Saturday, December 31, 2016

from Eric (5)

Eric wrote that he felt the monkeys are turning their backs on 2016...


...the franking machine turned its back on the stamp, for sure.

And the Year of the Monkey has only a few weeks left. 

Are you looking back to 2016 with fondness, or are you glad to see it end?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

from Jean

Nesting monkeys from Jean...

...this envelope...


...contained this envelope...


...which contained this bonus sheet...


...and this envelope...


....which contained this little guy.

Thanks so much, Jean.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

from Eva (5)

A fun altered postcard from Eva


And a really nice metal book mark.





Thank you!

Monday, October 24, 2016

from Heleen (3)

From the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam


With a wonderful monkey stamp.




Thursday, October 20, 2016

from Heleen (2)

A surprise envelope from Heleen that was inspired by a story about who owns a picture a monkey took of itself...



...with more monkey business inside...



...and a very special stamp sheet from the Netherlands.



Thank you so much, Heleen!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

from Eva (3)

A beautiful detail from el Bosco's El Jardin de las Delicias printed on balsa wood (!) from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.



Thank you for this beautiful and unusual piece, Eva. It travelled very well through the post, and its only 'injury' is a very small mark on the address side.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

from Heleen

This envelope arrived from Heleen covered in monkey stamps (and a December stamp down in the corner).


Inside, a lot of monkeying around, plus a good way to use your air miles.


Yet another envelope inside, with two beautiful ATCs of famous apes - Judy the chimp and Harambe the gorilla.






Friday, June 3, 2016

from Eric (3)

Another wonderful envelope from Eric, with Year of the Monkey stamps!



And on the back, part of the selvage I think.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

from Adrienne - The Monkey King

Adrienne very kindly used the Candian Year of the Monkey stamp to send her contribution. She left it intact on its mini-sheet, so you can see the full effect.




There are gold foil and relief elements which don't scan well - here's a photo to try and show them off on this wonderful stamp.





Saturday, April 16, 2016

from Rachael

A great illustration from  Rachael, accompanied by the Lunar New Year of the Monkey stamp.



And a card with nice rubber stamped monkeys inside.