Thursday, 28 February 2019

Germany: German Röntgen Museum in Lennep

On Tuesday I got a postcard from Germany.

It shows the German Röntgen Museum in Lennep. The German Röntgen Museum was opened in 1932 and is located near the house where Wilhelm Röntgen was in 1845.


Stamp:
Astrophysics (from set of two) (issued 07-12-2017)


Thank You very much Marcel!

cover from Switzerland

On Tuesday I got not only a postcard but also a cover from Switzerland.

With great stamps:
International Year of the Child (issued 06-09-1979)
Pingu (from set of two) (issued 09-03-1999)
Children's Aid (issued 30-08-1973)


Inside were some awesome Swiss stamps, which you can see on my stamp blog, and a postcard of the Postcrossing Meet-up at Lake Zurich.


Thank You very much Inge!

Indonesia: Tintin

On Saturday I got two postcards from Indonesia.

One of them shows Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and a Komodo Dragon. Tintin and his friends came to Indonesia in their 22nd adventure, Flight 714. Although most of the story takes place on the fictious island Bompa, Tintin and the others have a stopover in Jakarta and also Bompa is inspired by Indonesia with a Komodo Dragon and a Proboscis Monkey living there. 


With great stamps:
Year of the Pig (whole set) (issued 28-01-2019)


Thank You very much Shinta!

Indonesia: 18th Asian Games

On Saturday I got two postcards from Indonesia.

One of them shows the mascots of the 18th Asian Games. The 18th Asian Games were held in Jakarta and Palembang between the 18th August and 2nd September 2018. It was the second time that Jakarta hosted the Asian Games and the first time that the Asian Games were co-hosted in two cities. During the games North and South Korea competed as a unified team in some events.


With matching stamps:
18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang (whole set) (issued 18-08-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Shinta!

Poland: Żupny Castle

On Friday I got a postcard from Poland.

It shows the Żupny Castle. The Żupny Castle is a Gothic castle constructed between the 14th and 16th century. Until 1945 it was the headquarters of the Wieliczka and Bochnia Salt Mine and today it houses the Cracow Saltworks Museum. As part of an expansion of the Wieliczka Salt Mine is the Żupny Castle since 2013 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Rose (from set of two) (issued 15-09-2015)


Thank You very much Dominika!

Austria: Letter Pigeon

Last Thursday I got three postcards from Austria.

One of them shows a letter pigeon.


With a matching stamp:
Austrian Heraldy (from set of fourteen) (issued 01-07-2018)
New Ways - Letter Pigeon (issued 13-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Anita!

Austria: Postcrossing connects the world

Last Thursday I got three postcards from Austria.

One of them shows six little puppets dressed like children from around the World in front of a globe and with the message "Postcrossing connects the world".


With a related stamp:
Austrian Heraldy (from set of fourteen) (issued 01-07-2018)
70 years SOS Children's Villages (issued 21-02-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Anita!

Austria: Erzberg Rodeo

Last Thursday I got three postcards from Austria.

One of them is about the Erzberg Rodeo. The Erzberg Rodeo is an Austrian motorcycle enduro event in Styria. It was first held in 1995 and since then it is held annually in May or June. Today it is the largest of its kind in Europa.


With a related stamp:
Lohner Sissy (issued 31-01-2019)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Anita!

cover from France

Last Wednesday I got a cover from France.

Stamps:
Year of the Pig (whole set) (issued 28-01-2019)
with a special postmark from the philatelic shop in Boulogne-sur-Mer


Thank You very much William!

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Australia: Kangaroo and Map Stamps

On Monday I got a postcard from Australia.

It shows a sheet of £2 Kangaroo and Map Stamps. The Kangaroo and Map stamp series was the first stamp series issued in Australia to be used in the whole country. It was issued twelve years after the Federation of Australia on the 2nd January 1913 and replaced the stamps of the former six separate British self-governing colonies. If you want to know more about these stamps check out this video on YouTube.

The card is a maxicard. The stamp is from a set of five about Australia's favourite stamps and was issued on the 26th June 2009.


The card is prepaid.


Thank You very much Evelyn!

Singapore: Year of the Pig

Last Saturday I got three postcards: one from Singapore, one from Malaysia and one from China.

The card from Singapore is about the Year of the Pig.


With a matching stamp:
Festivals (from set of eight) (issued 21-10-2018)
Year of the Pig (from set of three) (issued 04-01-2019)
with a special postmark from River Hongbao



Thank You very much Dorothy!

China: Wuxi Postcrossing Meet-up

Last Saturday I got three postcards: one from China, one from Singapore and one from Malaysia.

The card from China is the official postcard of the recent Postcrossing Meet-up in Wuxi.


The card is prepaid and was added with two stamps:
Year of the Pig (from set of two) (issued 05-01-2019)
Maritime Silk Road (from set of six) (issued 10-09-2016)


Thank You very much Lilith!

Malaysia: 7th Malaysia Postcrossing Meet-up

Last Saturday I got three postcards: one from Malaysia, one from China and one from Singapore.

The card from Malaysia is the official postcard of the 7th Malaysia Postcrossing Meet-up.


The card was signed during the meet-up.
Stamp:
Children's Activities (from set of five) (issued 12-11-2018)


Thank You very much Matthew!

Ukraine: Year of the Pig

Last Thursday I got a postcard from Ukraine.

It is about the Year of the Pig.


With a matching stamp:
Centenary of the first Ukrainian Stamps (from set of two) (issued 09-10-2018)
Year of the Pig (issued 14-12-2018)
Fire Vehicles (from set of three) (issued 12-10-2016)
Birth Bicentenary of Mihailo Verbitsky (issued 04-03-2015)


Thank You very much Andriy!

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!