Thursday, September 24, 2009


Termes del Arapey (Arapey Spring), a resort which is located in the Department of Salto, northwestern Uruguay. It is the oldest establishment of spring water in the country. Thanks cata035.

A unique triangular shape imperforate $17 flower stamp. It was stamped on 10.6.2009 with a rectangular postmark. This postmark is from Administración Nacionel de Correos Sucursal № 60.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


A turfted fleabane grows among the eroded rock of the Canadian Badlands, Alberta. Thanks steelxrose.

A $1.65 stamp with Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games mascot, Quatchi as goaltender in ice hockey. Only a thick black line is seen crossed into the stamp.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Some historical buildings in Sulechów, a town in Lubusz Voivodeship in western Poland. Thanks borek99.

The postage for this postcard was paid on 25.6.2009 and printed on the card. It is a red color machine print with 3,50zł in box from Sulechów P809. Additional postmark from Sulechów 1 was stamped on the same day.

Monday, September 21, 2009


This postcard shows the bridge of the Qing-Zang railways (青藏铁路) across the permafrost zone. This zone would be de-frosted during summer. Therefore, a bridge is built across it. Qingshuihe Bridge (清水河大桥) is the longest (11.4km). It is built along the eastern border of a nature reserve, Hoh Xil (可可西里, 藏语:ཨ་ཆེན་གངས་རྒྱལ།). Thanks lecaimao.

Three stamps were used here. One 60 Fen environmental definitive stamp on the upper right. While, two 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps on the bottom. This postcard was sent from Nanchang Huochezhan 11 (南昌 火车站 11) on 26.6.2009. Huochezhan means railways station.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


A 2007 postcard to promote 29th Summer Olympic Games in China with its five mascots, The Fuwa (福娃). From left to right: Beibei (贝贝), Jingjing (晶晶), Huanhuan (欢欢), Yingying (迎迎), and Nini (妮妮). The five names form the Chinese phrase, Beijing huanying ni (北京欢迎你), which means Beijing welcomes you. Thanks danhuwei.

The card has a pre-printed 4.50 Yuan "Dancing Beijing" emblem of the Olympic stamp. It was posted from Chongqing Danzi shi Fengfa 1 (重庆 弹子石 封发 1) on 17.6.2009. Double postmarks were seen here as the first one might be too light.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Spring at Shangri-la (香格里拉), this is the theme of this postcard. Farmlands are shown here. Shangri-la is a backpackers' dream of going. Thanks tutufan.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental definitive was used to sent from Kunming Dongfengdonglu 5 (昆明 东风东路 5) on 25.6.2009. Dongfengdonglu can be written as Dongfeng East Road too.

Friday, September 18, 2009


The main terminal of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (重庆 江北国际机场). This airport is situated in Lianglu Town, Yubei District (渝北区两路镇) of the city. Thanks tangbo626.

The stamps used for sending this postcard are a 10 Fen environmental definitive stamp, a 200 Fen coral fish stamp (1998-29, 8-1) and two 1.20 Yuan definitive bird stamps. The card was sent from Chongqing Zhongerlu Fengfa 1 (重庆 中二路 封发1) on 14.6.2009. "Fengfa" means outgoing envelope.

There is a propaganda postmark on preventation of recently outbreak Influenza A(H1N1) by Shangqingshi post office, Chongqing. It is used during June 2009.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


A postcard shows the old Canton (currently Guangzhou) from reprinting of photo. It was January 1931 when the Guangzhou National Products Fair (广州市国货展览会) was held in Fengning Road (丰宁路), currently known as Renmin Zhong Road (人民中路). This postcard shows the decorated gateway of the fair. Thanks ILOLO.

This postcard was sent with a 4.50 Yuan environmental definitive stamp from Guangdong Zhuhai Beishida (Dai) 1 (广东 珠海 北师大(代)1) on 23.6.2009. "Beishida" is a short form for Beijing Normal University. A campus of this university is located in Zhuhai. "Dai" means representative for the post office.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hotaka Mountains (穂高連峰) and Lake Taisho (大正池). This is one of the famous tourist site in Nagano Prefecture (長野県). Thanks lovelypostcard24/hanano24.

This postcard was sent from Naranishi on 27.6.2009. Two stamps with total face value ¥70 were used. They are ¥20 bee definitive stamp and ¥50 pagodas stamp of Nara Prefecture.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Rosario Street (Rua do Rosário) in Itabirito, a small town in state of Minas Gerais (MG). A hilly town where the street is going down hill as seen from this postcard. Thanks luciano.

A R$1,40 owl stamp was used to send this postcard from AC-Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, Belo Horizonte - MG on 24.6.2009. A very clean postmark.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Antara landmark of Paris, the Place de la Concorde (La Place de la Concorde), is one of the major public squares in the city. It is located in 8th arrondissement. The Egyptian Obelisk is seen here with the Hittorff's fountain. The Hôtel de Crillon forms the backdrop. Thanks namiet.

A printed postage label with face value €0,85 was used. This time is a meter cancellation of 38295A with five wavy lines cancelled the stamp on 18.6.2009.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Arosa is situated at the end of the Schanfigg valley and it is well known for its summer and winter resort. Postcard shows the summer view for the mountains, Schwellisee and Aelplisee. The main picture shows the highland flowers, alpenrosen. Thanks azzurri.

A 180 centimes stamp on Pentorama, an architecturally innovative new multi-purpose building in Amriswil, was used to send this postcard from Lachen, Schwyz (SZ) on 24.6.2009. The "C" is missing in Lachen but no problem to identify it with the postcode 8853.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Neva River and the Peter and Paul Fortress (Петропавловская крепость) in St. Petersburg where a statue is overlooking from the other side of the river. The golden color building, Peter and Paul Cathedral is located inside the fortress. Thanks daarhon.

It was sent from St. Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург ) with postcode 190904 on 15.6.2009. The stamps are 0.10p. agricultural stamp, 10р. Tsarskoye Selo (Царское Село or Tsar's Village), and 6p. Samson and the Lion Fountain of Peterhof (Петергоф).

Friday, September 11, 2009


Space Needle, the iconic tower of Seattle. Located at Seatlle Center, tt was built for the 1962 World's Fair. There is an oberservation platform on the tower. The white long label at the bottom with meter mark is used by the post office. Thanks onvik.

The postcard was sent by 98 cents of postage. Three stamps were used. They are 10 cents American clock and two 44 cents stamps of "The Simpsons", Bart and Maggie Simpson. The card was sent from Seattle WA on 20 Jun 2009. This meter cancellation is more clearer than other American cards received.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


A 1996 year new year lottery postcard from Shandong (山东). It was issued for Shandong Rongcheng Biaozhun Jianchang (山东荣成标准件厂), a factory making screw and its part. The ID of this postcard is 1996鲁(BK)-0014. Thanks 1centmagenta.

An older issue of commercial lottery postcard does not have pre-printed with stamp. However, this card was sold at 0.60 Yuan. Since it is not a postage pre-paid postcard, two 150 Fen Chongqi stamps (1998-14, 2-2) were used to paid for the postage.

Only one of the stamps was cancelled. It was cancelled at Xinjiang Aksu Xinkailing 2 (新疆 阿克苏 ئاقسۇ‎ 新开岭2) on 18.6.2009. Aksu is written as Akesu in Mandarin.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


The second postcard of the Casa Garden (東方基金會會址). It is one of the sites of the UNESCO heritage list under the name "Historic Centre of Macao" (澳門歷史城區). Currently, it is the office of Oriental Foundation Fund. Thanks Courthney_Wong (Kirsti).

A 4ptcs stamp of UNESCO heritage theme, the Catedral Igreja da Sé (聖母聖誕堂 or 大堂), was used on the postcard. The postmark is still not very clear. It was sent from Macau TRADIC Letter Process and Delivery Centre 3 (澳門TRADIC郵政處理及派遞中心3) on 20.6.2009.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Eiffel Tower, the famous Paris landmark and the global icon of France. It is located by the side of the Champ de Mars, a green space in 7th arrondissement, beside Seine River. It was named after its desinger, Gustave Eiffel. Thanks namiet again for showing another landmark of this city.

A printed postage label with face value €0,85. Meter cancellation of 24314A with four dotted wavy lines cancelled the stamp on 18.6.2009.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Notre Dame de Paris (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris), which means Our Lady of Paris in French, is a Gothic cathedral. It is located on the eastern half of the river, Île de la Cité, in the fourth arrondissement, Paris. Thanks namiet for sending this postcard during his vacation in France.

This postcard was send using €0,85 postage label with paper made airplane. It was processed in the post office with code 38295A on ?.6.2009.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Terraced paddy fields of Sa Pa in the northwest of Vietnam. This unique man-made landscape is shared with nearby districts and also across the border in China. Thanks Aletta.

This postcard was sent by paying 7800₫. A red-color postage paid meter cancellation with "PAR AVION" from TP Ho Chi Minh, 710200 Quan 1 was printed on the card.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


La Branche Balcony of the 700 Royal Street, New Orleans, which is in The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré. This quarter is listed under National Historical Landmarks with the name "Vieux Carre Historic District". This building was built in 1835 by Jean LaBranche. It has iron lace balconies with intricate designs of entwined oak leaves and acorns that make its famous in the city. Thanks nikinno.

Blur machine postmark again. A 28 cents polar bear and two 44 cents of Marge Simpson of "The Simpsons" anf King of Heart of playing card were used to send this postcard sometime in June 2009 from New Orleans.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Apricot Platform or Xing Tan Pavilion (杏坛) in the Confucius Temple at Qufu (曲阜孔庙). It is a UNESCO heritage site under the name "Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu". This complex is the second largest historical buildings complex in China. Thanks SvelterGarde.

A 3 Yuan greetings stamp was used to send this card from Shanghai on 16.6.2009. The postmark is from Shanghai Minxing Yingye 10 (上海 闵行 营业10).

Thursday, September 3, 2009


The Roman Forum (Il Foro Romano), Ancient Roman structures in the centre of the Rome city. It is located between the Palatine Hill and the Capitoline Hill of the city. The Colosseum is seen at the further background. They are part of the UNESCO heritage sites under the name "Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura". Thanks selphie10.

This postcard was processed at Roma Fiumicino CMP machine cancellation with six wavy line on 17.6.2009. A €0.85 definitive stamp was used.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Several modern views on Dubai. The famous Burj Al Arab with camels on the left. The upper right is Jumeirah Beach Hotel with Burj Al Arab in the background. The Deira Twin Towers in the lower middle. On the lower right, the building on the left is Emirates Office Tower and it is connected with Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel as shown on the right. Thanks hamodi.

Two stamps were used, they are AED2 Emirate eagle stamp and AED1 Rashid Bin Tannaf, a poet, stamp. A partial postmark on the postcard and only 13.6.2009 is identified.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


A commercial new year lottery postcard from Jiangsu Province (江苏). It is promoting the milk product order service of Guangming (光明) brand. The ID no. is 09-321282-13-0037-000. Thanks samuelq.

There is a pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Ox stamp on the postcard. No other stamp was added. It is an underpaid poscard. This card was sent from Hangzhou Guanyinqiao EMS 2 (杭州 观音桥 EMS 2) on 9.6.2009.