Monday, August 31, 2009
Several views around Luxembourg City and the its coat of arms. Upper right is the building at Lower Town of Grund (Ville Basse du Grund). Marché-aux-poissons (Fish Market) with the National History Museum by the Alzettein River on the upper left. Mother and Child Sculpture (Mère et Enfant) by Englisg sculptor, Henry Moore at the lower right. FInally, the lower left shows the Luxembourg City Hall (L'Hôtel de Ville). Among these structures, Marché-aux-poissons is within the old quarter of the city, which is listed in UNESCO Heritage List under the name "City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications". Thanks.
This card was sent inside an envelope from Luxembourg CT on 9.6.2009. The meter cancellation is "EEN ZUCH AN D'ZUKUNFT". The stamps are 0,20 € European Union stamp, another 0,20€ fire engine truck stamp and a non-value indicated "A" stamp with its label (an old telephone).
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This postcard was sent from Salt Lake City, UT on 25 (?).6.2009. The stamps used to send this postcard are 4 cents American clock stamp, 44 cents Queen of Heart of the playing cards stamp and another 44 cents Homer Simpsons of "The Simpsons" stamp.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
It was sent from CTA Madrid on 10.6.2009 using a €0,78 International Polar Year Stamp. Another typical Madrid's machine cancellation.
Friday, August 28, 2009
A 1 luokka (1st Class) irregular shape of the Finnish flag stamp was used. It was sent from Kuopio on 10.6.2009.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This postcard was sent together with another unwritten postcard of St. Petersburg inside an envelope. Four stamps were used. They are ₴3.30 South Pole stamp, two different design ₴1.00 cat stamps and one 10k jar stamp. Altogether, the postage paid was ₴5.40. They were send from Kyiv on 4.6.2009.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A 4.50 Yuan environmental definitive stamp was used to send this postcard on 8.6.2009. Apparently, the bottom of the postmark is not clear. This card was definately sent from Shanghai (上海) and at the bottom two characters are visible but not identified. The office that did the cancellation might be from Huangpu 46 (黄埔 46), as it is where the sender from.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
A 6 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used to send this postcard. So far, this is the highest postage used. Normally, it is between 3 Yuan and 4.50 Yuan. It was sent from Guangdong Shenzen Pinxin 2 (广东 深圳 平信2) on 5.6.2009. "Pinxin" is ordinary mail. However, it is an airmail rate with a red color "Par Avion" marking. So, as long as the stamp is cancelled, the wrongly used postmark is not an issue here.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
A plain backside of this postcard, a place to write message. But, not in this case. The postmarks are visible on the back too.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Using two 150 Fen infrastructure of Hainan stamps (1996-9, 4-3 and 4-4), it was sent from Shanghai Luminlu 12 (上海 卢闵路 12) on 8.6.2009.
Friday, August 21, 2009
A postcard sent with envelope and used stamps inside. It was sent from Mid Hudson, New York, on 8.6.2009 using 94 cents Trunk Bay airmail stamp and 4 cents Chippendale chair stamp.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
A 65 Yeni Kuruş scenery stamp on Bartin was used. "Yeni"means new and 100 Kuruş is 1 Lira. This stamp was cancelled with a round shape postmark of Küçükbakkalköy on 6.6.2009.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This postcard was sent with two contemporary flower definitive stamps (10 cents and 90 cents). Therefore, a Euro to send this card. It was machine cancelled at Briefzentrum 80 on 14.6.2009. Briefzentrum 80 is the centre at Munich. The pictorial cancellation is Messe München International.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This card was sent from the city, Minneapolis MN 555(?) on 10.6.2009. Another blur meter cancellation from US. The stamps are 10 cents American clock, 44 cents King of Heart (playing cards) stamp and another 44 cents Maggie Simpsons of "The Simpsons" stamp. Altogether, it is 98 cents for sending this card.
Monday, August 17, 2009
A $1.35 hourglass dolphin with WWF theme stamp for international post was used to send this postcard. Stamps for international destinations and domestic addresses are different. This postcard was processed in Dandenong Letters Centre, Victoria on 16.6.2009 using a round shape hand stamp.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This postcard was sent from Houston TX 772 on 12(?).6.2009. The machine cancellation quite blur. It was posted with the latest postage rate of 98 cents. The stamps used include a 94 cents Trunk Bay airmail stamp together with 3 cents star stamp and a 1 cent Tiffany lamp stamp.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
A 8000₫ terrestial orchid stamp was used to send this postcard from Hanoi on 12.6.2009. This machine cancellation is running out of ink, maybe. Only partial of this five wavy lines cancellation is seen.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Four 1.20 Yuan new year drawing stamps (2008-2, 4-4) were used to send this postcard from Guilin. The cancellation is Guangxi Guilin Guoji 1 (广西 桂林 国际 1). "Guoji" means international. So, the mail for international destinations are cancelled with this postmark.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This postcard has a pre-printed 80 Fen "Dancing Beijing" stamp. Additional stamps added are two 1.20 Yuan new year drawing (2008-2, 4-4), a 80 Fen greetings stamp and a 60 Fen environmental definitive stamp. Altogether, the postage paid for sending this postcard is 4.60 Yuan. It was sent from Guangxi Yangshuo Gaotian 1 (广西 阳朔 高田 1) 0n 11.6.2009. Apparently, the stamps were not cancelled. So, when it arrived at Guilin, the stamps were cancelled with Guangxi Guilin Guoji 1 (广西 桂林 国际 1) postmark. "Guoji" means international.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This postcard was sent from Taipei on 12.6.2009. Two out of five stamps of the 1992 series traditional toy stamps were used. They are walking on ironpots and chopstick gun.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There ia a pre-printed 420 Fen stamp of the same design wth postcard. Additional three 10 Fen environmental definitive stamps were added to be sent with international airmail postcard rate. This card was sent from Jiangsu Lianyungang Hailianlu 8 (江苏 连云港 海连路 8) on 9.6.2009.
Monday, August 10, 2009
An Italian postcard sent from China. A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used to send this postcard from Shanghai Pudianlu 2 (上海 浦电路 2) on 15.6.2009.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
It was sent from Fujian Xiamen Huada 1 (福建 厦门 华大 1) on 14.6.1009. There is a pre-printed 60 Fen flower stamp on the postcard. Additional stamps were added to increase the postage. They are 2 Yuan Gulangyu stamp (2003-8, 3-3) and 2 Yuan bee stamp (1993-11, 4-4).
Saturday, August 8, 2009
This postcard was sent using a pre-printed stamped envelope issued by Zhejiang Province in 2005. It is for mainly for mailing new year card to oversea address under a reduced rate scheme. The ID no. for this envelope is 08-330700-12-8125-000. The pre-printed stamp is auspicious drawing (麒麟送子) with 5 Yuan face value. Additional 50 Fen Outlaw of the Marsh (水浒传) stamp (1997-21,4-2) was added. This cover was cancelled with red-color Guangzhou Changganglu (Tongqu) 1 on 15.6.2009. The characters in Chinese is 广州 昌岗路 (筒取) 1. "Tongqu" means taken out of mailbox.
Friday, August 7, 2009
This postcard was sent from Pombal on 9.6.2009. Its posmark includes the postcode for Pombal, which is 3100. The stamp used is commemorating 200th Birth Anniversary of Darwin (€0,80). The top label of the stamp with the inscription is included here too.