Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A maximum card from United Kingdom with its respective stamp on fishing and cancelled with the first day commemorative postmark on 23.9.1981. This card is one of the PHQ cards with series no. 55(d) 9/81. Thanks togge.

This card was sent from Finland. A 2 luokka/klass stamp on forest was used with two different o,o5 odd-shaped stamps. They were cancelled by a meter cancellation from Turku - Åboon 8.1.2013.

Monday, September 29, 2014


A New Zealand postcard with its map and scenery. Thanks Spirit.

This card was sent from China. A 2.80 Yuan stamp on University Games in Beijing (2001-15, 3-3) and two 10 Fen environmental stamps were used. It was cancelled with pictorial daily postmark of Shanghai Tian'ailu (上海 甜爱路) on 4.1.2013. Several markings, two from post office, were also shown here. A bit unusual as there is not typical circular postmark of China Post on this card.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


A giant panda climbing a tree postcard. Thanks DanDan.

Two bird definitive with face values 2 Yuan and 1 Yuan were used. They were cancelled at Chengdu Jianshelu 20 (成都 建设路 20) on 28.9.2012. A pictorial marking from Giant Panda Kingdom Post Office was also stamped on this card but it was overlapped with a "By Surface" postal marking.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


A postcard showing Bhagirath Peaks in the Himalayan under a blue sky. Thanks Bhargav.

Three famous person stamps were used; a Rs2 and two Rs5. They were cancelled at Bhusari Colony, Pune with pin code 411038 on 1.1.2013.

Friday, September 26, 2014


A postcard showing a farmer settling the young seedlings in a paddy field. This picture was taken at Jici or Jiqi Village (磯崎村), Fongbin or Fengbin Township (豐濱鄉), Hualien County (花蓮縣). This place is also known for its seaside resort. Thanks blaze710.

A NT$10 Duanwu Festival stamp was used. It was cancelled at Shulin (樹林) on 7.1.2013.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


A card on Partschins Waterfall (Partschinser Wasserfall in German or Cascata di Parcines in Italian), a 98m waterfall in Partschins (Parcines), South Tyrol (Südtirol in German or Sudtirolo/Alto Adige in Italian). The population in this region is mostly German-speaking. Thanks Yvonne.

This card was sent from China. A 4.20 Yuan bird and 30 Fen environmental stamps were used. They were cancelled at Nanjing Xinjiekou 5 (南京 新街口 5) on 4.1.2013.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard issued for New China Life Insurance (新华保险 or NCI). This card shows a happy family with greenery environment background. Its ID no. is 12-410103-13-0056-005. Thanks kalee.

It comes with an 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Dragon stamp. It was cancelled with meter cancellation of Guangdong Zhaoqing 1 (广东 肇庆 1) on 29.12.2012. Only part of this red-color meter cancellation is printed on this card. A thick postage due marking with hand-written "220分/440" was on this card too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


An artistic postcard from MoMoMo Card (陌墨Mo Card) showing a alarm clock on top of several note books. Thanks xiaobaicc.

Two bird definitive stamps with face values 4.20 Yuan and 40 Fen were used. They were cancelled with a neat postmark from Hangzhou Xiasha 11 (杭州 下沙 11) on 27.12.2012.

Monday, September 22, 2014


A postcard from Craft Exhibition Centre (陳列館) of the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (國立臺灣工藝研究發展中心). This institute is located in Caotun Township, Nantou County (南投縣 草屯鎮). One of the exibiti is a wood sculpture showing rat and nuts for Year of Rat. Thanks jianxizhang.

A NT$7 Frama label from machine 088 and a NT$3 postage label printed on 21.12.2012 at Taizhung Minquanlu (台中民權路) were used. They were cancelled at Taizhung Minquanlu (台中民權路) on 21.12.2012. The interesting part of these  are the postmark date and time, which look like contra.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


An artistic postcard for May Day (五月天) with spirits around a girl. It is designed by MoMoMo Card (陌墨Mo Card). Thanks pupuxi.

A pair of 1.20 Yuan personalized stamps with bird and a 80 Fen personalized stamp were used. They were cancelled at Xining Dashenzi 5 (西宁 大什字 5) on 23.12.2012.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


A view on Taklamakan Desert (塔克拉玛干沙漠 or تەكلىماكان قۇملۇقى) in Xinjiang Province (新疆省). It is located in the center of Tarim Basin (塔里木盆地 or تارىم ئويمانلىقى). A camel caravan is seen crossing. Its ID no. is FP-5(10-2) 1997A. Thanks Li Channa. Two partial postmarks were seen on this side of the card, it indicated stamps are missing. These postmarks are same to the postmark on the other side.

A 60 Fen environmental stamp was added on this card with a 40 Fen pre-printed stamp similar to the design of this card. They were cancelled at Urumqi Xinyilu 3 (乌鲁木齐 ئۈرۈمچی 新医路) on 15.12.2012.

Friday, September 19, 2014


A postcard on sunset over Victoria Harbor (維多利亞港) and Central (中環) as viewed from Victoria Peak (太平山) or The Peak (山頂). Tower of 2 International Finance Centre (國際金融中心二期) is seen projected at the center. Thanks xupeiqi.

This card was sent from China. A 3 Yuan greeting stamp was used but it was cancelled with a black-colored marker line.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


A postcard on the front view of Zengcuoan Fuhai Temple (曾厝垵 福海宫) in the Southeastern of Xiamen Island (厦门岛). It is located in Siming District, Xiamen City (厦门市 思明区). It is one of the old temples in this island. Thanks yaya.

A pair of 1.20 Yuan bird definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Fujian Xiamen Haohoulu 9 (福建 厦门 海后路 9) on 2.12.2012.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


A postcard on the gate of Liberty Square (自由廣場) with the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂) in the background and National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳) at the left. This gate was known as the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness (大中至正). Thanks Landy_Chiou.

A NT$10 deep-sea anglerfish stamp was used. It was cancelled at Sanxia (三峽) on 19.12.2012. A neat postmark but not well presented as the stamp has a darker shade.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


A postcard on early morning at Bagan (ပုဂံ). Over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains in history, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. One of them, Gawdawpalin Temple (ကောတော့ပလ္လင်ဘုရား), is seen on the left. Thanks Firelily.

This card was sent from Thailand. A ฿15 stamp on Ko Chang was used. It was cancelled on 2?.12.???? at a place's name starts with "Don..."

Monday, September 15, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard issued for China Netcom's Yellow Page (中国网通黄页 or CNC Yellow Page) of Zhengzhou, Henan (河南 郑州). Its ID no. is 2008-1601(BK)-0209(5-3). Thanks kalee.

It comes with a 60 Fen Year of the Rat stamp. It was cancelled at Guangdong Zhongshan Xiaolan 18 (广东 中山 小榄 18) on 18.12.2012. An underfranked postcard, it was stamped with a large thin postage due marking and hand-written "200/400."

Sunday, September 14, 2014


A postcard on Aga khan Palace (Aagakhaan Palace) in Pune (पुणे). It was built in 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. It was served as prison for Mahatma Gandhi following the launch of Quit India Movement in 1940s. Thanks Bhargav.

Two different famous person stamps were used; one Rs2 and the other Rs10. They were cancelled at Pune City(?) on 14.12.2012.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


A new year greeting postcard for the Year of the Snake from Japan. A snake decorative item is hanging with the new year decorative items. Thanks cecily.

A ¥50 Year of the Snake stamp and a ¥20 bee stamp were used. They were cancelled at Sendaikita, Miyagi on 10.12.2012.

Friday, September 12, 2014


A postcard on ten most attractive scene in Zhangjiajie (张家界), the Maoyan River (茅岩河). Zhangjiajie is located in northwestern part of Hunan Province within the Wulingyuan (武陵源), which is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site using the name "Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area." Thanks Cindy.T.

A 4.50 Yuan Oversea Chinese stamp (2011-20, 4-4) was used. It was cancelled at Fuzhou Gongyelu 2 (福州 工业路 2) on 16.12.2012. A pictorial postmark of Tianmen Shan (天门山) from Hunan Zhangjiajie (湖南 张家界) was stamped at the bottom too on 2.1.2012.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


A view at Chingshui Cliff (清水斷崖) along Suhua Highway (蘇花公路). It is a 21 kilometer length of coastal cliffs (average at 800 meters above sea level). It is located at the southern part of this highway that connects Yilan (宜蘭) and Hualien (花蓮) in eastern Taiwan. It is considered to be a very scenic area and is the highest coastal cliff in Taiwan. Thanks Zhengbaipi.

A strip of three NT$3.50 Year of the Snake stamps were used. They were cancelled at Banqiao (板橋) on 3.12.2012.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


A postcard on Kaohsiung Harbor (高雄港) in Kaohsiung (高雄). It is the main port in Taiwan. This port was used to be a natural lagoon and it was eventually upgraded to become a modern harbor. MS SuperStar Aquarius of the Star Cruises is seen sailing on the left. Thanks Wan-jyunDeng.

A pair of NT$3.50 Year of the Snake stamps were used. They were cancelled at Fengshan (鳳山) on 14.12.2012.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


A large size self-made card with poem in the center. Background place is unknown. Thanks simple.

Two different 1.20 Yuan stamps on traditional dances of the minority groups (2011-22, 4-1 and 4-2) were used. They were cancelled with postmark of Jiangxi Linchuan Pingxin (Tongqu) 1 or "江西 临川 平信(筒取)1" on 25.11.2012. Although underfranked, there is not postage due marking.

Monday, September 8, 2014


A pictorial postcard from Nanzhuang Township, Miaoli County (苗栗縣 南庄鄉). It shows the flowers of tung tree (油桐花), which bloom during May, according to sender. Thanks Wanhuiwen.

A NT$10 flower definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Taoyuan Mail Sorting Center (桃園處理中心) on 3.12.2012.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


A artistic postcard on the characters, Taiwan (臺灣), using tiger hidden behind these characters. This card was designed by Pan-Song Lin (林磐聳). Thanks Jianxizhang.

A NT$10 tea leave stamp was used. It was cancelled with a special postmark, "introducing Taiwan to the world," from Taipei Temporary Post Office (臺北臨時郵局) on 2.12.101. The year "101" is corresponding to year 2012.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard with the theme, spring (春潮溢彩). Two leaves and some flower form the shape of a yacht. The ID no. is not found, probably covered by stamp. Thanks chrischin.

This card comes with a 80 Fen Year of the Dragon stamp. A 1.20 Yuan Oversea Chinese stamp (2011-20, 4-3) and a 1 Yuan snow leopard stamp (2001-4,10-8) was added. They were cancelled at Beijing Jiaomen 5 (北京 角门 5) on 3.12.2012.