Friday, October 31, 2014


A postcard showing sunflowers farm in Ukraine. Sunflower is the national flower of this country. Thanks axelcarvalho. A postmark of Kuantan(?) M2, Pahang cancelled on 22.2.2013 is found on this side of the card.


A 1.00Hr stamp on Alexander Potebnja, a 4.30Hr toad stamp and a 30k. flora definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Kyiv on 4.2.2013.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Monument to Catherine the Great (Памятник Екатерине II) in Ostrovsky Square (площади Островского), St. Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург) during winter. Thanks Irina7654.

A 20p. Sochi Winter Olympic 2014 stamp and a 1.50 Kremlin definitive stamp were used. They were neatly cancelled by three-wavy line machine cancellation of Санкт-Петербург АСЦ 200900 on 28.1.2013. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Upper Belvedere (Oberes Belvedere) of the Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere) in Viena (Wien) during winter. This Baroque building houses a museum, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. Thanks dixie-lady.

A pair of 90 cents definitive stamps were used. They were cancelled at Wien 1120 on 6.2.2013.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


A postcard reproduced from a yesteryear view on New York City with the Empire State Building. Thanks Yan-ci-jun.

This card was sent from Taiwan. A NT$10 dragon fruit stamp was used and it was cancelled at Hsinchu (新竹) on probably 3.2.2013.

Monday, October 27, 2014


A view on Zhuge Village (诸葛村) in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province (浙江省 兰溪). The architectural composition of Zhuge Village is very rare and peculiar because its buildings are arranged in an orderly fashion, according to the bagua (八卦) principles. This picture shows its water body (钟池). Thanks feryal.

A 5 Yuan bird definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled neatly with a postmark of Zhejiang Chun'an Yingye 2 (浙江 淳安 营业 2) on 3.2.2013.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


A postcard on West Lake (西湖), listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, "West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou." The pagoda at the background is Baochu Pagoda (保俶塔), which is located just north of the lake on top of Precious Stone Hill (宝石山). Thanks yamajia.

Two 150 Fen stamps were used; one on Outlaws of the Marsh (1997-21, 4-4) and the other (1998-18, 4-4). They were cancelled with a postmark of Hangzhou Guanyinqiao (Tongqu) 1 or "杭州 观音桥(筒取)1" on 27.1.2013.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


A postcard showing some of the Russian banknotes, Russian ruble (рубли rubli). These are the seventh series and also contemporary bank notes. Thanks Ave.

Three stamps were used; a 15p. painting, a 7p. Ka-226 helicopter and a 2.50p. sturgeons. They were cancelled at Москва (Moscow) on 10.1.2013.

Friday, October 24, 2014


A multiview postcard from Franconia (Franken) with some of its typical things and landmarks. These pictures include Kitzingen, Gerotzhofen, Ochsenfurt, Volkach, Iphofen, Würzburg (Marienberg Fortress or Festung Marienberg), Sommerhausen, Weinlese and Weinprobe. Thanks Mausbaer47.

A 55 cents farmland and a 20 cents flower definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Briefzentrum 96 (Bamberg) on 31.1.2013.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


A postcard on the famous landmark in Moscow, Saint Basil's Cathedral (Собор Василия Блаженного). It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as "Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow." Thanks kosha.

Several definitive stamps were used; two 10p. kremlin stamps, a 4p. kremlin stamp and a 0.30p. fox stamp. They were cancelled at Москва (Moscow) 119571 on 16.1.2013.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


A swampy view of the Chicot State Park in Louisiana. It is located near Ville Platte. Thanks alabama-ranger.

Several stamps were used; two "forever" stamps on Louisiana and Utah, a 1 cents cat, 4 cents chair and a 10 cents clock. They were cancelled on 14.1.2013 and the place name is not clear, something starts with "Shre...". According to Maggie, the name is "Shreveport."

Note: Thanks Maggie for her comment on the name of the city in this postmark.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Another postcard sent while traveling. This is a multiview postcard on Banteay Srei (ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយស្រី). Built with red sandstone, this Angkorian temple is located faraway from main groups of temples. Along with other Angkorian temples, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.

A 3000R forest stamp were used. This card was sent on the last day at Siem Reap, 9.1.2013, at hotel's post box. It was cancelled on the next day with one postmark from Siem Reap, Angkor - សៀមរាប, អង្គរ. Normally, there were two postmarks. Interestingly, a postmark from Pusat Mel Kuantan M2 was cancelled here on 4.2.2013.

Monday, October 20, 2014


A sunset view of vedette at Senglea (L-isla), overlooking Valletta, the capital city on the opposite side of the Grand Harbor. Senglea is a fortified city when this type of vedette or fortified outpost played important roles in defending. Thanks Baldacchino.

A €0.63 painting stamp was used. It was cancelled at MaltaPost p.l.c. on 22.1.2013.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


A postcard on San Sebastián Church or Basilica of San Sebastián in Manila. It is a neo-Gothic architecture style building in the Philippines. Thanks ritz.

Several marine life definitive stamps were used; a ₱5 butterflyfish and four ₱2 cone shell. They were cancelled on 17.1.2013 at an unknown place.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


A postcard on snow-covered Boston Public Garden. This garden along with Boston Common forms the northern terminus of the Emerald Necklace, a long string of parks. It features an irregular shaped lagoon. Thanks liulangjianke.

Three "forever" stamps on freedom were used. They were cancelled at Boston MA 02? on 15.1.2013.

Friday, October 17, 2014


A postcard on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aachen Cathedral (Dom zu Aachen). The throne of Charlemagne inside the cathedral is shown on the bottom right. This cathedral is located in Aachen (Aken or Aix-la-Chapelle), a border town near the Netherlands and Belgium. Thanks steftan07.

This card was sent from Belgium. A 1st class stamp for world were used. It was cancelled at Antwerpen X on 14.1.2013

Thursday, October 16, 2014


A postcard on snow-covered Confucian Temple or Fuzimiao (夫子庙) in Nanjing, Jiangsu (江苏 南京). It is situated on banks of Qinhuai River (秦淮河). Thanks xiaopei0125.

Two 150 Fen stamps on Shennonjia (1998-13, 4-3) were used. They were cancelled at Nanjing Zhonghuamen 4 (南京 中华门 4) on 16.1.2013.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


A night view postcard on Hong Kong Central (中環). Des Voeux Road (德輔道), a road named after 10th Governor of Hong Kong,  is shown here. The neo-classical style Legislative Council Building (立法會大樓) is in the center. Thanks happysasa.

Two bird definitive stamps with face values $1.40 and $1 were used. They were cancelled with postal slogan "Support Children's Cancer Foundation" from an unknown postal center. The date also not clear but still able to be identified as "1?.01.13".

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


A postcard on North American Indians, known as Nakoaktok ('Nak'waxda'xw). This card shows a reprint of Kotsuis and Hohhuq of 1914 photo. These were two masked performers in the Winter Dance. They represented huge mystical birds in their culture. Thanks nanwise.

Two different "forever" stamp (one on USS Constitution and the other Emancipation Proclamation) and two definitive stamps (a 5 cents American Toleware and a 10 cents American clock) were used on this card. They were postmarked in Indianapolis on an unknown date. Interestingly, a postmark from Kuantan M2 postmarked on 23.1.2013 was also on this card.

Monday, October 13, 2014


A nature view postcard from Finland. It shows a rapid of an unknown place in the wilderness. Thanks hantsu.

 A 1lk/kl stamp  on a national park. It was cancelled at Kuopio on 8.1.2013.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


A card on South Gate of Angkor Thom (អង្គរធំ). It is the capital of Khmer Empire. Angkor Thom's monuments are known as Bayon style to the Angkor historians. Along with other Angkorian temples, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor. It is located near Siem Reap (សៀមរាប). This card was sent by myself during a visit ti this place.

This card was sent on the first day of this visit. A 3000R stamp on Apsara of Banteay Srei was used. It was sent through post office counter in Siem Reap. This stamp was cancelled with postmark of Siem Reap, Angkor - សៀមរាប, អង្គរ on 5.1.2013.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


A postcard on Der Langkofel or Il Sassolungo (3181m), one of the peaks of Dolomites (Dolomiten in German and Dolomiti in Italian), a mountain ranges in northern Italy. This peak is located near Gherdëina (Gröden in German and Val Gardena in Italian), a valley in South Tyrol (Südtirol in German and Sudtirolo in Italian). A national park, Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi, is declared on these mountains. This place also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name, "The Dolomites." Thanks supersabs.

A stamp with dual currency (€0,41 or 800₤) on football and a €0,01 definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Verona CMP on 11.1.2013.

Friday, October 10, 2014


A card showing the Tachia's Mazu festival (大甲媽祖遶境進香活動) in Tachia or Dajia, Taichung City (臺中市 大甲). It was celebrated in Zhenlan Temple (鎮瀾宮) annually by acrossing several city and villages in the surrounding. This festival is attended by million of pilgrims. During the festival, it would travel 300km over a eight-day seven-night journey. Thanks hsinchieh.

Two NT$5 stamp were used; one on flora exibition and one on seahorse. They were cancelled at Shilin (士林) on 14.1.2013.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


A view on the Parliament Building (Parlamentul) in Chișinău. Thanks arrimok.

Many stamps were used. These stamps are 1,20L Maria Bieșu, 60b children drawing, 1,20L Christmas, 60b grape and wine, 60b newspaper, 10b building definitive, 1L building definitive, and 25b building definitive. They were cancelled at Chișinău 12 on 9.1.2013.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


A postcard with drawing by victim of land mine, Seth. It depicts Angkor Wat (អង្គរវត្ត). Bought this card from Cambodian Land Mine Museum in Phum Khna myself but written by my sister. Thanks.

Two stamps were used; a 2800R fish and a 200R wolf. It was sent through post office counter and these stamps were cancelled with postmark of Siem Reap, Angkor - សៀមរាប , អង្គរ 17000 on 8.1.2013.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


A multiview postcaaard on Angkor Wat (អង្គរវត្ត), the largest religion monument in the world. It is the only temple built in Angkor that facing west. Bas-reliefs of Devatas are shown on the left. This monument, a symbolic to the Cambodia, it was a prominent structure for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor, in Siem Reap (សៀមរាប).  It was sent by myself during a visit to this place.

A 3000R stamp on Preah Vihear Temple was used. I purposely dropped this card on a mailbox outside the post office on 8.1.2013. It comes out with this card cancelled on the same day with postmarks of Siem Reap, Angkor - សៀមរាប , អង្គរ 17000.