Bulgaria, Historic Sailing Ships Stamps, 1986

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I am in love with these stamps. They are some of the first stamps I collected and in pretty crummy condition (I’m now a bit pickier about the condition of stamps I collect). They’re also part of a six stamp set which I have yet to complete. Though these were issued in 1986 they share some stylistic similarities with¬†these Bulgarian stamps issued two decades earlier—a folky design aesthetic and a minimal but vivid palette that I’ve come to love in stamps from Eastern Europe in general. ¬†