Friday, December 31, 2010


A night view on Xinyi Lane (信义坊) in Hangzhou (杭州). It is resembled the scenary of ancient water village found in this province with modern elements. The waterway is the center of attractions. Eatery outlets can be found along this waterway. Thanks luyuan.

A pair of 2 Yuan lily flowers stamps (2003-4, 4-4) were used to send this postcard on 9.10.2009. They are cancelled with red-color machine cancellation of Zhejiang Shaoxing Pinxin 3 (浙江 绍兴 平信 3). Pinxin means ordinally mail. An additional commemorative postmark, celebrating 60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, from the same city where this card was posted, was stamped on upper left corner of this card.

Friday, December 24, 2010


A postcard from Ospitaletto, Brescia, in the northern part of Italy. It shows the Chiesa San Giacomo (San Giacomo Church) at Piazza Roma (Roma Square). Thanks Lessa.

A definitive stamp with face value of €0.85 was used to send this postcard. This stamp is not cancelled with any postmark.

However, a orange-color bar code was printed on the bottom at the back of the postcard. This indicated this postcard is, indeed, gone through the postal delivery system.

Monday, December 20, 2010


A postcard from Itatiba, São Paulo State. On the card, there are two landmarks of this city: Praça XV de Novembro or November 15 Square (upper right) and Paço Municipal or Municipal Hall (lower left). Thanks Tarcisio.

It was sent from Itatiba, SPI, on 14.10.2009. The stamps used on this card are R$0,20 shoe repairer, R$0,65 postman and R$1,50 pianist.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Another new year greeting commercial postcard of Beijing Social Insurance Fund Management Centre (北京市社会保险基金管理中心) received. New year elements and greeting words are found on the postcard. The postcard ID no. is 09-110105-13-0160-000. Thanks mingzhu.

As usual, a pre-printed stamp with the theme, Year of the Ox, and face value, 80 Fen, is pre-printed on the postcard. According to sender, it was sent from Hong Kong (also indicated with writting at the bottom of the card). This meant it did not have any valid postage to send this postcard. However, no postal evidence it has gone through the postal delivering system as there is not a single postmark on the card. Yet, it was delivered by postman to my mailbox.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


A postcard that shows part of the Dazu Rock Carvings (大足石刻), a UNESCO World Heritage site in Dazu County, Chongqing Municipality (重庆市 大足县). This part of rock carvings is found at Baodingshan (宝顶山), which was shaped between 12th and 13th century. Thanks tangbo626.

It was mailed from Chongqing on 18.10.2009 with cancellation of Chongqing Guojiatuo 1 (重庆 郭家沱1) . Stamps used on this card are a block of four 50 Fen stamps of cycad (1996-7, 4-3) and a 100Fen rock statue (1997-9, 6-3). The red cancellation is a stampfair commemorative postmark for celebrating 60 Years of the Establishment of P.R. China and also 80 Years of Chongqing Liberation.

Friday, November 26, 2010


A postcard with 44th American president, Barack Obama, and the White House in Washington, D.C. serves as the background. Thanks Dorinco. A 3 cents American star is sticked on the upper right corner of this card.

At the back of this postcard, there is an presendential inauguration commemorative postmark cancelled on the stamps with first-class postage paid on 20.1.2009. These stamps are 5 cents American toleware stamp and a 34 cents Mentoring a Child stamp.

This postcard was sent inside an envelope with three stamps. They are 10 cents American clock, and two 44 cents stamps (wedding rings and Lisa Simpsons). It was sent from Sterling, VA 20165 on 23.10.2009 using postmark from Mailer's postmark with permit no. 67.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


A postcard from County Wicklow, just south of County Dublin. This card shows the interior part of this coastal county, countryside with beautiful landscape. The Glenmacnass River flow through this picturesque valley and joins Avonmore River. This place is near to Laragh (An Láithreach). Thanks fisherman. Orange-colored bar code was printed at the bottom of this side indicating it is pass through the postal delivering system.

Well, I have to show the whole card at the back. There is no trace of postmarking or stamp on this side. Only the airmail label is there.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


An aerial view of Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterpark of Wildwood, New Jersey. It is one of the famous seaside amusement park. Thanks krhocevar.

A 98cents contemporary airmail stamp was used to pay its postage. It was sent from Pittsburg, PA 152 on 27.10.2009.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Wheat field near Brandon, Manitoba. A common scene at flatland with farm house surrounded by trees to block wind. Thanks AlliKat.

Many stamps were used to pay the postage. A 54-cent La crosse stamp and two P-value stamps were used. Also, two low value definitive stamps, 1cent bookbinding and 2cents decorative silverwork, were added. The machine cancellation is not clearly printed. So, two handstamped box stamps with 5-straight line were used to cancel the stamps.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


A postcard shows the Amsterdam port with the replica ship Amsterdam on the background. This replica ship is normally moored near Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Netherlands Maritime Museum). It is part of the rich maritime history of the Netherlands. Thanks Woensel.

A 95 Eurocents heart-shaped earth stamp with "priority" label attached with it was used to send this postcard. It was sent on 30.10.2009. The 5-wavy lines machine cancellation was partly omitted. The city name with last characters"ost" was recognized.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


A postcard on one of the mascots of Beijing Olympic Games, Huanhuan (欢欢). An red-color cancellation from Shangdong (山东) found on the lower right indicating this card was mistakenly sent there. Thanks zz.

A 80 Fen Beijing Olympic Games Logo was pre-printed on the postcard. This postcard was sent from Guizhou Yinhong Chanxi 1 (贵州 印江 缠溪1) on 9.8.2010. Without additional stamp and postcode, it was mistakenly as local addressee postcard. Attempt was made to translate the address to Chinese (pencil writing). As they could not locate that translated address, a red-color "unable to locate receiver" postmark was stamped. Someone spotted it was wrongly sent to their office, so they cancelled this marking with the blue color ball point pen and also the postcode. A tax mark with the fine is also put on the card. A thick black line under "Malaysia" was added to indicate the destination.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


A multiview postcard from Slovenia. Pictures on the first row are the highest mountain in Slovenia (Triglav), lake view at Bled and watermill at Mlin na Muri. Pictures of second row show horses in Lipica, city view of Ljubjana and view of Logarska Dolina. Pictures of the last row show the tip of Piran, and town views on Snežnik and Otočec. Thanks dreamy.

A 0,75 orchid stamp was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled with a meter cancellation from Koper-Capodistria on 29.10.2009.

Monday, October 25, 2010


A postcard showing autumn with maple leaves turning into reddish color. Thanks laimeter.

A NtT$10 Taihu stamp was used to pay the postage. It was meter cancelled in Madou (麻豆) on 4.11.98 (98 = 2009) with block wavy-line.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


A new year lottery postcard of the national series with ID no. HP2010(1)Y. Drawing shows the children playing with traditional kites. Thanks Dolphin.

A 80 Fen Year of the Tiger is pre-printed on the postcard. Three chinese theme stamps with face values, 200 Fen (1999-3, 4-4), 120 Fen (2008-13, 2-2) and 80 Fen (2004-5,4-3) were used to increase the postage. It was sent from Jiangsu Suzhou Mudu 6 (江苏 苏州 木渎 6) on 30.10.2009.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


A pictorial postcard showing mother polar bear and her cubs walking on the ice. Global warming has caused melting of the sea ice in the Artic region, which is their natural habitat. Thanks AKS for sending this postcard.

A round shaped 1 lk/kl stamp with similar theme with the card, preserving polar regions and glaciers, was used on the postcard. However, it was not cancelled.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


A postcard still attachs with the description of the school, Guihua Middle School (桂华中学), shown on the main picture. A dedication to this school in the Nanhai District, Foshan (佛山 南海区). It is a postcard issued by the postal authority of Foshan Nanhai with the ID no. 2003(19)-0280(25-1). Thanks Yuemeizhe.

It was sent from Guangdong Nanxiong (广东 南雄) with the cancellation of normal mail, Pingxin 1 (平信1) on 1.10.2009. Three orchid stamps of the same series with same denomination, 80 Fen (2001-18, 4-1, 4-2 & 4-3) were used with the pre-printed 60 Fen flower stamp.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Different view of terranced rice field of Sa Pa. The farmers are planting rice, while a buffalo is ploughing at another level. A small hut is constructed as a resting place in the center of the field. Thanks JoinHanoi.

A 8000₫ stamp traditional music and folk art stamp was used to send this postcard. The meter cancellation is only partially printed and leaving blank on the date stamp.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Binnenhof ("inner court" in Dutch) in The Hague. It is an important building for the government of the Netherlands. Thanks nathalie71.

It was sent from 's-Hertogenbosch on 3.11.2009. Three stamps with values in old currency were used. They are 65ct University of Amsterdam, another 65ct definitive and a 80ct World Cup 1994.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


A postcard showing the Kenroku-en (兼六園, Six Attributes Garden) in Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県). It is one of the three great gardens of Japan. The iconic Kotoji lantern is shown on the lower right. Thanks higakiyo2.

It was sent from Shibuya, Tokyo, on 8.11.2009. Two definitive stamps (5 Yen swam stamp and 15 Yen chrysanthemums stamp) and a 50 Yen chrysanthemum stamp of Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県) were used to send this postcard. The definitive stamps used on the postcard are from yesteryear.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


A postcard showing the Marksburg in the Middle Rhein, above the town of Braubach. It is a medieval castle used for protection. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" or popular known as Rhine Gorge. Thanks Taavi.

It was sent on 4.11.2009 from Briefzentrum 85 (Freising). Two flower definitive stamps with 10 cents and 90 cents face value were used.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


A postcard of Azadi Square (Freedom Square) with the Azadi Tower in Tehran. This square is the largest in the capital. It was known as Shahyad Square before the Iranian Revolution. Thanks lili_6789.

Two 100Rls. map stamps and a 1000Rls. coral fish stamp were used to send this postcard. The stamps were not cancelled.

However, at the bottom left corner of the card, there is wavy lines marking. It indicates the machine postmark has mis-cancelled somehow.

Friday, October 1, 2010


A multiview postcard of the Poland in summer. "Lato, to jest to!" means "Summer, is it is!" in English. Thanks sylwiail.

It was sent from Iława on 3.11.2009. Two architeture definitive stamps were used to pay its postage. They are 1.30 and 2.20.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


A postcard of LOMO type showing theme park and its cable cars. Thanks Nommy.

It was sent with two stamps, a 20 Fen building stamp and 2.80Yuan house stamp. It was sent from Shanghai Anshanlu 17 (上海 鞍山路 17) on 6.11.2009.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


A postcard of Zamek Cesarski (Kaiser's Castle), the Imperial Castle for the German Emperor, in Poznań. It was constructed in 1910. Thanks Rafal.

Two stamps showing personality were used to send this postcard from Poznań on 30.10.2009. These stamps are 1.55zł Jerzy Popiełuszko, a Roman Catholic priest and martyr, and 1.95zł Ludwik Hirszfeld, a co-discoverer of the ABO blood type.