Monday, December 31, 2012


A lottery greeting letter card issued for Dalian Branch of the China Postal Saving Bank (中国邮政储蓄银行). The ID no. is 09-210201-13-0264-000. Thanks rbit for another postcard and used stamps inside it.

It has a 1.20 Yuan preprinted stamp of buffalo with a kid on it. Three 80 Fen children's painting stamps (2009-10, 4-1) were added. It was sent from Guangdong Huizhou Longhu 7 (广东 惠州 龙湖 7) on 19.5.2010.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


A painting of the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow. It is also known as Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery (Новоде́вичий монасты́рь). It is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent".Thanks zzhenka.

A 10p. commemorative stamp was used together with two Kremlin definitive stamps (10p. and 3p.) and a wildlife definitive stamp (0.10p.). It was sent from Kaluga (Калуга) with zipcode 248099 on 10.5.2010. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012


A postcard by Slowly Cafe in Fanpolou, Gulangyu, Xiamen (厦门 鼓浪屿 番婆楼). It may shows a corner of this cafe. Thanks Chrischin or 14.

It was sent with two stamps, a 2 Yuan wood carve (2004-2, 4-4) and a 100 Fen traffic police (1998-4, 6-4). They are cancelled at Beijing Xisi 20 (北京 西四 20) on 7.6.2010.

Friday, December 28, 2012


An advertisement by focuscard (乐卡). This card promoted the Sculpture Project of the EXPO Boulevard in conjuction with the Shanghai 2010 EXPO. Thanks shang.

It was sent with a postage paid marking from Shanghai Leshanlu 5 (上海 乐山路 5) with code "泸A44" on 10.6.2010. The postage paid is unclear, probably 6 Yuan.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


A postcard covered with brown paper for writing. A fully used postcard. The content is covered with gray color boxes. Thanks Aris Toto.

This card was sent with two stamps. These stamps are 200 Fen fish (1998-29,8-7) and 1.20 Yuan wood carve of children (2007-4, 4-3). They are cancelled with postmarks of Guangdong Zhanjiang Pingxin 3 (广东 湛江 平信 3) on 7.6.2010.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


A creative postmark showing drawings on a page. Thanks BoBo to send it during a gathering.

It was sent with five 80 Fen rose personalized stamps. They are cancelled with postmark of Chongqing Sanxiaguangchang (Fenfa) 2 (重庆 三峡广场 (封发)2) on 1.6.2010.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


A lottery greeting postcard showing CiCi (嘻嘻) of the Chinese local animation monkey (悠嘻猴). This postcard is 09-650000-13-0010-002. Thanks 1centmagenta.

This pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Ox stamp was cancelled with a pictorial commemorative postmark. It is celebrating the International Museum Day at the Museum of Aksu, Xinjiang with a temporary post stand there (新疆 阿克苏 博物馆(临)) on 18.5.2010. Additional stamps were added. They are 1.20 Yuan bird and 100 Fen Great Wall definitive stamps. They were cancelled at Xinjiang Aksu Nandajie Yingye 1 (新疆 阿克苏 ئاقسۇ‎ 南大街 营业 1) on the same day.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Another postcard on Guangzhou of yesteryear. This was the decorated gateway of the Guangzhou National Products Fair (广州市国货展览会) in January 1931. It was held at Fengning Road (丰宁路), currently known as Renmin Road (人民中路). Thanks yoka.

It was sent with two stamps, a 1.20 Yuan bird definitive and a 2.80 Yuan orchid stamp (2001-18, 4-4). They are neatly cancelled with postmark of Guangdong Shunde Pingxin (Tongqu) 1 (广东 顺德 平信(筒取) 1) on 30.5.2010. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012


A lottery greeting letter card issued for Nanjing Municipal Development and Reform Commission (南京市发展和改革委员会). The ID no. is 10-320100-13-0308-000. A red-color arrival cancellation of Shandong Dezhou (山东 德州) is found at the bottom left indicating it has miss-sent to there due to the similarity of zip-code. Thanks maya.

This card has a 1.20 Yuan pre-printed fan-shaped stamp. Additional four 80 Fen Chinese knotting personalized stamps were used. They are cancelled at Sichuan Dazhou Huochezhan 4 (四川 达州 火车站 4) on 20.5.2010. Huochezhan means railway station.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


A home-made postcard shows the dragonfly rest on a flower of a glass under a clear blue sky with clouds. Thanks ebin.

A postcard sent with three opera figure stamps of two designs. They are one 80 Fen and two 1.20 Yuan (2007-5, 6-1 and 6-2). The red-color machine cancellation of Guangdong Xinxing Pingxin (广东 新兴 平信) is not that clear when printed on the darker shade of the stamp. The town name is still managed to be identified. It is done on 26.5.2010.

Friday, December 21, 2012


A postcard shows the yesteryear of Guangzhou. This is the street view with "mobile box library" (箱形巡回文库) in the early 1920s. Thanks Aquarian.

This card was sent with a 4.50 Yuan postage paid marking of a post office in Guangzhou on 27.5.2010. The writing is illegible, only the partial identifiable and also its code "粤AA276".

Thursday, December 20, 2012


A lottery greeting postcard issued for Nanjing Branch of China Mobile (中国移动通讯). The postcard ID no. is 09-320100-13-0250-000. Thanks gafazou.

The pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Ox stamp is cancelled with a pictorial postmark of the EXPO 2010, which is held between 1.5.2010 to 31.10. 2010. A normal postmark of Shanghai EXPO 18 (上海 世博 18) was cancelled on 7.6.2010 along with an unwritten postage due mark of Shanghai 201051 Branch for local destination.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012


A postcard shows one of the winter scene in Shichahai Hutong (什刹海胡同) in Beijing. This historical scenic area is located to the northwest of Forbidden City. The rock bridge is known as Yingding Bridge (银锭桥) of silver ingot. Thanks Xibi.

Two stamps were used but there is no cancellation on this card. These stamps are 3 Yuan greeting stamp and 150 Fen fire fighters stamp (1998-4, 6-5).

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


A postcard on the famous Chinese play "The Story of Western Wing" or "Romance of the West Chamber" (西厢记). This card shows the scene of  "Fist meet" (初遇). Thanks cannycjy.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Guangzhou Beijinglu 1 () on 5.6.2012. The date is not that clear but it is identified with the aid of date on the postcard. Additional commemorative pictorial postmarks were stamped on this card. On the top is celebrating children's day on 1.6.2010. At the bottom is the issue of Chinese animation "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf".

Monday, December 17, 2012


A lottery greeting postcard depicts the cherry blossom. The ID for this postcard is 10-330600-13-0048-002. Another thanks to 1centmagenta.

 This 80 Fen Year of the Tiger pre-printed stamp is cancelled with the World Environment Day commemorative postmark of Aksu, Xinjiang on 5.6.2010.Two other stamps were added. They are mural stamp (2008-16, 4-3) and Great Wall definitive stamp (100 Fen). They are cancelled at Xinjiang Aksu Nandajie Yingye 1 (新疆 阿克苏 南大街 营业 1) on the same day.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


A postal card promoting friendship with a related poem. The postcard ID no. is 2001(3100)-0088(10-7). Thanks 1centmagenta.

This postcard has a 60 Fen pre-printed flower stamp. It was cancelled with a commemorative postmark of World Environment Day of Aksu, Xinjiang on 5.6.2010. A pair of 1.20 Yuan mural stamps (2008-16, 4-1 and 4-2) of different design were used.  They are cancelled with an ordinary postmark of Xinjiang Aksu Nandajie Yingye 1 (新疆 阿克苏 南大街 营业 1) on the same day.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


A scenery of the Sabahan forest in Maliau Basin, which is also famously known as the Sabah's lost world. This forest is protected under the name Maliau Basin Conservation Area. Due to the geographical of this place, it limits the accessible by going through Maliau River. Thanks battleforest.

Two  definitive stamps were used, a 10 sen agro-based and 40 sen fruit stamp. It was overpaid for sending to local address. The cancellation is misplaced, leaving the city name partial printed. It was done on 16.6.2010. The slogan of the cancellation is also not clean.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Colorful Pool under the blue sky and white clouds. This is one of the attractions in Huanglong Scenic Area (黄龙风景名胜区) in Sichuan. This color in the pool is formed because of the calcite deposit. This place is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area". Thanks Qiuxin.

This card was cancelled with postmarks of Sichuan Nanchong Yingye 5 (四川 南充 营业 5) on 2.6.2012.  The stamps used on this card include 1.20 Yuan summer palace (2008-10,6-4), 3 Yuan greeting stamp and 30 Fen flower (T147, 4-3).

Thursday, December 13, 2012


A re-designed plain-color postcard with a sentence copied from Buddhist temple on Zen. It was decorated with the postage stamps used for sending this postcard. They are two personalized stamps with phoenix (80 Fen) and their vice-tickets of different designs and a 150 Fen rural structural stamp (1997-8, 4-4). Thanks ouroad.

The complete text is written at the back of this postcard together with address.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


A postcard with the theme roadside cafe. It was designed by Gaku Freeman. Thanks Vilan.

This card was cancelled with postmarks of Guangdong Shunde Pingxin (Tongqu) 1 (广东 顺德 平信(筒取)1) on 18.5.2010. Many definitive stamps were used to make up the postcard international rate. They are three 1.20 Yuan bird and two environmental with face values of 80 Fen and 10 Fen.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The interial of Temple of Heaven (天坛) in Beijing. This is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (祈年殿). This structure is listed in UNESCO World Heritage under the name "Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing". Thanks nana.

It was sent from Beijing Yong'anlu (北京永安路 2) on 6.5.2010. A 1 Yuan bird and 2 Yuan residential definitive stamps were used.

Monday, December 10, 2012


The Underground Palace of Dingling tomb (定陵地宫) in Beijing. This is the tomb of Ming Emperor, Wanli Emperor (明神宗). It is one of the tomb in Ming Dynasty Tombs (明十三陵) that has been excavated. Along with other Ming and Qing Dynasties Tombs, it is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Imperial Tombs of Ming and Qing Dynasties". Thanks kyliejoelin.

This card was sent from Beijing and processed at Beijing Zhongxinju Fenjian (Kaitong) 1 (北京 中心局分拣(开筒)1) on 8.5.2010. A 4.20 Yuan bird and a 30 Fen environmental definitive stamps were used.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Bust of a reconstructed ancient man on permanent display at Zhoukoudian (周口店) in Beijing. The site where the Peking Man was found is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian". Thanks Chiu-Chiu.

This card was sent from Taiwan. A miniature sheet of Year of the Tiger (NT$12) was used. It was cancelled at Taipei Da'an (台北 大安) on 26.5.2010.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


A lottery greeting postcard from Chongqing (重庆). It shows the night view of Yuzhong Peninsular (渝中半岛). The postcard ID no. is 09-500106-13-0013-000. Thanks Emma.

A pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps were added on this 80 Fen pre-paid postcard on Year of the Ox. they are cancelled at Chongqing Huxi 2 (重庆 虎溪 2) on 12.5.2012.

Friday, December 7, 2012


A postcard on the nature view of an island in West Indies. This card shows the Shark River, Grand Riviere  of Trinidad Island. This river flow out to the north coast of the island into Caribbean Sea. Thanks Eshara.

A $5.25 commemorating six decades of University of West Indies stamp was used. However, this stamp is not cancelled. Apparently, orange-color barcode is printed just slightly below it indicates it has been gone through postal service.