We were lucky enough to get these lovely vintage embossing stamps off santa, and this week the excitement continued when they arrived back from City Company Seals Ltd.
with their new shiny blocks.
One is a circular 'notary' style stamp and the other is a rectangular address stamp. Both are fantastic, they not only look gorgeous, but they'll add a lovely bit of finesse to all our stationery and prints.
Strongly resisting the temptation to stamp everything in sight!
#134 - Russian (?) Concert/Circus Programme, 1971.
I love the illustrations on this cover with the lovely contrast between the intricate black lettering and the simple colourful figures, but I have no idea what any of this says!
I think it's Russian and it is definitely a programme of events for a show of some kind, I'm guessing a circus or music concert purely from the illustrations so please correct me if I'm way off!
On the 9 January 1863 London Underground, the World's first underground transport system, opened and the first underground train took passengers on a 3.5 mile ride from Paddington to Farringdon.
To celebrate this 150 year milestone Royal Mail
have released a set of 6 commemorative stamps (above) that illustrate the tube's timeline with lithographs, illustrations and photographs. They also give a nod to the design of the iconic tube map.
However, it's these miniature stamps each showing 3 classic London Underground advertising posters that I found the most interesting/inspiring...
Images copyright Royal Mail.Stamps designed by Hat-Trick.Miniature stamp sheets designed by NB Studio.
December passed by in such a whirl this year we barely had time to catch a breath, but after a week relaxing, listening to our newly purchased vinyl and eating a lot of Quality Streets we're back to work today, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready for what is shaping up to be a very busy January.
2013 is set to be an exciting year for Delicious what with a new website, blog & shop launching very soon and some fun print commissions, so Happy New Year - lets hope it's a cracker!