Saturday, May 31, 2014


A postcard on kite flying, a traditional play during leisure. This kite is made in appearance of a bird. Thanks ssddjjll.

A 1 Yuan bird and three 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled with postmarks of Gansu Tianzhu (Bairi) Tiantang 1 (甘肃 天祝 དཔའ་རིས 天堂 1) on 10.4.2012.

Friday, May 30, 2014


A postal card on Tianning Temple (天宁寺) of Lucheng District, Wenzhou (温州鹿城区). The ID no. is 09-330300-11-0028-011. Thanks Kathy.

This card comes with a 80 Fen lotus flower pre-printed stamp. A 4.20 Yuan bird, a 30 Fen environmental and two 10 Fen environmental definitive stamps were added. They were cancelled at Zhejiang Wezhou Shangdoumen 08 (浙江 温州 上陡门 08) on 14.4.2012.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


A postal card showing drawing of Christian Church of City West Side (城西基督教堂) in Wenzhou, Zhejiang (浙江 温州). The ID no. is 09-330300-11-0028-002. Thanks Kathy.

This card comes with a 80 Fen lotus flower pre-printed stamp. A 4.20 Yuan bird and a 60 Fen environmental definitive stamps were added. They were cancelled at Zhejiang Wezhou Shangdoumen 08 (浙江 温州 上陡门 08) on 14.4.2012.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


A postal card of Agricultural Bank of China () on the awareness of ozone layer depletion. Its ID no. is 2002(1601)-0123(12-12). Thanks kalee. There is a red-color meter cancellation from Guangdong Zhanjjiang Mazhang (广东 湛江 麻章) on this side of the card. It was cancelled on 11.4.2012.

It has a 60 Fen pre-printed flower stamp. It was cancelled by postmark of Guangdong Zhanjiang Mazhang 4 (广东 湛江 麻章 4) on 10.4.2012. There is remnant of paper stick on this side of the card and it may indicate post office is attempting to collect postage due to underfranked.  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


A postcard on Mangabeiras Park (Parque das Mangabeiras) in Belo Horizonte,  Minas Gerais. It is located 6 km south-east from the city centre in the hills of Curral Ridge (Serra do Curral). It has an area of 2.35 km2 (580 acres), of which 0.9 km2 (220 acres) is covered by the native forest.Thanks Gi_Poletto.

A 1st class bird stamp was used with two R$0,10 trumpet stamps and a R$0,05 sewer stamp. They were cancelled at Praça da Estaçã, Belo Horizonte-MG on 16.3.2012.

Monday, May 26, 2014


A postcard on UNESCO World Heritage List, "Khajuraho Group of Monuments." Kandariyâ Mahâdeva Temple (कंदरिया महादेव) is shown at the background and Jagadambi Temple (जगदम्बा मंदिर) at the foreground. This place is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. It is located in Khajuraho (खजुराहो), a town in Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh. Thanks mikewang sent this postcard while traveling.

Three Rs5.00 stamps with various theme were used; these include building, medical research and famous person. They were cancelledon 30.3.2012. Place of cancelled is unknown because of corresponding English name is not clear.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


A night view postcard of Ottawa, Ontario. It shows the Centre Block (Édifice du centre) of the Parliament Building on the Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement). Thanks mirage3ks.

A $1.80 Year of the Dragon stamp was used. It was cancelled at Ottawa, Ontarion on 3.4.2012.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Another postal card issued for Agricultural Bank of China (中国农业银行). This card propagandizing avoid wastage of disposable chopsticks. Its ID no. is 2002(1601)-0123(12-8). Thanks kalee.

It also has a 60 Fen pre-printed stamp and it was cancelled at Guangzhou Lizhiwan 1 (广州 荔枝湾 1) on 9.4.2012. A double-circular postage due marking from Guanzhou was stamped and hand-written with 78 Jiao 0 Fen (or 7.80 Yuan); a bit different on the charge. This card has several other stampings from Lizhiwan Post Office.

Friday, May 23, 2014


A postal card for Agricultural Bank of China (中国农业银行) in propagandizing the important of saving water. Its ID no. is 2002(1601)-0123(12-7). Thanks kalee.

It comes with a 60 Fen pre-printed stamp. It was cancelled with postmark of Guangzhou Lizhiwan 1 (广州 荔枝湾 1) on 7.4.2012. Not additional postage was paid, so a double-circular postage due marking from Guangzhou was stamped and hand-written 48 Jiao 0 Fen (or 4.80 Yuan). A stamping from Dr. Zhan Tiao-You Memorial Hall was stamped here too.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


A postcard from Donetsk (Донецьк) showing the monument to A. Solov'yanenko (А.Б. Солов'яненку), an outstanding Ukrainian opera singer. Thanks LenaUkr.

Two painting stamps with their selvages were used; they are a 2.50 ship and a 1.50 people stamps.They were cancelled at Donetsk 1 on 4.4.2012.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


A sunset view card of Taipei City (台北市) with the Taipei 101 (台北101) projects from the city center. Thanks Ellen.

A NT$10 beetle stamp was used. It was cancelled at Taichung Mail Processing Center (台中郵件處理中心) on 20.3.101. The year "101" is corresponding to year 2012.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


A postcard on Taipei City (台北市) skyline at night. The major landmark, Tapei 101 (台北101), is seen projecting out among the buildings in the city center. Thanks JoyChang.

A NT$12 flower definitive stamp was used to send this postcard using airmail. It was cancelled at Sanchong (三重) on 20.3.2012.

Monday, May 19, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard showing the Tianjin Railway Station (天津站). It is the principal railway station in this city. Its ID no. is 12-120103-13-0066-000. Thanks kaqiyingluo.

A 3.70 tiger stamp (2000-3, 10-9) was added to this card which comes with a 80 Fen Year of the Dragon stamp. They were cancelled with a postmark from Tianjin Liulinxindu 1 (天津 柳林新都 1) on 14.3.2012. A red-color "par avion" (航空) in Chinese characters only stamped on this card.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


A postcard shows the view of permanent ship lock (永久船闸) at Three Gorges Dam (长江三峡大坝). There are two such ship lock near the dam. Each of them is made up of five stages. Thanks Jinzhou.

A pair of stamps on Tai Ethnic architectures (1998-8, 4-3 and 4-4) were used. They were cancelled at Shanghai Sichuanluqiao 14 (上海 四川路桥 14) on 21.3.2012.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


A night view postcard on the Drum Tower of Xi'an (西安鼓楼). It is located in the heart of Xi'an, Shaanxi province (陕西 西安). It is a symbol of the city. It was erected in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty. Towering above the city center, it offers incredible view of Xi'an. This tower got its name from the huge drum located within the building.Thanks fj69.

A pair of 2 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Xi'an Chang'anbeilu 2 (西安北路 2) on 18.3.2012.

Friday, May 16, 2014


A postcard on the Egyptian Bridge (Египетский мост) in Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург). This bridge carries Lermontov Avenue over the Fontanka River (Фонтанка). It has sphinx chimera on the bridge head. Thanks zveter.

A 10p. bridge stamp, a pair of 5p. moose stamps and a 0.50p. fox stamp were used on this card. They were cancelled with postmarks of Санкт-Петербург (Saint Petersurg) on 14.3.2012.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Firework display over Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (广州琶洲国际会展中心) at Pazhou (琶洲), southeast of Guangzhou (广州). The Guangzhou Export Trade Fair (广州出口商品交易会) is held in this center every spring and autumn.Thanks Timothy_Koo.

A pair of covered bridge stamps (1997-8, 4-3 and 4-4) were used to send this card by surface mail. They were cancelled at Guangzhou Dunhelu 2 (广州 敦和路 2) on 20.3.2012.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


A postcard on Dębno and Okolice. The main picture is Chwarszczany, a Gothic church of the 14th Century chapel of the Templars. The smaller pictures are (from left to right) Public Library (Biblioteki Publicznej), Linden Lake (jezioro Lipowo), May 3 Constitution Square and the Church of St. Peter and Paul (plac Konstytucji 3 Maja i kościoł św. Apostołow Piotra i Pawła), and Dargomyśl, a late Romanesque church from about 1260. Thanks mirin.

A 3 zł Easter stamp and a 50gr building definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled with postmark of Dębno Lubuskie on 23.3.2012.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


A multiview postcard from Padova or Padua. These pictures are (from left to right, upper to lower) the neoclassical style Loggia Amulea, Prato della Valle, Basilica of Saint Anthony (Basilica di S. Antonio), Basilica of St. Giustina (Basilica di S. Giustina) and aerial view of Prato della Valle.Thanks Yvonne.

A €1,40 racing car driver stamp and two €0,10 definitive stamps were used on this card. They were cancelled at Padova CMP on 15.3.2012.

Monday, May 12, 2014


A postcard on St. Sophia Cathedral (Собор святої Софії) in Kiev (Kyiv). It is the main component (building) for the UNESCO World Heritage List of "Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev Pechersk Lavra." Thanks Slau.

A Є class wheat stamp was used. It was cancelled at Kyiv on 12.3.2012.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


A postcard on The Chapel of Three Saints (Часовня Трех Святителей) from Kavgora Village (деревни Кавгора), Kizhi Island (Ки́жи). This island is an open air museum, which include the famous Kizhi Pogost. Thanks sound_wow.

Two 10p. Kremlin definitive stamps and a 0.50p. fox stamp were used to send this postcard. They were cancelled at Петрозаводск (Petrozavodsk) 185035 on 14.3.2012.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


A self-printed cherry blossom postcard. Thanks Wen.

A pair of NT$5 stamps on children's toys cut out from miniature sheet were used. They were cancelled by a commemorative postmark on Cherry Blossom Season in Alishan (阿里山櫻花季) issued by temporary post office of Jiayi (嘉義臨時郵局) on 24.3.101. The year "101" is corresponding to 2012.

Friday, May 9, 2014


A mansion (known as 海天堂购) with traditional Chinese rooftop in Gulangyu, Xiamen, Fujian (福建 厦门 鼓浪屿). This island off Xiamen, which is also an island, is famous for having many old buildings. Thanks gutijiao.

A 4.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used. It was sent from Chongqing Yubei Baosheng 1 (重庆 渝北 宝圣 1) on 20.?.2012.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


A postcard on the Marshal I. Konev Height National Memorial (Национальньй мемориальньй комплекс Вьсота маршала И.С. Конева) with St. John the Warrior's Chapel (часовня Иоанна-воина) and Museum on Kharkiv Region during the Years of the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945 (музеи Харьковщина в годь Великой Отечественной войнь 1941-1945) by its side. They are situated in Solonitsevka, Derhachivskyi Raion (Дергачівський район) of Kharkiv Oblast (Харківська область). Thanks Olia.

A 2.20 20 Years of CIS stamp and two fruit stamps (40к. and 3) were used. They were cancelled on 12.3.2012 but the place name is not identifiable.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Kazan Cathedral (Казанский собор) or the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan" is a Russian Orthodox church located on the northeast corner of Red Square, Moscow. The current building is a reconstruction of the original church, which was destroyed at the direction of Joseph Stalin in 1936. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow." Thanks Olya.Interestingly, this card also has an arrival postmark on 22.3.2012.

A 9p. painting stamp and 15p. stamp on Olympic were used. They were cancelled at Москва (Moscow) 117574 on 11.3.2012.