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.