Northern Birch / 北国のシラカバ

4 September 1957, Iceland
design: Mrs. B. Arnasson
Icelandic Birch and Norwegian Spruce

Cool mono colours, crisp intaglio engraving and simple composition.  These stamps evoke an adoration for the short and precious Northern Summer and praiseworthy energy of trees.


Autumn colours / 秋の色

14 September 1993 United Kingdom
‘The Four Seasons – Autumns’
Horse Chestnut, Blackberry and Pear
design: Charlotte Knox

It was windy and rainy typical autumn weather here last two days, the Epping Forest is wet and colourful – autumn leaves and coloured fruits.

These stamps are printed with ‘Conventional gravure’ method, which makes printing ink appear thick on the paper, allowing glossy depth in the picture.  They are symbolical stamps for me to represent impression of Britain.