Thursday, 17 January 2019

Guinea-Bissau: School Class

On Saturday I got my first postcard from Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau is a country in West Africa bordering on Senegal and Guinea. It was once a Portuguese colony and became independent in 1973, but since then its history is coined by political instability. The country's capital is Bissau.

The card shows a school class.

Coat of Arms (issued 28-07-2011)

Thank You very much Peter!

cover from Malaysia

On Saturday I got not only a postcard but also a cover from Malaysia, which travelled over three months to reach me.

With nice stamps:
Kuala Lumpur Telecommunications Tower (issued 01-10-1996)
World Post Day (whole set) (issued 09-10-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark

Thank You very much Shaliza!

Monday, 14 January 2019

cover from French Polynesia

On Friday I got a cover from French Polynesia.

With a nice stamp:
Year of the Dog (issued 16-02-2018)

Thank You very much William!

Germany: Black Forest

On Thursday I got a postcard from Germany.

It shows various views of the Black Forest. The Black Forest is a large forested mountain range in der German State of Baden-Württemberg and a popular tourist destination. In 2014 a national park was created in the Black Forest.
I got this card a few weeks ago in a cover.

With a matching stamp:
Hornisgrinde in the Black Forest (issued 18-12-2018)
with a special postmark showing the Hornisgrinde Tower

Thank You very much Marcel for sending me the card in an envelope!

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Moldovan Postcrossing Stamp and other new Stamps in my Collection

On Wednesday I got the stamps, which I have recently ordered in an online stamp shop.

Among the stamps I bought was the Moldovan Postcrossing stamp (issued 23-06-2018). 
If there is maybe somebody who can help me to get the stamp on a postcard from Moldova please comment below. I am also looking for the new Postcrossing postmark.

Did you know that the stamp shows a Moldovan children's book character? His name is Guguta and he was created by Spiridon Vangheli. Guguta was already shown on one of the Moldovan EUROPA stamps of 2010, which I now also have in my collection.

These are some other stamps I bought. You can see all of them on my stamp blog.

Singapore: Night Safari

On Wednesday I got a postcard from Singapore.

It shows a Thumbuakar Performance at the Night Safari. The Night Safari was opened in 1994 and is thus the World's first nocturnal zoo, which means that it is only open at night and only shows nocturnal animals. Beside the animals also cultural performances are a regular feature at the safari. The Night Safari is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Singapore and is visited by around 1million visitors every year. 

Vanishing Trades (from set of four) (issued 26-11-2014)
with an advertising postmark about Singapore's Bicentennial

Thank You very much Keiko!

cover from Montenegro

On Wednesday I got not only a postcard but also a cover from Montenegro.

Battle Cruiser Saint George (issued 05-01-2018)
Tourism (from set of two) (issued 14-05-2014)
PTT Museum (issued 15-12-2016)
Art through Ages (from set of two) (issued 05-02-2015)

Thank You very much William!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

covers from Germany

On Tuesday I got five covers including four from Germany.

100th birthday of Helmut Schmidt (issued 18-12-2018)
with a matching special postmark from Hamburg

100th birthday of Helmut Schmidt (issued 18-12-2018)
with a matching special postmark from Hamburg

Winter Aconite - self-adhesive (issued 18-12-2018)
Cuckooflower - self-adhesive (issued 18-12-2018)
Bluebells - self-adhesive (issued 18-12-2018)
Cuckooflower - gummed (issued 18-12-2018)
with First Day Special Postmarks

Christmas (issued 02-11-2018)
with a special postmark about the 200th anniversary of the Christmas carol Silent Night

cover from Russia

On Tuesday I got five covers including one from Russia.

With nice stamps:
Christmas (issued 01-12-2016)
Christmas (issued 04-12-2018)
The stamp was printed with an Augmented Reality effect, but unfortunately the app that is necessary to use this does not work on my mobile phone.

Thank You very much Lena!

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Germany: History of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

On Saturday I got a postcard from Germany.

It is the Chronicle card of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe. Bad Homburg vor der Höhe got the town privileges in the 14th century. Between 1622 and 1866 it was the capital of the Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg. In the 18th century its mineral springs were rediscovered and beginning in 1834 it became one of the most important European spa towns. Famous visitors include the German Emperor Wilhelm II and King Chulalongkorn of Siam. Today is Bad Homburg vor der Höhe a part of the German State of Hesse.

Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz (from set of two) (issued 12-07-2018)

Thank You very much Jasmin!