Sunday, 21 June 2015

I Found...Lovely Birds

I have always had a bit of a fondness for birds on stamps, but since I am already overwhelmed both in budget and in time with many, many thematic collections already, I decided it was probably best not to delve too deeply into birds on stamps. About a month ago my resolve over this decision was - to say the least - shaken. A friend posted up on Facebook a truly beautiful owl stamp from Monaco. If only I could squeeze this lovely stamp into one of my collections.

Until tonight I couldn't really justify getting the stamp. After all it would sit in one of my boxes with nowhere to go. Not a fitting place for such a great stamp. But last night I happened to be looking at the stamps Slania engraved for Monaco in 1993 and lo and behold ... the bird stamp that I love in a set! By Slania! I had found a slot for the stamp. Hurray!

Of course, I rushed over to ebay to search for a copy of the set or at the very least the stamp itself. I found a set pretty easily ... but, BUT it was far more expensive than I had thought. I'll admit this was a bit of a blow. But I had to have that stamp! I'm sure we've all felt that way at one time or another. So I bit the proverbial bullet and went ahead and grabbed the stamp set.

By now you are probably saying: "What is this set he is raving about?" Well, I'll show you. Bear in mind this is an ebay image so the resolution may not be the best...

By the way, the stamp I initially fell in love with is the owl on the top left. I am very happy with this purchase - even though it extended the weekly budget a tad.

Until next time...
Stay Slania Crazy!


  1. This a beautiful set....great find.

    1. They sure are, Carlos! I thought you'd like the birds.