On the non-topical side of stamp collecting, I collect world-wide from the 1800s through the early 1950s, including US stamps through the mid-60s or so.
One area I really enjoy is British colonies from before WWII. The finely crafted little snapshots of island life, flora and fauna, along with the nice colors, evoke a strong feeling of a time long past.
Here is a small sample, randomly selected from around the world. I’ve also tried something new, and there is a Flash-based (hey, the page does validate 🙂 web album (created using Adobe Lightroom) available for your viewing pleasure:
If you want to see a very close-up view, I’ve posted some 1920×1200 (generally) versions on Flickr; they make good desktop background images.
6 Random Stamps from the British Colonies