Wonderful stories can be told from these amazing postage stamps that have traveled the globe...perhaps a letter lost a message displaced. A story that was never told. Here we are in 2018 and looking back at these wonderful stamps when postage was only 11/2 pence in England in the 1920's during the reign of King George V. King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India.
The postage stamp has played a huge part in my collage work over the years. I love the muted colors found in these older stamps, once well traveled and canceled. Often I will find just the envelope or postcard minus a stamp with purely just cancellation and postage markings. A wonderful addition to my collage this begins to create a story on its very own. I tend to avoid anything past the late 1960's as the printing gets slicker and the colors brighter.
My parents started a stamp collection for me prior to my arrival into the world of ours. I continued collecting stamps as a youngster perhaps up to my early teen years. After many years those precious albums got locked or stashed away, only to be revisited many years later. In the late 80's and early 90's I started working in Collage, firstly creating greeting cards that were all originals that included one or two stamps mixed into the collage. I would usually include stamps that were pretty dated a few historic, checking their value before I glued them into my collages. I loved the muted colors and textures within these stamps, I would try to incorporate a particular color depending on the