Funny Halloween Postage Stamps
When researching various aspects about Halloween Will and Guy were very surprised when we came across the fact that in Europe, both Belgium and France have Halloween postage stamps. While the USA has not been left behind when it comes to funny Halloween postage stamps.
We wonder if this pumpkin has been drinking too much of the new season's Beaujolais Nouveau. He really should have waited until the third Thursday of November rather than quaffing this season's wine at Halloween.
In the USA, a private company has created both 'Gothic' style and 'Halloween style' stamps that can be used officially when sent through the US Mail system. Here are four examples of 'Gothic' Halloween postage stamps:
As we research these funny Halloween postage stamps, we cannot help reflecting on stamp collecting from our childhood. Our conclusion is that the secret of successful stamp collection is 'swapsies' and the internet provides a rich source of people willing to exchange stamps.
Belgian Halloween Postage Stamps
This example shows three things associated with the celebration of Halloween: a particularly splendid looking witch, a black cat and flying bats. These stamps were first put on sale in Belgium in 2004
This second Belgian stamp has flying bats at the top and the famous Jack O'Lantern in the middle
Halloween Postage Stamps
Of all the special events in the year, you could think of Halloween as the naughty boy, or rather, the naughty girl of days. The fact that so many countries now have commemorative stamps for Halloween, further legitimates this day as having, or regaining, its special place in the calendar. We like these stamps because they are funny and frivolous, when we see them on an envelope it reminds us of the season ahead.
The English royal family have one of the oldest stamp collections in the world. Queen Victoria's second son 'Affie', began the collection back in the 19th century. Later King George V added to the royal stamp collection, and today Queen Elizabeth is a keen philatelist. One of the strength of the royal collection lies in its completeness, another feature is the accompanying drawings and proofs of commonwealth stamps.
Bradley Wiggins Gold Medal Stamp
Bradley Wiggins, and other 2012 British gold medallist, will have their own commemorative stamp. See more on the British Olympic stamp collection.
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