Sunday, 9 March 2014

International Women's Day 2014




Again I struggled a little with the theme, apart from ones I've shown previously and the more obvious queens and heads of state.  In the nick of time, along came a lovely card from Poland with lovely stamps, one showing the author and activist Maria Konopnicka.

Maria Konopnicka (1842-1910) was a poet and novelist but also campaigned for women's rights and for Polish independence. Prussia, Russia and the Habsburgs had divided up Poland and it wasn't until after World War I that an independent republic was established.  She is very highly regarded in Poland for all her works.



This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"

11 comments:

  1. I'm meeting very interesting women today thanks to stamps!

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  2. I hadn't heard of her either. Mind you I wouldn't have recognised the names of the two I found. It shows that we need to pay attention to whoever appears on our stamps.

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  3. My stamp card is about an American woman poet.

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  4. a great stamp, I hadn't heard of her.

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  5. You've found a great stamp I love how her writing is attached. Poet translators always fascinate me with their command of their own and other languages.

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  6. She wasn’t just a pretty face was she? She certainly sounds like a strong character. I’m enjoying meeting these women on stamps today.

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  7. She had quite a life, from reading that link.
    It is a nice addition to have her handwriting of the anthem Rota included.

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  8. A beautiful photograph and stamp. Thank you for including this stamp, and introducing us to this woman.

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  9. So many interesting Women surfacing today on Sunday Stamps. Happy International Women's Day 2014 to all.

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  10. Never heard of he rname and Thank you for introducing her to me. :)

    Willa @ Postage Journal: My Sunday Stamp

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  11. Beautiful stamps, and a very interesting woman - also from me: thank you for introducing Maria Konopnicka!

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