Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LK-P20



A postcard showing an aerial view of Sri Pada (ශ්‍රී පාදය) or Adam’s Peak (2,243 m) in Sri Lanka. Located in the center of Sri Lanks, it is a famous mountain for this island nation and also religion important. Thanks Mikram.


 














Two stamps were used to send this card; a Rs15 police stamp and a Rs10 scout stamp. However, both of them was not cancelled.




Monday, March 27, 2017

CN-P352



Another postcard sent by WL during her trip. A postal card shows the ancient city of Pingyao (平遥) in Shanxi (山西). This card used a painting by Hao Guangqing (郝广清) as design. This city is well-known for the preservation of old city wall. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Ancient City of Pingyao." Thanks again.


 


















This card comes with a 80 Fen imprint stamp of Pingyao city view. A 4.50 Yuan environmental definitive stamp was added. It was sent from and postmarked with Shanxi Pingyao Fengfa 1 (山西 平遥 封发 1) on 20.1.2017. An additional pictorial postmark of the city stamped on this card on 21.1.2017. The date stamp might be not up-to-date if we considered the logical sequent in preparing a postcard for sending. 



Saturday, March 25, 2017

CN-P351



A postcard issued by China Post for promoting tourism in Shanxi Province (山西省). It shows a view from the mountainous area with statue and temple at the focal point. It was taken at Zangshan (藏山). This hilly area is part of Taihang Mountains (太行山). This place is located near Yangquan (阳泉市). The ID for this postcard is 14-140000-11-0003-003. Thanks WL.


 














This card was franked with a 80 Fen personalized stamp with ship design. It was cancelled at Taiyuan Tongluowan 1 (太原 铜锣湾 1) on 23.1.2017.  However, the character “yuan” was not clear.

 


















Additional postage of 3.70 Yuan was paid and stamped by franking machine at the same office. It provides an idea what was missing at the handstamp (postmark).




Thursday, March 23, 2017

TH-P23



A postcard using reproduced front cover of Narinart magazine (20 Dec 1955) that shows the late King Bhumibol greeted by his people. Thanks Jobbo.


 


















A ฿15 stamp on decorative of royal award  was used. It was sent from Dong Muang (?) on 2.2.60. The year “60” is corresponding to year 2017. The upper part of the postmark is missing.




Thursday, March 2, 2017

TH-P22



A night view postcard from Bangkok showing the Royal Barge with Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง) in the background. Thanks Jobbo for sending this card while catching flight to Kuala Lumpur.

















 This card was sent using three stamps; a ฿4 elephant, a ฿9 dugong and a ฿2  stamp on royal family. These stamps were cancelled at Dong Mueang Airport (สนามบินดอนเมือง) on 22.1.60. The year “60” is corresponding to 2017.