Solace in stamps

How Brexit handed me a midlife crisis I wasn’t planning, and how stamp collecting kept it at bay.

International Telecommunications Union Centenary, 1965. Nice.
Stamps for Information Technology Year 1982. Pretty cheesy design, but I had the one on the right as a kid.
I like stamps. I like modernist architecture. I like these stamps about modernist architecture.
A full sheet of Canadian ‘earth sciences’ stamps, from 1972. Beautiful.
International Year of the Child, 1979. Wonderful.
1976 stamp for the UN conference on human settlements, Vancouver. Gorgeous. As you can guess, Canada have some of my favourite stamps.
Remarkable illustrations for Netherlands’ “Youth Welfare 1968” set — they do a set each year and they’re all brilliant.

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