Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A postcard on Monte dei Cappuccini in Torino or Turin. The Monte dei Cappuccini is a hill that rises behind the city of Turin on the right bank of the Po River near the bridge of Piazza Vittorio Veneto. On the hill, there is a small convent of Santa Maria al Monte. Thanks weiruishengguang.

A €0,85 definitive stamp was used. This postcard was processed at Torino Cmp on 19.3.2010.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


A postcard to cheer the achievement of China. It shows some of the buildings in Beijing Central Business District (北京商务中心区). In the center is the China World Trade Center Tower III (国贸三期) and China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarter (中央电视台总部大楼) on the right.The postcard ID no. is 09-100000-13-0076-001.Thanks kalee.

No additional stamp was added on this postcard with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Ox stamp. It was machine cancelled at Guangdong Gaozhou Fenfa 1 (广东高州封发1) on 18.3.2010. Pen-written postage due "T 220/400" is found at the bottom.

Monday, October 29, 2012


A postcard on ancient building in Sanshui, Foshan (佛山 三水). This is the Temple of Sanshui Lubao Xujiang (三水芦苞胥江祖庙). It is first established in the year 1208. The postcard ID no. is 10-440607-13-0020-004. Thanks siying.

A 4.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp was added on this postcard with a 80 Fen Year of the Tiger pre-printed stamp. It was cancelled at Guangdong Sanshui Hekou 3 (广东 三水 河口 3) on 21.3.2010.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


A advertisement postcard by CoolCard in promoting the exhibition of Yongzheng Emperor's relics for National Palace Museum, Taipei (台北國立故宮博物院). This card shows the face of the emperor taken from different ancient paintings.Thanks Wen.

A pair of NT$5 flower definitive stamps were used. They are cancelled with a special event postmark of a temporary office from Jiayi (嘉義) on 20.3.2010. The republican year of "99" is same as year 2010. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012


A postcard on writing spring couplet (写春联). It is a pair of poetry that is written for auspicious and use for decorating the main door during Lunar New Year. The postcard ID no. is 09-350103-11-1013-001. Thanks hamiye.

This postcard has a 80 Fen lotus flower pre-printed stamp. A 2 Yuan bird definitive stamp and a pair of 10 Fen environmental stamps were added to pay its postage. It was sent from Beijing Tongzhou Xinhuadajie 21 (北京 通州 新华大街 21) on 8.3.2010.

Friday, October 26, 2012


The panorama view of All-Russian Exhibition Center (Всероссийский выставочный центр). It is also known as VVC (Vserossiyskiy Vystavochny Centr). The building at the background is the Center Pavilion. Thanks Anasty.

A 10p. fountain stamp was used together with two kremlin definitive stamps (3p. and 1p.) and a 0.10p definitive stamp. They are cancelled at "КАЗАНСК. BК3. ПЖ" on 12.2.2010. However, the postmark on the right has partially stamped which might indicating missing stamp.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


An ancient painting depicting housewife skillful in calculating, keeps every detail in account and makes all square (有条不素). This would ensure the expenses run accordingly. A card promotes the right attitude. Thanks Novel again.

Two 2 Yuan stamps, with one is bird definitive stamp and the other one is Double Ninth Festival special issued (2003-18, 3-3), and a 60 Fen King's New Cloth stamp (2005-12, 5-5) were used on this postcard. They are cancelled at Shanghai Xinchuan 9 (上海 新川 9) on 16.3.2010.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


A lottery greeting letter card issued for the Taizhou Branch of China Citic Bank (中信银行 泰州分行). It promotes the variety of services offered by this bank.The ID no. for this card is 09-321200-13-0041-000. Thanks Novel.

Additional stamps were added to this card with a pre-printed 1.20 Yuan stamp. These stamps include two stamps from European children's story (2005-12): 80 Fen Ugly Ducking (5-5) and 60 Fen King's New Cloth (5-1), and a 50 Fen scenery stamp from Jingpo Lake (1998-17,4-1). They are cancelled at Shanghai Xinchuan 9 (上海 新川 9) on 16.3.2010.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


A self-printed postcard on an unknown place with flower farmland. Maybe it is a lavender farm in Nakafurano, Hokkaido, where it is planted with other colorful tulips to create rainbow alike farmland. Thanks lyong.

A pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps and a 80 Fen bird definitive stamp were used. They are cancelled at Guangdong Shenzhen Gongyelu 4 (广东 深圳 工业路 4) on 2.3.2010.

Monday, October 22, 2012


A multiview postcard of Australia with the theme "Land of Contrast". Here, there is beach, outback, wildlife and farmland. Thanks helent.

A $1.40 stamp for international mail was used. It was cancelled on 26.3.2010 from an unknown place. There are actually two post marking. One is the conventional type with city name, date and time, and the other is dotted type with date and code.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


An old Soviet Union postcard. It shows the A.S. Pushkin Regional Library of Chita (Чита). Thanks yamajia.

It was sent from Hangzhou, China. Two stamps were used. They are 80 Fen rose of personalized stamp series and 30 Fen bird stamp of endangered species series (2000-3, 10-1). They are cancelled at Hangzhou Fengqilu 2 (杭州 凤起路 2) on 20.3.2010. Even though it is underpaid, no postage due marking is there. A pictorial cancellation, however, is stamped on the bottom on the same day.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


A postcard shows the Yueyang Tower (岳阳楼) in Yueyang, Hunan (湖南岳阳). Located near Dongting Lake (洞庭湖), it is one of three great towers in Jiangnan (江南). Thanks lightmemo.

A 3 Yuan UPU stamp (1994-16, 1-1) was taken from a miniature sheet and paid for the postage for this postcard. The postmark cancelled this stamp was only partially seen. It is stamped on February 23 at Yueyang Yingbinlu Yingye 1 (岳阳 迎宾路 营业 1). Presumably, the word "Hunan" (湖南) was missing together with the year.

Friday, October 19, 2012


A reproduction of  John Lennon and Yoko in 1969. It was taken in artists' quarter of Paris's Left Bank. Thanks carbohydrate.

Two stamp 150 Fen stamps of different themes were used. They are Macau scenery (1998-28, 4-3) and Xilinguole Glassland (1998-16, 3-3). They are cancelled with postmark of Beijing Zhongxinju Fenjian (Kaitong) 2 or in Chinese (北京 中心局分拣(开筒)2) on an unkonwn date.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


A commercial postcard of Crest (佳洁士), a brand of toothpaste. The picture shows a girl wearing traditional head wear with a smile.The Id no. is 2006(1901)-0006(6-3). Thanks kalee.

This card has a pre-printed 60 Fen stamp of Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games logo.It was cancelled with postmark of Guangzhou Fanyu Fengfa 4 (广州 番禺 封发 4) on 13.3.2010. As it is underpaid, a rather thin T-mark is stamped with hand-written 240/400 indicating the postage due.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


The bronze statue of "Make Way for Ducklings" by Nancy Schön. It is built on the classical children's picture book. This statue is a popular attractions of the Boston Public Garden.Thanks Fjordita.

A contemporary 98 cents airmail stamp was used. It was sent from Boston on 3.3.2010.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


A reproduction postcard of İzmir. On the bottom, there is a line of French words, "La caserne et le cercle des officiers", which meant "The barracks and officers' club". Thanks pinuccia.

A 90 Kuruş stamp on İstanbul 2010 was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled at Gimati, Ankara on 9.3.2010.

Monday, October 15, 2012


A view on one of the metro station in Moscow. This is the Arbatskaya Station. It was built in 1935.Thanks raima.

It was sent from Moscow on 24.2.2010. Three special issued stamps were used. They are fountain (10p.), road safety (4.00p.) and Y.A. Gagarin (10p.).

Sunday, October 14, 2012


A postcard showing Cathedral of Saint Peter or Cathedral of Trier (Trier Dom). This city is one of the oldest in Germany. This church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage under the name "Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier" Thanks RikeH.

A 45 cents Berlin Natural Museum stamp and a 55 cents board game stamp were used. They are cancelled at Briefzentrum 23 (Lübeck) on 5.3.2010.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


A commercial greeting lottery postcard from Social Insurance Fund Management Center of Beijing (北京市社会保险基金管理中心). The ID no. is 09-110105-13-0160-000. Thanks rbit.

Although there is a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Ox stamp, this card was sent underpaid. A T-mark was stamped with "27" hand-written. It was cancelled at Guangdong Huizhou Ma'an (广东 惠州 马安) on 8.3.2010.

Friday, October 12, 2012


This postcard shows the Casa do Barão de Mauá (Mauá's House) in Patrocínio, Rio de Janeiro. Thanks xiru.

This card was sent from Agencia Filatélica D. Pedro, Sao Paulo-SP on 25.2.2010. A bird stamp (R$1,00) was used together with two definitive stamps (R$0,20 and R$0,05). 

Thursday, October 11, 2012


A commercial lottery greeting postcard of 99 Read Club (99读书人俱乐部). On this card, some of the books authored by Dan Brown are shown. The ID no. is 10-310103-13-0012-002.Thanks ronce.

Three 80 Fen children's drawing stamps (2009-10, 4-1) were used on this 80 Fen postage paid postcard with pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. It is nicely cancelled with postmarks of Guangdong Zhanjiang Pingxin 3 (广东 湛江 平信 3) on 6.3.2010.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


A postcard on St. Alexander's Roman Catholic Church in Kyiv. Thanks alivemary.

Two special issued stamps were used. They are a pelican with WWF logo (2.50) and building (3.85) stamps. However, there is no postmark on this card.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


A vintage multiview postcard from Western North Carolina. From upper right (clockwise), they are Linville Caverns, rhododendrons in Roan Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls and close-up of rhododendrons. Thanks atotalnobody.

A 98 cents airmail stamp was used. It was sent on 6 January 2010 from an unknown location, due to illegible postmark.

Monday, October 8, 2012


A night view in Copenhagen (København). It shows the ice skating in Tivoli Gardens, an entertainment park with a pagoda structure. Opened in 1834, it is the second oldest amusement park in the world. Thanks annab3783.

A 9.50kr definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Sydjyllands on 5.3.2010.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


A reproduction of picture of yesteryear which shows the watchtower at the southwestern corner of the Inner City of Beijing (北京内城) in 1920s. There was once four watchtowers, only one at southeastern corner still exists now. Thanks siyo.

A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used to pay its postage. It is cancelled at Beijing Changping Xiaotangshan 3 (北京 昌平 小汤山 3) on 5.3.2010.