Friday, November 30, 2012


A beach postcard of Playa de Matalascañas in Almonte, Huelva. It is surrounded by Doñana National Park. Thank Lino.

 This card was sent from Madrid CTA on 7.4.2010 with two stamps. These stamps are a special stamp on energy (0,62) and a definitive stamp (0,02).

Thursday, November 29, 2012


An aerial view of a seaport city (seehafenstadt) in East Frisia, Emden. It is located on the Elms River. Thanks pepsimaja, who sent this card during a Postcrossing meeting in West Frisia, Netherlands.

A 95 Eurocents heart-shaped earth is used. It was cancelled at Zwolle on 11.4.2010.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


A cultural postcard shows the White Tiger Festival and Beating the Petty Person (祭白虎大小人). A traditional believe that during the early month of March, White Tiger is disturbed from hibernation and begins to disturb people. One needs to feed it with fat pork. At the same time, petty persons, as representating by paper people, need to be hit by own shoe. So, they will not disturb them too. Thanks dennis0318.

A 4.00 ptcs World Heritage stamp was used. It was cancelled at R. Campo (水坑尾) on 12.4.2010.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A multiview postcard on the North Island of New Zealand. The background is the Central Plateau. On the top left is Whangamata. Top right shows the ewe and lamb. The bottom (from left to right), Kerikeri inlet, traditional Maori dress and carving, and Mount Egmont. Thanks nelxnel.

A $1.80 stamp with Russell view was used. The postmark is quite hard to recognize as it was printed on the airmail label, it is processed at Auckland MSC NZ on 19.4.2010.

Monday, November 26, 2012


A greeting lottery postcard showing the one of the four treasures of the study (文房四宝), the inkstone (砚). The postcard ID no. is JHP 1999-A(4-4). Thanks Shiin.

This card has a 40 Fen inkstone pre-printed stamp similar to the design in front. A 1.20 Yuan Year of the Ox was added together with two environmental definitive stamps (60 Fen and 80 Fen). It was sent from Guangzhou Beijinglu 1 (广州 北京路 1) on 10.4.2010. A commemorative postmark on a meeting is stamped on the Ox stamp.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


A lottery greeting postcard shows the parade scene in celebrating National Day in 2009. However, there is no postcard ID no. on this card.Thanks Zi.

It has a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. A pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps were added. It was sent from Haikou Guomao 5 (海口 国贸 5) in Hainan on 12.4.2010.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


A multiview postcard from Paraná state. On the upper row (from left to right), Ópera de Arame, Universidade Federal do Praná, and Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) of Curitiba. On the second row, Museu Oscar Niemeyer (Oscar Niemeyer Museum) at Curitiba, Jardim Botânico (night view), and Parque Tanguá (Tanguá Park) in Curitiba. On the last row, Jardim Botânico, Universidade Livre do Meio Ambiente and aerial view of Ópera de Arame. Thanks Ninadc.

Many stamps of two designs were used. They are two 1st class stamps with handbag and four R$0,10 trumpet stamps. This card was sent from Central Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre/RS on 12 April. Year is unclear.

Friday, November 23, 2012


A Korean design postcard with the tagline "life is just a dream".  Thanks Viola-X.

This postcard was cancelled at Tianjin Qiandezhuang 1 (天津 谦德庄 1) on 20.4.2010. A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used together with a 30 Fen environmental and a 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


A coastal town postcard of Cambrils in Costa Daurada. Located in Catalonia, this place is famous as a tourism place. Rows of yachts are found in its pier. Thanks Lino.

A pair of 0,32 Channel of Castile commemorative stamps are used. They are cancelled in CTA Madrid on 9.4.2010.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The "Flower Carpet" event is occurred every twice year in Grand Place (Grote Markt) of Brussels. The first carpet was made in 1971. Million of colorful begonias are used to set these patterns on this UNESCO World Heritage site under the name "Grand-Place, Brussels". Thanks ferro.

Several stamps were used. A 0,92 Museum commemorative stamp was used together with three bird definitive stamps with face values 0,10, 0,02 and 0,01. They were cancelled at Brussels-Bruxelles on 21.4.2010.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Located in Hunan Province, Wulingyuan (武陵源)is noted for its quartzite sandstone pillars. This postal card showing these rock formations in the UNESCO World Heritage site of "Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area". Thanks yaojinghuobao.

 It has a 420 Fen pre-printed stamp of same design. It was cancelled at Beijing Jiuxianqiao 10 (北京 酒仙桥 10) on 25.4.2010.

Monday, November 19, 2012


A multiview postcard from Una-Sana Canton (Unsko-sanski kanton) where Bihać is located. The photos are arranged as in filem. Thanks Unrise.

Two BH Pošta stamps were used. They are KM0,20 goat stamp and KM1,00 mosque stamp. The postmark is too light to determine when and where it was sent.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


A postal card with ID no. FP10 (10-8) 1999 B. This is the second time I received. It shows the Grottoes Temple of Northern Wei (北魏石窟寺). It is part of the Gongyi Grottoes (巩义石窟), a national level heritage site in Henan Province (河南). It is situated at Shiwan Village, Nanhedu Town, Gongyi county-level City (巩义市南河渡镇寺湾村). Thanks Trista Q.

This postcard has a pre-printed 420 Fen stamp of the same design of this postcard. Three 10 Fen environmental stamps were added. It was sent from Henan Puyang Youzhi 3 (河南 濮阳 油支 3) on 29.4.2010. A red-color mark indicates it was taken out from mailbox.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


The Sibelius Monument (Sibelius-monumentti) in Helsinki. It is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). It is located in Sibelius Park (Sibeliuspuisto). This monument is designed by Eila Hiltunen in 1967. Thanks Ponyla.

It was sent inside an envelope. A 1lk/kl stamp with a fairy is used. It was cancelled at Helsinki - Helsingfors on an unknown date. 

Friday, November 16, 2012


A street view during flowering season of flame tree (凤凰木) or Royal Poinciana. Thanks feryal.

Three 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They are cancelled at Fujian Wuyishan Wuyixueyuan 1 (福建 武夷山 武夷学院 1) on 29.4.2010.Wuyixueyuan is known as Wuyi University.

Due to space limitation, a stamp was pasted somewhere at the corner. This postmark is clearer.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


A reproduction of old photo of Shanghai. It shows the Mid-lake Pavilion and the Bridge (湖心亭与九曲桥) inside the Old City of Shanghai (上海古城). They are built in 1760. These features are currently inside Yu Garden (豫园). ThanksYingshi.

Many stamps were used to make up the airmail rate to international destination. They are 3 Yuan greeting stamp, 40 Fen bird definitive, 100 Fen Yandi  (1998-23,3-2) and 10 Fen environmental stamp. They are cancelled with postmarks of Wuhan Zhongnan Caijingzhengfadaxue 1 (武汉 中南财经政法大学 1) on 25.4.2010. Zhongnan Caijingzhengfadaxue is known as Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


A self-made postcard showing the locks in front of a temple in Mount Qingcheng in Sichuan (四川青城山). On every lock, there are names. The locks are representing the long-lasting bond for these names. Thanks Yangda.

Two bird definitive stamps with face values 4.20 Yuan and 40 Fen were used on this postcard. They are cancelled at Chengdu Supoqiao 1 (成都 苏坡桥 1) on 19.4.2010.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


A greeting lottery postcard of the national series. It shows the tiger-headed shoes (虎头鞋). The ID no. is HP2010(3)Y. Thanks scorpio.

A pair of 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used with a 80 Fen personalized stamp. Together with 80 Fen pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Tiger stamp on the postcard, 4 Yuan was paid surface air lifted (S.A.L.) rate. The label of this marking is shown on the bottom left. They are cancelled at Chengdu Shuwajie 7 (成都 暑袜街 7) on 2.5.2010.

Monday, November 12, 2012


A lottery greeting postcard without the lottery numbers. A postcard on the building in Yu Family's Rock Village (于家石头村). This village's structures are mainly made of rock found in the surroundings. This village is established during Ming Dynasty. It is located in Weishui Town, the center for Jingxing County, Hebei Province (河北省 井陉县城 微水镇). The postcard ID no. is 10-130121-13-0006-005. Thanks muzi.

This card was sent inside a 5 Yuan pre-paid greeting envelope. It was cancelled at Shijiazhuang Changan 8 (石家庄 长安 8) on 26.4.2010.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


A postal card to commemorate the opening of EXPO 2010 (2010年世界博览会) on 1.5.2010 in Shanghai. This postcard shows the China Pavilion (中国国家馆). It is located in Zone A of the EXPO Park. The ID no. for this card is 10-310106-11-0048-000.  Thanks Lola.

This postcard comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed EXPO 2010 stamp. A postage paid is stamped with 3.70 Yuan being the additional postage for sending this postcard using airmail. It was done at Shanghai Shiquanlu 3 (上海 石泉路 3) on 10.5.2010. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012


A multiview postcard shows the audiovisual show "Sound and Light" at Tsarevets (Царевец) in Veliko Tarnovo (Велико Търново). This fortress was built on top of a hill with the same name. Thanks len4ita.

This postcard was sent from this city with bilingual postmark "В. Търново/V. Tarnovo" on 3.5.2010. A moth stamp (0,40лв) and a human sculpture stamp (1,00лв) were used.

Friday, November 9, 2012


A postcard for appreciating world famous painting. This one was known as Irises and painted by Van Gogh in 1889. Thanks yesyessir_elmo.

Several special stamps were used. These stamps are a 2.80 Yuan Laoshan Mountain stamp (2000-14, 4-4) and a pair of 1.20 Yuan Cao Chong weights the elephant stamps (2008-13, 2-1 and 2-2). They are cancelled at Shanghai Fangsong 6 (上海 方松 6) on 12.5.2010.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


A lottery postcard without the lucky number. This postcard shows the opera on the right and writing on the left. For the writing, it shows the letter case for the printer. The postcard ID no. is 09-100000-13-0078-003. Thanks Dolphin.

A pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Ox stamp is added with three 80 Fen stamps to send this postcard. These stamps are two different scenic views of Qianshan Mountain (2002-8, 4-1 and 4-2) and a desert plant (2002-14, 4-2). They are cancelled at Shandong Qingdao Ligongda Yingye 2 (山东青岛理工大营业2) on 1.5.2010. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


A typical souvenirs to be bought in the Netherlands, the Dutch clogs (klompens). Thanks TRDK.

A pair of 44 cents stamps with different design were used together with a 10 cents stamp. They were cancelled at 's-Hertogenbosch on May 17. The year is unclear but the dated card indicates it was sent in the year of 2010.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


A greeting lottery postcard with the theme "Old Town of Lijiang" (丽江古城). This place is listed in UNESCO World Heritage using this theme. On this card, it shows the house by the waterway. The postcard ID no. is 10-530700-13-0006-008. Thanks luoluoda.

Two stamps were added on this postcard with pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Tiger stamp. They are 200 Fen fish stamp (1998-29, 8-7) and 20 Fen ancient record (1996-23, 4-2). However, there is no postmark indicating when and where this card was sent.

A pictorial postmark of Sifangjie (四方街) in Lijiang, Yunan (云南丽江) was found on this postcard. It was cancelled before this postcard was sent, as mentioned by the sender.