Friday, December 30, 2011


A postcard showing of Gençliğe Hitabe (Address to the Turkish Youth) by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with his image and Turkish flag. Thanks gokche.

A pair of T value stamps of Feza Gürsey, a Mathematician. This card was sent from 11.1.2010. This cancellation is not clear.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


A postcard from Bratislava showing the outling of its landmarks in old city. On the right is the Bratislava Castle (Bratislavský hrad), with its four corner towers, on top of a hill. The spire of St. Martin's Cathedral (Katedrála svätého) is seen on the left. Thanks scareface.

A pair of orchid stamps with value-indicated for "T2-500g" were used to send this postcard. It was sent from Nitra, with postcode 94910, on 9.1.2010.

Monday, December 19, 2011


A lottery greeting postcard of the Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (喜洋洋与灰太狼), a Chinese animated television series. This postcard shows the enemies sharing same pot of meals. The postcard ID no. is 2010-440000-13-0088-000. Thanks ICE.

This lottery greeting postcard comes with a pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Tiger stamp. Additional stamp, a 2 Yuan legend stamp (2003-20, 5-5), was added to increase the postage. However, it is still insufficient to cover the postage. A T mark is stamped with pen-written "170". This postcard was processed at Guangdong Shenzhen Zhongxinju(Ji) 2 on 11.1.2010. The Chinese characters are "广东 深圳 中心局(机)2". "Zhongxinju (Ji)" means center (machine).

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Vineyard in Kras (Krasu) Plateau, southwestern Slovenia, in the Littoral region. This place is famous for its karst topography and given the name, Krasu. This region has a relatively mild climate, suitable for cultivation of different kinds of fruits, such as this vineyard. Thanks ma7mak.

Two orchid definitve stamps were used on this postcard. They are with face value 0,05 and B-value indicated stamp. It was sent from Dutovlje, a settlement in Littoral region with postcode 6221, on 3.1.2010.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


A street scene of Xiachi Jie or Street in Yinchuan (银川 小吃街). The building at the background is the South Gate (南门). The ID for this postcard is 2004(3000)-0010(13-11). Thanks xiaoguai.

This postcard is cancelled with postmarks from Ningxia Yinchuan Dalou 3 (宁夏 银川 大楼 3) on 9.1.2010. To increase the postage paid, beside the 60 Fen peony pre-printed stamp, a 2 Yuan and a 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Part of the Krka National Park, Skradinski buk is a well known waterfall in Dalmatia. The national park is named after the Krka River. This waterfall is the lowest of the three sets of waterfalls formed along the Krka river. Thanks rlicul.

This postcard is sent from Pula 52103 on 7.1.2010. Several low-value stamps are used to pay its postage. Three different definitive embroidery stamps with face values 0.10 kn, 0.50 kn and 1.00 kn each were used on the card, together with a 1.80 kn painting by Nives Kavurić-Kurtović stamp and a 3.50 kn sturgeon stamp.

Friday, November 11, 2011


A postcard showing the Khuê Văn Các (Khue Van Pavilion) of Văn Miếu (Temple of Literature). Văn Miếu is a temple of Confucious in Hanoi. Through this pavilion, one would enter the third courtyard. At the center of this courtyard is the Thien Quang Tinh (Well of Heavenly Clarity). Thanks joinhannoi.

A pair of 4.500₫ flower stamps were used to pay the postage. However, they are not cancelled. There is no postal marking on the postcard too.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


A postcard shows the ancient building in Wenzhou (温州). This postcard features the Baixiang Pagoda or White Elephant Pagoda (白象塔). It is located in Nanbaixiang, Ouhai District (瓯海区 南白象), on the side of Wenruitang River(温瑞塘河). The original pagoda was built in Song Dynasty. It is re-built in 1999. Relics found during rebuilding is housed in the local museum. The ID for this postcard is 2009-330300-11-0028-001. Thanks kathy89.

A pair of 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps are added to increase the postage paid, as there is a pre-printed 80 Fen lotus stamp.This postcard is cancelled at Zhejiang Wenzhou Huochezhan 26(浙江 温州 火车站 26) on 16.12.2009.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Postcard showing the now dismantled opera stand of Dayedian or Daye Temple (大爷殿古戏台). The site of this stand was located at No. 23, Dayedian Xiang or Lane (大爷殿巷), on the east of Maxingseng Jie or Street's middle section (麻行僧街 中段). The original structure was built during Ming Dynasty. Later, it was re-built in republican era. The ID for this postcard is 2009-330300-11-0028-004. Thanks kathy89.

A 80 Fen lotus flower stamp is pre-printed on this postcard. A pair of 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps are used to increase the postage. They are cancelled at Zhejiang Wenzhou Huochezhan (浙江 温州 火车站) on . "Huochezhan" is railways station in Chinese.

Monday, October 24, 2011


A postcard on Fujian Tulou or Fujian earth building (福建土楼). This type of residential can be found at the border areas of Fujian, Guangdong and Jiangsi. They are used to be dwellings come defensive structures. Majority of those famous tulou are found at southeastern of Fujian Province. This unique structures are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Fujian Tulou". There are 46 sites listed under the world heritage list. If not mistaken, this picture shows the Chuxi Tulou cluster (初溪土樓群), which is located in Chuxi village, Xiayang township, Yongding County (永定县 下洋镇 初溪村). Thanks luoluoda.

Unfotunately, this postcard arrived without a stamp or any postmark. But, you may notice there is gum trace (perforated L-shaped, below "R" of "CARD"). According to sender, it was a 3 Yuan greeting stamp. Somehow, it is missing in the delivering process.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


A LOMO type of postcard which showing a casing within a casing, both are decorated with gold-color patterns. Thanks kelly.

Its postage was paid with a pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps and a 50 Fen environmental definitive stamp. They are cancelled at Shanghai Caohejing 15 (上海 漕河泾 15) on 21.12.2009.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


An artistic postcard on the baubles, a decorative sphere. They are one of the ornaments used on a Christmas tree. Thanks danH.

A pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps ans a 80 Fen environmental definitive stamp were used to pay the postage. This card was sent from Nanchang Mindelu 1 (南昌 民德路 1) on 21.12.2009.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


A new year greeting lottery postcard with santa claus. It is a postcard of national series with ID no. HP2010(2)Y. Thanks lightmemo.

Additional two stamps were used with the 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. They are 200 Fen scenery stamp (1997-16, 8-7) and 20 Fen stamp on posts in ancient China (1995-13, 2-1). This postcard was processed and cancelled by Hunan Shaoyang Chukou 2 (湖南 邵阳 出口 2) on 13.12.2009.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


An airport postcard of Incheon International Airport (인천국제공항). The largest airport in South Korea. It is serving the Seoul national capital area. The traffic centre is shown on the left. Thanks QiuQiu.

This South Korean postcard sent from Taiwan. Many low face value stamps from different period were used. A NT$1 dog stamp, a NTS5 children's drawing, a NT$2 Li Shan Mountain, NT$1 flower definitive stamp, NT$1 bird definitive stamp and a NT$2 fish stamp were used. They are cancelled in Taipei Da'an (台北大安) on 20.12.2009.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


A new year greeting lottery card issued by Shenzhen post office. The ID for this postcard is 2010-440307-13-0007-001. Thanks ICE.

This postcard comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. Additional stamps were added. They are 1.20 Yuan Zhangfei Temple stamp and 80Fen legend stamp. However, the postage is still underpaid. A T mark with 20 (Fen) was stamped on the card. The red-color airmail stamp was pen-cancelled too. The stamps were cancelled by postmark from Guangdong Shenzhen Pingxin 2 (关东深圳 平信 2).

A meter cancellation of Guangdong Shenzhen Zhongxinju (Ji) 2 or 广东深圳 中心局(机)2 in Chinese is found inverted printed at the bottom. This indicated it was first machine cancelled but the position was put wrongly.

Monday, September 5, 2011


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Храм Христа Спасителя) of Moscow. It is located in the bank of Moscow River. It is rebuilt in 1990s as the original building was dynamited and reduced to rubble in the 1930s. It is the tallest Orthodox church in the world. Thanks raima.

This card was sent Moscow with postcode 1119?5 from on 18.11.2009. Three definitive stamps were used to send this postcard. They are 10p. Moscow Kremlin, 5.00p. Kuskovo (Кусково) and 4.00p. Pavlovsk (Павловск) stamp.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


A night view card of Praha (Prague) showing Karlův most (Charles Bridge) in Malá Strana, a district in this city. On the higher ground at the back is Pražský hrad (Prague Castle). This Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site under the name "Historic Centre of Prague". Thanks Petula07.

It was sent from 22200 Praha 022 on 21.11.2009. A 1Kč flower definitive stamp, a 8Kč tree stamp and a 9Kč anniversary stamp were used. This meter cancellation is promoting the use of EMS service.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


La Tour Eiffel or Eiffel Tower with thunder in its background. A famous landmark in Paris. It is located by the side of the Champ de Mars, a green space in 7th arrondissement, beside Seine River. Thanks Catty412.

A landmark stamp with postage to world (monde 20g) was used on this postcard. It was cancelled in Paris Villette CPC (18e Arr.) on 10.11.2009.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Palais Longchamp of Marseille, which houses the museum of fine art and natural history museum of this city. It is located in Parc Longchamp, a municipal park in the 4th arrondisement. Thanks anjara.

Three €0,10 definitive stamps and a non-value indicator stamp (lettre prioritaire 20g) of l'awara fruit stamp were used to send this postcard. It was processed on 26.11.2009 at post office with code 21048A.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


A postcard showing the St. Celement's Church (Sv. Kliment) or Saint Panteleimon (Sveti Pantelejmon), a monastery in Plaošnik, an archaeological and holy place in Ohrid. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site under the name "Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region". Thanks anagahan.

It was sent from Skopje with postcode 1020 on 28.11.2009. A 10ден bell stamp and a 30ден globe stamp were used to send this postcard.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Winter morning in Nyhavn, a waterfront district in København (Copenhagen). This district has colorful 17th and early 18th century townhouse in front of the canal. This heritage port has its canal packed with wooden boats. Thanks annab3783.

A 100 ore definitive stamp and a 8.00 winter leisure stamp were used to send this postcard. They are cancelled at Sydjyllands on 1.12.2009.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


A view of Toronto skyline from the Toronto Island Airport. The CN Tower, a communication and observatory tower and also the tallest structure in Toronto, is seen projected from downtown Toronto. Thanks renegade_Cavalcade. Two meter cancellation could be seen printed on this postcard on 25.11.2009 by postal sorting machine with postcode L8E 2RD.

A $1.65 Quatchi, mascot of Vancouver Winter Olympic, stamp is used. After twice not able to cancel this stamp, finally, it was done manually. A round shape Toronto ??L 3TO cancelled this stamp on 26.11.2009, the next time after this postcard was processed in the sorting machine.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


A multiview postcard from Castelo Novo, a historical village in Fundão. On the upper left is lgreja da Misericórdia. Panorama village of this village on the upper right. Torre de Menage is at the bottom right. Beira Baixa in the lower left. Thanks miceu.

This card was sent from Devesas(?) (V.N. Gaia) with postcode 4400 on 2.12.2009. A €0,80 African cuisine stamp was used to pay its postage.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


A postcard showing the Praia Formosa (Formosa Beach) in Santa Maria Island, Açores (Azores), in the Atlantic Ocean. This place is famous on this island for its white sandy beach across the bay. Thanks joaninha.

A €0.80 figure head stamp was used to send this postcard. It was sent from mainland Portugal and cancelled at Redondo with postcode 7170 on 30.11.2009.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


A multiview postcard from Bad Laer, a municipality and health resort in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony. The landmark of this place is St. Marien with its tower (bottom left). The photo in the center bottom, Fachwerkgebäude is shown on left. The hotel which RikeH stayed is also in this picture. Thanks RikeH for sending this card when travelling.

A 10 cents flower definitive stamp and a 90 cents building stamp were used to send this postcard. It was sent on 30.11.2009 with 6-wavy meter cancellation of Briefzentrum 32 (Herford) .