Sunday, March 31, 2013


A multiview postcard from Châteaubriant showing a renaissance era castle (le Château Renaissance). This card shows its southern gallery and the schist and brick pavillion (16th century), also the arches of the former gallery. Thanks Yabiz.

It was sent using three Marianne stamps of different values, a blue-color non value indicator, a 0,10€ and a 0,05€. This card was cancelled on 26.5.2010 at postal processing center with code 07156A. However, it was missent to Thailand, as indicated by the additional marking on the bottom.  

Saturday, March 30, 2013


A night view of Beppu (別府市), Ōita (大分県) in Kyushu Island. A tourist town famous for its onsen (hot springs). Thanks xiaoming.

It was sent from Beppu, Oita on 4.9.2010. A ¥50 flower stamp of Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) and ¥20 bee stamp were used.

Friday, March 29, 2013


A multiview postcard showing tourism products in Malaysia. These include the tourism parade in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, silat and now dismantled Malaysia Eye in Tasik Titiwangsa Park in Kuala Lumpur. Thanks newrule.

A 30 sen bird definitive stamp was used. This machine postmark showing 1 Malaysia in unclear, it might be cancelled on 7(?).9.2010 at Muar(?), Johor.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


There is some description of this card. At the back, it said this is "a black Madonna and child tableaux graces the front gallery of a shotgun cottage on Caffin Avenue in New Orleans' lower 9th Ward, a few doors down from the residence of R&B legend Fats Domino". Thanks tobiejonzarelli.

It was sent with several definitive stamps. They are a pair of 3 cents Star, a 17 cents bighorn and a 75 cents Harriet Beecher Stowe, an author. They are cancelled at  North Quincy Branch 02171 on 30.8.2010.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


A snowy view of Lapland during winter. Those are trees covered with snow. Thanks Marnie.

An odd-shape stamp with a green-color human figure stamp was used. It is a non-value indicated stamp for 1 lk/kl. It was cancelled at Postterminal of Turku - Åbo on 31.8.2010.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


A view of Cadaqués at Coasta Brava in the northeastern of Catalonia. This place becomes a holiday destination after replacing once dominant fishery industry. Thanks luiseme.

A 0,78 satellite station stamp was used. It was sent from CTA Barcelona on 30.8.2010. A typical machine cancellation showing the symbol of the post.

Monday, March 25, 2013


A ink drawing with the title "Searching speechlessly for three sticks" (无言岁岁觅三枝). According to sender, this ink drawing is done by Huang Jia Ming (黄嘉明). Thanks jresha.

It was sent using postage paid label from Shanghai Fenxian Yingye 4 (上海 奉贤 营业 4) on 29.8.2010. The code for this post office is 泸N19. The postage for this card is 4.50 Yuan.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


A view inside Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園) in Taipei. This view is located at Yangmingshan Park (陽明山公園), also known as Houshan Park (後山公園), near a landscaping known as huachung (花鐘). Here, there are many cherry blossom trees. Thanks suriel.

 A NT$10 flower definitive stamp was used. It was machine cancelled at Taipei 台北 on 27.8.2010.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


A postcard on the railings outside the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, England. These railings feature gold-plated lions. Thanks chrisispoor.

A 67p William III stamp was used. It was cancelled at Manchester on 24.8.2010.

Friday, March 22, 2013


A postal card on Danfu Temple (淡浮院) in Chaozhou, Guangdong (广东潮州). It is located on the Yanfeng Hill (砚峰山) in Hongshan Park (红山公园) in the city. The ID no. is 2002(19)-0057(10-3). Thanks Hu.

 It has a 60 Fen pre-printed flower stamp. A 2.60 Yuan sable stamp (2001-4, 10-9) was added. It was cancelled with postmarks of Guangdong Chaozhou Yixi 2 (广东 潮州 意溪 2) on 21.8.2010.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


A greeting postal card from Belarus Post. It shows cut flowers inside a vase. The ID no. is 271к-09. Thanks. Katyarka.

It has a pre-printed B-value (2009) postage paid label. A Br300 hare and three Br30 flower stamps were added. It was processed at Minsk P1-2 on 13.8.2010.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


A multiview postcard from Bad Aibling, Bavaria. On the top, the sentence read as "Grüße aus Bad Aibling" (Greeting from Bad Aibling) and a coat of arm at the bottom. It shows some of the buildings found in this city. One of them is the Stadtpfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt (Parish Church of Assumption) in the upper left. Thanks vielzitrone.

It was sent with a printed 1,00 postal label showing the Brandenburg Gate. It was cancelled at Briefzentrum 86 (Augsburg) on 23.8.2010.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


A side view of São Francisco de Assis Church (Igreja São Francisco de Assis) in Pamphuha District, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. It was designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the organic modern style without no controversy. This church is facing the man-made lagoon. Thanks luciano.

A 1st class aeroplane stamp and a R$0,20 definitive stamp were used. They are cancelled with a blue-color postmark of AF Belo Horizonte MG on 12.8.2010.

Monday, March 18, 2013


An evening view of a big stone bridge (大石桥) in Lijiang (丽江), which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Old Town of Lijiang". Rivers and bridges could be found in many places in this old town. Thanks Amie.

A 4.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used together with three 10 Fen environmental definitive stamps. They were cancelled with postmarks of Liaoning Liaoyang Pingxin (Tongqu) 2 or "辽宁 辽阳 平信(筒取)2" in Chinese on 13.8.2010.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


A Tigrinya girl in Debub Region, which is also known as Southern Region in Eritrea. This ethnic group is found in Eritrea and also Ethiopia. Thanks memorykeeper for sending this card while traveling.

A Nfa 6.00 definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Asmara ኣስመራ on 1?.08.2010. The postmark is unclear, leaving the date and English name for the city incomplete.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Interior view of medieval King's State Room (keskiaikainen kuninkaansali) of the Turku Castle (Turun linna). This castle is the largest surviving medieval building in the country. Thanks Susuna.

It was sent inside an envelope. A 1 lk/kl fairy stamp was used. It was machine cancelled at Turku-Åbo on 20.8.2010.

Friday, March 15, 2013


A maximum card showing the rock art with a corresponding stamp with 50 Fen face value (1996-6, 6-3). A commemorative postmark was stamped on 18.4.1996. Thanks rainman.

Various stamps were added on this card and fully fill-up the space at the back. These stamps include four rock art stamps from the same series (two 50 Fen, 6-3 and 6-4; two 20 Fen, 6-1 and 6-2). Other stamps are 10 Fen environmental definitive, 80 Fen personalized stamp, 200 Fen fish (1998-29, 8-1) and 20 Fen Year of the Monkey (1992-1, 2-1). They were cancelled at Shanghai Jingan 37 (上海 静安 37) on 11.8.2010.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


A postcard showing the nomination prize of "Kodak Cup" for 1999 Outstanding Photographers of China Photography. It was taken in Yunnan with the theme "Clouds of My Hometown" (故乡的云) by Zhang Xiong (张雄). Thanks rainyongyi314.

Three 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Guangdong Foshan Tonghua 2 (广东 佛山 同华 2) on 12.8.2010.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


A maximum card commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Royal Forest Department with its respective stamp with face value ฿7. It depicts the peat swap forest. A commemorative postmark was cancelled on 18.9.1996. Thanks Tanneversad.

A set of four ฿3 flower stamps of various designs. They are cancelled in Na Pra Lan 3 on 18.8.53. The year 2553 is corresponding to year 2010. The upper part of the postmarks showing Thai alphabet is unclear.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


A birthday postcard with all the animals come out to celebrate. Thanks TrickySticky.

It was sent with stamps of old denomination. They are all 70 cents, except one with a surtax of 30 cents for 's-Hertogenbosch's Cathedral. The other two are a EUROPA and a road safety stamp. It was sent from Nieuwegein on 25.7.2010.

Monday, March 11, 2013


A card I bought at Indian Museum in Kolkata showing the traditional dress of the Adi people in Himalayan hills of Arunachal Pradesh. The Adi people or Bokar Lhoba people is name of collective tribe.

It was sent from post office of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport just before leaving the country. A Rs 5.00 Howrah Station stamp was used. The postmark is not clear to show where it was cancelled but able to identify the date it made, which is 10.8.?(10), and pin code, 700052. This postage rate I paid was lower than others I received. Probably, it was mistakenly for local address.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


A card showing full of bears-shaped confectionery, known as Gummibärchen (Gummy Bear). This gummi candy is originated from Germany. Thanks ninta.

It was sent with two stamps, a 45 cents leuchttürme (lighthouse) stamp and a 55 cents 100 years of Christoffel blind mission stamp. Apparently, the machine cancellation of Briefzentrum 64 (Darmstadt) cancelled on 10.8.2010 also featuring 100 Jahre Christoffel Blindenmission as of the 55-cent stamp.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


A self-printed card with a person being pointed with many arrows. Thanks bg9bkm.

A 4.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used. It was machine cancelled at Xian Zhonglou Yingye 1 (西安 钟楼营业 1) on 8.8.2010.

Friday, March 8, 2013


This card shows the Punjabi folk dance or Bhaṅgṛā perform at Lok Virsa Festival in Islamabad. Lok Virsa Museum displays the culture heritage of Pakistani people. Thanks imransiddique.

This card was sent with other Pakistani postcard inside an envelope. Three triangular-shaped Rs.5 National Year of Environment commemorative stamps of different designs (goat, tree and bird) were used with several definitive stamps. These definitive stamps have face values of Re.1, Rs.2, Rs.3, Rs.5, Rs.6, Rs.7 and Rs.30. Even though it has several postmarks on it, these postmarks are unclear except for the date, which is 3 AUG 10.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Another view of Nanga Parbat (8,126m) in Gilgit-Baltistan. This mountain is viewed from Fairy Meadows.  Thanks imransiddique.

It was sent with other Pakistani postcard inside an envelope. Three triangular-shaped Rs.5 National Year of Environment commemorative stamps of different designs (goat, tree and bird) were used with several definitive stamps. These definitive stamps have face values of Re.1, Rs.2, Rs.3, Rs.5, Rs.6, Rs.7 and Rs.30. Even though it has several postmarks on it, these postmarks are unclear except for the date, which is 3 AUG 10.