Postage Stamp Jewellery – Earrings and Pendants June 26, 2018 14:19
Postage stamps have been around for a while now – since 1840 – actually. The UK featured Queen Victoria II on their first stamp, which was used in Great Britain and Ireland. That stamp was known as the Penny Black and is now in the top 10 of the world’s most famous stamps.
From their humble beginnings, postage stamps and the world wide postal service went from strength to strength as more and more countries developed their own signature stamps in a variety of colours, styles and designs.
Which inevitably led to the rise of the hobby stamp collector… I had a stamp collection as a kid – did you? (I had coin collection too 😊). The most famous stamp today (per catawiki.com) is the British Guiana 1c Magneta, if one of these gems, sorry, stamps, ever comes on the market, you’ll only have to pay around NZ$15 million.
So, what does one do with their stamp collection?
Let me introduce you to the very clever Cindy Allison, from Canterbury, New Zealand.
Cindy is now a mature student currently completing her PhD. She was having a clean-up but couldn’t bear to throw away her childhood stamp collection… so made jewellery instead!
We are very fortunate to have some of Cindy’s Postage Stamp Jewellery in store and online, check out her beautiful pieces featuring NZ flowers.
Choose from Manuka, Kowhai, Clematis, and many more… and receive a beautiful piece of NZ history. Wear your Earrings and Pendants proudly, knowing that:
- you love your piece of jewellery
- the colours & pictures are stunning
- you’re supporting a NZ Artist
- and re-using a piece of NZ history!
Browse the collection of Cindy Allison’s range here.