Today's Sunday Stamps theme is invertebrates. Go here for links to more stamps. Some time ago, Smash sent me this great envelope with a vintage stamp titled Synthetic Fuels, from a set of 4 designed by Charley Harper.
I have not received the others, however one of them is titled Fossil Fuels, and features the extinct trilobite.
Trilobites were marine arthropods, and had well-developed exoskeletons, which are readily fossilized. Over 17,000 species have been identified, and they were diverse in their biological niches.
I don't have any sea mammals on stamps for this week's theme at Sunday Stamps. But I do have some on mail that arrived recently. This beautiful envelope from Heleen arrived, accompanied by two more of the amazing December stamps.
And inside, an amazing creature - the underwater FinBadger. With a great platypus rubber stamp on the back of the envelope.
I haven't had much chance to join in the MMSA swaps. Guest host Doris chose color bars - those squares and lines of color on cardboard packaging - as the topic. I went with a stylized garden theme. Three for the swap, and one for the host as a thank you. This is the 'diet coke' garden and the underwater garden.
These two are the color garden and the midnight garden.
I spied a very large 2015 wall calendar that was being thrown out, so it was appropriated and turned into envelopes. Numbers 775, 776 and 790 sent out. I thought the colors on the botanical art stamps worked very well with the watercolors of the calendar envelopes.