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This article was published on September 12, 2014

    Mail call: awesome postage stamps from around the world

    Mail call: awesome postage stamps from around the world
    Doug Levy
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    Doug Levy

    Doug Levy is a staff copywriter and editor for the Shutterstock blog. Doug Levy is a staff copywriter and editor for the Shutterstock blog.

    Doug Levy is a staff copywriter and editor for the Shutterstock blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.


    This week, our live design competition, Pixels of Fury, was in the UK for a showdown at the Village Underground. On Wednesday, September 10, contestants at the event went head-to-head to create original designs on the spot — and part of the challenge was to make inventive postage-stamp art.

    To help provide inspiration, we rounded up some our favorite stamps. The highlights in our gallery below feature postage art from all over the globe, ranging from the 1960s to the present.

    Scroll down to see it all.

    Stamps 1
    UK circa 1983, photo by Andy Lidstone

    stamps 2
    Brazil circa 2014, photo by catwalker

    stamp 3
    Republic of Guinea circa 1979, photo by vvoe

    stamps 4
    S. Tome & Principe circa 1995, photo by Oleg Golavnev

    stamp 6
    Spain circa 1982, photo by catwalker

    stamp 7
    Japan circa 2007, photo by Boris15

    stamps 8
    Israel circa 1961, photo by tristan tan

    stamps 9
    Poland circa 1964, photo by Yangchao

    stamps 10
    Australia circa 1987, photo by CTR Photos

    Top image: Mongolia circa 1987 (detail), photo by severjn