Thursday, July 31, 2014


A postcard on Chihkan Tower (赤崁樓) in West Central District,Tainan City (臺南市 中西區). It was built by the Dutch in 1653. It was known as Fort Provintia. Other name for this tower is Sakam Tower, a name might be derived from aboriginal village's name. Thanks Evonne.

A NT$10 stamp on tea leave was used. A commemorative postmark on 2012 Confucian Temple Culture Day of Tainan Temporary Post Office (臺南臨時郵局) was used to cancelled this stamp on 28.9.101. The year "101" is corresponding to year 2012.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


A Balinese postcard showing its terrace rice irrigation and Mount Agung at the background, as viewed from Langsat, near Rendang in East Bali. The water management system, known as Subak, is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name, "Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy." Thanks heidyrosalia.

A Rp2500 stamp on warfare by Sultan Agung on Batavia was used. It was cancelled at Jakarta Barat on an unknown date.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


A postal card on Dragon and Tiger Pagodas (龍虎塔). It is located at Lotus Lake, Kaohsiung City (高雄市 蓮池潭). Visitors enter dragon mouth and come out from tiger mouth. Thanks Huijun.

It comes with a NT$2.50 bird pre-printed stamp. Two flower definitive stamps with face values NT$5 and NT$2.50 were added. They were cancelled at Nangang (南港) on 26.9.2012.

Monday, July 28, 2014


A postcard on scenery of Jiangxi Province (江西风光). Mountain view of Mount Sanqing (三清山) is shown here. This scenic area is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site as "Mount Sanqingshan National Park." Its ID no. is 1999赣(PG)-0034(6-3). Thanks Alice_Ye.

It comes with 60 Fen pre-printed flowere stamp. A 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp and two 80 Fen stamps with different design, a personalized stamp and a children's drawing stamp (2009-10, 4-1) They were cancelled with red-color meter cancellation of Zhejiang Yunhe Fengfa 3 (浙江 云和 封发 3) on 14.9.2012 except for the stamp at the far left.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


An aerial view of the walled medieval town of Mdina in the center of Malta Island. It was situated on a hill. It served as the capital during Punic time. St. Paul's Cathedral can be seen projected out from the city at the center. De Redin's bastion dominates in the foreground. Thanks Baldacchino.

A €0.63 stamp of French period in Malta was used. It was postmarked with meter cancellation from CMR Marsa on 22.9.2012.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


A postcard on terracotta army showing a kneeling figurine. They were collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor. These artifacts are found at Xi'an, Shaanxi (陕西 西安) where this site is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the name "Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor."Thanks Joa0929.

A 3 Yuan Guangzhou Asian Games stamp () and a 1.20 Yuan stamp on ancient Chinese tale () were used. They were cancelled with meter postmark of Jiangxi Jiujiang Fenjian 3 (江西 九江 分拣 3) on 17.9.2012.

Friday, July 25, 2014


A postcard with drawing on a city but no information on where it is. Thanks Kevin.

A pair of stamp showing architectures of Tai ethnicity  (1998-8, 4-3 and 4-4) were used. They were cancelled in Fujian Xiamen (福建 厦门) on 15.9.2012 but the exact location is unknown as it was miss out.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


A postal card issued for Beijing Olympic Games with the theme "people-oriented" (人文). It shows an old wooden door. Its ID no. is 2007(3200)-0002(5-3). Thanks E-vute.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Beijing Olympic logo stamp. Several stamps were added; a strip of three 1.20 Yuan stamps on Oversea Chinese with different designs (2011-20, 4-1, 4-2 and 4-3) were used together with a 10 Fen environmental stamp.They were first cancelled with a red-color meter cancellation from Guangdong Zhuhai Xinhan (Ji) 1 or "广东 珠海 信函(机)1" on 16.9.2012. The uncancelled stamps were later postmarked with circular stamping of Guangdong Zhuhai Xinhan 1 (广东 珠海 信函 1) on the same day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard on Year of the Dragon issued by China Post (中国邮政) in Shenzhen, Guangdong (广东 深圳). It depicts the dragon in a stamp format with yellow color background. 12-440300-13-0024-000. Thanks ddnsunshine.


This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Dragon stamp. Four 80 Fen environmental stamps were added. They were cancelled at Guangdong Shenzhen Longcheng 2 (广东 深圳 龙城 2) on 8.9.2012.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


A postcard from Tana Toraja, it shows the traditional ceremony in the Toraja Highlands of South Sulawesi. The boat-shaped and oversized saddleback roof on the ritual item could be seen. Thanks EnzoGorlami.

A Rp4000 flower stamp was used. It was postmarked but not clear. Probably, it was sent from Jakarta as "J?k?rt?" could be recognized.

Monday, July 21, 2014


A self-sent postcard through Samsung Touchnote using generic picture available from the website. It shows a sport event with background of London. Thanks Samsung. It was introduced as free service. One might use their own photos to make a postcard too.

It was sent from Guernsey. The postage paid label is printed on the card.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


An sunset view on Taipei riverside park at Dadaocheng Jetty (大稻埕碼頭). It was located in southwest of Datong District, Taipei City (台北市 大同區). Thanks Acar.

A NT$10 beetle definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Puli (埔里) on 3.9.2012.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


A postcard on the Monument to King Alfonso XII (Monumento al rey Alfonso XII de España) in Buen Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro or El Retiro), Madrid. The monument is situated on the east edge of an artificial lake near the center of the park.Thanks Kati1988.

Two 0,43 stamps and their tabs on traditional rollball event were used. They were cancelled at CTA Madrid on 16.8.2012.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhar Uluwatu), a Balinese sea temple. It is one of nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. It is located in Pecatu village, Kuta South District of Badung Regency of Bali. Thanks heidyrosalia.

A Rp2500 stamp on traditional cloth from Bali was used. It was probably cancelled at Jakarta as only the "Jaka" is recognizable. It was cancelled on 14.8.2012.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


A postcard on Oregon Coast with frame-shaped margin. Arches of rock, unique geological features, are found along Oregon Coast. Thanks Weida.

A $1.05 airmail stamp on Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was used. It was sent from Eugene OR 974 on 16.8.2012. A neat meter cancellation.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


A multiview postcard from Bulgaria showing some of its famous tourism images. The pictures on the top row (from left to right) are Belogradchik Rocks, the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Храм-паметник „Свети Александър Невски“ ) in Sofia, Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex and view on Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The second row are Stone Forest in Varna, Plovdiv, Nesebar and Sveshtari. The last row are Rila Monastery, Pirin Mountain, folk costume, and Koprivshtitsa. Thanks ceruleanmind.

A moth stamp (0,40лв) and a human sculpture stamp (1,00лв) were used. They were cancelled with a lightly stamped postmark of Плевен - Pleven 58??? on 23.8.2012.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


A postcard on Kašperk Castle near Kašperské Hory, a town in the Plzeň Region. It is a 14th Century ruin. Thanks Kuriero.

A E class painting stamp and a 1Kč definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled with postmarks of Kašperské Hory 34192 on 30.8.2012.

Monday, July 14, 2014


A postcard on Manarola's brightly colored buildings. The surrounding was made balck-and-white, so these colorful houses are projected. Manarola is a small town in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is frequented with tourists. Thanks Yvonne.

A €0,75 stamp with a flying letter and a €0,85 definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Genova CMP on 28.8.2012.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard issued to promote Mudanjiang (牡丹江) Post Office's paying bill through phone service (缴费1站通). Its ID no. is 09-231002-13-0336-000. Thanks Laopan.

A pair of 2 Yuan decorative art stamp (1996-12, 4-4) were added on this card with a pre-printed 80 Fen Year of the Ox stamp. They were cancelled with postmarks of Heilongjiang Mudanjiang Pingxin 1 (黑龙江 牡丹江 平信 1) on 20.8.2012.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


An artwork postcard on Architektura drewniana in Otwock showing the distinct Polish architecture style, Świdermajer. This arcitecture style applies almost exclusively to wooden villas of the middle classes.Thanks Shubi.

A 3zł and a 50gr definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Otwock on 7.9.2012.

Friday, July 11, 2014


A postcard on the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂) and the main gate, the Gate of Integrity (大中至正) in Taipei City (台北市). The inscriptions over this main gate has changed and declares as "Liberty Square" (自由廣場) in recent year. Thanks AnnHuang.

A NT$12 beetle definitive stamp was used. It was postmarked at Xinzhuang (新莊) on 5.9.2012.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


A multiview postcard from Melbourne. It shows the aerial view of the city (upper left), tram system (center and upper right), Yarra River (lower left) and beach (lower right). Thanks 。sending this card while traveling.

A $1.60 pole vaulting stamp with Olympic logo for international post was used. However, it was not cancelled.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


A postcard showing the interior view of the State Hermitage (Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж) in Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург), the Armorial Hall (Гербвый зал). Thanks ElenaNSK.

It was sent inside an envelope. Two 10p. bear, a 3p. moose and a 0.10p. hare stamps were used. They were cancelled at Новосибирск (Novosibirsk) on 31.7.2012.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


A postcard on Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein). It shows this castle in different angles, including its interior. It is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. Thanks yamafan sending this card while travelling.

A 75 cents flower definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Briefzentrum 87 (Kempten) on 10.8.2012. A pictorial marking from this castle was stamped here too.

Monday, July 7, 2014


An advertisement card from Perrier bottled mineral water. This brand is originated from France and available worldwide. Thanks pachico.

Four occupational definitive stamps were used; a R$1,00, two R$0,20 and a R$0,05. They were cancelled at Central Florianópolis-SC on 25.7.2012. One of the postmarks landed on dark shade of this card.