Thursday, December 31, 2015


A card on Bangkok's Chinatown at Yaowarat Road (ถนนเยาวราช) with a tuk-tuk. It was one of the several cards sent during a short visit to Bangkok. But, only visited limited place and not included this one.

฿15 stamp on ASEAN community omnibus issue. It was sent through counter at Bangkok GPO on 6.11.2015. The postmark is not very clear but still able to depict Bangkok.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


A postcard on painting I.S. Ostroukhov (И.С. Остроухов). A Russian painter whose works were mainly landscape and nature. Thanks KatherineNarmo.

A 30p. stamp on medal was used. It was machine cancelled at Yekaterinburg (Екатеринбург) on 16.10.2015.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


A postcard on Bangkok showing one of the streets for tourist attraction with extra roof. Bangkok has been the capital since 1782. Thanks for the unname sender. Maybe Jobbo?

Three stamps were used; there are ฿3 Goldern Jubilee of the King's coronation, ฿10 definitive and a ฿2 Queen's 60th birthday anivarsary. They were nicely stamped in Rong Muang (รองเมือง) on 8.7.58(2015). 

Monday, December 28, 2015


A multi-view postcard from Silkeborg. A place for relax as shown in the picture on the upper part. A building and the market square on the lower part. Thanks Hans.

Two stamps, one 100 øre definitive stamp and a Kr14.00 stamp on literature, were used. Both of them are neatly hand-stamped in Sydjyllands on 13.10.2015.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


A postcard from Bangkok on Royal Barge at Chao Phraya River with Grand Palace (พระบรมมหาราชวัง) in the background. Thanks Jobbo for another surprise card. How to send you a card in return?

฿15 stamp on ASEAN and a ฿3 stamp on Don Mueang International Airport were used. They were machine cancelled on 7.10.2558 (2015). The place was cancellation is not clear. It might be from Rong Muang (รองเมือง). 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


A lottery greeting card on Chinese Thinking. Being integrity (信) is to be honest and has strong moral principles. Thanks ruyuan.

This card comes with an imprint 80 Fen Year of the Snake stamp. A 1.50 Yuan fruit stamp (2014-15, 4-4) and a 80 Fen opera stamp (2014-14, 3-1) were used to up-rate this postal lottery card. They were cancelled at Shandong Qingdao Jiaolonghao 3 (山东青岛 蛟龙号3) on 11.9.2015.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


A pictorial postcard issued by Sri Lanka Post for World Tourism Day. The theme is scenic and showing a waterfall. Thanks Mikram.

A Rs15 waterfall stamp similar to this card was used together with a Rs10 on anti-child labour were used. They were cancelled at Colombo General Hospital on 2.10.2015.

Monday, November 9, 2015


The Parliament Building of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. Thanks Stephanie.

This card was sent inside an envelope.A pair of K3 Mandela stamps and a 20t stamp on culture were used. They were cancelled at Boroko on 10.9.2015.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


A card on ship from Bay of Islands, North Island of the New Zealand. This place is famous for fishing, sailing and other sea-related tourist activities.The bay itself is a natural harbour. The picture shows the Kelly Tarlton Shipwreck Museum at Waitangi. Thanks Spirit.

A $1.90 stamp on the Queen's portrait and a 10 cents definitive stamp were used on this card. They were cancelled on 2.10.2015 at the center with ID 11D-23.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


A blue pea-cock card issued by Indian Post. Thanks Girish Vaidya for showing the card and stamps.

Three Rs5.00 stamps on Ashok were used. They were cancelled with first-day pictorial cancellation at Bangalore on 24.8.2015.

Friday, October 16, 2015


A train postcard from Alishan (阿里山). Alishan Forest Railway (阿里山森林鐵路) was constructed during Japanese Colonial time for logging. It is a famous tourist attraction in this hill resort. Thanks Candice for sending this card while travelling.

A NT$10 flower definitive stamp was used to send this postcard. It was neatly cancelled at Taipei 1 (台北 辛1) on 15.9.2015.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


A pictorial postcard on one of the great novel in China, The dream of Red Chamber (红楼梦). Thanks Yuk.

Two stamps were used on this card; a HK$2 geology definitive stamp and a HK$1.70 stamp on legend. They were cancelled by a machine cancellation of Hong Kong 15 on 12.9.2015.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


A lottery greeting postcard from Hunan Province (湖南省), specifically at Qianzhou (乾州). It shows the house of late Luo Rong-Guang (罗荣光). The ID no. is 10-433100-13-0060-008.Thanks danbo120.

This card came with a 80 Fen Year of the Tiger imprint stamp. Three 100 Fen stamps on cave wall painting (1998-21, 3-2) and a 80 Fen flower personalized stamp were added. They were cancelled at Sichuan Guang'an Dadongjie 1 (四川 广安 大东街 1) on 5.9.2015.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


A postcard issued by Postcard Interactive Company Sydney on a French UNESCO World Heritage site. The picture shows a view of the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes. Two traditional boats are shown here. This place is named for its outstanding cultural landscape of great beauty. Thanks Laurent and also stamps inside the envelope.

This card was sent inside a re-franked postal envelope with a pictorial postmark of Stamp Fair 1981. A A$1.60 Dingo stamp for international address and a NVI Concession mail of Australian map on beach were used. However, no new cancellation on these stamps.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Lottery greeting postcard on Chinese Thinking. This card is on righteousness (義 or in simplified form "义"). An action that is morally justified. The ID no. is generally put as HP2013. Thanks ru_yuan.

This card comes with an 80 Fen imprint Year of the Snake stamp. Two stamps were used to up-rate the postage; they are 1.50 Yuan flower design (2013-6, 12-12) and 80 Fen opera (2014-14, 3-1). They were cancelled by a single postmark of Shandong Qingdao Tangyilu 4 (山东 青岛 堂邑路 4) on 3.8.2015.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


A multi-view postcard on Den Haag. Several landmarks of this city are shown on this card. Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) is shown on the upper right. Paleis Noordeinde (Noordeinde Palace) in the lower right. Statue of William the Silent in Het Plein (The Square) in the upper left. Canal and building in the city are shown here too. Thanks pjotr.

This card was sent inside an envelope. A no-value-indicated stamp with "1" for international was used. It was cancelled at 's-Gravenhaag on 1.9.2015.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


A night view postcard on the Presidential Office Building (總統府) in Zhongzheng District (中正區), Taipei City. It was built during the Imperial Japanese rule in Taiwan. This building was turned into President's Office  in 1950 after the Nationalist China lost in the Mainland China and retreated to Taiwan.Thanks RosalieChen.

A NT$10 flower definitive stamp was used. It was cancelled at Fengshan (鳳山) on 4.9.2015.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


A postcard showing foreign design rooftops in Hakodate (函館市), Hokkaido.Thanks Katuhiko.

Two stamps were used; a ¥52 stamp on manga and a ¥18 stamp on food. They were cancelled at Hachiojiminami, Tokyo on 5.9.2015.

Monday, September 21, 2015


A 3-D postcard showing the Potala Palace ( པོ་ཏ་ལ) of Lhasa. It is the cultural significant site for Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa." First time received a 3-D postcard. Thanks WL for sending this card while travelling to Lhasa.

Three 1.20 Yuan scenery definitive stamps and a 60 Fen environmental definitive stamp were used on this card. Apparently, only the commemorative postmark of Lhasa stamped early is more visible. The machine cancellation was so light that as of nothing is legible.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


A multiview postacrd on Skagen, the northernmost town in Denmark. Several landmarks of this place are shown here. On the left is Buried Church (Den tilsandede kirke). Skagen's White Lighthouse (Det Hvide Fyr i Skagen) is shown on the upper right and another lighthouse, Skagen Lighthouse (Skagen Fyr) on the lower right. Skagen's Vippefyr is on the middle right. This is a type of navigation tools used in Denmark. Thanks Hans.

A 10kr stamp on tools was used with four numeral definitive stamps, one 100-øre, one 300-øre and two 50-øre. These stamps were nicely pasted and they were cancelled by three Sydjyllands Postcenter handstamps on 29.7.2015.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


A lottery greeting postcard on Chinese Thinking. This card is on Ren (仁) or altruistic. A thinking to provide welfare to others. Thanks ruyuan.

This card comes with an 80 Fen imprint Year of the Snake stamp. Three stamps were used to uprate it. Two 1.50 Yuan stamps, one on flower design (2013-6, 12-12) and another on trade center (2012-27, 3-3), and a 80 Fen stamp on opera (2014-14, 3-1). They were cancelled at Shandong Qingdao Jiaolonghao3 (山东青岛 蛟龙号3) on 8.7.2015.

Friday, August 28, 2015


A card issued by post office for World Tourism Day. This card shows the white water rafting or thrills.  Thanks Mikram.

A Rs45 stamp similar to the postcard is used. The postmark is faint and it is from a post office  with "hospital." The date is unclear and only year 2015 is easily recognized.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


A postcard on the Elokhov Cathedral (Елоховский собор) in Moscow.Thanks sysla.

Three stamps were used. They are a ship (7.00p), an aeroplane (5.60p) and a leopard (18p). A faint meter cancellation from Moscow was cancelled on 6.7.2015. It landed on the two upper stamps but not the leopard stamp.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


A postal card on Chinese and Foreign Folklore series (中外民間傳說). This card is on the Parable of the Pipeline (管道的故事). Thanks Heihei.

An imprint stamp similar to the design of this card was found without face value at the back. However, it does indicated airmail postage has been paid. It was cancelled with a pictorial cancellation of Sha Tin Central (沙田中央) on 24.7.2015.

Friday, August 14, 2015


A pictorial postcard on Buddhism. The drawing style is Tibetan. The theme of this card is "Termination." Thanks Jianxiefenghou.

Four 1.20 Yuan modern Chinese musician stamps on (2012, 4-3) were used. They were pasted on top of each other but shown their face values. They were cancelled at Xinjiang Kuqa Tianshanlu (Yingye) 1 or "新疆库车 كۇچار 天山路(营业)1"in Chinese and Uighur on 14.6.2015.