Friday, April 30, 2010


The Alamo of San Antonio,Texas. A US hitoric landmark, it is originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero. It is the site of the Battle of Alamo which fought between Mexico and Republic of Texas during the Texas Revolution (1836). Thanks rothko.

A 98 cents Grand Teton National park airmail stamp was used. It was sent from Austin TX 787 on 11.8.2009 with a 7-wavy lines machine cancellation.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


A track inside a bamboo park (Zhuhai Park or 竹海公园) in Guizhou Province. The ID of this postcard is FP8 (10-5) 1998B. Thanks samuelq.

There is a 420 Fen pre-printed stamp with the same design of the postcard. A 10 Fen environmental definitive stamp and a 20 Fen owl stamp (1995-5, 4-2) were added to increase the postage. The card was sent from Hangzhou Yongjinmen 2 (杭州 涌金门 2) on 9.8.2009.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Another postcard sent by Eellaa. This time a view at Saaremaa, the biggest island in Estonia. It is part of Moonsund archipelago. Located in Baltic Sea, this is the beach view of the island.

A gutter pair with two 4.40 value protection of people stamps and a 20s state emblem stamp were used to send this postcard. It was sent on 10.8.2009 at Tallinn too.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Snow covered of the older part of Tallinn. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage under the name "Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn". The tall building at the background is St. Olaf’s church or St. Olav's church (Oleviste kirik). Thanks Eellaa.

This postcard was sent from Tallinn on 10.8.09. Three stamps were used on this postcard. A 1.00 love stamp, a 2.60 farm view and a 4.40 European beaver stamp. All are neatly cancelled at Tallinn on 10.8.2009.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Atypical back country of Finland, forest and water bodies. Known as the country with thousands of lakes and islands, the water bodies are connecting to each others and allow people to travel by boats. Most of the Finland is flatland and covered mostly with coniferous taiga forests and fens. Thanks Kaheli.

A 1 LK/KL stamp with furniture stamp was used on the postcard. The machine cancellation is running out of ink and only lightly cancellation is visible on the postcard.

Friday, April 23, 2010


A postcard shows the Hungarian in folk costumes. The embroideries is vary from region to region. Thanks Zsocsjo again for re-sending another postcard.

A 10Ft furniture definitive stamp and a 250Ft architeture stamp were used to send this postcard. The card some how leaked through the post office in uncancelled condition.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Praia de Santa Cruz at Torres Vedras along the Costa de Prata (Silver Coast). Seaside resort and narrow sandy beach found in certain spots. Thanks ninocas.

A €0,80 dragonfly stamp issued for Açores was used. It was sent from Miguel Bombarda (Queluz) 2745 on 20(?).8.09. "2745" is the postcode for Queluz in Sintra, near the capital, Lisbon.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


The two mountains, Bürgenstock and Stanserhorn near Lucerne. Bürgenstock is completely surrounded by Lake Lucerne. Both mountains are famous as viewpoints. Thanks jamie1972.

A 180 owl stamp was used to send this postcard on 3(?).8.2009. The priority label is attached with the stamp. The machine cancellation from Härkingen 4621 has a Swiss cross symbol.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


A postcard on the ancient transportation route (交通线遗址) with the steppe on the background in Inner Mongolia. The ID of this postcard is 呼伦贝尔 2008(0505)-0011(10-7). Thanks Tangci.

This postcard comes with a pre-printed 80 Fen lotus flower stamp. Additional two bird defintive stamps (1.20 Yuan and 1 Yuan) were added to increase the postage to 3 Yuan. It was sent from a border town, Manzhouli, with postmarks "Neimenggu Manzhouli Toudi 5" (内蒙古 满洲里 投递 5) on 1.8.2009.

Monday, April 12, 2010


A 2008 Beijing Olympic touch relay propaganda postcard for Qingdao (青岛) on 24.7.2008. Qiandao is also the host for sailing competition along its shoreline. Thanks qiuqiu.

This postcard with a pre-printed 80 Fen Olympic stamp was sent from Shangdong Qingdao Liaoyangdonglu 1 (山东 青岛 辽阳东路 1) on 31.7.2009. Additional definitive stamps were added to increase the postage to international destination. They are a 10 Fen environmental stamp, 1 Yuan and 2 Yuan bird stamps.

Since there is not enough space for all the additional stamps on the top right corner, another 60 Fen environmental definitive stamp was pasted on the bottom left corner.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Himeji Castle (姫路城) surrounded by cherry tree in full bloom. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed building under its name "Himeji-jō". This Japanese castle complex is built on a hilltop. It is also one of the famous castle in Japan. It is situated in Hyogo Prefecture. Thanks Yopinori.

A 62 Yen train stamp and a 10 Yen flower definitive stamp were used on this postcard. It was sent from Narita, Chiba on 5.8.09.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


A pair of African lions, Kimbali and Matadi, in the Leipzig Zoo. This zoo well known for its carnivore exhibit, including these lions. Thanks Mbali for the lottery.

A flying goose stamp commemorating Sema Lagerlöf (100 Euro cents) was used. It was stamped at Briefzentrum 04 (Leipzig) on 4/8/2009. This commemorating meter stamping shows the 600th anniversary of Leipzig University.

Monday, April 5, 2010


A postcard for celebrating the anniversary of Cang Lang Hua Hui (沧浪画会) or Cang Lang Art Organization(1912-2007). A historical photo of its members were shown on the postcard. The ID no. is 2007(1001)-0054(12-8). Thanks YingYing.

The back of this postcard is printed with the historical background of . This postcard comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed mei flower stamp. Additional stamps were added to increase the postage paid to 3.30 Yuan. They are two 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps and a 50 Fen agricultural census stamp (1997-2, 1-1). This postcard was sent from Jiangsu Hongze Yingye 10 (江苏 洪泽 营业 10) on 1.8.2009.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


This postcard shows part of the UNESCO World Heritage Area, "Historic Area of Istanbul". İstanbul, as written in Turkish, is an ancient city and also one of the megacity. It extends across two continents, the Europe and Asia. The six-minarets Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) is shown here. This mosque is also known as Blue Mosque due to the blue color tiles used adorning its interior walls. The two shorter obelisks are at the right side of the postcard. The water body at the background is where the Bosphorus Strait meets the Sea of Marmara. Thanks roseberry.

A pair of 50 Kurus ship stamps were used on this postcard. The round postmark is not very clear and the dark shaded background of the stamps made it harder to recognize the words on the postmark.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


One of sceneries in Mount Taishan (泰山), the Daguan Peak (大观峰) has rock inscriptions. Located in Shangdong Province near Tai'an (泰安), this mountain is listed in UNESCO World Heritage under the same name, "Mount Taishan". The rock inscriptions in Mount Taishan are protected under National Heritage List too. There are more than 1800 inscriptions by various emperors, royalties, nobles and poets. Thanks rainbow_wind.

This card was sent from Hunan Changsha Hanjianshoutong 6 (湖南 长沙 函件收筒6) on 2.8.2009. "Hanjianshoutong" is Mail collected from mailbox. A 150 Fen Yandi Mausoleum (炎帝陵) stamp (1998-23, 3-3) and a 3Yuan greeting stamp were used.