Thursday, October 30, 2014


Monument to Catherine the Great (Памятник Екатерине II) in Ostrovsky Square (площади Островского), St. Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург) during winter. Thanks Irina7654.

A 20p. Sochi Winter Olympic 2014 stamp and a 1.50 Kremlin definitive stamp were used. They were neatly cancelled by three-wavy line machine cancellation of Санкт-Петербург АСЦ 200900 on 28.1.2013. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Upper Belvedere (Oberes Belvedere) of the Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere) in Viena (Wien) during winter. This Baroque building houses a museum, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. Thanks dixie-lady.

A pair of 90 cents definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Wien 1120 on 6.2.2013.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


A postcard reproduced from a yesteryear view on New York City with the Empire State Building. Thanks Yan-ci-jun.

This card was sent from Taiwan. A NT$10 dragon fruit stamp was used and it was cancelled at Hsinchu (新竹) on probably 3.2.2013.

Monday, October 27, 2014


A view on Zhuge Village (诸葛村) in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province (浙江省 兰溪). The architectural composition of Zhuge Village is very rare and peculiar because its buildings are arranged in an orderly fashion, according to the bagua (八卦) principles. This picture shows its water body (钟池). Thanks feryal.

A 5 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled neatly with a postmark of Zhejiang Chun'an Yingye 2 (浙江 淳安 营业 2) on 3.2.2013.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


A postcard on West Lake (西湖), listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, "West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou." The pagoda at the background is Baochu Pagoda (保俶塔), which is located just north of the lake on top of Precious Stone Hill (宝石山). Thanks yamajia.

Two 150 Fen stamps were used; one on Outlaws of the Marsh (1997-21, 4-4) and the other (1998-18, 4-4). They were cancelled with a postmark of Hangzhou Guanyinqiao (Tongqu) 1 or "杭州 观音桥(筒取)1" on 27.1.2013.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


A postcard showing some of the Russian banknotes, Russian ruble (рубли rubli). These are the seventh series and also contemporary bank notes. Thanks Ave.

Three stamps were used; a 15p. painting, a 7p. Ka-226 helicopter and a 2.50p. sturgeons. They were cancelled at Москва (Moscow) on 10.1.2013.

Friday, October 24, 2014


A multiview postcard from Franconia (Franken) with some of its typical things and landmarks. These pictures include Kitzingen, Gerotzhofen, Ochsenfurt, Volkach, Iphofen, Würzburg (Marienberg Fortress or Festung Marienberg), Sommerhausen, Weinlese and Weinprobe. Thanks Mausbaer47.

A 55 cents farmland and a 20 cents flower definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Briefzentrum 96 (Bamberg) on 31.1.2013.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


A postcard on the famous landmark in Moscow, Saint Basil's Cathedral (Собор Василия Блаженного). It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as "Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow." Thanks kosha.

Several definitive stamps were used; two 10p. kremlin stamps, a 4p. kremlin stamp and a 0.30p. fox stamp. They were cancelled at Москва (Moscow) 119571 on 16.1.2013.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


A swampy view of the Chicot State Park in Louisiana. It is located near Ville Platte. Thanks alabama-ranger.

Several stamps were used; two "forever" stamps on Louisiana and Utah, a 1 cents cat, 4 cents chair and a 10 cents clock. They were cancelled on 14.1.2013 and the place name is not clear, something starts with "Shre...".

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Another postcard sent while traveling. This is a multiview postcard on Banteay Srei (ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយស្រី). Built with red sandstone, this Angkorian temple is located faraway from main groups of temples. Along with other Angkorian temples, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.

A 3000R forest stamp were used. This card was sent on the last day at Siem Reap, 9.1.2013, at hotel's post box. It was cancelled on the next day with one postmark from Siem Reap, Angkor - សៀមរាប, អង្គរ. Normally, there were two postmarks. Interestingly, a postmark from Pusat Mel Kuantan M2 was cancelled here on 4.2.2013.