Sunday, 29 September 2013

cover from Spain

Yesterday I got a cover from Spain.

Stamp:
Salamanca 2002-Radio (one of seven souvenir sheets) (issued 17-11-2002)


Inside were some used stamps from Norway ...



Animals-Western Capercaillie (from set of two) (issued 18-02-1988)
Animals-Lynx (from set of two) (issued 21-02-1991)
Animals-Elk (from set of three) (issued 07-04-2000)
Fish-Atlantic Cod (from set of two) (issued 02-01-1999)
Atlantic Mackerel (issued 02-05-2007)
Lighthouses-Yom Pruland (from set of two) (01-09-2005)
Landscapes (from set of two) (issued 01-06-1978)
Tourism (from set of six) (09-06-2006)
NORDEN-Sister Towns (from set of two (issued 27-05-1986)
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Great Moments in the last 100 years (from set of six) (issued 07-06-2005)
Street Church (from set of two) (issued 04-02-2005)
New Milennium (from set of two) (issued 15-09-2000)
Stage Artists-Lillebil Ibsen (from set of five) (issued 02-01-2001)
Paintings (from set of two) (issued 14-11-1980)
Young People (from set of two) (issued 17-09-2004)
Tourism (from set of six) (issued 09-06-2006)
Salvation Army (from set of two) (issued 18-02-1988)


Thank You very much David!

Singapore: Elgin Bridge

On Monday I got three postcards: one from Turkey and two from Singapore.

One of the cards from Singapore shows the Elgin Bridge. The Bridge links the Downtown Core to the Singapore River Planning Area and is the oldest bridge across the Singapore River. It is named after Lord Elgin (Governor-General of India).


Stamps:
Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam (whole set) (issued 12-09-2013)
with first day special postmark.
(It is a joint issue with Vietnam)


Thank You very much Jeremy!

Singapore: Yen Yueh Lou and Pin Yun Ko

On Monday I got three postcards: one from Turkey and two from Singapore.

One of the cards from Singapore shows two towers in Singapore. They are called Yen Yueh Lou and Pin Yun Ko and are reproductions of a tower in China.


With nice stamps:
Globalisation of Singapore (whole set) (issued 10-09-2013)
with first day special postmark


Thank You very much Jeremy!

Turkey: Troy

On Monday I got three postcards: two from Singapore and one from Turkey.

The card from Turkey shows Troy. Troy has 4000 years of history and is one of the most famous historical site in the World. It was rediscovered by the famous German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870. It is famous for the Trojan war. Since 1998 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Stamps:
World Environment Day (two from set of four) (issued 05-06-2013)


Thank You very much Leslie!

Gibraltar: Year of the Snake

On Monday I got a cover from Gibraltar and inside were my ordered stamps.
One of them was the Year of the Snake stamp from Gibraltar (issued 30-01-2013).


It is a nice addition for my collection of Year of the Snake stamps!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Germany: New Town Hall in Hanover

On Tuesday I got two postcards: one from Finland and one from Germany.

The card shows the New Town Hall in Lower Saxony's capital Hanover. My mum sent the card to me when she was there.


Stamp:
Glücksburg Castle (from set of two) (issued 02-01-2013)


Finland: My first view card with Postcrossing stamp

On Tuesday I got two postcards: one from Germany and a really great one from Finland.

I do not know what the card from Finland shows, but it looks so nice and it is also my first view card from Finland. The backside of the card is very special. On it are the signatures of all participants of the postcrossing Meet-up in Hämeenlinna and ...


... a really great stamp:
Postcrossing (from set of four) (issued 09-09-2013)
with great first day special postmark!


Thank You very much for this great card Maija!!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Singapore: Merlion

On Tuesday I got a postcard from Singapore.

The card shows Merlion and in the background the Esplanade Theatre on the Bay.


Stamps:
2015 World Stamp Exhibition (issued 23-08-2013)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Jeremy!

cover from Canada

On Monday I got a cover from Canada.

Stella (issued 05-07-2013)



Inside was a used postcard from Thailand.


Stamps:
Year of the Snake (issued 2013)
The King's 85th birthday (issued 05-12-2012)


Thank You very much Laura!

Canada: Hornby Island

On Monday I got four postcards: three from the USA and one from Canada.

The card from Canada shows the Hornby Island in British Columbia.


Stamps:
Year of the Snake (from set of two) (issued 08-01-2013)


Thank You very much Laura!

USA: Giant Pandas in Washington DC

On Monday I got four postcards: three from the USA and one from Canada.

One of the cards from the USA shows the Giant Pandas in the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington D.C.


Stamps:
Year of the Snake (issued 16-01-2013)
Save Vanishing Species (issued 11-09-2011)
American Clock (issued 24-01-2003)
Star (issued 2002)
American Toleware (issued 31-05-2002)


Thank You very much Jennifer!

USA: White House

On Monday I got four postcards: three from the USA and one from Canada.

One of the cards from the USA shows the White House.
The White House was originally constructed between 1792 and 1800, but had to be reconstructed after being burned during the War of 1812. Since John Adams it is the home of every president of the USA.


Stamps:
Monarch Butterfly (issued 17-05-2010)
USS Constitution (issued 18-08-2012)


Thank You very much Jennifer!

USA: Grand Teton National Park

On Monday I got four postcards: three from the USA and one from Canada.

One card from the USA shows the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.


Stamps:
Chippendale Chair (issued 05-03-2004)
American Clock (issued 24-01-2003)
Muscle Cars (two from set four) (issued 22-02-2013)
Bobcat (issued 21-06-2012)
Navajo Jewelry (issued 2007)


Thank You very much Jennifer!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Norway: Oslo

Yesterday was a very nice surprise postcard in my letterbox. It was my first postcard from Norway and what is even better the card shows Norway's capital Oslo.

Norway is a country in Scandinavia bordering on Sweden, Russia and Finland. Norway is a member of the UN and of the OECD. Norway's head of state is King Harald V.

Oslo is not only the capital of Norway but also Norway's largest city.
The card shows the Oslo Harbour with Akerhus Fortress, the City Hall (where the Nobel Peace Prices are lent) and Aker Brygge.


Stamp:
Tourist stamp (from set of three) (issued 15-04-2011)

On the backside of the postcard is also a map of Norway.


Thank You very much Brigitte!

Sweden: Skärhamn

On Friday I got a postcard from Sweden.

The postcard shows the locality Skärhamn. The Nordic Watercolour Museum is a tourist attraction in Skärhamn.


Stamp:
Stockholm city archive (from set of five) (issued 14-03-2013)
unfortunately is the postmark not on the stamp but turned in the bottom left corner of the card



Thank You very much Brigitte!

Indonesia: Gunung Api

On Tuesday I got a postcard from Indonesia.

The postcard shows the Gunung Api on one of the Banda Islands. It is an active volcano.


Stamps:
Endangered Birds (three from set of four) (issued 15-07-2012)


Thank You very much Surfia!

India: Gumbaz Mausoleum

On Monday I got my first five postcards from South Korea and one card from India.

The card from India shows the Gumbaz Mausoleum in Srirangapatna.


Stamps:
Old Post Offices (whole set) (issued 12-04-2013)
Definitives (from set of five) (issued 01-03-2009)
with special postmark


Thank You very much Saujanya!

South Korea: Tapsa and the Stone Pagodas of Mount Mai

On Monday I got a postcard from India and my first five postcards from South Korea.

One of the cards from South Korea shows Tapsa and the Stone Pagodas of Mount Mai. The temple was built by a single Buddhist layman called Yi Gap Yong (1860–1957) who came to Mount Mai to meditate. He built it without mortar.


With great stamp:
Year of the Snake (from set of two) (issued 03-12-2012)
(the stamp glows in the dark)


Thank You Joony for all the cards and the FDCs!!

South Korea: Hwaeomsa

On Monday I got a postcard from India and my first five postcards from South Korea.

One of the cards from South Korea shows Hwaeomsa. Hwaeomsa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.


With great stamp:
Year of the Snake (from set of two) (issued 03-12-2012)
(the stamp glows in the dark)


Thank You Joony for all the cards and the FDCs!!

South Korea: Haeinsa

On Monday I got a postcard from India and my first five postcards from South Korea.

One of the cards from South Korea shows Haeinsa. Haeinsa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and one of the Three Jewel Temples of Korea.
It is mostly known for treasuring the Tripitaka Koreana. The Tripitaka Koreana are one of the oldest Buddhist scriptures that still exist. Since 1995 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


With great stamp:
Year of the Snake (from set of two) (issued 03-12-2012)
(the stamp glows in the dark)


Thank You Joony for all the cards and the FDCs!!

South Korea: Mireukjeon in the Geumsansa

On Monday I got a postcard from India and my first five postcards from South Korea.

One of the cards from South Korea shows the Mireukjeon. It is a part of the Geumsansa which is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.


With great stamp:
Year of the Snake (from set of two) (issued 03-12-2012)
(the stamp glows in the dark)

Thank You Joony for all the cards and the FDCs!!

South Korea: Hwaseong Fortress

This is the 100th post in my blog! Thank You all of you for sending me all this nice postcards and covers with so many nice stamps!

On Monday I got a postcard from India and my first five postcards from South Korea.

South Korea (officially: Republic of Korea) is a country in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula bordering on North Korea. South Korea is a member of the UN and of the OECD. The capital of South Korea is Seoul.

One of the cards shows the North-East Pavilion called Banghwasuryujeong in the Hwaseong Fortress. It is above the pond Yongyeon being surrounded by a small garden. 
The Hwaseong Fortress is the centre of Suwon (the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do). The Fortress in surrounded by walls and it was built in the end of the 18th century at the behest of King Jeongjo (1752-1800). It was damaged in the Korean War and after the restoration it was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.


With great stamp:
Year of the Snake (from set of two) (issued 03-12-2012)
(the stamp glows in the dark)


Thank You Joony for all the cards and the FDCs!!