terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2012

Top List Tuesday #4

Today's top list is about stamps! Who doesn't like choosing pretty stamps to send on your letters and postcards? I sure do. And today I want to share my favorites with you!

Top 5 Brazilian Stamps

1. Folklore

These four beautiful stamps feature some legends of the Brazilian folklore. There is one really cool legend behind the illustration in each stamp.

2. Birds

I love how colorful these birds are - the third one has the colors of the Brazilian flag!

3. Acarajé and Carnaval

This is the Brazil-Belgium collection, although I don't see anything Belgium there. The first stamp show our Carnaval and the second one, some women making and selling acarajé, a typical food.

4. Wild cats

I really like stamps showing the nature on my country, and this one is special for showing two beautiful species of wild cats.

5. Fernando Pessoa

If you hadn't heard of this awesome Portuguese poet, stop what you're doing right now and go read his poems. Really. He's awesome. I'm happy he's on these stamps.

What do you think of these stamps?
And do you also have some favorite stamps from your country?

7 comentários:

  1. #5 is my favorite. Stamps are so interesting! One of my favorite country's stamps are South Africa's. And that *may* be because of the 3D dinosaur ones, but I can't confirm that.

  2. Oooooh I love the first stamps and the nature stamps with the birds and the wild cats. But the folklore ones are really amazing. Whenever you use them to send something to your pen pals, you should tell the story of the stamp in the letter! I have a book with legends of Colombia and I love it!

  3. All stamps are amazing! I am in love with the stamps that represent Brazilian folklore. I am going to search about the poet after I finish writing this comment.

  4. The stamp of Pessoa is absolutely amazing! I used to read a lot his poetry when I studied your language.

    Now I'm living in Marroccos, and it's difficult to have pretty stamps. They sell me always the same stamps, and they haven't any other model, even in the main post office... :(

    1. Hawwa, it's quite hard to find nice stamps in here too. I only find them on the main post office, otherwise I have to send the same boring ones.

      It's nice to know someone who studied Portuguese. :)

  5. I don't know how i missed it before, but hey, you've got some pretty awesome stamps in Brazil!! Italian stamps are not as beautiful :( Anyway I really love the carnival and the birds one! So colorful :)