Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Got Stamps

In addition to being an amateur radio operator, I am also a stamp collector or "philatelist" as they say around the Merriam-Webster.

Stamps are like high heel shoes ― there are just too many for one girl to collect them all, so stiletto and stamp collectors specialize. On the stiletto front, I only collect high heels to die for and on the stamp front, I collect stamps from the United Nations (among other countries and specialties).

Perusing the latest stamp collecting news weekly, I was surprised to see that the UN Postal Administration has just issued a series of stamps in conjunction with their Free & Equal campaign for LGBT equality. (Cool!) And one of the stamps in the series honors transgender people. (Very cool!)

That's her on the right.

Source: Eloquii
Wearing Eloquii.

Vittoria Schisano
Vittoria Schisano (right) in the 2012 Italian film Tutto Tutto Niente.


  1. I love the stamp but wonder how many ambassadors in the UN are pleased with the stamp and the stamp series? I am sure they love the revenue it brings in but the subject for so many countries is unacceptable.

  2. I love the stamps too but wonder about the topic.

    1. Quite a contrast from the German stamps of the 1930's depicting swastikas and images of Hitler.