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.