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.