Friday, May 31, 2013


A view card from Mahilyow (Магілёў) that shows the Mahilyou Regional Drama Theatre (Магілёўскi абпасны драматыуны тзатр). Thanks Nickey.

It was sent using two animal stamps; a BYR200 European mink definitive stamp and a BYR500 Western barbastelle bat stamp. The meter cancellation is printed at the wrong place leaving these stamps uncancelled.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


An old soviet postcard on the monument of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (Александр Васильевич Суворов) in Sevastopol, now Ukraine. Suvorov was a famous generalissimo in the Czarist Russian. Thanks tari.

This old Soviet postal card comes with a now defunct 4k pre-printed stamp. It was sent with many definitive stamps of Ukraine. They are five 1 vase stamps and two 30 stamps. They are cancelled at Sevastopol Krim on 21.11.2010.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


A "did you know" postcard on the state of Texas. With the Texan flag as background, it also shows some of the prominent things from the state. These include the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, cattle, oil well and water tank. Thanks Angee.

This card was sent with a 44 cents on Katherine Hepburn, 44 cents and a 10 cents American clock. They were cancelled at North Texas ?&DC Dallas on Dec 2010.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The autumn view of the Lake Akan (阿寒湖) and the Akan Volcanic Complex in Akan National Park (阿寒国立公園). This national park is located in Hokkaido Island. Thanks yukina.

It was sent with three stamps from decades ago. They are two ¥10 on deers and freedom from hunger stamps and a ¥50 skating stamp. They were cancelled at  Matsudo, Chiba on 8.11.2010.

Monday, May 27, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard for new year celebration with toy Santa as part of its design. Its ID no. is HP2010(2)Y. Thanks xiaoli.

It has a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp and it was cancelled with a pictorial postmark of Several definitive stamps were added but one stamp was missing. This resulted the postmark of  Shandong Tai'an Daizong 3 (山东 泰安 岱宗 3) stamped on 15.11.2010 missing part of it. The word "Tai'an" is not there.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Scenery of Mount Tai or Taishan (泰山) in Shandong Province (山东省). It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name Mount Taishan. The ID no. is 2005(1509)-0003(10-3). Thanks xiaoli.

It has a 60 Fen pre-printed stamp of the scenery on top of Taishan. A pictorial postmark of the mountain top (极顶) was cancelled on this pre-printed stamp. Several definitive stamps were added but one apparently missing leaving an empty space with partially cancelled postmarks of Shandong Tai'an Taishan 1 (山东 泰安 泰山 1) on 15.11.2010.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


A multiview postcard on Le Havre a coastal city of Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie. A city suffered catastrophic damage during the Second World War. It was rebuilt after the War. Due to its significant in urban planning and revolutionary architecture, it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret". The tower shown on the caard is the St. Joseph's Church (Église Saint-Joseph). Thanks Pazzolina.

It was sent inside an envelope. Two non-value indicators stamps (Lettre Prioritaire 20g) of different views of Eiffel Tower were used. However, there is no cancellation.

Friday, May 24, 2013


The Mount Rushmore National Monument of different period of time, at night, at sunset and daytime closeup view. A famous landmark in South Dakota. These bursts of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln were sculptured by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln.Thanks nhigh.

It was sent with two 44 cents Christmas stamp of different designs with two 5 cents American toleware stamps. They were cancelled on 6.12.2010 from an unknown location.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


A card on dolmen (hunnebed) of Emmen. Dolmen is megalithic tomb with upright stones supporting a large flatter horizontal cap stone. This portal tomb is from Neolithic period. Thanks Cindy79.

It was sent with stamps of old currency. These stamps are all 70 cents except one with surcharge 30 cents (bird).They were cancelled at s-Gravenhage on 1.12.2010.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard of Chinese brush painting with carps. The theme is hoping to get extra in every year. The ID no. is 11-440000-13-0017-000. Thanks HBim.

 A 4.20 Fen bird definitive stamp was added on this 80 Fen pre-paid postcard. It was cancelled with red-color meter cancellation of Guangdong Shantou Pingxin (Tongqu) 8 or "广东 汕头 平信(筒取)8" in Chinese on 20.11.2010.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


A multiview postcard of California, the Golden State. The pictures on the low of this card are (from left to right) San Francisco, California State Capitol Building and giant sequoia tree. While, Los Angeles is shown on the bottom. Thanks Min.

It was sent with postage meter cancellation of post office with zip code 93740 on 22.11.2010. This cancellation is not fully printed on the card. The number of the address is partially erased.

Monday, May 20, 2013


The crystal clear sea water in Chaweng Beach in Ko Samui (เกาะสมุย), Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี) Province. This island in Gulf of Thailand is famous for its beach tourism. Thanks Rosette for sending this card while traveling.

A ฿15 Chinese New Year stamp was used. It was cancelled in Ko Samui เกาะสมุย on 28.11.53. The year 53 is corresponding to 2010CE.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


A postal card on Shennongtan Scenic Region (神农坛景区) in Shennongjia Forestry District (神农架林区) of Hubei Province (湖北省). Several attractions are shown here along with its map. Its ID no. is 2005(1700)-0006(5-2). Thanks seven-panda.

This card has a 60 Fen pre-printed flower stamp. Two 1.20 Fen bird definitive stamps were added. It was sent from Shanghai Lingzhao 8 (上海 凌兆 8) on 24.11.2010.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


A postcard on Orthodox Cathedral of Svietlahorsk (Светлаго́рск). It is one of the landmark for this town in Svietlahorski Rajon. The ID no. is 188-06. Thanks Nadea.

It was sent with a BYR180 cloths of Motalsk ethnographic region stamp and a BYR500 Christmas stamp. It was cancelled at Minsk 25(?) on 26.11.2010.

Friday, May 17, 2013


A vintage postcard of Sevilla showing the Giralda (La Giralda) of the Seville Cathedral. It is a former minarat that was converted into a bell tower. Seville Cathedral is formally known as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede). It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "Cathedral, Alcázar and General Archive of the Indies in Seville". Thanks Volvomom for sharing.

It was sent from United States of America. A 10 cents American clock and two 44 cents painting stamps were used. They were cancelled on 1.12.2010 from an unknown location.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


A postal card on the scenery of Jiangxi Province (江西省). This card shows the mountain scenery of Goddess Azalea (女神杜鹃). The postcard ID no. is FP15(10-6) 2001B. Thanks fengwenyi.

This card has a 4.20 Fen pre-printed stamp of the same design with the card. A 20 Fen sport stamp (1993-12, 1-1) and a pair of 5 Fen environmental stamps were added. They were cancelled at Heibei Renqiu Youtianzhiju 1 (河北 任丘 油田支局 1) on 23.10.2010.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


A postal card on ancient painting with a man weighting fish. The postcard ID no. is 10-310106-11-0042-009. Thanks Xuejia.

This card has a pre-printed 80 Fen EXPO 2010 in Shanghai stamp. A 2 Yuan bird definitive and two 10 Fen environmental definitive stamps were added. They were cancelled at Beijing Ciyunsi 12 (北京 慈云寺 12) on 3.11.2010.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


The interior view of the Heavenly Purity Palace (乾清宫) inside the Forbidden City, Beijing (北京紫禁城). This picture shows the throne in this palace. A tablet of Chinese a idiom (正大光明) is hang above the throne. It is usually translated as "To be decent, honest and magnanimous," or "to have no secret or do a shameless deed." Thanks CaoRanRan.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental stamp was used. It was neatly cancelled with postmark of Beijing Sanyuanli 15 (北京 三源里 15) on 2.11.2010.

Monday, May 13, 2013


A multiview postcard on the night view of Helsinki. The main picture is the City Hall. The Ferris wheel of Linnanmäki (bottom left) is also one of the attractions here. The Parliament House  (Eduskuntatalo) is shown on the bottom right. Thanks tiitinen.

It was sent with a 0,65 Christmas stamp and a 0,10 odd-shaped stamp. They were cancelled by meter cancellation of HelsinkiHelsingfors on 24.11.2010.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


A postcard on Lijiang, Yunnan (云南丽江) with the theme "Deep and Serene Alley". The older part Lijiang is famous for its ancient architecture. It is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Old Town of Lijiang". Thanks cherrydg.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental stamp was used. It was cancelled at Yunnan Lijiang Sifangjie 1 (云南丽江 四方街 1) on 11.11.2010.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


A view on the residence area of Suriname. Thanks Jekyll.

This card was sent from China. A 1.50 Yuan temple stamp (1997-11, 6-4) and a 3 Yuan greeting stamp were used. It was cancelled with a pictorial commemorative postmark on 70th Anniversary of the establishment of broadcasting of Beijing on 10.11.2010.

Friday, May 10, 2013


A corner of Xiamen University (厦门大学) campus with the Furong Lake side (芙蓉湖畔). The postcard ID no. is 10-350203-11-0013-006. Thanks Sw-Ting.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental stamp was used and covered the pre-printed stamp. It was sent from Fujian Xiamen Xiada 5 (福建 厦门 厦大 5) on 13.11.2010. Xiada is the short form for Xiamen University.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


A postcard on an aged eagle trainer (驯鹰老人) in Xinjiang Province. Thanks shangche.

A 5 Yuan Yangtze River Three Gorges stamp (1994-18M) taken from miniature sheet was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled at Ürümqi Beijinglu 4 (乌鲁木齐 ئۈرۈمچى 北京路 4) on 3.11.2010.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


A Chinese black and white postcard on British musician, David Boowie (鲍依). Thanks jessicahsu.

It was sent with two bird definitive stamps, a 1 Yuan and a 2 Yuan. It was cancelled at Beijing Jiuxianqiao 1 (北京 酒仙桥 1) on 16.11.2010.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


A postcard with drawing on local scene in the old time, where a bellman walking down the street at midnight to announce the time. Thanks Maya.

It was sent with three 80 Fen Tiananmen stamps. An underpaid postcard without postage due marking. They were cancelled at Chengdu Yiguanmiao 2 (成都 衣冠庙 2) on 13.10.2010.