Sunday, 24 June 2018

Åland: Postcrossing Meet-up in Mariehamn

Last Saturday I got three postcards: one from the Åland Islands and two from Germany.

The card from the Åland Islands was printed for the Postcrossing Meet-up in Mariehamn. 


The card was signed during the meet-up.
With a matching stamp:
Personalised Stamp "Postcrossing"
with a special Postcrossing postmark



Thank You very much Jarno!

Germany: History of Rostock

Last Saturday I got three postcards: two from Germany and one from the Åland Islands.

One of the cards from Germany is the Chronicle card of Rostock. Rostock was first mentioned in 1161 and in 1218 it got the town privileges. In 1259 it was a founding member of the Hanseatic League. In the following centuries the city flourished and in 1419 the university was founded, but from than on its importance declined. In 1573 it was forced to accept the sovereignty of the Dukes of Mecklenburg. Although the Thirty Years' War marked another setback, the city still owned a large Baltic Sea fleet, which numbered 378 ships in 1870. During the Second World War the city was badly damaged and after the war the city became the largest port, the most important shipbuilding place and a district capital in the German Democratic Republic. Since 1990 it is a part of the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
I got this card a few weeks ago in a cover.


With a matching stamp:
800 years Rostock (issued 07-06-2018)
with a matching special postmark


Thank You very much Karl-Heinz for sending me the card in an envelope!

Germany: Holsten Gate in Lübeck

Last Saturday I got three postcards: two from Germany and one from the Åland Islands.

One of the cards from Germany shows the Holsten Gate in Lübeck. The Holsten Gate is one of only two preserved city gates of Lübeck's medieval city fortifications. It was built in the style of the Brick Gothic in 1464. Today is the Holsten Gate a symbol of Lübeck and houses a museum about Lübeck's history.


Stamp:
Lily of the Valley (issued 06-05-2010)
with a special postmark about the 875th founding anniversary of Lübeck


covers from Romania

Last Saturday I got not only three postcards but also two covers from Romania.

Stamps:
EUROPA (whole set) (issued 12-04-2017)


Stamps:
EUROPA (whole set) (issued 16-04-2018)


Thank You very much William!

covers from Germany

Last Saturday I got not only three postcards but also three covers from Germany.

Stamp:
Treasures of German Museums (issued 07-06-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Stamps:
Lighthouses (whole set) (issued 07-06-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Stamp:
300th birthday of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (issued 12-10-2017)
with a special postmark about the 250th death anniversary of Winckelmann


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Hong Kong: Winston Churchill

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

The card from Hong Kong shows Winston Churchill.


With a nice stamp:
Inclusive Communication (from set of six) (issued 07-06-2018)
On the stamp "Thank You" is written in Braille.
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Joe!

France: Paris

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

The card from France shows an illustration of Paris.


With a nice stamp:
Marianne 0,10€
with a special postmark of the Philex stamp exhibition
The Birds of Our Gardens (from set of four) (issued 11-06-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much William!

cover from Andorra

On Friday I got not only two postcards but also a cover from Andorra.

Stamp:
Summer Solstice Fire Festivals in the Pyrenees (issued 08-06-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much William!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Azores: Angra do Heroísmo with Postcrossing Postmark

On Thursday I got a postcard from the Azores, a postcard from France, three maxicards from Thailand which were fixed together by tape and two postcards from Belgium.

The card from the Azores shows the Igreja da Misericórdia in Angra do Heroísmo. The Igreja da Misericórdia was built between 1728 and 1746. As part of the Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroísmo is the church since 1983 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The card was signed during the Postcrossing Meet-up in Angra do Heroísmo.
Stamp:
EUROPA (from set of two) (issued 09-05-2018)
with a special Postcrossing postmark



Thank You very much Paula!

Belgium: Royal Museum for Central Africa

On Thursday I got two postcards from Belgium, a postcard from the Azores, a postcard from France and three maxicards from Thailand which were fixed together by tape.

One of the cards from Belgium shows the Royal Museum for Central Africa. The Royal Museum for Central Africa was established to showcase King Leopold II's Congo Free State in the 1897 World Exhibition. Actually intended as a colonial museum, from 1960 onwards it has more focused on ethnography and anthropology. Currently the museum is closed for renovations and when it will be reopened, its new name will be AfricaMuseum.


With a matching stamp:
AfricaMuseum (from set of five) (issued 09-06-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Gerda!