“It’s a great honour that my art has been chosen to appear on stamps,” Gay said. “I think it’s a sign that the art created for children’s books is recognized as an important medium that leads to visual literacy and changes one’s vision of the world.” The stamps are based on original watercolour artwork from the Stella books and depict the character playing in a tree and sitting with her brother and dog reading a story. Continue reading →
The recent discovery of a third two-cent Large Queen green on laid paper has a lesson for all collectors. For starters, the stamp was found in a circuit book. That means that there are still great finds out there to be had, if you have your eyes open, your wits about you, and a bit of knowledge. We don’t know how many people looked at that stamp before it was purchased, but we do know the buyer had enough knowledge to know the stamp stood out from most.
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