graphic art

Stamps from Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary

Soviet stamp

Soviet stamp

This is just a taste of some loose stamps in my collection. I have many more mounted with hinges in albums and over time I’ll be working to unmount them and get them cleaned up and scanned.

For more on how these stamps were scanned and processed check out this post.

Soviet stamp

Soviet stamp

Soviet stamp

Soviet stamp

Polish stamp

Polish stamp

Hungarian stamp

Hungarian stamp

Hungarian stamp

Hungarian stamp

Stamps from British colonies

North Borneo

North Borneo

This is just a taste of some loose stamps in my collection. I have many more mounted with hinges in albums and over time I’ll be working to unmount them and get them cleaned up and scanned.

For more on how these stamps were scanned and processed check out this post.

Nyassa

Nyassa

Nyassa

Nyassa

Nyassa

Nyassa

Newfoundland

Newfoundland

Bermuda

Bermuda

Stamps from Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Tunisia

Stamp 8

Iraq

This is just a taste of some loose stamps in my collection. I have many more mounted with hinges in albums and over time I’ll be working to unmount them and get them cleaned up and scanned.

For more on how these stamps were scanned and processed check out this post.

Iran

Iran

Stamp 25

Iran

Stamp 47

Turkey

Stamp 87

Tunisia

America’s Shameful History of Housing Discrimination

America’s Shameful History of Housing Discrimination

This is a brilliant comic by Jamie Hibdon and Sarah Mirk.

For what it’s worth, the very first place I lived with my parents was a Levitown development in Hicksville, New York. I have pictures of the little white cape, white picket fence and all the houses looking pretty much the same. My father was a returning GI who no doubt qualified for a loan to buy there. Given my parents’ politics I doubt the reason they bought there was racially motivated but my father was a real estate broker so no doubt he was well aware of the policies noted in this piece. We lived there for four years, then moved to an apartment closer to where my father was working.

The Fresh Air interview with Richard Rothstein noted in the comic is here:

A ‘Forgotten History’ of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

Eastern European matchbox labels

german matchbox label

Flickr member Jane McDevitt is a phillumenist which means she collects (and scans) matchbox labels. Her collection of matchbox labels from eastern Europe is one of the finest I’ve ever seen. Incredible stuff and reminiscent of Russian constructivist art. Scanning through the entire thing is like a graphical history lesson. I collect as well but haven’t started the process of scanning yet. It’s a big job…

german matchbox label

czechoslovakian matchbox label

polish matchbox label

polish matchbox label

czechoslovakian matchbox label