Thursday, January 31, 2013


Another card on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山) or Mount Satseto in Lijiang, Yunnan (云南丽江). This mountain has snow-covered and it is also providing space to ski. Thanks sihaichongheng.

 Three 1 Yuan bird definitive stamp were used to send this postcard. They are cancelled with postmarks of Guangdong Maoming Chaoyang 2 (广东 茂名 朝阳 2) on 30.6.2010.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


An Oregon postcard on myrtlewood tree. This rare species of tree is found in southwestern of Oregon. It has beautiful hardwood in America.Thanks NatureDancer.

A 98 cents airmail stamp was used. This meter cancellation with a girl feature is illegible. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


A group of king penguins and the chicks by Chinese photographer, Luo Hong (罗红). By taken this photograph, it was hoped that people are concern about ice melting in the South Pole due to global warming. Thanks xiaoerduojiang.

This card was sent from Changsha, Hunan Province and cancelled with postmark of Hunan Changsha Wangchengpo (Toudi) or "湖南长沙望城坡(投递)" on 6.7.2010. Three stamps were used; they are 30 Fen environmental definitive stamp, 1.20 Yuan scenery of Huanglong (2009-18, 3-3) and anniversary of HongKong returns to China (2007-17, 3-3).

Monday, January 28, 2013


A card showing the scene during the parade of the National Day celebration in 2009 in Beijing. It was the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. This card features the air parade with a bomber with eight fighter jets. Thanks Jessica Hsu.

Two bird definitive stamps with face values 2 Yuan and 1 Yuan were used. It was neatly cancelled with a postmark from Beijing Tingzhou Xinhuadajie 21 (北京 通州 新华大街 21) on 28.6.2010.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


The background of this card shows Štrbački Buk waterfalls, the main natural feature of Una National Park, which is on the Una River. A sculpture is the "Girl from Una" (Djevojka sa Une). Smaller pictures show some of the scene of Bihać. Thanks Unrise.

Two stamps were used. They are a cabbage (0,30) and a minaret (1,50) stamps issued by Bosnian Post. A postmark from Bihać cancelled them on 26.6.2010.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard issued for Treasury of Taizhou City (泰州市财政局). The postcard ID no. is 2008-1011(BK)-1121(2-2). Thanks chrischin again.

This card has a 80 Fen Year of the Rat pre-printed stamp. Additional stamps were used to make-up the international postcard rate by sea. These stamps are 100 Fen traffic police (1998-4, 6-4) and 1.20 Yuan scenery of Qiandao Lake (2008-11, 2-1). Similar to another card, they are cancelled at Beijing Wangfujing 11 (北京 王府井 11) on 26.6.2011. The post office clerk also stamped the airmail and a postage due marking with additional 150 Fen to be paid.

Friday, January 25, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard issued for philatelic department of Yazhou Post Office (扬州邮政局集邮分局). The ID no. is 09-321003-13-0402-004. Thanks chrischin.

This card has a 80 Fen Year of the Ox pre-printed stamp. Additional stamps were used to make-up the international postcard rate by sea. These stamps are 20 Fen ancient post (1995-13, 2-1), 50 Fen tanks of People's Libration Army (1997-12, 5-1) and 150 Fen Deng Xiaoping (1998-3, 6-6). They are cancelled at Beijing Wangfujing 11 (北京 王府井 11) on 26.6.2011. Apparently, the post office clerk stamped the airmail and also a postage due with additional to be paid 150 Fen.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard from Zhejiang Province. The ID no. is 10-330600-13-0048-002. Thanks 1centmagenta.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. Additional stamps were added. They are 50 Fen Inner Mongolia (1997-6, 3-2), 20 Fen Women's Day (J.167, 1-1) and 150 Fen Year of the Tiger (1998-1, 2-2). They are cancelled with a temporary postmark of Aksu's Culture Art Center on 13.6.2010. The postmark in local scripts is "新疆阿克苏 ئاقسۇ 文化艺术中心(临)".

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


A postcard with theme "Jade Dragon Spurts Water" (玉龙出水) of Lijiang, Yunnan (云南丽江). This card features the magnificient Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山) or Mount Satseto. It is located in Yulong Naxi Autonomus County (玉龙纳西族自治县). Thanks sihaicongheng.

Several definitive stamps were used. They are 10 Fen environmental, a 2 Yuan bird and a pair of 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps. They are cancelled at Guangdong Maoming Chaoyang 2 (广东 茂名 朝阳 2) on 11.6.2010.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


A postcard on Turku Cathedral (Turun tuomiokirkko) by the Aura River. It is one of the most notable historical buildings in Finland. It was first built in 13th century using wood and expanded during 14th and 15th centuries with stones. It was badly damaged during the Great Fire of Turku in 1827 but rebuilt later.Thanks Santos90.

A 1 lk/kl stamp on furniture was used. It was cancelled at Turku - Åbo on 21.6.2010.

Monday, January 21, 2013


A card reproduction of Americana art painting Summer Cottage by Linda Nelson Stocks. Thanks MinXiaoQuan.

A 3.70 Yuan tiger stamp (2000-3, 10-9) was used. It was cancelled at Shanghai Daxuecheng 3 (上海 大学城 3) on 10.6.2010.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


A drawing shows a character of Beijing Opera (京剧). This is Yang Paifei (杨排风) in the play of Dajiaozhan (打焦赞).  Thanks mumu23.

A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used. It was cancelled by machine postmark of Guangzhou Tonghe (Tongqu) Ji 1 (广州 同和(筒取)机1 ) on 18.6.2010.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


A card based on water color drawing of an unknown cathedral published by one-life. Thanks Littlechun.

A 5.40 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Wuhan Zhonghualu 5 (武汉 中华路 5) on 17.6.2010. The word "Wuhan" is partially missing on the postmark, only the character "Wu" is seen.

Friday, January 18, 2013


A postcard on Jiuhua Mountain (九华山) in Qingyang County, Anhui Province (安徽省青阳县). It shows the higher Daxiong Baodian (大雄宝殿) of Tiantai Temple (天台寺) on the Tiandai Peak (天台峰). The postcard ID no. is 10-340000-13-0002-001. Thanks fengwenyi.

This card has a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. Several special issued stamps were used to up-rate the postage. They are 50 Fen fir tree (1992-3, 4-3), 1.20 Yuan ancient school (2009-27, 4-3) and 2 Yuan monkey stamp (2000-3, 10-6). They are cancelled at Hebei Renqiu Huizhanbeidao Yingyeding (河北 任丘 会战北道营业厅 ) on 3.6.2010.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


A card published by ilowo. It looks like a toy submarine going through waterfall. Three 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps were pasted at the front. Due to limited space at the back, these stamps were put on the front. They are cancelled at Jiangsu Suzhou Hengtang 5 (江苏 苏州 横塘5) on 8.6.2010. Thanks Candy.

An 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp is pasted at the back. This stamp is also cancelled with the same postmark.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


A corner in Fudan University (复旦大学) in Shanghai. The rock sculpture read "Chen-du" (晨读) or reading at morning. This is a spot for students to do morning reading. This postal card ID no. is 2005(0900)-0147(10-4). Thanks R。.

This card has a 60 Fen flower pre-printed stamp. Three 80 Fen Great Wall personalized stamps were added to uprate the postage. It was sent from Shanghai Anshanlu 16 (上海 鞍山路 16) on 18.6.2010.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


A self-designed postcard using the cut-out of pre-printed stamps from postal envelopes. Vateddy (范太迪) postcard provides space for senders to design their card. Thanks Yeliz.

It was sent inside a greeting envelope with 1.60 Yuan Year of the Dog pre-printed stamp. The ID no. for this envelope is 2006-0700(BK)-0203. A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was added.It was sent from Guangdong Shenzhen Songgang 1 (广东 深圳 松岗 1) on 24.5.2010.

Monday, January 14, 2013


The general tomb figure (将军俑) of the Terracotta Army (兵马俑). These figures are found in the tomb of first Qin emperor, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor". Thanks icewendy.

A pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps and a 80 Fen environmental definitive stamp were used. They are cancelled at Xi'an Zhonglou 1 (西安 钟楼 1) on 30.6.2010. A red-color pictorial postmark also cancelled much earlier (20.3.2010).

Sunday, January 13, 2013


A group of Asian elephants with their masters. This card is from Chiangmai, a elephant training center. Thanks Dancing_Sun.

Three stamps were used. One of them is commemorating Tourism Authority of Thailand (3 Baht) and it is depicting the Asian elephant. The other twos are King's birthday anniversary (9 Baht) and postman (3Baht). They are cancelled at Taling Chan ตลิ่งชัน with postcode 10170 on 2.7.53. The year 53 is actual the Buddhist era of 2453, which is also 2010 of common era.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


A multiview postcard showing the typical summer view in Finland. Thanks MaHaKo.

A 1 lk/kl aurora borealis stamp was used. It was cancelled at Turku - Åbo on 22.6.2010.The cancellation is partial printed but still retained sufficient information to know where it was sent.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Morteratsch Glacier (Morteratschgletscher) in Bernina Range of the Bündner Alps in Switzerland. It is the largest glacier found in Bernina Range but threatened by global climate change. Thanks Vre.

This card was sent with a charity stamp of 1983 (70 + 30) and a definitive stamp (1.20). They are cancelled with a pictorial postmark of Luzern 6000 on 23.6.2010.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


A postcard on Harbin Turkish Islamic Mosque (哈尔滨土耳其清真寺). It was built in 1922 and located in Tongjiang Street, Daoli District (道里区 通江街). Thanks Lior.

A pair of 1.20 Yuan Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve stamps (2009-14, 3-1 and 3-2) were used with a 60 Fen Beijing Olympic Games (2006-19, 4-1). They are cancelled at Beijing Xibeiwang 8 (北京 西北旺 8) on 22.6.2010.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


A touristic postcard from coastal area. Thanks Ilonka.

Several pre-Euro stamps were used. They are newspaper of CEPT (50 cents), Keukenhof (80 cents) and Max Euwe (80 cents). They are cancelled at Zwolle on 27.6.2010.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


A view on Humble Administrator's Garden (拙政园) in Suzhou, Jiangsu (江苏 苏州). This garden is one of the sites for UNESCO World Heritage List, "Classical Gardens of Suzhou".  The ID no. of this postal card is 10-320503-11-0007-001. Thanks Linda.

A postal card with 4.50 Yuan flower pre-printed stamp. It was cancelled with postmark of Jiangsu Suzhou Youdianyingyechu 4 (江苏 苏州 邮电营业处4) on 24.6.2010.

Monday, January 7, 2013


The interior of the Jiuxiang Caves (九乡溶洞) in Yiliang, Yunnan (云南宜良). The ID for this postal card is FP2(10-4) 1997(A). Thanks jinernan.

This card  has a 40 Fen stamp of the same design as the postcard. It was cancelled at Chendgu Shaochenglu 4 (成都 少城路 4) on 18.6.2010.

Additional postage (4.20 Yuan) was paid with postage paid marking (upside down) at the same post office but different counter. It was stamped with marking of Chengdu Chengdu Shaochenglu 2 (四川 成都 少城路 2) on the same day.