Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Germany: Brave Little Tailor

On Wednesday I got a postcard from Germany.

It shows an illustration of the Brave Little Tailor. The Brave Little Tailor is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It tells the story of a tailor who manages to become king due to his cleverness.
I bought this card recently on the Internet.


With matching stamps:
The Brave Little Tailor - self-adhesive from booklet (issued 07-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark
The Brave Little Tailor - gummed (from set of three) (issued 07-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark
The Brave Little Tailor - self-adhesive from coil (issued 07-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


On Wednesday I also got two covers from Germany with two more special postmarks about the Brave Little Tailor.


TAAF: Gentoo Penguins

On Tuesday I got a postcard from the TAAF.

It shows Gentoo Penguins.


With matching stamps:
Penguins (whole set) (issued 07-06-2018)
Penguins (from set of four in a souvenir sheet) (issued 07-06-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much William!

covers from Germany

Last Tuesday I got two covers from Germany.

Stamps:
Centenary of the Women's Suffrage in Germany (issued 02-01-2019)
Chocolate Cosmos (issued 03-12-2015)
with a special postmark about the centenary of the first regular air mail service in Germany


Stamp:
150th birthday of Else Lasker-Schüler (issued 07-02-2019)
with a matching special postmark from Wuppertal


Saturday, 16 February 2019

Japan: Kyoto National Museum

On Monday I got two postcards: one from Japan and one from China.

The card from Japan shows the Main Exhibition Hall of the Kyoto National Museum. The Kyoto National Museum is one of the major art museums in Japan. It was opened in 1897 as Imperial Museum of Kyoto and is thus also one of the oldest museums in Japan. The museum focuses on pre-modern Japanese works and Asian art.


Stamp:
Sweets and Desserts (from set of twenty) (issued 01-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Keiko!

China: Postcrossing Meet-up in Shanghai

On Monday I got two postcards: one from China and one from Japan.

The card from China was printed for the recent Postcrossing Meet-up in Shanghai.


The card was signed during the meet-up.
Stamps:
Year of the Pig (from set of two) (issued 05-01-2019)
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Maritime Silk Road (from set of six) (issued 10-09-2016)


Thank You very much Lilith!

cover from Kyrgyzstan

On Monday I got not only two postcards but also three covers including one from Kyrgyzstan.

Stamps:
Celebrations (from set of two) (issued 03-02-2017)
Year of the Boar (issued 31-01-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Sriraam for arranging this cover for me!

cover from Serbia

On Monday I got not only two postcards but also three covers including one from Serbia.

Stamps:
Year of the Pig (whole set) (issued 05-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Yue for arranging this cover for me!

cover from Thailand

On Monday I got not only two postcards but also three covers including one from Thailand.

Stamps:
Valentine's Day (issued 07-02-2018)
Rama X (from set of twelve) (issued 28-07-2018)
Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exposition (from set of five) (issued 28-11-2018)
National Children's Day (from set of four) (issued 12-01-2019)


Inside were six Thai maxicards including one about the Year of the Pig (issued 01-01-2019).




Thank You very much Cherry!

cover from the United Kingdom

Last Saturday I got a cover from the United Kingdom.

Stamps:
World War I Centenary (from set of six) (issued 20-09-2018)
Sustainable Fish (from set of ten) (issued 05-06-2014)
with a special postmark from Baltasound in Shetland, Britain's Most Northerly Post Office


Thank You very much William!

France: Giant Panda at the ZooParc de Beauval

On Friday I got two postcards: one from France and one from Germany.

The card from France is an odd panda postcard from the ZooParc de Beauval. The ZooParc de Beauval is a zoological garden in Saint-Aignan. It was opened in 1980 and is today one of the largest zoos in France. The zoo is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Since 2012 two Giant Pandas are living in the zoo and in 2017 two babies were born, of which one already died one day later. The ZooParc de Beauval is the only zoo in France housing Giant Pandas.


Stamp:
New Marianne
EUROPA (issued 18-05-2018)


Thank You very much Nathalie!