Sunday Stamps 001: Food and Folk Arts

This blog is supposed to be an extension of my Postcards Crossing blog where I could put all the stamps affixed in all of the postcards I’ve received. Since I have quite a number of stamps already in my possession, I decided to join Sunday Stamps.


So for this week’s theme, here are my selection:

From Finland,

Issued in 2006 as definitive with value equal to first class postage.

Blueberries are juicy and ripen in July and August. The blueberry is an ancient herbal remedy. Soup made from it is still used today to treat stomach disorders, and an infusion brewed from the leaves is said to balance the blood sugar. However, blueberries are mostly consumed as a delicacy. They are eaten raw and used in many kinds of cakes and juices. The stamp designer has also drawn a traditional summer dish for the stamp, a blueberry pie. In the foreground she has placed blueberry stems and next to the pie there is a cupful of berries.

Source: Posti Finland

From Turkey:

The stamp shows the Turkish people in traditional Turkish costumes celebrating the 800th birth anniversary of  Haci Bektaş Veli, a renowned figure in the history and culture of both the Ottoman Empire and the modern-day Turkey.

And, lastly, from Crotia:

The stamp on the right is the first of the series on Croatia’s regional motifs of folk arts (Croatian Ethnographic Heritage) which I posted here. The one on the left, on the other hand, is part of the four-stamps released by the Croatian post in 2010 from the same series. I love the intricate details of the embroidery!


Postcardy said...

Blueberry soup sounds like an interesting concoction.

Postcard Perfect said...

wow, new blog! :)
I think Blueberries are popular in Finland, I even got a postcard featuring it.

Sreisaat said...

Postcardy, blueberry soup sounds interesting!

Postcard Perfect, this is an old blog started last year pa but could not cope with the posting.

viridian said...

I love embroidery!

Lisa B said...

The blueberry pie stamp is wonderful!

Ann said...

The stamp from Crotia is really nice. The embroidery is so beautiful.

Joy said...

I've got one of the Finnish blueberry Never stamps, which I love because the pie is delicious. Never heard of the soup, wonder if that is a cold summer fruit one. Beautiful embroidery.

Ana said...

ha ha ha, amiga, you really got me confused here with the two blogs :) I love that blueberry stamp too...I may not be fond of blueberries, but this stamp is so nice, it always makes me feel hungry when I look at it

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