Here are some recent stamps and lovely surprises. Upper left: Alphonse Musha from the Czech Republic Upper right: an apple mélange, statue, and bears from Russia; Bottom: platypus, short-beaked echidna, lovely island two Nobel Laureates from Australia. The middle set are from China. The character on the right stamp is "fuku" or "good luck" character turned upside down, which brings good luck. The bottom set is from a German postcrosser - a lovely combination of cancellations, colorful stamps and priority sticker.