Sunday, August 31, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard issued for Hulunbuir Branch (呼伦贝尔 or ᠺᠥᠯᠦᠨ ᠪᠦᠢᠷ) of the Postal Savings Bank of China (中国邮政储蓄银行). It shows a carp lifting up to cross over Longmen. Its ID no. is 12-150700-13-0173-000. Thanks skullx.

It comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Dragon stamp. It was cancelled at Inner Mongolia Zalantun Zhanqianjie 2 (内蒙古 扎兰屯 ᠵᠠᠯᠠᠨ ᠠᠢ᠌ᠯ 站前街 2) on 21.11.2012. Apparently, not other stamp was added and it was not taxed for underfranked.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


An artistic postcard with a photo of Volkswagen Beetle. A 80 Fen bird definitive stamp was pasted on this side of the card. It was cancelled at Sichuan Guangyuan Dongba Yingye 9 (四川 广元 东坝 营业 9) on 14.11.2012. Thanks Zuozuo27.

On the back, there are three more stamps; a 2 Yuan and two 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps. They were also cancelled at Sichuan Guangyuan Dongba Yingye 9 (四川 广元 东坝 营业 9) on 14.11.2012. Nice clear postmarks.

Friday, August 29, 2014


An aerial view of the Citadella of Gozo. It is the the heart of Victoria (Città Victoria), the capital of Gozo, the second largest island in Malta. Rabat is the former name for Victoria. Cathedral of Assumption is seen projected from the citadel. Thanks Baldacchino.

A €0.12 painting stamp and a €0.51 Knights of St. John stamp were used. It was postmarked with meter cancellation from CMR Marsa twice. First time on 27.10.2012 and second time on 29.10.2012.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


A postcard from El Chaltén, a small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, showing view from Patagonia. The mountain shown on this card might be Monte Fitz Roy of Los Glaciares National Park (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks Ri_Cofanelli.

It was sent with postage paid label. This label with face value $11,50 was printed in Cordoba on 22.10.2012.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


A card with reproduced magazine cover with close-up of the cover girl. Thanks nuan-nuan.

Three 1 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Guangdong Shenzhen Longcheng 2 (广东 深圳 龙城 2) on 21.10.2012. Apparently, there is a meter cancellation of Kuantan 01 was printed on 12.11.2012. It might indicate this card was miss-sent and back to the sorting process in Kuantan.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


A multiview postcard from Vienna or Wien. These pictures are Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral, upper left), Schloss Belvedere (upper row, second from left), Staatsoper (State Opera, second row), Karlskirche (upper row, third from left), Hundertwaseer-Haus (upper right), Strauss Monument (Strauss-Denkmal) in Stadtpark (lower left), Parlament (center), Rathaus (right center), Wiener Riesenrad of Prater (bottom row, second from left), Schloss Schönbrunn (bottom row, third from left), and Panorama view (lower right). Among them, Schloss Schönbrunn or Schönbrunn Palace is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List by the name "Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn." Other buildings in the city center are listed collectively as "Historic Centre of Vienna." Thanks dixie-lady.

A pair of 145 cents building definitive stamps were used. They were probably sent from Wien 11?? on 5.12.201?. This postmark is not clearly stamped on the card.

Monday, August 25, 2014


A view card on Chittorgarh Fort (चित्तौड दुर्ग) in Rajasthan. It is the largest fort in India and situated south of Bhilwara. It was abandoned in 16th century. Thanks Bhargav.

Three Rs5 stamps with different designs were used; a tiger, a person and a sculpture. There were cancelled in Pune on 29.10.2012 but the post office branch name is not clear. Something like "Bhusar..." 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


A postcard reproduced from drawing about "Gay-Lussac and Biot at altitude of 4000m." Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac was a French chemist and physicist. This picture on Gay-Lussac and Biot ascend in a hot air balloon in 1804 was illustrated in the late 19th century. Thanks Anastacy.

Two 2₴ stamp on train coach were used. They were cancelled at Vinnycia (also known as Vinnytsia) on 24.10.2012.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


A postal card on Badlands National Park in South Dakota. It was known to Lakota people as mako sica or "badlands." This card shows the sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires. Thanks Weida.

This card comes with a 28 cents pre-printed stamp similar to the front of this card. It was uprated with a 80 cent airmail stamp. They were cancelled at Eugene OR on 22.10.2012.

Friday, August 22, 2014


A lottery greeting card with the Year 2009 at the red-color background. It was promoting law and order that bring equality. Its ID no. is 09-410103-13-0011-000. There was a meter cancellation from Hong Kong H31 printed on 13.10.2012. According to sender, it was attempted to send this from Hong Kong as indicated at the back of this card. Thanks kalee.

This card comes with a 80 pre-printed Year of the Ox stamp. However, there was not Hong Kong stamp or any other stamp. Only the remnant of ink from the postmark left on this side of the card.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


A postcard on Gojūnotō or Five-storied Pagoda (五重塔) of Tōshō-gū Shrine (東照宮) in Nikkō (日光市), Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県). This shrine along with another shine and a temple in Nikkō are listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Shrines and Temples of Nikkō." Thanks shijia0619.

A ¥50 bird and a ¥20 bee stamps were used. They were cancelled at Kawaguchikita, Saitama on 22.10.2012.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


A postcard showing a group of musicians during dolan performance (刀郎 or دولان‎), traditional musical dance of Uighur people, in Kashgar, Xinjiang (新疆 喀什). This card has an ID, XJPP4(11-10). Thanks paopaopao.

Three 1.50 Yuan environmental definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled with postmarks of Xinjiang Shihezi Beisilu 1 (新疆 石河子 شىخەنزە 北四路 1) on 2.11.2012.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


A postcard on Rila Mountains (Рила) in Western Bulgaria. Large part of these mountains are within the Rila National Park. Rila Lake is shown here too. The Rila Monastery (Рилски манастир), shown in lower left, is also known as Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List using its name, "Rila Monastery." 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 580? on 25.10.2012.

Monday, August 18, 2014


A night view postcard of Pleven (Плевен) with its water fountain as focal point. On the right is the St George the Conqueror Chapel Mausoleum (Параклис-мавзолей „Св. Георги Победоносец“). 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 5800 on ?.9.2012.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


An artistic map postcard with pink color background. The map is made up of many loves. Thanks izabela24.

A NT$12 beetle stamp was used. It was cancelled at Yilan (宜蘭) on 2?.1?.201?.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


A city view on Mont-Tremblant, the first resort in Eastern Canada. It is located on Laurentian mountains of Quebec and famous for its ski resorts. Thanks mirage3ks.

A $1.70 flower stamp and a 10 cents dragonfly stamp were used.These stamps were first cancelled at Mont-Tremblant QC J8E 1B0 on 24.10.2012. A meter cancellation from post processing center with postcode H4T 1T4 was added on 25.10.2012.

Friday, August 15, 2014


An aerial view showing boat and wakes on Big Rideau Lake in Ontario. This lake forms part of the Rideau Waterway, registered UNESCO World Heritage Site as "Rideau Canal," and it is the largest lake along the route of the Rideau waterway. Thanks mirage3ks.

A $1.80 houses stamp was used. It was cancelled with a rectangle postmark of Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1H0 on 1.10.2012.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


A post card issued for commemorating tennis championship in Tashkent in 1995. Uzbekistan's President Cup, also known as ATP Taskent Open, is defunct now. This card is without postage. At the back, it is space for message. Thanks Tigor.

It was sent with several blank postcards and other souvenir inside a large envelope. Several definitive stamps were used;  a 2500som, two 600som, a 150som and a 100som. They were cancelled at Toshkent (Tashkent) on 15.9.2012.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


A postcard illustrates the Academy Arch or paifang (书院门) in Xi'an (西安). It was named as there was an academy, Guanzhong Academy (关中书院), situated here during Ming and Qing Dynasty. Thanks ssddjjll.

This card was sent inside an 9 Yuan postage paid envelope along with some cards.It was cancelled Shaanxi Lintong Yingye 5 (陕西 临潼 营业5) on 8.9.2012.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


A postcard showing Yongning Bridge (永宁侨) of Xitang (西塘), a water scenic town in Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province (浙江省 嘉善县). Several old stone bridges similar to this one could be found in this town.Thanks iris.

A 3 Yuan greeting stamp and a 150 Fen covered bridge stamp (1997-8, 4-3) were used. They were cancelled neatly with a postmark from Zhejiang Jiashan Xitang (Tongqu) 1 or "浙江 嘉善 西塘(筒取)1" on 4.9.2012.

Monday, August 11, 2014


A postcard on traditional food of Yoopers, the pasty. Yooper is referred to people from the Upper Peninsular of Michigan State (UP). Thanks Tabra.

A "forever" stamp on "Finding Nemo" was used.It was cancelled on 10.10.2012. The place that cancelled this card was not clear but zip code "498(?)" indicates it was from Iron Mountain, MI.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


An artistic postcard with columns. On the bottom of this card, it was indicated as Rome Plaza (罗马广场). This picture might be taken at Shanwei (汕尾) Guangdong Province (广东省). Thanks cinly.

A 4.50 Yuan stamp on Oversea Chinese (2011-20, 4-4) was used. It was cancelled at Guangdong Jiangmen Longchang 2 (广东 江门 龙昌 2) on 5.10.2012.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


A postcard on State Russian Museum (Государственный Русский музей), the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург). Thanks Fedorova87.

A 25p. kremlin definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Санкт-Петербург (Saint Petersburg) on 25.9.2012.

Friday, August 8, 2014


A postcard issued by advertisement postcard publisher, Card+ (乐卡), in celebrating Middle Autumn Festival (中秋节). It shows two rabbits with the Moon. Thanks findless.

A pair of 200 Fen coral fish stamps were used. They were cancelled at Hangzhou Gucuilu 4 (杭州 古翠路 4) on ?.9.2012, probably on the last day of the month as disclosed by sender's date.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


A surprise postcard swap from Slovenia. This postcard shows the view of Kamnik, a town in northern Slovenia. Castle ruin of Mali grad (Little Castle) is shown here with the chapel at the left.Thanks Karmen.

Two flower definitive stamps were used; a 0,48€ and a D-value non-indicator stamp. They were nicely postmarked at Ljubljana 1121 on 11.10.2012.