This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Scooter Postage Stamps

These stamps from Guinea Bissau were issued in 2008 and feature both vintage and modern Vespas as well as an assortment of Odd Scoots like the Peugeot (labeled incorrectly as a Vespa) and a Rumi. And they’re pretty easy to find using the Google thingamabob. Prices seem to be well under $10 per sheet.

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

Greetings from London

Hello Lucky! is a great stationery designer. We’ve featured several of their cards and wrapping paper over the years. Now they have a London-centric theme with lots of lovely little letterpressed scooters. There are greeting cards, holiday cards and announcements all done in several color schemes. I just wish I was moving to London right now so I would have a reason to order some!

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Vespa Space Girl Oil Painting

Here we have an insanely cool oil painting of a space girl with an alien riding bitch on her fenderlight (!) Vespa. The artist is Kathy Staico Schorr and the size is 17 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ (43.18 x 43.18 cm) framed. Contact the gallery for pricing and shipping information. I hope this one goes to a good home.

Thanks to Julie G. for this fab find.

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
The Fabulous Wood Vespa

Many of you have probably already seen one or two photos of this incredible work of art, but finding more photos of its construction spurred me to post about it. Portuguese craftsman Carlos Alberto fashioned his Vespa from laminated wood. Taking a Vespa which had fallen into complete disrepair, he used woodcraft techniques to create a completely new body for it. The main frame of the scooter is fashioned from steam bent and laminated veneers on which the gorgeously carved body work hangs. Even the package tray and seat are made from wood!

Thanks to John F. for this find!

Monopoly should have a scooter.

I would gladly trade in a top hat or a thimble for a scooter while I pass “Go.” These models are made of resin with an “antiqued silver metallic finish. The Vespa measures in at 8.5″ x 4″ x 6” and is $14.95. And the roadster measures in at 4” by 7” by 2” and is $9.95.

Thanks to Paul at Sportique Scooters in Denver for this find!