Drawing Challenge :: Postage Stamp
When I was young I collected stamps I had my Stanley Gibbons stamp album, a pair of tweezers and a packet of fiddly attaching tabs to adhere the stamps into the album. I felt very scientific going about my business of transferring stamps to album saving pocket money to buy packets of stamps from the newsagent to fill the pages of countries I knew little about.
Setting up at the kitchen table, I would carefully carry the saucer of water somehow always spilling some water on the way, I would use the water to soak the stamps off of used envelopes that I had collected from family.
My Grans were the best ones as she had friends in other countries and wrote lots of letters so therefore received lots of letters.
Competition was fierce what with four rival siblings and various cousins who also collected stamps.
Getting an envelope from my Gran was gold.
At family dos we would show off our wares and sometimes swaps and deals went down everyone vying for the prized set they were collecting.
What used to really bother me was the empty Tasmania page in my album I had stamps from every state except Tasmania. I had stamps from faraway places such as Russia and the Cayman Islands but somehow the elusive Tasmanian stamp never graced my album pages. I grew up thinking Tasmania was a mysterious and exotic place with tigers and devils. No wonder I ended up living there as an adult!
For the challenge I thought I would create my own larger than life Tassie stamp to compensate. I chose a very early Tasmanian stamp that features the Tasmanian Tiger another mysterious and elusive Tasmanian icon.
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