Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mushroom Stamps

This postcard shows Swedish mushroom stamps from a booklet of six stamps issued 7 October 1978. The mushrooms shown are: Orange Russula, Common Puff Ball, Parasol Mushroom, Chanterelle, Cep and Clavaria.

Stamp booklets often contain se-tenant stamps which are stamps of different design or color printed adjoining  one another in a strip or block. Se-tenant stamps began as issues of separate designs that were simply attached to one another, but have developed into issues where the stamps are part of a larger continuous design. (source: Wikipedia) These mushroom stamps are mainly separate individual designs, but the design elements of grass and leaves continue across stamp borders, tying the separate designs together.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. I like how the subtle design of leaves and grass tying the different design of mushrooms altogether. I wonder if there's any of them that's edible. I love eating mushrooms! :)

  2. another mushroom fan here, lovely set :)

  3. oddly enough, I detest eating mushrooms, but I do like the look of them. they fascinate me.

  4. A beautiful set. It's about the season for mushrooms.

  5. You must check this blog:

    I like your choice.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...