Thursday, April 26, 2007

from the vaults of time


Here's a departure: a postage stamp design in gouache on illustration board. How old is this thing? Almost 20 years? I discovered it while cleaning out the storage room. I believe it was a demo piece for a high school class I taught at a time when I was often mistaken for one of the students, but I'm not sure. I really can't remember when Canadian stamps cost just 32 cents. Anyone?

11 Comments:

Blogger Cream said...

When I first arrived to the UK, I remember a friend of mine asking for a 19p stamp and then asking: "How much?"

I love the red you've used for Leon.

26/4/07 11:44 AM  
Blogger justin said...

I can't remember the cost of stamps in the UK back in 1987 ... may have been around 12p for a first class one. I've spent some time on Google searching for this info, but have given up.
I've been clearing some boxes with a lot of old clutter in them, going back 40-50 years. A trip down memory lane - some good memories and some bad ones that I'd rather forget.

26/4/07 11:56 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

i remember when it was 32 cents but have no idea when that was :p

this is wonderful :)

26/4/07 12:00 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Can't swear to the accuracy, but...I do remember getting cards/letters from Canada when I was in UK,early '70s and the postage was around 20c.Maybe 25c? Of course, there would have been multiple stamps on an air letter...

Come back, Roland Hill!

26/4/07 9:58 PM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

32 cents stamps for domestic letters in the USA doesn't so long ago, and then, what do I know? I was born yesterday.

(Like that slightly cobwebbed look of yours, Andrea, that colour becomes you! *grin&run*)

27/4/07 2:16 AM  
Blogger thepinkangel said...

love this stamp! I was going to say...it wasn't long ago that stamps in the US were only 32 cents.

I have no idea how much they cost anymore though. I haven't sent anything snail mail in years. My bank pays the one bill I do have.

27/4/07 9:57 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

What a great stamp design!

27/4/07 10:33 AM  
Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

Old stamps are a favorite of mine.

28/4/07 3:16 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I can't remember the last time i used gouache! I used to use it for a particular tile company that liked everything solid! Thanks for the memories and i love the art you made with gouache!!!

30/4/07 7:24 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

I love it! They should print it! lovely. The colours and composition! Great work

1/5/07 12:34 AM  
Blogger nadine said...

I think they should institute a ban on boring flag and portrait stamps, and stick with art. We could all be collectors on the cheap.
Love this design :-)

1/5/07 9:29 AM  

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