Tuesday, June 30, 2009


A commemorative postcard for Guangdong Philately Exhibition 2008 at Dongguan, Guangdong Province. The postcard shows the scenery near Dongguan West Gate (东莞西城楼). They are Phoenix Monument (凤凰台) and Tongde Street (同德街) with the old map as background.Thanks snow-13.

This postcard has a pre-printed 80 Fen stamp with the same theme of the postcard. Additional stamps were affixed. They are 1.20 Fen Yangzhou Garden stamp (2007-7, 3-2) and 1.20 Fen 60th Years of Inner Mongolia Establishment stamp (2007-11, 2-2). A red color machine print of Guangdong Dongguan Xinhan 1 (广东东莞 信函 1) cancelled the stamps on 31.5.2009. Additional postmark of Guangdong Dongguan Pingxin 101 (广东东莞 平信101) was added on the card. "Pingxin" is ordinary mail in chinese.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Qian Shan Mountain (千山) is situated in Liaoning Province. This mountainous place is a national park. The ID of this official postcard is FP6(10-5) 1998 B. Thanks laomao7109.

This postcard was sent from Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia) Baotou Kunqu Fendong 3 (内蒙古包头 昆区分栋 3) on 26.5.2009. The Mongolian script in the postmark is Buɣutu, the name of Baotou City in Mongolian. Additional 30 Fen stamp of helping the needed person (1996-12, 4-2) was added. Therefore, combining with the pre-printed 420 Fen stamp of same design with postcard, 4.50 Yuan was paid to send this postcard.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


A swap from interpals...

The Madrid's mayor office, Communications Palace (Palacio de Comunicaciones), at Plaza de Cibeles. This building is used to be the headquarter of postal service. It was turned into mayor office in 2007. Thanks namiet.

It was posted in CTA Madrid using a €0,78 International Polar Year Stamp on 1.5.2009. The machine pictorial cancellation shows the symbol of Spanish Post.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Morro Castle (Castillo del Morro) at the Havana Bay's entrance. The castle shares its name with other structures in the region, including the castle in Santiago de Cuba. This castle is part of the UNESCO heritage of "Old Havana and its Fortifications". Thanks mauroh.

Well, I don't know why the Cuban post does not cancel the stamps but put a postmark on the address. This is the second times. This postcard was sent on 18.3.2009 from Ciudad Habana (Havana City). "MAR." is the short form of "Marzo", which is March in Spanish. The postmark is very neat and clear. This time I noticed a pen writting "H312" inside the postmark, same as the previous postcard. I wonder what does it means. The stamps are 35 centavos manatee and 2 centavos cyclist. Total paid for sending this postcard is 37 centavos.

Friday, June 26, 2009


A scenery of Chishi Scenery Area (叱石风景区), Duruan Town (杜阮镇), Jiangmen (江门). A postcard issued by Jiangmen Post Office, Guangdong Province, with the ID no. 2006(1906)-0038(10-10). A rather big postcard as the information section was not removed before sending. Thanks yuemenzhe.

This postcard comes with a pre-printed 60 Fen lotus flower stamp. Additional stamps were affixed. They are two 50 Fen Great Wall definitive stamps and two 150 Fen Jiuzhaigou stamps (1998-6, 4-4). Therefore, this postcard was sent with total face value of 4.60 Yuan, 10 Fen more than international postcard airmail rate. It was sent with the postmark of Guangdong Jiangmen Xinhan 4 (广东 江门 信函 4) on 13.5.2009. "Xinhan" is letter in Chinese.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Dragon Pavilion at Kaifeng (开封龙亭) with ID no. FP10(10-9) 1999 B. Dragon Pavilion is protected under Henan Province heritage list. Thanks Jekyll.

This official postcard comes with a preprinte 420 Fen stamp of the same design. An additional 30 Fen flower stamp (T.147, 4-3) was added to send this postcard by international postcard airmail rate (4.50 Yuan). It was stamped with a commemorative postmark of new issue stamps of China and World's Fair (中国与世博会) on 1.5.2009. Additional postmark of Beijing Maweigou 1 (北京 马尾沟1) was stamped on the same day.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


A commemorative postcard for 90th Anniversary of Shenyang Red Cross (沈阳红十字会成立90周年). It is rather different from other pre-printed postcard. It could be teared open along the roulette line. What inside? I did not open it. Thanks semper_fi for this letter card.

A printed 60 Fen flower stamp with additional two different design 1.20 Yuan new year picture stamps (2008-2, 4-1 and 4-3). They are cancelled with Guangzhou Tonhhe 9 (广州 同和 9) on the 30.3.2009.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Sa'at Tower of Tabriz City Hall in Tabriz, East Azarbayjan. "Sa'at" means clock in Persian and Azeri language. It is built in 1934 for the municipal central office. Thanks lili_6789.

This postcard was sent with four stamps with a total face value 1150Rls. They are one 100Rls. and two 200Rls. Persian Gulf and Iran map stamps, and also a 615Rls. Years of Trust and Innovation stamp. They are cancelled with a blue color six wavy lines with date stamp in between the lines machine cancellation. Not very clear postmark, probably is "Saderah" at the upper and "Tabriz" in the lower. The date is unable to guess.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


A postcard shows Trollstigvegrn in Romsdalen. It is a place famous for its legend about Trolls, a creature in Norse mythology. Trolltindane (Troll Peaks) is at the left in this postcard. The road is Trollstigen (Troll Ladder), which was opened in 1936. Waterfall, Trollfossen (Trolls waterfall) is on the left. Thanks Joey.

This postcard was sent in 26.4.2009. Postmarks with "Posten Norge" or "Norwegian Post" did not indicate where it was sent.Three stamps were used. They are NOK2.30 fish definitive stamp, NOK5.50 cave art stamp and NOK4.50 sport stamps.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Another exchange from postcrossing forum round robin...

Panorama and embankment of Don River (Панорама с Набережной реки Дон). Rostov-on-Don (Ростов-на-Дону) at the left and the Don River at the background. Thanks Jessi.

It was posted from Ростов-на-Дону on 15.4.2009. Three stamps were used. They are 8p ice hockey stamp, 10p Russia map stamp and 1p Ostankino palace (Останкино) stamp. The total face value of the stamps is 19p.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Another private swap from this website, but this one arrived very much later than expected.

Palace of Lubomirski family in Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland. Lubomirski family is a noble family in Poland. Thanks Kazimierz.

A pair of dinosaur and space age stamps (1,25 zł each) was used to send this postcard from Tarnobrzeg on 30.3.2009. There is a bar printed just below the stamps.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A beautiful aerial view of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, with Signal Hill in the north and Cape Point in the south. It is also the place where Atlantic Ocean meets Indian Ocean. Thanks meldv.

It was sent with a non-value indicator flower stamp for airmail postcard rate on 23.4.2009. A machine cancellation with four wavy lines with date in between was used to cancel the stamp. The first line above the date is unclear.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


During January the Sun would climb up to the horizon and brigthen up the frosty winter days. The trees in Finland still snow covered at this time. Thanks Katiriina.

A 1st class swift stamp was used. It was machine cancellation with five wavy lines at Oulu on 30.4.2009.

Monday, June 15, 2009


An bronzeware artifact (青铜镇墓兽座) from Spring and Autumn Period. It is kept in Zhejiang Province Museum. Thanks Siyo.

Three stamps with a total face value of 4.80 Yuan were used. They are two 2 Yuan birds stamps and one 80 Yuan Yellow Sea scenery stamp (2004-24, 12-3). It was sent from Jiangsu Wuxi Tongqu 1 (江苏 无锡 筒取 1) on 17.4.2009.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Beautiful peonies in spring, that is the title for this postcard. A similar design 80 Fen greetings stamp was affixed at the upper left corner and tided with postmark from temporary counter. It is postmark from Henan Luoyang Linshiyouju 40 (河南 洛阳 临时邮局 40). "Linshiyouju" is temporary post office in Chinese. Why temporary? Will answer after this.

Additional stamps affixed at the back of the postcard. They are 80 Fen flower greetings stamp with the same design and a 2.90 Yuan panda (1995-25, 2-2) stamps. Therefore, this postcard was sent by international airmail postcard rate (4.50 Yuan). The same postmark was applied here too on 11.4.2009.

Two additional commemorative postmarks on the postcard. One was the commemorative postmark for the China 2009 World Stamp Exhibition at Luoyang Museum from 10 to 16 April 2009 (top) and the other was for that particular day, Youth and Teenager Activity Day on 11.4.2009 (bottom). This card was sent from temporary post office in the Stamp Exhibition. This is the answer why postmark with temporary counter used. Thanks kaigelee.

Friday, June 12, 2009


A postcard made of cardboard (牛皮纸) ...

Lin Family Mansion (林氏府) is one of the attractions in Gulangyu (鼓浪屿), just off the coast of Xiamen (厦门). Due to Western present on the island during end of 19th century, the island has many Victoria style architecture, including this one. This has made the island famous. The buildings on the island are being protected as include in the national list of heritage as of Western Modern Buidings in Gulangyu Island (鼓浪屿近代建筑物群). Thanks wen-tin.

A lovely block of four stamps of Shanghai Expo 2010 (2007-31, 2-1 and 2-2) was used. Each stamp come with a face value of 1.20 Yuan. Therefore, 4.80 Yuan was paid for the postage. It was sent from Fujian Xiamen Lujiang (Shoutou) 3 on 12.4.2009. Very clear and nice postmark... it is read as 福建 厦门 鹭江(收投) 3 the Chinese. "Shoutou" means receiving by hand.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Another commemorative postcard for the 22nd Universal Postal Congress Beijing 1999. The ID for this postcard is JP79(4-3)1999. The design shows a girl in front of the stone column or huabiao (华表) at Tiananmen. This postcard is issued with a 420 fen pre-printed stamp with the same design. Additional 30 fen stamp of Chinese classical story, Strange Stories from A Chinese Studio (聊斋志异, 2003-9, 6-2), was used to make up international postcard rate (450 fen). It was sent from Sichuan Tongjiang Chengnan 2 (四川 通江 城南 2) on 9.4.2009

Another postcard sent by semper_fi from Tongjiang from the same trip. As usual this type of postcard, a plain side at the back for writing message. Thanks semper_fi again and again.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Another postcard from Postcrossing Forum RR...

La Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise, the Little Switzerland of Luxembourg is a nickname for canton of Echternach, sub-region in the eastern part of the country. Its landscape shares similarity with those in the Swiss but at lower altitude. Thick forest with stream like in the postcard is common in this sub-region. Thanks swap28.

This postcard was sent from Luxembourg CT on 10.4.2009 using a machine cancellation. The pictorial cancellation is a Swiss Cross and written "Souttenez La Croix-Rouge" on the right of the Cross. Two stamps with a total face value of €0,90 were used. They are €0,20 Eurozone and €0,70 Beijing 2008 stamp.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Another commemorative postcard for the 22nd Universal Postal Congress Beijing 1999. The ID for this postcard is JP79(4-1)1999. The design shows children dancing in traditional costume in front of Tiananmen. This postcard is issued with a 60 fen pre-printed stamp with the same design. Three 80 fen stamps on Taiwan heritage places (2005-3, 5-2, 5-3 and 5-4), were used to make up international postcard seamail rate (3 Yuan). It was sent from Guangzhou Changganglu (Tongqu) 1 on 7.4.2009. In Chinese, it is written as 广州 昌岗路 (筒取) 1. "Tongqu" means taking from mailbox.

As usual this type of postcard, a plain side at the back for writing message. Thanks gafazhou.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


A commercial postcard of China Unicom (北京联通) from Beijing. The postcard ID is 2008-0104(BK)-0131. Thanks cuiyin2007.

Since it is a commercial postcard, this postcard also came with a pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Rat stamp. Together with 1.20 Yuan scenery stamp (2007-23, 3-1) and 100 Fen garden stamp (1998-2, 4-3), this postcard was paid exactly for international postcard seamail rate, which is 3 Yuan. It was sent from Hangzhou Wenerlu (EMS) on 6.4.2009. The postmark in Chinese is written as 杭州 文二路 (EMS).

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Night view of the West Lake (西湖) with lights from Hangzhou city (杭州). The card id no. is 2001(11)-0888(120-97). Thanks samuelq.

This postcard came with a pre-printed 60 Fen flower stamp. With two more stamps affixed on the postcard, it was sent with a over-paid postage of 4.80 Yuan. The stamps are 1.20 Yuan conference and exhibition hall (2008-14) and 3 Yuan greeting stamp. This postcard was sent on 5.4.2009. Two postmarks were used. The first one is a pictorial postmark of West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (浙江 杭州 西湖). The second is a normal postmark from Hangzhou Zhedayuquan 10 (杭州 浙大玉泉10).

Friday, June 5, 2009


A king penguin and the chick by Chinese photographer, Luo Hong (罗红). By taken this photograph, it was hoped that people are concern about ice melting in the South Pole due to global warming. Thanks AnnHuang.

A pair of NT$5 stamps on Kaoshiung Mass Rapid Transit's Centre Park Station (高雄捷運中央公園站) were used to send Mainland Chinese postcard. This card was stamped at Xinzhuang (新莊) on 9.4.2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


A official postcard issued by Pos Malaysia on World Heritage Sites in Malaysia. It was issued together with stamps and miniture sheet. The design at the front of this card shows Malacca, Penang and Kinabalu Park. Thanks sftan.

This prepaid postcard comes with a 50 sen stamp on Mulu Park, another World Heritage Site. It was sent from Batu Pahat on 11.4.2009. A seven wavy-line machine postmark was used. There are two lightly stamped commemorative postmarks for the first day issue of the postcard too. They are issued for Batu Pahat on 9.4.2009.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


A scene from celebrating Cokhon festival (석촌축제) with cultural dance. Thanks ryu jeon.

A partial readable postmark from Chosun University, Korea is on the postcard. From the date written on the postcard. It was sent on 6.4.2009. Only the character "6" is on the postcard. Two stamps with a total face value of 350 Won were used. They are 250 Won tree stamp and 100 Won flower stamp.