maandag 2 mei 2016

Sunday Stamps: People at work

Yesterday was First of May and yesterday was a Sunday. So this Sunday Stamps theme is 'People at work'.

Both Brazil and Singapore have issued stamps in honour to trade / craft, and I happened to have received these two stamps, both showing a shoemaker at work:

A 'wooden shoe' maker can be seen on the stamp on the right on the following sheet.
Dutch post issues limited edition 'post sets' at a regular base, containing three postcards and one (cancelled) stamp sheet.
The pictures on this sheet have been made by the late illustrator / artist Rien Poortvliet. Many know him for his creation of David the Gnome (how coincidentally, Eva: thank you for your recent mail!), but I am more familiar with his other works: nature, farmer's life, life in the past.
For instance also these peopple at work, in former times.
Of course the mailman still is here and might be a favourite of many of us!

On the left, outside the stamps themselves, you can see an other trade, which not has to do with the human feet but with the horse's feet: the shoeing smith, also at work.

Which brings me to the last stamp for today. This stamp from the United Kingdom shows two hard working horses, and if you look close you can see also one person, 'following' these working horses:

See more great stamps to this subject on Sunday Stamps and via the links mentioned below the blog post.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Great selection. Those Brazilian stamps are fantastic, they always bring a smile to my face.

  2. A nice double theme of working feet, no doubt eased at the end of the day by the alcoholic refreshment being delivered by the horses.

  3. That's great that you found so man y stamps on a same theme (shoes!) The only one I've seen before is the Brazilian one, and like Finn Badger, I also smile when I see any from that series. I recognize the name Rien Poortvliet and remember his books. (I may even still have some.)