Wednesday, July 31, 2013


A Royal Mail postcard depicting the 1st class stamp "Cross of St George." It was issued in 23 April 2007. Thanks JC65.

A 67p stamp on locomotive (LNER Class A1) was used. It was cancelled on 27.10.2010. The place on the date stamp is not clear.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


A rural view of County Wicklow, south of Dublin. This area is called 'The Garden of Ireland.' The monastery in the picture is Glendalough (Gleann Dá Loch). Thanks Chrissybaby.

A 82 cents flower definitive stamp was used. A meter cancellation with slogan "" cancelled this stamp. Due to its illegible appearance, place and date are unknown.


Monday, July 29, 2013


A multiview postcard with pictures of 's-Gravenhage (Den Haag or The Hague) and descriptions of the pictures. On the top left is the Peace Palace (Vredespaleis) which houses the International Court of Justice. Binnenhof in the center and it is the political center. On the right is the Noordeinde Palace, the working palace for the Queen. At the bottom left is the Mauritshuis, an art museum. Thanks Cindy79.

Three surcharge stamps of old currency were used. They are 70+30cents child and bird, 70+35cents Floriade and another Floriade stamp with face value 70+30cents. These stamps were cancelled with meter cancellation but the place and date are unknown as they are illegible.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


A postcard on a bull moose in Canada. A large animal in the Canadian wilderness.Thanks phuleshouse.

A $1.70 flower stamp was used. Blocked lines cancellation was used. No indication where and when it was cancelled.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard from the national series. It depicts the children playing with traditional toys with auspicious symbols. The ID no. is HP2010(1)Y. Thanks fengwenyi.

It has a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Tiger stamp. Four more stamps were added; they are 1.20 Yuan woodprint new year picture (2009-2, 4-2), 1.20 Yuan University Science and Technology of China (2008-23, 1-1), 1.20 Yuan ancient academy (2009-27, 4-3) and 30 Fen crane (2001-3, 10-1). They were cancelled at Tianjin Tianjinzhan 6 (天津 天津站 6) on 15.10.2010.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Gyeonghoeru or 경회루 (慶會樓 or The Royal Banquet Hall) of the Gyeongbokgung Palace or 경복궁 (景福宮) in northern Seoul. This building was a hall to hold state banquet during the Joseon Dynasty. Thanks irinka80.

A ₩340 dinosaur stamp and a ₩10 South Korean flag stamp were used. It was sent from SL. Itaewon 1 on 20.10.2010.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard with a pair of cranes under peaches. In Chinese culture, cranes and peaches are symbolically connected with immortality. The postcard's ID no. is 09-310106-13-0010-000. Thanks FloraYu.

It has a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Ox stamp. A pair of 1.20 Yuan stamps (2007-3, 2-1 and 2-2) were added. They were cancelled with postmarks of Shanghai Luxungongyuan 21 (上海 鲁迅公园 21) on 4.10.2010. "Luxungongyuan" is Luxun Park.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


The Scranton Iron Furnaces in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a historical site in the city that preserve four massive stone blast furnaces, which were built between 1848 and 1857. It produced the T-rails for American railroads until 1902. Thanks HeatherC.

A pair of 44 cents Negro Leagues Baseball stamps were used with a 10 cents horse racing stamp. This card was sent from Syracuse NY 132 on 16(?).10.2010.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


A postcard with reproduction of a poster of shipping company in the 1920s. It promoted the voyage of Vigo in South American Atlantic coast, from Pernambuco until Buenos Aires. Thanks luiseme.

A 0,78 earth satellite station stamp was used. It was cancelled at CTA Barcelona on 18.10.10.


Monday, July 22, 2013


A view on the Puerto Varas. A place with German influence due to the migration in 19th Century. The building at the center is Puerto Varas Church (I. Sdo. Corazon de Jesus). The mountain in the background is Osorno Volcano. The water body is Lake Llanquihue. Thanks BigC.

 It was sent with two stamps; a $10 Artequin and $500 Cabriela Mistral stamps. They were cancelled with postmark of Suc. Paseo Estacion Caja 1 on 14.9.2010.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


The unique limestone formation on El Nido, at the northern tip Palawan Island. Extraordinary ecosystem of this island has made it a place for tourism. Thanks Ritz.

Three marine life definitive stamps were used; they are 7 lionfish, 5 giant clam, and 1 seahorse. They were cancelled with postmark of  Matina Post Office - Metro, Davao on 18.10.2010.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


A postcard on the monastery Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Києво-Печерська лавра) by the side of Dnieper River in autumn. Together with other related historical church, this monastery is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev Pechersk Lavra." Thanks mindanao.

A E class stamp was used. It was sent from Kyiv on 15.10.2010.

Friday, July 19, 2013


A multiview postcard on Dubai. The port and high rise buildings, including Burj al Arab, are shown on this card.Thanks Hagaki.

A 3AED stamp on Eid Prayers was used. It was cancelled with meter cancellation but the place and date are illegible.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


An art card by Pierre Alechinsky, a Belgian artist who lives and works in France since 1951. This masterpiece is known as "Boréalité," done between 1970-1971. Thanks mindanao.

This card was sent from Ukraine. A E class definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Kyiv on 14.10.2010.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


A postcard on the buzzard (Канюк), found in the Bialowieza Forest (Белавежская пушча). This forest, which is shared with Poland, is jointly listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest." This bird is looked like common buzzard (Канюк звычайны). Thanks AlexanderMur for this card and also others who have signed this card during a gathering.

A BYR500 stamp on a lady holding wheat on folk holiday for harvesting (Dazhynki) and several flower definitive stamps (three BYR50 and one BYR30) were used. They were cancelled at Minsk PI-2 on 8.10.2010.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


A self-designed and self-printed card of the sender's school, Dongguan Middle School (东莞中学). Thanks cello.

A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used on this card. It was cancelled with postmark of Guangdong Dongguan Pingxin 101 (广东东莞 平信 101) on 11.10.2010.

Monday, July 15, 2013


A postcard on the common wood sorrel (Кісліца) or Oxalis acetosellaI, found in the Bialowieza Forest (Белавежская пушча). This forest, which is shared with Poland, is jointly listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest."  Thanks tobiejonzarelli.

This card was sent from USA.Two 44 cents comic strips stamps on Beetle Bailey and Dennis the Menace were used together with two 5 cents American toleware stamps. They were cancelled with circular postmarks of North Quincy ???nch 02171 on 12.10.2010.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013


A postcard shows the typical view of rural Finland. The thousands of lakes and the farm animals in the natural surrounding make this place looks green in summer. Thanks Marnie.

A 1lk/kl butterfly stamp was used. It was cancelled at Turku - Åbo on 14.10.2010.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


A nature view on Estonian landscape, the exposure of sandstone cliff along the Ahja River (Ahja jõgi). This river begins from Lake Erastvere and ends in river Emajõgi. Thanks eellaa.

It was sent with two different 4.40kr stamps; a white stork and a Paistu local costume stamps. A 0.30kr (0.02€) flower stamp was added. They were cancelled at Tallinn PK on 13.10.2010.

Friday, July 12, 2013


Another card on the river boating on the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky. Thanks zeroday.

It was sent with two 44 cents comic strips stamps; Beetle Bailey and Calvin & Hobbes. A 10 cents American clock stamp was added to make up the rate for international destination. Meter cancellation with postal slogan "Always use zip code" cancelled these stamps, except the 10 cents that is too far away from the cancellation. This cancellation is very light and not able to read the place, except seeing it was from TN 3???2 and done it on Oct 12.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


 A view on the Nyenrode Business University, the private university in the Netherlands, also spelled as Nijenrode. The campus is located in Breukelen, Utrecht, it is dominated by the thirteenth-century castle estate. Thanks femkedorien.

Several stamps were used on this postcard and pasted zip-zap across this card. They are 1st class Postzegel 2010 stamp, 44 cents teapot set with its label and tab, a 2 cents and 5 cents definitive stamps. The meter cancellation with its 5-wavy lines lost its date stamp. Therefore, not able to tell where and when it was sent.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


A rural view of the Liperi where the "leipäpitäjä" or bread keeper is harvesting. It is a typical countryside view in the country. Thanks Anu.

A 1lk/kl aurora borealis stamp was used. It was cancelled in Oulu on 11.10.2010.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


A yesteryear view of Nanhu Park or South Lake Park (南湖公园) in the winter and the water was frozen. This park is located in Chaoyang District, Changchun City, Jilin Province (吉林省长春市朝阳区). The background is now dominated with various skyscrapers. Thanks Chris.

A 5 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled in Changchun Jida 1 (长春 吉大 1) on 8.10.20?0. "Jida" is the short form for Jilin University.

Monday, July 8, 2013


A view on the Slender West Lake (瘦西湖) in Yangzhou, Jiangsu (江苏扬州). A well-known scenic spot of the city. The ID no. of this card is FP3(10-8) 1997A. Thanks Fugui.

This card has a 40 Fen pre-printed stamp same design with the front. A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was added. It was sent from Nanjing Fuqiao 18 (南京 浮桥 18) on 17.9.2010.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


The landmark skyscraper of Taipei City, Taipei 101 (台北101). It is located in Xinyi District, Taipei (台北信義區). At 508m height, it was once the tallest building in the world (2004-2010). During new year's eve, this building would become the place for firework displays. Thanks seair.

Two different NT$5 definitive stamps on beetle and flower were used. It was cancelled with meter cancellation of 台北 Taipei on 5.10.2010.