Friday, August 31, 2012


The front gate of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂). The memorial hall is seen in between arches. It was once renamed to "Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall" (台灣民主紀念館) without less controversy. During this renaming controversy, the inscription on the front gate is changed from "Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness" (大中至正) to "Liberty Square" (自由廣場) in 2007. The memorial hall has restored its original name in 2009 but the new name for the square (as on the front gate) is remain. Thanks AnnHuang.

A NT$10 flower definitive stamp was used.  The postmark of Xinzhuang (新莊) was partially cancelled on the postcard on 5.2.2010.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


An aerial view postcard of the Golden Triangle of Pittsburgh. This is the Downtown of Pittsburgh or Central Business District. It was seen from Point State Park (partially covered by white sticker of post office used for printing its bar code). The Allegheny River (Left) and the Monongahela River (Right) converge at this point to form the Ohio River. Thanks krhocevar.

Several stamps were used on the card. They are 44 cents lunar new year for Year of the Tiger, 44 cents Bart Simpson and a 10 cents American clock. They were cancelled neatly by machine postmark of Pittsburgh, PA 152 on 19.1.2010. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Sugar Loaf Mountain or precisely known as Great Sugar Loaf (Ó Cualann) in County Wicklow. It is located at the eastern side of the county. Even though it is only 501m, due to isolation from other hills, it looks much taller than it is.Thanks chrissybaby.

A 82c flower definitive stamp of smaller format was used to pay the postage. It was cancelled with postmark of Baile Atha Cliath on 22.1.2010.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


The foggy view in the coastal area of Tainan (台南) near Anping (安平).  It was taken at Sihcao Bridge (四草大橋). Thanks sadyyy.

It was sent from Tainan (台南) on 26.1.2010. Its postmark is neatly stamped on an NT$10 bird definitive stamp.

Monday, August 27, 2012


A  free postcard from Latvian mobile service provider, Zelta Zivtiņa. It was printed by Bad Dog Postcard of Latvia.Thanks speakingtomato.


It was sent from Ukraine. A definitive stamp for Ж (Zh) class was used. The postmark from Luhansk is illegible. The last number "19" might indicate it was cancelled at 1900 or 7pm. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012


A postcard showing the winter scenery of Julijske Alpe (Julian Alps), mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps. These mountain range stretch from Italy into Slovenia and it was named after Julius Caesar.  Thanks tinkara.

Three flower definitive stamps (the face values are €0,23, €0,02 and €0,10) were used. They were nicely cancelled at Križe (postcode: 4294) on 20.1.2010.

Friday, August 24, 2012


 A self-printed postcard showing the traditional wedding dress. Thanks bg9bkm.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental definitive stamp was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled at Xian Zhonglou Yingye 1 (西安 钟楼营业1 ) on 26.1.2010.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


A multiview postcard of Portugal. At the top, from left, Porto, Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) in Lisboa and rocky coast of Algarve. On the bottom, from left, Palácio Nacional da Pena (Pena National Palace) in Sintra, tram of Lisboa, palace tower in University of Coimbra and Portuguese decorative wall using ceramic tiles (azulejo). Thanks Joana122.

Many stamps were used on this postcard. They are Lusitano horse in equestrian games (€0,32), Palácio de Belém (€0,32), three definitive stamps on mask (€0,05) and a bird definitive stamp (€0,01). It was sent from Rio de Mouro with postcode 2635 on 26.1.2010.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Guandu Bridge (關渡大橋), a bridge over Tamsui River (淡水河) in Taipei linking Beitou (北投) and Bali (八里). The mountain in the background is Guanyingshan (觀音山). Thanks AnnHuang.

A NT$10 flower definitive stamp was used along with an airmail etiquette on the left. It was cancelled at Xinzhuang (新莊) on  1.2.2012.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Osmington White Horse, a hill figure in Osmington, Dorset, England. It was cut out from limestone for King George III. Thanks Postcardquest.

A 62p definitive stamp was used to pay its postage. The machine cancellation is too light to recognize where it was postmarked. However, the date is still visible, it was cancelled on 30.1.2010.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


An greeting lottery postcard from China Mobile (中国移动通信). It is promoting communication between school and parents using its mobile services. The ID for this postcard is 10-610400-13-0293-000. Thanks han_smile.

This postcard comes with a 80 Fen Year of the Tiger pre-printed stamp. Additional stamps, a pair of 150 Fen roses stamps issued together with New Zealand Post (1997-17, 2-1 & 2-2), were added.It was cancelled by machine of Xian Zhonglou Yingye 1 (西安 钟楼 营业 1) on 30.1.2010.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


A winter landscape of Finland with trees fully covered with snow. It is a typical Finnish landscape during the winter month. Thanks MirjaKRISTIINA.

This postcard was sent from Turku (Åbo) on 1.2.2010. A 1 lk/kl white dryad flower (Dryas octopetala) stamp was used.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


A postcard on Malá Strana Staré Město, a historical district inside Prague, with its old buildings. At far in the background are Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem (Church of Our Lady before Týn) with its two similar unique towers topped by four small spires and the Pražský orloj (Prague Astronomical Clock). Both are found at Old Town Square. Thanks Lotty.

This postcard was sent from Praha (Prague) on 1.2.2010. An 18Kč stamp on National Technical Museum was used to pay its postage.

Friday, August 10, 2012


A multiview postcard from Ostrava. On the upper row (from left to right) are Nová radnice (New City Hall), one of the five gigantic wooden puppet of the new Divadlo loutek (Puppet Theatre), and cultural dance at Slezskoostravský hrad (Silesian Ostrava Castle). On the lower row are Masarykovo náměstí (The Square) with the Old Town Hall at right, Katedrála Božského Spasitele (Cathedral of the Divine Savior), and Mining Museum OKD at Landek. Thanks hakor.

A 18Kč Praga 2008 World Stamp Exhibition commemorative stamp was used to send this postcard. It was sent from Ostrava on 1.2.2010. However this meter cancellation was only partially seen on this card. The postal code on the cancellation indicates where it was sent.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


This postcard shows the administrative and cultural centre of Seinäjoki. The design of this town centre is the work of Alvar Aalto, a Finnish architect and designier. At the background is the Lakeuden Risti Church with its clock tower. Thanks marja2006 for showing her city.

An unique shape 1 lk/kl stamp was used to send this postcard. This stamp shows the members of Mamba, a band in Finland. This postcard was sent from Seinäjoki on 1.2.2010. Two postmarks were neatly stamped on the card.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


A postcard showing the aerial view of La Barceloneta, Barcelona. This is the sunny part of the city with its beach and sand. Thanks Jordi.

This postcard was processed at CTA Barcelona on 1.2.2010. A €0,78 energy stamp was used to pay its postage.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


A postcal card from Yangzhou, Jiangsu (江苏 扬州). The water body by the road is the Old Grand Canal. The ID no. is 2003(1006)-0021(10-3). Thanks KangKang.

This card was sent from Sinchuan Xindu Yinye 2 (四川 新都 营业 2) on 25.1.2010. The postcard comes with a 60 Fen flower pre-printed stamp. Additionary, two scenery stamps with face values 60 Fen (2004-7, 4-1) and 150 Fen (1998-13, 4-3) were used together with a famous people stamp (1992-19, 4-2) with face value 30 Fen.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Pantanal Conservation Area in Brazil is a protected wetland. In this postcard, it shows the Tocano or toucan, a type of colorful birds found there. This conservation area is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thanks xiru.

A R$1,25 Mercosul theme stamp is used to send this postcard. The stamp was cancelled at Agência Filatélica Pedro II of São Paulo-SP on 4.1.2010.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


A touristic postcard showing the Historic Center (Old Town) of Tallinn. This historic center is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Oleviste kirik (St. Olaf's Church), the tallest building in the old town, in the is seen on the left. Thanks Eellaa

It was sent from Tallin on 4.2.2010. A flower stamp with dual face value kr1.10 (€0.07) and two Christmas stamps with face values kr2.90 and kr5.00 were used to send this postcard.