Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Zanqiao (栈桥), a modern pier, was started to built during imperial china in 1892. It is a landmark of Qingdao (青岛). Over the years it was enlarged. An octagonal pavilion, known as Billowing Back and Forth Tower (花莲阁), was constructed in 1930 at the end of the pier . The ID of this postcard is 鲁(Lu) YP0276(12-4). Thanks xiaozhizi.

It was sent from Shandong Zhucheng Yingye 1 (山东 诸城 营业 1) on 23.8.2009. A 60 Fen flower stamp was pre-printed on the postcard. Another two bird definitive stamps, with face values, 80 Fen and 4.20 Yuan, were added to increase the postage paid.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


A postal card with the theme "Jiangxi Ganjiang River running hundreds of miles" (千里赣江) with the ID no. FP15(10-1)2001B. Ganjiang is a river in Jiangxi Province. It flows into Changjiang or Yangtze River (长江) through Poyang Lake (鄱阳湖). Thanks yunshui.

A 4.20 Yuan stamp with same design of the postcard on the front was pre-printed. Additional stamps with 10 Fen (environmental definitive stamp) and 20 Fen (cycad, 1996-7, 4-1) values were added. It was sent from Jiangsu Changsu Shajiabing 1 (江苏 常熟 沙家浜1) on 27.8.2009.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


A 40 Fen postal card JP72(4-2)1998 with the UPU theme showing mailman in the ancient China with their horses. It was sent from Jiangsu Dongtai Gulou 1 (江苏 东台 鼓楼 1) on 19.7.2009. Thanks gafazou. It managed to slip through the post without any surcharge.

The other side of the postcard is plain and for the sender to write.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


A postcard that shows a temple and a pagoda. It maybe taken from Nanchan Temple (南禪寺) of Wuxi, Jiangsu (江苏 無錫). The pagoda is Miaoguang Pagoda (妙光塔) of the temple. The water body in the picture is one of the rivers crisscross in the city. Thanks Shenhua.

A 500 Fen Great Wall definitive stamp was used. It was sent from Hangzhou Xiasha 1 (杭州 下沙 1) on 31.8.2009.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Palas of the Castle of Burghausen (Burg zu Burghausen), the longest castle complex in Upper Bavaria. Thanks JaniD.

Two stamps, a 45 cents flower definitive stamp and a 55 cents winter view stamp, were used to pay the postage for this postcard. They are cancelled on 30.8.2009 with pictorial meter cancellation from Briefzentrum 80 (München/Munich).

Thursday, June 24, 2010


This postcard shows a money god made by local folk art from Sha'anxi (陕西). The postcard ID no is Sha'anxi 2008-2701(BK)-2012. Thanks Sue.

Two 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used to increase the postage as there is a 80 Fen Year of the Rat stamp pre-printed on the postcard. It was sent from Xi'an Yantalu 1 (西安 雁塔路 1) on 2.9.2009.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A winter view on Alexandria Dendrology Park located in Bila Tserkva. The structure at the center is known as the Chinese Bridge. Thanks alivemary.

It was sent on 18.8.2009 from Kyiv using a E value indicator stamp. A common 3-wavy lines meter cancellation is used to cancel the stamp.

Monday, June 21, 2010


A Jiangsu (江苏) postcard showing Tianning Pagoda (天宁塔). It is located in Yizhang (仪征). This pagoda is the highest of its kind in the province. The postcard ID no. is Jiangsu 2008-1006(BK)-5011(4-1). Thanks Guangshan.

This postcard was sent from Shanghai Heqin 7 (上海 合庆 7). A 3.70 Yuan tiger stamp (2000-3, 10-9) was used in addition to the 80 Fen Year of the Rat pre-printed stamp.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Another giant panda postcard from China. This time is a group of pandas. It is a postcal card from Sichuan (四川) with the ID no. 2007(2300)-0002(4-4). Thanks Daisy.

There is a pre-printed 4.50 Yuan flower stamp for international postcard rate. A philatelic postmark from Leshan Tianxinglu post office (乐山市??? 天星路邮政?? 1) cancelled it on 29.8.2009. Uneven stamping and dirty mark make it hard to read some of the characters.

Additionally, an ordinary daily postmark from Sichuan Leshan Tianxinglu 2 (四川 乐山 天星路2) was stamped on the same day.

Friday, June 18, 2010


A giant panda is found hanging on the tree. Its head is put between the branches as like hangging. What a playful animal. Thanks ji3413.

Bird definitive stamps with face values 40 Fen and 2 Yuan (2 pieces) were used. They are cancelled at Tianjin Tanggu Jinjianglu 1 (天津 塘沽 金江路 1) on 22.8.2009.

Another 10 Fen environmental stamp is found on the lower corner. This made up the postage paid is 4.50 Yuan.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


A signage made from rock at Haikou Crater Scenic Park (海口火山口公园). This geological park house a few death volcanos at the north of Hainan Island. Several craters are found here indicate volcanos existed in the ancient time. Thanks PL〓 for a postcard from Hainan.

It was sent from Guangxi Hengxian Fengfa 1 (广西 横县 封发1) on 27.8.2009. The stamps used on this postcard are 150 Fen ancirnt artifact (1999-3, 4-3) and 3 Yuan UPU stamp (1994-15, 1-1) taken from a miniture sheet.

Additional scenic blue-color postmark from Hainan Sanya (海南 三亚) with the word "End of the World" (天涯海角) was found at the bottom. The date indicated it was stamped long time ago, it was 1.6.9(?)8.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


A postcard showing Baoguo Temple (报国寺) of Shanghai (上海). It is located in Zhujiajiao Town, Qingbu District (青浦区 朱家角镇). The lake where the temple situated is Dianshan Lake (淀山湖), as seen in this postcard. Thanks Kalee.

A 200 Fen 200 Fen coral fish stamp (1998-29, 8-1) was used. It was sent from Guangdong Gaozhou Sishui (广东 高州 泗水) on 24.8.2009. Definately, the postage is under-paid. However, only a pen-written T mark with postage due is written at the bottom (not shown).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A self-made postcard to commemorative anniversary of Any one who wish to swap postcards with Chinese speaking swappers can do it here. Thanks Wen for sharing your masterpiece.

Two NT$5 World Games in Kaoshiung were used to send this postcard. Another blur postmark, only the round shape framework is clear.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Klosters Dorf and Platz at 1200m with Madrisa Bahn (cable car). It is a well known skil resort near Zürich. A view from the top with the cable car going up. Thanks azzurri.

Another postcard sent with an 180Rp. (c./ct./rp) owl stamp with a clear postmark with Swiss Cross. It was sent from Zürich-Mulligen Briefzentrum 8010 on 30.8.2009.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


A multiview postcard on St. Kilda, an innercity suburb of Melbourne. The Stokehouse on the upper left. On the upper right is the Luna Park, an iconic amusement park. On the bottom from left to right are Cafe at the Sea Baths and Acland Street. Thanks Aussiebear.

A A$1.40 Russell Falls, Tasmania stamp for international post was used to pay the postage. The meter cancellation is blur. It was sent on 27.8.2009.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


A Nationalist era musical platform (音乐台) located in southeastern of Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum (中山陵) in Nanjing. It was built to cater for performing art for the events in commemorating Dr. Sun. Thanks zita.

The postage was paid with franking meter from Shanghai Lujiazui 9 (上海 陆家嘴 9) on 24.8.2009. A fine example for the franking cancellation with the value 4.50 Yuan. 泸(Lu) G 24 must be the code for this post office.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Postcard from a collection set of pen-and-ink drawing on Qingdao (青岛) scenery. A reminiscences of the childhood at Fushan Zhi Road (福山支路). Thanks ice.

A 290 Fen joint issue with Singapore stamp (1996-28, 2-2) and a 10 Fen envinronmental stamp were used to make up the ordinal international postcard rate. It was sent from Beijing Suzhoujie 15 (北京 苏州街 15) on 17.8.2009.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Burg Eltz or Castle Castle in the Eifel Mountains, Rhileland Palatinate. It is a private property under the ownership of von Eltz family, whose history dates back to the 12th century. Today, it is partially open to visitors. Thanks RikeH

Two lighthouse stamps with 45 cents and 55 cents each were used on this postcard. They are cancelled with a pictorial cancellation from Briefzentrum 23 (Lübeck) on 24.8.2009.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


A postcard on Vsikhsvyatska Church or Church of All Saints above the Economic Gate (1696-1698). Thanks alivemary.

An E value indicator stamp was used to pay the postage. It was sent from Kyiv on 18.8.2009 using the common three wavy lines meter cancellation.

Monday, June 7, 2010


A new year greeting lotery postcard but the section with lotery number was cut away. The postcard ID no. is HP2003B(4-2). There are some auspicious animals with dragon drives the car. Thanks tangbo626.

This postcard has a 60 Fen Year of the Goat pre-printed stamp and it was sent from Chongqing Banan Lijiatuo 11 (重庆 巴南 李家沱 11) on 18.8.2009. Additional stamps were added. These stamps are Tianjin scupture folk art (1996-30, 4-4), a scuptured figurine (1997-9, 6-3) and a 40 Fen bird definitive stamp. There are two unrelated red-color postmarks on the bottom. One is a commemorative of the opening of Beijing Olympic on 8.8.2008 from Chongqing. Another undated postmark is from a branch post office, Peidu Yingye (陪都 营业), of the same city.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


A nice view from the French Quarter (or Vieux Carré) of New Orleans showing one of the properties and its courtyard. This is the oldest part of the city. This neighborhood is a National Historical Landmark. Thanks dawlin.

Several definitive stamps were used on this postcard. There are two types of American flag with different denominations (42 cents and 44 cents) and two 10 cents American clock stamps. This postcard was sent on 20.8.2009. The meter cancellation is quite blur, I guess it is from Gretna, LA 700.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


A UNESCO postcard from China showing the top of Mount Tai or Taishan (泰山) of Shangdong Province with part of the temple complex is seen on the picture. This mountain is listed in the Heritage List under the name "Mount Taishan". Thanks ICE.

This postcard was sent from Guangdong Shenzhen Henggang 38 (广东 深圳 横岗38 ) on 21.8.2009. These stamps are Xi'an wall tower (1997-19, 4-3), orchid (2001-18, 4-1) and UPU stamp (1999-9, 2-1).

Friday, June 4, 2010


A multiview postcard from Tarnów, southeastern Poland. Several historical buildings are shown on this postcard. The main picture on the top is Cathedral Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary (Bazylika katedralna Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny). At the bootom is a picture on Rynek. On the left side, from the top to bottom, are Plac i pomnik Ofiar Stalinizmu, ul. Walowa, plac Kazimierza Wielkiego, ul. Lwowska, Ratusz (Town Hall) and ul. Kapitulna. Thanks Miodek16.

This postcard was sent from Dabrowa Tarnowska on 21.8.09. Three 50gr building definitive stamps and a 2zł building definitive stamp were used to pay the postage.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Calligraphic legacy of Chinese culture. This scene was taken from Taichung (台中). Here, it shows different form of calligraphic. This postcard is part of the promoting Taiwan postcard. Thanks ya-ting.

A NT$10 Taihu (lake) stamp was used to send this postcard from Taichung. It was processed from Taichung Mail Processing Center (台中處理中心) on 24.8.2009.