Life of Beatrix Potter Stamp Collection – Guernsey Alderney 2013


As you now, I always delight writing about literature and stories depicted on postage stamps, and this turn around, it is with outmost joy that I will feature the series of stamps issued by the Guernsey/Alderney Postal Administration on the life of Beatrix Potter with such beautiful illustrations.



ALDERNEY – The Life of Beatrix Potter

Stamps Descriptions

40p-> Beatrix Potter walking in the countryside nearby her hometown ‘Near Sawrey’.
53p ->Beatrix Potter feeding a duck; the scene is framed by the beautiful hills of the lake district in the background.
55p ->Beatrix kneeling on the ground to pull up onions
63p ->Beatrix Potter would often gather things to draw and include in her stories.The dog in the image is based on her springer spaniel called ‘Spot’.
71p ->Beatrix Potter is pictured drawing a cat on a basket in reference to the Peter Rabbit story.
79p ->Beatrix Potter enjoying a stroll through an idyllic farm.

“My favorite stamp in the set is the 55p stamp, showing the mouse in the onion patch with Beatrix kneeling on the ground pulling up onions. I love the low down perspective – peering through the vegetable patch – and the fact that the background fades to nothing leaving the imagination to fill in the gaps.


We thoroughly enjoyed illustrating all of the stamps but I think this is the best of the set.”

Jay Aylmer, The Potting Shed


Life of Beatrix Potter – Souvenir sheet – Alderney Post Office – July 31,2013 || source:




Life of Beatrix Potter Topical Postmark – Guernsey-Alderney Postage Stamps – July 31, 2013 || Source:


Do you agree with me that postage stamps are truly art in miniature?  Simply gorgeous!

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The Story of Beatrix Potter by Great Britain BK158 MNH

Beatrix Potter was born on 28 July 1866 in Kensington, London, and showed an early interest in animals and the natural world, both of which are featured in her later children’s books. Her first book was The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published in 1902 with Frederick Warne & Co. She died in 1943 at the age of 77, having published more than twenty books. Many of them have been since adapted for Television and Theatre productions.



The article Scotland, a great source of inspiration for Beatrix Potter at joyfully take us on a journey into the marvelous book illustrations and lovely tales that we grew up with. It is a great travel back in time celebrating one of the best-loved children’s authors!


Will Rogers Reveals How To Make Things Happen…

USA 1979 Will Rogers Cowboy Postage Stamp

USA 1979 Will Rogers Actor & Humorist Scott 1801

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

In his great wisdom, Will Rogers gave us a secret key towards the realization of our goals: take action!

USA 1948 Will Rogers Scott 975 Postage Stamps

USA 1948 Will Rogers Commemorative Postage Stamp

Remembering Rogers

On November 4, 1948, the U.S. Post Office commemorated Rogers with a three-cent stamp. He also was honored on the centennial of his birth, in 1979, with the issuance of a U.S. Postal Service 15-cent stamp.

At the time of his death, Will Rogers was the country’s most widely read newspaper columnist, between his daily “Will Rogers Says” and his weekly column. His Sunday night half-hour radio show was the nation’s most-listened-to weekly broadcast. He was the nation’s number-two movie box-office draw in 1933, behind Marie Dressler; and number one in 1934; he was second in 1935, behind Shirley Temple.

Many a place is named after him, including the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the submarine USS Will Rogers. Will Rogers’ home, stables, and polo fields are today the Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, California. Rogers’ birthplace, on land overlooking his original ranch now covered by the reservoir Lake Oologahis, is open to the public.

”]Will Rogers - Journalist, Author, Humanist & ActorA statue of Will Rogers on a horse stands on the Texas Tech University campus. At Epcot Center in Florida, an Audio-Animatronic Will Rogers is seen twirling his lasso and speaking in the “American Adventure” 1930s sequence. The Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun observation tower, built near Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is open every day of the year, weather permitting.Will Rogers had many famous sayings, but was known widely for “I never met a man I didn’t like,” which indicated his love and respect for people all over the world.Source:

USA Gold Stamp Will Rogers

USA Regular and 22 carat Gold Stamp - Will Rogers Commeorative Cover


Nicaragua 1931 Will Rogers Airmail Stamps on FDC

1931 Will Rogers Flight to Nicaragua after Managua Earthquake

Until next, happy collecting!


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Famous Quotes From Mark Twain aka Samuel L Clemens in Stamp Collecting

Mark Twain on Worldwide Postage Stamps -  Topical stamp Collecting

Mark Twain on Worldwide Postage Stamps | Source:

It was Mark Twain who said,

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream and discover.”

That’s not something we do in the future. It’s something we do in the now. So, today — Explore. Dream. Discover.

To a Day of Discovery,

Mary Morrissey

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens
November 30, 1835
Florida, Missouri, U.S.
Died April 21, 1910 (aged 74)
Redding, Connecticut, U.S.
Pen name Mark Twain
Occupation Writer, lecturer
Nationality American
Genres Fiction, historical fiction, children’s literature, non-fiction, travel literature, satire, essay, philosophical literature, social commentary, literary criticism
Notable work(s) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Spouse(s) Olivia Langdon Clemens (m. 1870–1904)
Children Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jean

Signature                                                                          Source: Wikipedia


USA-Samuel L Clemens-1940-Mark-Twain-Sc863

USA Samuel L Clemens 1940 Mark Twain Scott #863

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Postage Stamps

USA -Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - Postage Stamps -Scott 2787

Russia  Mark Twain Scott# 2403 Postage Stamp

Russia 1960 Mark Twain Scott# 2403 Postage Stamp

USA 1972 Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain | Scott # 1470

USA 1972 Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain | Scott # 1470


Mark Twain Famous Quotes On Posters & Canvas Print

    Mark Twain Famous Quote on Posters & Canvas prints
    (Available at – Click on the image)

Happy collecting!

Talk soon,


Your Topical Stamp Collecting Queen ;-)