Once in a while, there is a topic that I really want to make a card about, but coming up with imagery that is fun and relevant, but not so detailed that it takes half a day to render, can be challenging.
The imagery on today’s card is more like a cryptic crossword clue than most. The topic, thankfully, is short and sweet.
Before stamp collecting became known as philately (1864), it was called timbromania (aka stamp madness) and timbrophily. The term is said to have come from the French word for stamp: timbre. (that’s a clue to the imagery, but don’t take it too literally)