Tuesday, September 2, 2014


A postcard on aurora, a natural light display in the sky. It can be seen particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. It was caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). This picture is from Finland.Thanks Kettu.

A 2 kl/lk unusual shaped stamp with a vacuum and a 0,05€ stamp were used. It was sent as economy post. A parcel postmark (probably) from Oulu 90600 cancelled these stamps on 27.11.2012.

Monday, September 1, 2014


A postcard on UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Town of Lijiang (丽江古城), in Yunnan Province (云南省). A ancient town of minority of China, it is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. Thanks mikewang.

It was sent with three stamps; a 3 Yuan greeting stamp, a 1.20 Yuan stamp on Oversea Chinese (2011-20, 4-3) and a 30 Fen environmental stamp. They were cancelled at Shanghai Chunxiaolu 4 (上海 春晓路 4) on 28.11.2012.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard issued for Hulunbuir Branch (呼伦贝尔 or ᠺᠥᠯᠦᠨ ᠪᠦᠢᠷ) of the Postal Savings Bank of China (中国邮政储蓄银行). It shows a carp lifting up to cross over Longmen. Its ID no. is 12-150700-13-0173-000. Thanks skullx.

It comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Dragon stamp. It was cancelled at Inner Mongolia Zalantun Zhanqianjie 2 (内蒙古 扎兰屯 ᠵᠠᠯᠠᠨ ᠠᠢ᠌ᠯ 站前街 2) on 21.11.2012. Apparently, not other stamp was added and it was not taxed for underfranked.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


An artistic postcard with a photo of Volkswagen Beetle. A 80 Fen bird definitive stamp was pasted on this side of the card. It was cancelled at Sichuan Guangyuan Dongba Yingye 9 (四川 广元 东坝 营业 9) on 14.11.2012. Thanks Zuozuo27.

On the back, there are three more stamps; a 2 Yuan and two 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps. They were also cancelled at Sichuan Guangyuan Dongba Yingye 9 (四川 广元 东坝 营业 9) on 14.11.2012. Nice clear postmarks.

Friday, August 29, 2014


An aerial view of the Citadella of Gozo. It is the the heart of Victoria (Città Victoria), the capital of Gozo, the second largest island in Malta. Rabat is the former name for Victoria. Cathedral of Assumption is seen projected from the citadel. Thanks Baldacchino.

A €0.12 painting stamp and a €0.51 Knights of St. John stamp were used. It was postmarked with meter cancellation from CMR Marsa twice. First time on 27.10.2012 and second time on 29.10.2012.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


A postcard from El Chaltén, a small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, showing view from Patagonia. The mountain shown on this card might be Monte Fitz Roy of Los Glaciares National Park (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks Ri_Cofanelli.

It was sent with postage paid label. This label with face value $11,50 was printed in Cordoba on 22.10.2012.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


A card with reproduced magazine cover with close-up of the cover girl. Thanks nuan-nuan.

Three 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Guangdong Shenzhen Longcheng 2 (广东 深圳 龙城 2) on 21.10.2012. Apparently, there is a meter cancellation of Kuantan 01 was printed on 12.11.2012. It might indicate this card was miss-sent and back to the sorting process in Kuantan.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


A multiview postcard from Vienna or Wien. These pictures are Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral, upper left), Schloss Belvedere (upper row, second from left), Staatsoper (State Opera, second row), Karlskirche (upper row, third from left), Hundertwaseer-Haus (upper right), Strauss Monument (Strauss-Denkmal) in Stadtpark (lower left), Parlament (center), Rathaus (right center), Wiener Riesenrad of Prater (bottom row, second from left), Schloss Schönbrunn (bottom row, third from left), and Panorama view (lower right). Among them, Schloss Schönbrunn or Schönbrunn Palace is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List by the name "Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn." Other buildings in the city center are listed collectively as "Historic Centre of Vienna." Thanks dixie-lady.

A pair of 145 cents building definitive stamps were used. They were probably sent from Wien 11?? on 5.12.201?. This postmark is not clearly stamped on the card.

Monday, August 25, 2014


A view card on Chittorgarh Fort (चित्तौड दुर्ग) in Rajasthan. It is the largest fort in India and situated south of Bhilwara. It was abandoned in 16th century. Thanks Bhargav.

Three Rs5 stamps with different designs were used; a tiger, a person and a sculpture. There were cancelled in Pune on 29.10.2012 but the post office branch name is not clear. Something like "Bhusar..." 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


A postcard reproduced from drawing about "Gay-Lussac and Biot at altitude of 4000m." Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac was a French chemist and physicist. This picture on Gay-Lussac and Biot ascend in a hot air balloon in 1804 was illustrated in the late 19th century. Thanks Anastacy.

Two 2₴ stamp on train coach were used. They were cancelled at Vinnycia (also known as Vinnytsia) on 24.10.2012.