Saturday, June 24, 2017

CN-P355



A postal card from Xinjiang showing the jade from Hotan area (和田地区 or خوتەن). This place is famous for its jade since ancient time. The ID no. is 15-650000-11-0007-008. Thanks Wen Li.

 












This card comes with an imprint 80 Fen flower stamp. Two 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps were added. They were cancelled at Urumqi Guoji 2 (乌鲁木齐 ئۈرۈمچى  国际2) on 1.5.2017.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

VN-P11



A postcard showing local market selling fruits in Can Tho (Cần Thơ). It is the largest city in Mekong Delta. Thanks Matthew for sending this card while having short vacation there.

 














A 10500d Year of the Chicken stamp was used. A neat postmark of Saigon 700000 cancelled this stamp on 16.5.2017.



Monday, June 19, 2017

CN-P354



A card on local sweet of Suzhou known as Song Zi Tang (松子糖). Due to its shape, it is also known as dumpling sweet (粽子糖). Thanks Alice Ye.

 













A 3 Yuan personalized stamp and a 1.50 Yuan watermelon stamp (2016-18, 4-3) were used. They were cancelled in Jiangsu Suzhou Baitaxilu 1 (江苏 苏州 白塔西路 1) on 17.4.2017.



Friday, June 16, 2017

LA-P6



A multi-view postcard from Luang Phrabang (ຫຼວງພະບາງ) showing the inside of Grotte de Tham Ting. This is the lower cave of the Pak Ou Caves, a cave overlooking the Mekong River. It is famous for hundreds of Buddha statues. Thanks Jobbo.

 














A 7000k Lao house and a 1000k Buddha stamps were used. They were cancelled at Luang Prabang ຫຼວງພະບາງ on 24.4(?).2017.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ID-IDN-9711



A mulita-view postcard with the theme “Colours of Lake Toba.” This card shows a traditional house of the Bataks and also views on this lake. Danau Toba is a large natural lake developed when water filling up the caldera of a super volcano. Thanks Andrea80.




 











A miniature sheet of butterflies with two different butterfly stamps (both Rp2500) was used. It was cancelled on 13.4.2017. The place name not clear, “(?) Ciku??".