Sunday, September 30, 2012


The Mengjia Longshan Temple (艋舺龍山寺) in Taipei is one of the historical buildings in the city. It was built in the third year of Chienlung (1738). This temple is protected as historical monument. The location of this temple is Wanhhua District (萬華區) and it is known as Mengjia (艋舺) previously. Thanks prolei.

A NT$12 flower definitive stamp was used to pay the postage. It was postmarked in Hsinchu (新竹) on 3.3.2010. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012


A night view of Toruń city showing one of the fortress gate of Toruń Fortress (Brama Mostowa or Bridge Gate). It is one of the three gates facing Vistula River. The medieval architecture of this city is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Medieval Town of Toruń". Thanks zdislava.

Three stamps from building definitive series were used. The face values of these stamps are 2zł, 1zł  and 50gr. It was sent from Inowrocław 1 on 22.2.2010. 

Friday, September 28, 2012


A night view of Makati City. It is one of the cities that make up the Metro Manila. It is the major financial, commercial and economic hub of the country. It is always referred as financial capital of the Philippines. Thanks janbonivic.

Two bird definitive stamps with face values ₱10 and ₱3 were used. They were lightly cancelled in Puerto Princesa City on 23.2.2010.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


A postcard on Kornati in Dalmatia. Kornati is archipelago in Mediterranean Sea. Due to centuries of deforestation, these islands' vegetation are sparsely available on the island. The islands and its marine areas are protected as Kornati National Park (Nacionalni park Kornati). Thanks rlicul.

This card was sent from Pula on 17.2.2010. Many stamps were used. They are three definitive embroidery stamps (with face values 0.10, 0.20 and 0.50), a 1,80 stamp on painting by Zlatko Prica and 3,50 stamp on national folk dance organization of LADO.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Wheat farm in Manitoba, Canada. Wheat is often referred as "Prairie Gold" because of its important as cereal grain cultivated there. In the picture shows the cultivated grain using machine.Thanks Allikat.

Three non-value indicator stamps of games in Canada (lacrosse, five-pin bowling and basketball) were used together with two insect definitive stamps (3 cents and 5 cents) on this postcard. They were cancelled at post office with postcode R3C 0J0 on 19.2.2010.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


A postal card showing Red Flag Watercourse or Canal (红旗渠). An irrigation canal located in Anyang, Henan (河南省安阳市). It diversts the water from Zhang River (漳河) to irrigate the fields in Lizhou (林州) District. The ID for this card is FP 10 (10-10) 1999 B. Thanks littlefish.

This postcard has a pre-printed 420 Fen stamp of the same design as the postcard. A 30 Fen flower stamp (T147, 4-3) was added. It was neatly cancelled at Shanghai Tilanqiao 15 (上海 提篮桥 15) on 25.2.2010.

Monday, September 24, 2012


The St. Basil's Cathedral (Собор Василия Блаженного) in Moscow, a famous landmark in this city. It is located inside the UNESCO World Heritage listed "Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow".Thanks eminova.

The stamps used on this postcard are two 10p. Moscow Kremlin stamps, a 0.10p. hare stamp and a 3.00p. Rostov Kremlin stamp. A neat postmark from Mockba (Moscow) 117593 cancelled these stamps on 18.2.2010.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


A multiview postcard on Belgrade (Београд / Beograd), the capital city of Serbia. The bigger picture shows a monument in this city. The smaller pictures (clockwise) are bridge at night, nightview of the city, Despot Stefan Tower of Kalemegdan (Belgrade Fortress), a building and street view. Thanks BraveJ.

A RSD 55 stamp on Kalemegdan was used to send this postcard on 16 Feb. The postmark is partially seen, only"BEOG" of Beograd is legible with date and month.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012


A greetings postcard issued by ICBC (Industril and Commercial Bank of China or 中国工商银行) of Jiangxi (江西) Branch. On the right is a drawing of traditional kid head wear known as tiger-headed cup (虎头帽), which is for protection of toddlers from evil spirit. Thanks IVYLEAGUE.

A 3 Yuan greetings stamp was added on this 80 Fen Year of the Tiger pre-paid postcard. It was cancelled at Nanchang Mindelu 1 (南昌 民德路 1) on 11.2.2010 but the 3 Yuan stamp was not cancelled.

Friday, September 21, 2012


"Dazu Rock Carvings" (大足石刻) is a collection of sites listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the same name.On this postcard is the Buddha entering Nirvana, which is located at Dafowan No. 11, Mount Baoding (宝顶山 大佛湾 第11号). This sculpture is said to be done during Southern Song Dynasty. Thanks iamhades1988yy.

Four 60 Fen Mount Danxia (2004-8, 4-1) stamps were added on this 60 Fen pre-paid postcard. Altogether, the postage paid is 3 Yuan. However, no postmark was found. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


A wooden church in Muzeul Satului (Village Museum) of Baia Mare.It was built entire on wood.Thanks lindus.

This card was sent from Baia Mare on 25.1.2010. Two stamps  with face values 1,00L (a ancient jag) and 2,40L (flower) were used.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


An aerial view of Ljubljana. The building with green dome and twin towers is Ljubljana Cathedral (Ljubljanska stolnica) or St. Nicholas' Cathedral (Stolnica svetega Nikolaja). Thanks Vesna74.

Two flower definitive stamps with face values 0,35 and C-class were used. They were cancelled at Kočevje
on 18.2.2010.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


A multiview postcard from Paris with several famous landmarks shown on it. On the top (from left to right) are the statue of Renommée in le Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden) and outline of Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart). In the bottom, L'avenue des Champs-Élysées with Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile at the background, Eiffel Tower, and La Conciergerie. Thanks catty412.

A €0,85 definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled on 22.2.2010 from post processing center with code 25635A.

Monday, September 17, 2012


A multiview postcard from Apeldoorn. On the upper left is a ring-tailed lemur in Apenheul Primate Park. Lower left is a building in the city. In the center is the De Naald, a monument. On the right is a fountain in the park (upper) and logs by the roadside (lower). ThanksSammiejjj.

A 95 Eurocents heart-shaped earth stamp was used to send this postcard. It was sent from Zwolle on 21.2.2010.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Market scene in Hoi An. Due to its well-preserved of its city and trading port, this ancient city is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List using its Vietnamese name "Hội An". People wearing conical hat, known as nón lá, is common in Vietnam. Thanks JOinHanoi.

A pair of 4500₫ bamboo products definitive stamps were used.  They are cancelled at Hoi An XT 2 (postcode 563830) on 19.2.2010.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Powerscourt Gardens (Powerscourt Estate or Eastát Chúirt an Phaoraigh) and the Great Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. This estate is located near Enniskerry, County Wicklow. This large country estate is a popular tourist destination with hotel, gardens and estate. Thanks fisherman.

A Year of the Tiger stamp with face value 32 cents was used. Maybe this stamp was cancelled with a shaking hand as you can see the two faint, a bit blur and similar line.It might be sent from "Baile Atha Cliath" on 16.2.2010.

Friday, September 14, 2012


A basket of peaches from South Carolina. South Carolina is one of the top peach producing states in the USA. Perch is said to be originated from China before introduced to Persia.Thanks Aprilflowers.

A 44 cents Vancouver Winter Olympic stamp and a 75 cents airmail stamp were used on this postcard. A bit overpaid. This machine cancellation is blur. It might be sent on 26 February on 2010 from an unknown place. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012


A multiview postcard with Turkish flag in the background. The smaller pictures show some of the ancient architects found in Turkey. These places are, from upper right (clockwise), Perge (ancient Greek city), Kaş (a Lycian tomb), Efes (Library of Celsus), Side (Temple of Apollo), Xhantos (ruins of ancient Lycian city, which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Xanthos-Letoon), Antalya (Hadrian's Gate), Myra (rock-cut tombs), and Aspendos (Roman theater). Except for Efes locates in İzmir Province, other places are located in Antalya Province. Thanks nazomci.

A 90 Kuruş stamp on İstanbul 2010 was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled at Gimati, Ankara on 19.2.2010.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This postcard shows the Castle Square (plac Zamkowy), which is the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. This old town is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Historical Centre of Warsaw". The Royal Castle of Warsaw (Zamek Królewski w Warszawie) is on the right in this picture. Sigismund's Column (kolumna Zygmunta III Wazy) is shown on the bottom left corner. The taller blue-roof building is St. John's Archcathedral (Archikatedra św. Jana). The colorful Kamienica (townhouse) is a unique architecture in this historical place. On top of this card shows the name of Warsaw in different languages, from right to left, Polish, English, German (and also Dutch), and French. Thanks magdala39.

A pair stamp from Polish comic "Tytus, Romek i A'Tomek" with different design (both having face value 1,55zł) and a pair of building definitive stamps (20gr) were used on this postcard. It was sent from Warszawa on 18.2.2010.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


A multiview postcard from Kumasi, the royal seat for Asanti nation. The main picture in the background is the flyover in the city. The smaller pictures show (from left to right) the statue of a priest, Kumasi central market and another view of this busy central market. Thanks nimohyaw.

A stamp commemorates the century birth of the first president of Ghana with face value GH¢1.00 is used. The postmark was lightly stamped and only part of this postmark is legible. It was sent from Kumasi (only "KUM" is visible) on day 16 of unknown month and year.

Monday, September 10, 2012


A postal postcard with ID no. FP13 (10-5) 2000 B. It shows the Jilin Songhua Lake (吉林松花湖). This water body is actually a man-made reservoir known as Fengman Reservoir (丰满水库). This reservoir is built to dam the water flowing in Songhua River (松花江). Thanks isaacwn for re-sending.

The pre-printed 4.20 Yuan stamp is having the same design of this postcard. It was cancelled with postmark of Beijing Shoudujichang Hangzhanlou San 2 (北京 首都机场航站楼三2). Due to underpaid for international postcard rate, a red-color postal due marking with hand-written "30/400" is found on the card.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Stream in the Bavarian Forest National Park (Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald). It is the first national park in Germany. It is only founded in 1970. It is located near to Czech Republic. Thanks RikeH.

Two stamps were used. They are 55 cents Leipzig University and 45 cents Berlin Natural Museum. It was sent from  unknown location on 9.2.2010. The cancellation is a bit poor and the post office number was partly printed on the card. The briefzentrum could be "20","23", "26" or "28".

Saturday, September 8, 2012


A postcard promoting the usage of postal saving bank card, known as postal green card (邮政储蓄绿卡). The ID for this card is 2004-1601(BK)-0218(5-2). Thanks kalee.

This postcard was pre-printed with 60 Fen kite stamp. It was sent from Shenzhen and machine-cancelled with "Guangdong Shenzhen Zhongxinju (Ji) 2" (广东 深圳 中心局(机)2) on 9.1.2010. As there was not additional stamp, this underpaid postcard was stamped with a T mark and hand-written with "240". Upon closer inspection, another red-color rectangle box was found at the bottom right and cancelled with a cross using pencil. It is a postal due with Yen as currency and "54" was written there. It is suspected that this card was miss sent to Japan. Due to under-franked, it was prepared to be charged. However, it was found out wrongly sent. So, the postage due was cancelled. 

Friday, September 7, 2012


A postcard of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida. It is facing the Atlantic coast and have long sandy beach, which is also a tourism spot. The town is named after Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Thanks kookookachoo.

A 98 cents airmail stamp was used and cancelled with a neat postmark. It was sent from Taylorville, IL 62568 on 8.2.2012.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


A postcard showing the reenactment of American Civil War (1861 - 1865). It is an effort to recreate the appearance of a particular battle. This Civil War is the deadliest war in American history. Thanks vagirl.

Three stamps were used on this postcard. They were 44 cents Lunar New Year, 44 cents Vancouver Winter Olympic and a 10 cents American clock definitive stamp. The meter cancellation is not clear, but it indicate that it was stamped on 3 Feb in post office of VA 232. VA 232 is in Richmond, Virginia.