donderdag 30 oktober 2014

Postcards from Poland

This postcard shows how this street still looks 
the same after 100 years

 St. Joseph's Church


Swimming pool

woensdag 29 oktober 2014

Mail from the USA

Got two nice letters today,
both from the USA

After months of trying, I finally got a letter
from my dear pen-friend Asierleigh!

This sweet card comes from Margaret,
her cute but naughty pug Mabel chewed on it. 

maandag 27 oktober 2014

zondag 26 oktober 2014

Stamps, what else?


Fourth national exhibition of orchids 

Brazil Portugal joint issue, the design is identical but Brazil released two pairs of stamps (one shown here) while Portugal chose for two stamps with one label each. 
(set of 4, 2012)


Asian International Stamp Exhibition 2007 souvenir sheet
Year of the Dragon stamp 

World environment day 2013 souvenir sheet
Year of the Dragon stamp
(set of 3, 2012)

woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Great card and a new stamp for my collection!

I received this card from the Postcrossing meeting in Driebergen!
Thank you Helena!

And for once the front matches the back! 
With special made stamp for the meeting

And this is a new addition to my stamp collection

The Beatle stamps were designed by artist Robert S. Thorne and licensed by NEMS Enterprises Ltd., the management company formed by Brian Epstein after signing the Beatles to a five year contract. The stamps were printed in Los Angeles, California, exclusively distributed and copyrighted by Hallmark Merchandisers, Inc., and sold in books of 100 for $0.59 back in 1964

maandag 20 oktober 2014

Stamps, what else?


Top right:
(set of 2, 2010)
Top left:
“2010 Year of Peace and Security in Africa”
“L'Ahellil du Gourara”
is a Berber composition form which contains music, dance and songs and originates in Algeria. You can find Ahelil on the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity since 2005.
The Gourara is a region in Algeria formed by a group of oasis.  

dinsdag 14 oktober 2014

Bunny card from China

Isn't this a cute bunny?!

And look at the back!

Beijing 2008 Olympics 80 stamp from China
I could use some help with this one. 

maandag 13 oktober 2014

Stamps, what else?

I received these wonderful covers today, 
fun fact, they are not cancelled!

My first stamps from Israel! 
Top right:
"Israel National Trail"
 is a hiking route stretching along the length of Israel from the Dan River in the north to Eilat in the south.
(set of 10, 2013)

In the middle:
"Israel music - Children's songs"
This stamp series includes a dozen well known children’s songs that are sung by all and passed from one generation to the next. 
(set of 12, 2013)
Top left:
"20 years youth immigration"

"Israel's tenth anniversary"


Italian railways service from Torino to Salerno souvenir cove
100 years of the Berina train connection
UNESCO heritage

woensdag 1 oktober 2014

Beautiful stamps and one amazing postcard!

I got this great postcard from Yen Shin in Malaysia,
Thank you very much!

I love Studio Ghibli! And look at the cute drawing
that was on the back. 

"Malaysian fruits" 
Rambutan is a native fruit to Malaysia and Indonesia.
"Garden flowers"
Bunga teratai
(set of 8, 2010)

Stamps I bought to use on letters for pen-friends
I already have an idea about who is going to get
the two at the front.


Top left:
"Circus: vintage posters"
These eight stamps were inspired by original circus posters from companies like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey that are now part of the Tibbals Digital Collection at The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.
(set of 8, 2014)

Top right:
"Song birds"
Shown here the American Goldfinch.
(set of 10, 2014)
Three stamps of the “A Flag for All Seasons” set.
Each of the four A Flag For All Seasons stamps shows an American flag, viewed from below, 
flying from a pole at full staff against a background of trees that evoke one of the four seasons of the year. The stamp art is the work of Laura Stutzman, who used her personal photographs of the flag 
as art reference.
(set of 4, 2013)

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