donderdag 24 mei 2018

Swaps and meeting cards

I am more into swapping postcards than sending them
through the official Postcrossing system lately, 
and I seem to have a bit of a theme going on. 
Can you guess what it is? 

Isn't this a cutie? 

 Beautiful, traditional Chinese themes

I love these stamps, but I am having some trouble
finding more information about them. 
Help is always welcomed. 

 I got a lot of meeting postcards lately! 
Two more to add to my growing collection, 
the first from Charleroi, Belgium


And the second from Lisbon, Portugal

The thing that excited me the most about this card
was the cancellation mark. A special Postcrossing
mark for the meeting! 

This nice postcard from Prague, Czech Republic was 
sent to me through a project 
to write and receive a postcard from a child.
I love this type of projects, where children
are learning about and through the mail. 


This postcard was sent to me by a friend from her 
vacation in Uelsen, Germany

maandag 14 mei 2018

All illustrations... except for one

Let's start with the Easter card I received 
and never managed to show here till now.

This card from Russia is absolutely gorgeous!
Unfortunately my scan doesn't show 
the beautiful golden shiny details.

I also added the back of the card here, 
as it is just too pretty.

I love Japanese/Chinese style art.

A kitty with a fishy

The best advice! 

Another truth.

These are not postcards, but the sender was so kind
to add them to our swap when she noticed I love anime.

These are the postcards I swapped with her,
six in total! 

The only real photo in this post, 
but such a cute one. 

zondag 6 mei 2018

Stamps, what else?

These are all stamps I received on my mail. 

Youth philately 
And middle:
"Alternative energy"

More information on these stamps is very welcome!

The ancient oak, Quercus robur, known as the chimney oak because it is hollow, grows in the Reinhardswald in Hessen. It is honored on a stamp as part of the set of two for the series "Wilderness Germany".

I love the flower stamps Germany issues, 
but I don't know much about them. 
Information is always welcome. 


I usually do separate posts for my Christmas stamps, 
but these beauties arrived out of season.
And I just have to show them.
 From Italy



I got two Postcrossing stamps for you in this blog, 
the first one comes from Austria (2016)! 
The second comes from the Netherlands (2011)!
 I think this one probably already made it to my blog, 
but it doesn't hurt to show it again.

set of 4, 2004
"occasion stamps"


With this new U.S. Flag stamp, the Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating patriotism with one of the most recognizable symbols of the United States. The flag, in various forms has been pictured on U.S. stamps going as far back as the 30 cents 1869 Pictorial issue. In the modern era, the U.S. Postal Service makes sure that a Flag stamp is always available to mailers, and in a variety of formats. This stamp's design features a detail from a photograph of the billowing Stars and Stripes.
Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Pears, a 10-cent definitive stamp featuring two red pears on a white background, is being offered in 2017, in panes of 20. The two most common red pears grown in the United States are the red Anjou, similar to green Anjous in all respects other than color; and red Bartlett pears, referred to as "Summer Pears" for the time of year in which they are harvested.
Originally issued in 2016 in a coil format, Grapes, a 5-cent definitive stamp featuring two clusters of deep-purple Pinot noir grapes growing on vines among several green leaves, is being offered in 2017, in panes of 20.
Identified as a French wine grape, it is now grown in other regions including Oregon and California in the United States. Translated from the French, "pinot" is "pine", for the pine-cone shaped clusters in which the grapes grow, and "noir" is "black".
The stamp art is an existing illustration by John Burgoyne, who created the original artwork with pen and ink and watercolor.

donderdag 3 mei 2018

Let's visit some countries...

We will start in

Denmark, Copenhagen

Next stop, Hallstatt, Austria

We already have map for Milton Keynes, UK

München, Germany

This is the Palace of the Parliament, Romania

When possible, go to a Postcrossing meeting 
while travelling! Like this one in the Netherlands!

Or this one on the border of the Netherlands and Germany

We will end with a tour around the States
The bear guides us to California.

More specifically to Venice Beach.

Do you know The Magic House in Missouri?

A quick stop in Sun City West, Arizona

Hello Texas! 

Say goodbye to The White House in Washington D.C.

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