Tuesday, December 31, 2013


An artifact found in Perm near Kynok River (реке Кынок) showing bear face. It is from VIII to IX century. Thanks ALLA.

Two 10p. bear stamps and two 2p. lynx stamps were used. They were cancelled at Пермь МСЦ (Perm MSC) on 24.6.2011.

Monday, December 30, 2013


A postcard reproduced from old picture of Odessa lighthouse (Маяк Одесса), currently in Ukraine. Thanks Mariya.

 Five 4p. elk stamps, a 0,10p. hare stamp and a 3p. Kremlin stamp were used. They were cancelled at Саратов (Saratov) 410000 on 26.6.2011.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


A morning view of watertown in Jiangnan region (江南) covered with fog. Jiangnan is referring to areas south of Yangtze River, and most likely corresponding to areas in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, which also include Shanghai. Thanks mikewang.

It was sent with three stamps; a 50 Fen Year of the Cock (1993-1, 2-2), a dragonfly (1992-7, 4-2) and a tiger (200-3, 10-9). They were cancelled at Shanghai Taopu 19 (上海 桃浦 19) on 11.6.2011.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


A postcard on the "Three pools mirroring the Moon" (三潭印月), one of the ten famous views on West Lake (西湖) in Hangzhou (杭州). In the lake, there is three little pagodas emerge from the water surface. The landscape around this lake is now listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hanzhou. Thanks Theresa.

A pair of Macau returning to China anniversary stamp (2009-30, 3-3) were used. They were cancelled at Hangzhou Guanyinqiao 1 (杭州 观音桥 1) on 17.5.2011.

Friday, December 27, 2013


A greeting postcard issued for Shenyang Ligong University (沈阳 理工大学). Its ID no. is 11-210100-13-1088-000. Thanks Guizi.

Two Great Wall definitive stamps (face values 100 Fen and 200 Fen) were added on this card with a 80 Fen pre-printed stamp. They were cancelled at Shenyang Ligongdaxue Toudi (沈阳 理工大学 投递) on 13.6.2011. "Ligongdaxue" is referring to Ligong University.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


A postcard on the flower stamps issued by Ethiopian Post in 1992. Thanks memorykeeper.

Two animal stamps were used; a 4 Birr black rhinoceros and 30 cents Menelik's bushbuck. The postmark is unclear but able to recognize only limited information. It was cancelled on 3 May (year unclear) at probably Addis Ababa.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


A driver's view on the pylon of the Yangpu Bridge (杨浦大桥) in Shanghai. It is one of the largest cable-stayed bridges in the world. It carries the Inner Ring Road from the Yangpu District (杨浦区) in Puxi (浦西) to the Pudong New Area (浦东新区). It was completed in September 1993. Thanks Mo.

Three 1.20 Yuan stamps on Qingmeng Day (2010-8, 3-1) were used. They were cancelled at Shanghai Tianshanlu 17 (上海 天山路 17) on 12.6.2011.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


An entrance to Lujiazui Riverside Avenue (陆家嘴滨江大道) comes with a postcard. It shows the drawing of this riverside scenery and destination for observing Shanghai skycrappers. Its ID no. is 1999(PG)-0285. Thanks FloraYu.

A pair of Olympic Games stamp with past issued Olympic stamps (2008-19, 2-1 and 2-2) were added. They were cancelled at Shanghai Caolu 7 (上海 曹路 7) on 11.6.2011.

Monday, December 23, 2013


A lottery greeting postcard from the Treasury of Henan Province (河南省财政厅). Its ID no. is 10-410103-13-0112-000. Thanks Hu.

Several stamps were added on this postcard that comes with a 80 Fen Year of the Tiger pre-printed stamp. These stamps are a pair of 30 Fen environmental definitive stamp, a 80 Fen personalized stamp and a 80 Fen Great Wall definitive stamp. They were cancelled at Guangdong Chaozhou Yixi 2 (广东 潮州 意溪 2) on 7.6.2011.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


A postal card on Pavilion of Prince Teng (滕王阁) in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province (南昌 江西省). One of the four great towers in China, it is located in the eastern bank of Gan River (赣江). Its ID no. is PZP-JX-YD-JN-98-1. Thanks guitutu.

It comes with a 40 Fen flower pre-printed stamp; two stamps were added. They are 1.20 Yuan scenery of Rehai (2007-24, 3-1) and 3 Yuan 16th Asian Games stamp (2010-27, 6-6). They were cancelled with postmarks of Jiangxi Shang'gao Pingxin 1 (江西 上高 平信 1) on 8.6.2011.

Saturday, December 21, 2013


A long postal card on Qinghai Lake (青海湖  or མཚོ་སྔོན་པོ་). Located in Qinghai Province (青海省), where it gets its name, it is the biggest lake in China. The ID no. is 09-632500-11-0006-006. Thanks qingdou.

A 4.50 Yuan environmental stamp was added to this card with a 80 Fen pre-printed stamp on Qinghai Lake. It was sent from Qinghai Hainan Yingye 5 (青海 海南 营业 5) on 10.6.2011.

Friday, December 20, 2013


A multiview postcard from Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower is shown on the right. The Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel, is on the lower left. Thanks ziyouguoke.

A pair of 150 Fils eagle stamps were used. They were cancelled by a meter cancellation but the details are not legible.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


A postal card on Beihai Park (北海公园) in Beijing, an imperial garden to the northwest of the forbidden City. The White Pagoda (永安寺白塔) is seen projected from Qionghua Island (琼华岛), the center of this park. The ID no. is 11-110105-11-1104-000. Thanks baoz.

It comes with a 4.50 Yuan flower pre-printed stamp. It was sent from Beijing Di'anmen 1 (北京 地安门 1) on 24.5.2011. A pictorial cancellation showing a landmark of this park, Jingxinzhai (静心斋), is stamped at the bottom.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


A view of Crown of Beauty Theater (美丽之冠) in Sanya, Hainan (海南省三亚). It is an indoor arena or theater on the island, which hosts several international events, Miss World Pageant. Thanks Zi again.

It was sent with three stamps; a 80 Fen on artifact from Song Dynasty (2002-6, 4-2), a 80 Fen stamp on anti-fascist war and a 3 Yuan Wulingyuan stamp (1994-12) taken out from miniature sheet. They were cancelled at Haikou Guomao 2 (海口 国贸 2) on 26.6.2011. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


A card from North Cyprus with children in Turkish folk clothing. Thanks pinuccia for sending this card while travelling.

A 80 Yeni Kuruş flower stamp was used. It was cancelled at Gazimağusa (Famagusta) on 20.5.2011.

Monday, December 16, 2013


A postal card for the Sixth China Games for City 2007 (第六届城市运动会) in Wuhan (武汉). It shows the venue for the First Games in Jinan, Shandong (山东 济南) and it city flower, lotus flower. Its ID no. is 2007(1701)-0026(6-1). Thanks FloraYu.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed stamp of the Games' logo. Two 1.20 Yuan stamps on Beijing Olympic Games (2008-12, 2-1 and 2-2) were added. They were cancelled at Shanghai Caolu 7 (上海 曹路 7) on 25.5.2011. 


Sunday, December 15, 2013


A view on the Dongyuan Lake (東源湖) at Mudan Township (牡丹鄉) in Hengchun Peninsular (恆春半島). This picturesque place is located at the southern part of the Taiwan island. Thanks chrischin.

This card was sent from Beijing, China. A strip of two 1.20 Yuan stamps on ancient folk tale stamps (2010-12, 2-1 and 2-2) were used together with a 60 Fen environmental definitive stamp. They were cancelled at Beijing XiSi 19 (北京 西四 19) on 21.5.2012.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


The front view of Creţulescu Palace (Palatul Creţulescu or Palatul Kretulescu) in București. It is a historic building near the Cişmigiu Gardens on the Ştirbei Vodă street nr. 39. It houses the headquarters of UNESCO's European Centre for Higher Education UNESCO-CEPES. Thanks daniela_dmp.

A 1 L stamp on Jesus and a pair of 30 Bani vase stamps were used. They were cancelled on 7.5.2011 probably at București.

Friday, December 13, 2013


An interior view of Palace of Heavenly Pururity or Qianqing Palace (乾清宫) showing the throne. Above the throne hangs a tablet with a right-to-left script reading "Justice and Honour" (正大光明), penned by the Shunzhi Emperor. This palace is inside the much bigger Palace Museum (故宫博物院) or known as Forbidden City. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, "Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang." Thanks ifpin.

A pair of 150 Fen stamps on Outlaws of the Marsh (1997-21, 4-4) weree used. They were cancelled by a single postmark from Beijing Sanjianfang 3 (北京 三间房 3) on 22.5.2011. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013


A postcard on the snow-covered Mt. Fuji (富士山) as view from Oshino Village (忍野). It is a stratovolcano and also the highest mountain in Japan. Thanks cecily.

A ¥50 bears of Hokkaido stamp and a ¥20 bee stamps were used. They were cancelled at Sendai, Miyagi on 24.5.2011.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


A multiview postcard on outdoor exhibits of Museum of Folk Architecture and Folkways of Ukraine  (Національний музей народної архітектури та побуту України) in Pyrohiv (Пирогі́в). Thanks oksana_raz.

Four 1.00 Hr stamps with different designs on folk costumes stamps were used. They were cancelled on 11.5.2011 at a place unknown (due to unidentifiable postmarks).

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


A postcard on Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo (commonly known as Museu do Ipiranga). It is a Brazilian history museum located near where Emperor D. Pedro I proclaimed the Brazilian independence on the banks of Ipiranga brook in the Southeast region of the city of São Paulo. Thanks Savissivik.

It was sent with three stamps; a R$1,00 bird, a R$0,31 drawing and a R$0,05 sewer. They were cancelled with postmarks of Central São Paulo-SPM on 9.5.2011.

Monday, December 9, 2013


A long postcard showing wall with children's drawing. Thanks kailin.

A 280Ft stamp on Miklós Radnóti (or written reversed as for Hungarian) was used. It was cancelled at Budapest on 16.5.2011.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


An aerial view of Mariyinsky Palace (Маріїнський палац) in Kiev (Kyiv). It is the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine . It is a Baroque palace on the hilly bank of the Dnieper River. Thanks kukharishka.

Many low values stamps were used to send this postcard;  A 1.00 Hr clock, a 1.50 Hr stamp on Ukrainian Army,  a 1.00 Hr on philologist, A. Potebnia, a 1.50 Hr for Polubotok and 10k jag definitive stamp. They were cancelled with postmarks of Hmelnycky Copp (Khmelnytskyi) on 6.5.2011.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Aerial view of the ruins of the Neideck Castle (Burgruine Neideck) in Wiesenttal, Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland). It is one of the scores of castles in this region.Thanks gerschjg.

A 55 Eurocents stamp with blue sky and a bird and a 20 Eurocents flower definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Briefzentrum 90 (Nürnberg) on 17.5.2011.