appear on earth, the time of singing has come . . ."

I have never ridden a recumbent bike, but this was the only bike stamp I could find. Netherlands. Never been there, but I like it already seeing as they make a bicycle stamp!

7 comments:

Hooterville Mayor said...

That's not a recumbent my dear, I believe that may be an early version of a Bikfiets or something like that.

Roo said...

That looks like the ultimate commuter bike. Lots of storage!

rocketpants said...

I *heart* mini's too!! When I lived in NZ, my friend and her husband had...NINE Mini's. (They were mostly her husbands). I did get to race around in one at a mini car club rally thingy, but I always loved riding around with her in her mini. While I do like the redesigned mini (by BMW) that we have here in the US...the older ones are kinda cooler in my book for some reason.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I LOVE the stamps (and the minis as well!). Beautiful colors, very eclectic! Thanks for sharing!!!

ADC said...

I will definitely have to look for those Mini stamps. For a while we've toyed with an idea of getting a Mini with a Union Jack on the top to drive around West Point and New York but it never happened. I quite like the new ones (they are bigger!)

Danielle in Iowa said...

Oh those dutch people are bike obsessed! I can't believe they have only one stamp! My favorite part about being in Amsterdam is watching the all the parents tooling around with their kids on the front of their bikes...

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Fun post Charisa! I love all three stamps...you have great taste :-)