Sunday, November 30, 2014


A postcard from Parc Oméga (Parc Omega) in Montebello, Quebec. A safari park for drive-through experience to observe the nature and wildlife, including this wapiti or elk on this postcard. Thanks mirage3ks.

A $1.85 bear cub stamp was used. It was initially cancelled at Montebello QC J0V 1L0 on 31.5.2013. Later, it was machine cancelled at postal center with postcode H4T 1T4 on 1.6.2013.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


A postcard from Maldives showing the bokkura (ބޮއްކުރާ), a traditional vessel in this island nation. It is the smallest type of vessel used there. Thanks muxia for sending this card during traveling. 

A 15MVR stamp on dolphin was used. It was initially cancelled with a registered postmark of Male' on 8.6.2013 as requested by sender. Later, it was cancelled again with postmark of Mail Operations, possible also from Male', as the lower of this postmark is not clear.

Friday, November 28, 2014


A postcard from Macau Museum of Souvenir (澳門手信博物館). It is privately organized by Associação de Beneficência Koi Kei (鉅記慈善會). A first museum specifically exhibits souvenir. This photo shows a biscuit can used as gift.Thanks jinernan.

Three postage labels (one MOP$2.0, and two MOP$1.0; ) with UNESCO World Heritage theme were used. They were cancelled at TRADIC Letter Process and Delivery Centre (TRADIC郵政處理及派遞中心) on 12.6.2013.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


An aerial view of Burgholzhausen, a village in Saxony-Anhalt. Thanks hg52 for this reply card showing his village.

A 55 cents stamp on the painting of Madonna and a 20 cents flower definitive stamp were used. They were cancelled at Buttstädt 99628 on 27.5.2013.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


A card on Pulikali (പുലിക്കളി), traditional art being performed during Onam (ഓണം) in Kerala. "Puli" means tiger or leopard and "Kali" means play in Malayalam language. This tradition is performed during annual harvest festival since 200 years ago. Thanks Bhargav.

Two R1 Gandhi definitive stamps and two Rs 5 stamps (airplane and Husain Ahmad Madani) were used. They were cancelled at Pune 411038 on 24.5.2013.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


A multiple view postcard from Vienna (Wien). Most of landmarks from this city are shown. They are Staatsoper, Parlament, Schloß Schönbrunn, Volksoper, Volkstheater, Sezession, Holburg, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Strephansdom, Strauß Denkmal, Gloriette Donaudampfer, Hochstrahlbrunnen, Hofreitschule, Karlskirche, Burgtheater, Belvedere and Riesenrad. These places are mostly included in two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, "Historic Centre of Vienna" and "Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn." Thanks dixie-lady.

A of 145 cents building definitive stamps were used. They were machine cancelled in Wien 1000 on 14.5.2013.

Monday, November 24, 2014


A postcard on Rogozen Treasure (Рогозенско съкровище) of Thracian. These artifacts were found in a village in the northwestern of Bulgaria and named after this village, Rogozen. A find of a century, it consisted of various silver artworks dated back to 4th to 6th Centuries B.C. Thanks ceruleanmind.

This card sent together with a map card inside an envelope. Three stamps were used; they are 0,40лв moth, 0,30лв artifact, and 1лъв scenery. It was sent from София (Sofia) 1040 on 10.4.2013.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


A Bulgarian map-shaped postcard showing various traditional architecture of this country. These places are Elena, Koprivshtitsa, Arbanasi, Zheravna, Tryavna, Kovachevitsa, Balchik, Nesebar, Sozopol, Shiroka Lake, Plovdiv, Zlatograd, Melnik, Bansko, and Mogilitsa. Thanks ceruleanmind.

It was sent inside an envelope together with another postcard. Three stamps were used; they are 0,40лв moth, 0,30лв artifact, and 1лъв scenery. It was sent from София (Sofia) 1040 on 10.4.2013.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


A Year of the Snake greeting lottery postcard issued by China Post of Shenzhen, Guangdong (广东 深圳). Its ID no. is 13-440300-13-0003-000. Three 1 Yuan bird and a 80 Fen environmental definitive stamps were pasted on this side of the card. They were cancelled at Guangdong Shenzhen Longcheng 2 (广东 深圳 龙城 2) on 23.3.2013. Thanks ddnsunshine.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Snake stamp. It was cancelled neatly with postmarks same at the front. Also, there is an red-color "By airmail" marking.

Friday, November 21, 2014


A postal card showing Amur tigers fighting at a snowy environment. This cats also known as Siberian Tiger and Northeast Tiger for Chinese. This card was from Harbin Northeast Tiger Forest Park (哈尔滨东北虎林园), Heilongjiang (黑龙江). Its ID no. is 11-230102-11-4103-005. Thanks Laopan.

This card comes with a 80 Fen Year of the Horse stamp and two stamps on insects were added; they are ladybird (1992-7, 4-1) and praying mantis (1992-7, 4-4). No postal marking except a red-color "Landispanportation."

Thursday, November 20, 2014


A postal card with a kind of fruits as design. Its ID no. is 2000(01)-0062(6-4). Thanks "." for sending this card.

It was filled with stamps and their labels at the back. This card comes with a 60 Fen pre-printed flower stamp. Five stamps with face value 80 Fen were added; four ship personalized stamps with their pre-set labels and one from children's drawing (2009-10, 4-1). They were cancelled at Guangdong Heyuan Zhumenting 2 (广东 河源 朱门亭 2) on 27.4.2013.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


A postcard on dog sled from Québec. This transport was used by Canadian indigenous people known collectively as Eskimo. Thanks mirage3ks for sharing a postcard during vacation.

A $1.85 Year of the Snake stamp was used. It was first cancelled by handstamp from Otter Lake (J0X 2P0) on 3.4.2013. Then it was machine printed postmark from K1A 0C1 on 4.4.2013.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


A postcard of Vandiyur Mariamman Templet (வண்டியூர் மாரியம்மன் திருக்கோயில்), which is surrounded by Sri Mariamman Tank or Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam (வண்டியூர் மாரியம்மன் தெப்பக்குளம்) in Madurai (மதுரை), Tamil Nadu. This tank or pond was built by King Thirumalai Naicker in 17th Century CE. Thanks Bhargav.

Two Rs5 stamps on children's day and aquarius were used together with a pair of Rs1 Gandhi definitive stamps. They were cancelled at Kothrud, Pune on 13.4.2013.

Monday, November 17, 2014


A postcard on Château d'Angers (Angers Castle) with its south façade. A landmark of this city, part of the castle moat is also shown here. Thanks Benedicte.

A 1,00€ stamp of French territory, Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) with expedition vehicles, helicopters, was used in stead of French stamp. It was cancelled by machine postmark with code 09831A on 11.4.2013.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


A multiview postcard with some of the landmarks from San José, Costa Rica. These pictures at the upper row (from left to right) are Central Avenue (Avenida Central), National Theater (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica). At the bottom are Children's Museum (Museo de los Niños) and Central Park (Parque Central). Thanks Shirleycr.

Two flag stamps were used; one 155 and the other  300 with human figures. They were cancelled by a rectangle postmark from San Antonio Belén on 18.3.2013.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


A multiview postcard from Gibraltar. The Rock of Gibraltar is shown at the center of this card. Pictures on the top (from left to right) are geological formation of a cave (Gorham's Cave?), Barbary macaques and a lighthouse. On the bottom are museum exhibit, sculpture with replicate cannon and Moorish Castle's Tower of Homage at night. Thanks Blacksugar.

A non-value indicated eagle stamp with U value was used to send this postcard. It was cancelled by machine pictorial postmark of Gibraltar on 27.3.2013. The picture of the postmark might be blur but still able to recognize the Rock and part of the name of this territory.

Friday, November 14, 2014


A picture postcard with old men in traditional Ardah dress in the South. Ardah is a type of folkloric dance performed before going for war by the Bedouin tribe but it is now more as culture dance. During the performance, they would show their weapons, swords, daggers and rifles. Thanks jjxiong.

This card was sent with a postage label indicating "letter" sending to Malaysia (MY) and the weight 0.010kg. The postage is 4.00 SR. It was printed on 1.4.2013 and time 6:29pm. The code "63200" and "madsinuser4" might indicate on the machine no.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


A multiview postcard on the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, and its outskirts. First row (from left to right) are view of the temple-monument "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" (Свети Александър Невски), mural painting from "Sveti Georgi" (Свети Георги) Rotonda, view of the National Palace of Culture (Национален дворец на културата) and city view. The pictures of second row are Church of Boyana (Боянска църква), view of Vitosha (Витоша) mountain, another city view and sculpture in the Southern Park. Third and final row shows Morenite, "Hilton" Hotel, Boyana's Waterfall and Dragalevskia Monastery (Драгалевски манастир). Among these places, Boyana Church is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List under the same name. 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 5801 on 21.3(?).2013.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


A typical rural scenery of the Netherlands with windmill and tulip plantation. Thanks life_designer.

A non-value indicated stamp, Wereld 1, was used. It was cancelled by machine wavy-line postmark of 's-Hertogenbosch on 25.3.2013.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


A lottery greeting postcard issued for Zhengzhou High & New Technology Industries Development Zone (郑州高新技术产业开发区). Its ID no. is 11-410103-13-0115-000. Thanks kalee.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed new year stamp. It was cancelled with postmark of Hubeu Chibi Pingxin (湖北 赤壁 平信) on 11.3.2013(??). No additional stamp was added. Even though underfranked, no postage due marking is found.

Monday, November 10, 2014


A postcard showing the front of an Irish cottage (teachín). This cottage is traditionally homes for farm workers and laborers. Thanks kasiak.

A 82 cents common frog stamp was used. But, it was not postmarked.

Sunday, November 9, 2014


A new year greeting lottery postcard from Zhangzhou (漳州) with a painting on bamboo. Its ID no. is 12-350602-13-0252-000. Thanks AhTeng.

A 4.20 Yuan bird definitive stamp was added on this card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed Year of the Dragon stamp. They were cancelled by a single postmark of Fujian Zhangzhou Pingxin (Tongqu)2 or "福建 漳州 平信(筒取)2" on 21.2.2013.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


A new year greeting lottery postcard issued for PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited of Zhengzhou Branch (中国人民财产保险股份有限公司郑州分公司). Watercolor painting was shown and it promotes the insurance for postal items. Its ID no. is 11-410103-13-0018-000. Thanks kalee.

This card comes with a 80 Fen pre-printed new year stamp.It was neatly cancelled with postmark from Hubei Zhongxiang Hejie (湖北 钟祥 河街) on 10.3.2013. No addition stamp was added and it was not taxed too.

Friday, November 7, 2014


A aerial view of Amer Fort (आमेर क़िला), Jaipur. A tourist attraction famous for its aesthetic complex. It was built with red sandstones and marbles. Thanks Bhargav.

A pair of Rs1 Gandhi stamp and two Rs5 stamps on Shrine Basilica, Vailankanni and Special Protection Group were used. They were cancelled with postmarks for Registration (REG) of Bhusari Colony, Pune on 7.3.2013.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


A postcard with outline of the map of Belarus. It is sub-divided by its provinces and pictures showing element typical to the provinces are shown. Thanks OpheliaNocturna.

A H non-value indicated garden flower definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Mozyr-2, Gomelskoj Obl. on 25.2.2013.