Saturday, July 31, 2010


The Blue Mosque of istanbul or known officially as Sultan Ahmet Mosque. It is one of the mosque with six minarets, where it is commonly having four. It is located in the old part of Istanbul, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List with the name "Historic Areas of Istanbul". Thanks pinuccia.

It was sent from Ankara 64 on 14.11.2009. The upper part of the cancellation is too light to read the exact place (maybe Ulus) where it was cancelled. A 90 Kurus fortification in Amasya with Turkish flag stamp was used to send this postcard.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


A "Did you know" postcard from Canada. It highlights the Inukshuk, an ancient sculpture of the Inuit people. Built on the hilltop, it might use to indicate the territory of a family group. Thanks phuleshouse.

A $1.65 Quatchi stamp of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled by 5-straight lines without datestamp and place of stamping.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


A greeting postcard with flower bunch and trumpet from Turkey. Thanks moonlight.

This postcard was sent on 10.11.2009 from Aselsa Şubesi Bimat Ankara. A 90 Yeni Kurus Aydin stamp was used to send this postcard.

Monday, July 26, 2010


An Artic tern postcard from Finland. It is found in Artic region, from Eurasia to North America. This is a migratory bird, which means it will travel from one place to another (normally heading south) during the winter in Northern Hemisphere. Thanks xpaula.

A Europa €0,80 stamp showing night view with planets was used to send this postcard. The meter cancellation is partially printed, especially at the date stamp. It was sent from Vaasa on an unknown date.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


A postcard from Porto or Oporto, along Douro River. The historical centre of this city is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Historic Centre of Oporto". The magnificent Sé do Porto or Oporto Cathedral, with two square towers, could be seen at the back. The magnificent Episcopal Palace is also in the picture. A city in which the country is born. This city is also the cultural capital of Europe too. Thanks Miceu.

A €0,80 tram stamp was used to send this postcard from Vila Nova de Gaia 4400, a city across the river from Porto. The date of sending is unclear.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


A postcard from London showing Westminster Abbey, the popular name for "Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster". It is one of the most famous place for the British Crown. It is the tradisional place for coronation and burial ground for the Crown. It is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage List with the title "Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church". Thanks reader22.

A 62p Oueen Elizaberth II stamp was used to send this postcard from Preston on 20.11.2009. The meter cancellation is nicely printed on the postcard. It has 6-wavy lines printed exactly on the place where the stamp is.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Museum of Folk Architecture and Way of Life of the Middle Doipro Region is an open air museum in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. On this postcard, it shows the St. George Church of Shelestove village (1768), a classic example of Lemko architecture. It is considered as the centerpiece of the museum, which features more than 30 traditional buildings. Thanks alivemary.

It was sent from Kyiv on 14.11.2009 using a E value indicator stamp. A common 3-wavy lines meter cancellation cancels the stamp.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Rhein Falls (or Rheinfall in German) are the largest plain waterfall in Europe. These falls are located in High Rhin, near Schaffhausen. The building on the background is Schloss Laufen. Thanks jamie1972.

Another Swiss postcard with a 180Rp (c./ct./rp.) owl stamp. This postcard was sent from Littau 6014 on 8.9.2009. The pictorial meter cancellation shows the town view with its name. Orange-color bar code was printed just below the cancellation.

Friday, July 16, 2010


A view on the Bamboo-lined Path at Yungi (云栖竹径). It was located inside the West Lake Scenic Area (西湖风景区) in Zhejiang. Thanks sheeta.

A 1.20 Yuan Year of the Rat stamp (2008-1, 2-1) and a 3 Yuan greetings stamp were used to send this postcard. They were cancelled at Zhejiang Yuyao Simen 5 (浙江 余姚 泗门 5) on 24.8.2009.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


A nature view postcard from Finland. Four seasons in Finland. The main picture is the summer view of woodland. Some of the animals are shown on this postcard. Thanks MaHaKo.

A 1 lk/kl moth stamp was used to send this postcard from Turku on 9.9.2009. The Finnish meter cancellation has both Finnish and Swedish language. As for this one Turku - Åbo.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


An artistic postcard showing a bowl of strawberries. Thanks Los.

A 3 Yuan greetings stamp was used. It was cancelled with red-color cancellation of Guangdong Huadu Xinhua 19 (广东 花都 新华 19) on 11.9.2009.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


A view on how traditional farming tool was used to plough the terranced rice fields Guangxi. The theme of this postcard is "soul of mountain". Thanks sihaicongheng.

It was sent from Guangdong Maoming Chaoyang 1 (广东 茂名 朝阳 1) on 2.9.2009. A 4.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp and three 10 Fen environmental definitive stamps were used to send this postcard.

Due to lack of space, two of the 10 Fen stamps were pasted on the bottom of the postcard.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


An artistic card with a rear-view mirror showing a house getting far and far. On the bottom, there is a sentence, "Get miles away". Thanks MotherBrando for your third card with the same ID no.

A postcard with lot of stamps, a 10 cents American clock, 5 cents Teaport, 79 cents airmail stamp, 3 cents star and stripes and a 2 cents jewerly. It was sent from Des Moines on 29.8.2009.

Friday, July 9, 2010


A drawing showing one of the Corner Towers on the Outer City Wall (外城角楼) of Beijing. Due to the city expansion, all the corner towers of Outer City wall have been dismantled in the 1930s and again during 1950s. The Tower on this postcard was dismantled in 1950s. Thanks xiaoyu.

This postcard was sent from Beijing Wanshoulu 20 (北京 万寿路 20) on 8.8.2009. A 1.50 Yuan Bodhisatva figurine (1997-9, 6-5) and a 3 Yuan greetings stamps were used.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


The sunrise at Wulaofeng (五老峰) of Lushan (庐山). This is the theme for this postcard from Lushan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This place is also a world GeoPark. Thanks llareine.

Two definitive bird stamps with face values 2 Yuan and 1Yuan were used to paid the postage. It was sent from Gansu Yuzhong Minda Yingye 1(甘肃 榆中 民大营业 1) on 1.9.2009.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


A rainbow is seen across a place near West Lake, Hangzhou (杭州 西湖). According to sender, this view might be taken from some one at Hubinlu (湖滨路). Thanks ILOLO.

The postage was paid with franking machine from Guangzhou Huangpotong 1 (广州 黄婆洞 1) on 6.9.2009. The code for the machine is Yue (粤) AA 306. A rather blur franking cancellation. Yue is the abbreviation in Chinese for Guangdong Province.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


An old mansion (袁氏大屋) at Chung Hau, Mui Wo, Lantau Island (大嶼山 梅窩 涌口). This old mansion was built by Yuen's family using granite. It includes a watch tower and defence against pirates. Thanks winsome.

A $3 bird definitive stamp was used to paid the postage. It was sent on 4.9.2009 with the meter cancellation of Hong Kong H8. The ink markings from this cancellation are observed on the front of the postcard too.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


A postal card from Shaanxi (陕西) showing the province's folkways painted clay figurines. On this postcard it shows a bull head figurine. The ID no. of this postcard is 2007(2701)-0026(2-2). Thanks BG9BKM.

It was sent from Xi'an Chonglou Yingye 1 (西安 钟楼营业 1) on 24.8.2009 using a meter cancellation. This card has a pre-printed 4.50 Yuan flower stamp, therefore, enough to cover the postage.

Additional scenery postmark of Labrang Monastery (拉卜楞寺) from Xi'an was cancelled on the postcard on 2.8.2009.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


A picture of Carcol Fall, Canela, Rio Grande do Sul (RS). The smaller picture shows the close up of the Fall. It is one of the ecotourism attraction in her city. Thanks RafaSantander.

It was sent on 24.8.2009 from AC Central Porto ? - Porto Alegre/RS. Two stamps were used. They are R$1,00 Portuguese countries and a R$0,10 definitive stamp showing trumpet.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Juodkrantė is a quiet Lithuanian sea side resort village. It is located on the Curonian Spit. This sand dune, shared by Lithuanian and Russian, which is separating Curonian Lagoon from Baltic Sea, is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Curonian Spit". Thanks kisto4ka.

A 2.90Lt train anniversary was used to send this postcard from Klalfeda on 21.8(?).2009. A clear postmark except for its center part.