covered with snow / 雪景色

January 20, 2013

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15 January 1998, Finland
from Moomin
‘Too-ticky playing barrel organ and Littly My dancing’
illustration: Tove Jansson
design: Pirkko Vahtero

In the last post I featured self-adhesive stamps from 2011, because Nyoro Nyoro was on one of them – but I like conventional gum with perforated edges far better and this is my best favourite set from the Moomin stories.  They live in severe Northern weather and the Moomin Troll family is hibernating during the winter.

It has snowed all day today here and we are surrounded by a White world.  We went for a walk, enjoyed to leave foot steps in powdery 4 inches of snow, but at the same time I am bored by this dull colour of sky and badly dreaming that the warm sunshine arrives soon, and Moomins are coming out from their house.

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‘Moomintroll dancing with the Snork Maiden’
‘Moominmamma making jam’
‘Moominpappa writing Play’

今日は一日雪が降って、ロンドン郊外のこの辺りは銀世界です。雪が小降りになった午後に長靴をはいて散歩に出かけ、10センチ以上積もっている雪に足跡をつけて楽しかったけど、正直、暗い朝を迎えることにいいかげん嫌気がさしているのでした。早く春が来ないかな〜〜。

ひとつ前のポストではニョロニョロの載っているセットを紹介しましたが、ムーミン切手ではこの1998年のものが一番好きです。目打ち糊付きの切手のほうが、紙の質感が良くて印刷も繊細だと思う。一枚目はムーミン一家が冬眠していて寂しいトゥーティッキーとミーが雪に囲まれている図。あとの3枚は春以降に太陽を浴びて嬉しそうなムーミン達、ジャムを作るムーミンママと執筆にはげむムーミンパパ。

2 Responses to “covered with snow / 雪景色”

  1. dror rubinstein Says:

    I want these stamps


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