Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

All the lovely letters and postcards from all around the world sent to Maryam

Archive for the month “September, 2011”

#31 Postcard from Turkey

My first postcard from Turkey! Received through postcrossing, with postmark date May 25th, 2011.

It’s a lovely painting of a town in Turkey. I think at the center is a minaret of a mosque.

Thank you Hasan.

#30 Cover from Taiwan

My first cover from Taiwan! It’s from James Chen. The cover is about Alpine flowers, and James used all four stamps issued by Chunghwa Post under the same theme.

The flowers are all beautiful. The postmark date is May 23rd, 2011. This is the back of the cover.

Thank you very much James!

#30 Postcard from Poland

My first postcard from Poland through postcrossing. It’s from Emilia.

The postcard shows a picture of a castle on top of a mountain. The castle shown is Zamek Dunajec (or known as Niedzica Castle in English I think!) in Niedzica, Poland. It was built in between 1320 to 1326.

The postmark date is May 23rd, 2011 – same postmark date with the postcard in entry #29 from Netherlands! I had to register this postcard while I was on vacation since it was sent to my address in Canada. Thank you Emilia!

#29 Postcard from Netherlands

A postcard from Netherlands received through postcrossing! The sender, Anna, sent me a message while I was on vacation informing me that she had sent a postcard to my address in Canada. So I just registered the postcard ID so that she can send more postcards.

It’s a colorful postcard with the word ‘SMILE’ written on it.

The postmark date is May 25th, 2011. Anna wrote such a simple yet beautiful message on the card. Thank you Anna!

#28 FDC from Singapore

My second cover from Singapore. Both first and second covers from Singapore that I received have the same postmark date; May 18th, 2011. What a coincidence! This time it is an FDC sent by Terence Wong. The FDC is about Hawker Centres of Singapore.

This is the information about Hawker Centres of Singapore at the back of the cover.

Thanks a lot Terence!

#27 Cover and stamps from Singapore

My first cover from Singapore! It’s from Edmund Ong. On the cover is the stamp to commemorate the Year of the Rabbit. The postmark date is May 18th, 2011.

Inside the cover, Ed also sent a set of Singapore Festival Stamps issued in 2010. They are terrific! Singapore Post used holographic foil technique to produce them. Altogether there are eight stamps in the set:

Chinese New Year


Hari Raya Aidilfitri


Thank you very much Ed!

#26 Cover from Croatia

My first cover from Croatia was sent by Tomislav Dolar. I found his blog while surfing on the internet, and decided to sent him a cover from Canada.

Thank you Tommy for all the colorful stamps, they are beautiful! The postmark date is May 11th, 2011. I guess it stayed for a long time in my mailbox…

#25 Cover from Italy

Another cover from my dear Italian friend, Giovanni Colombo.

The two stamps used are about the beautiful forest of Europe, and the postmark date is May 9th, 2011. Thank you Giovanni!

#24 Maximum Card from Australia

This is the second maxi-card received, and it is from Australia as well! (The first maximum card that I received was also from Australia).

The card shows a detailed picture of the roofs (or better know as ‘shells’) of the famous Sydney Opera House. It was issued on June 20th, 2000.

Thank you very much Anastasia!

#23 Postcard from United States

A postcard from USA, received through postcrossing while I was away on vacation. I could only register it yesterday, I think it was in the mailbox for almost four months!

The postcard shows a picture of Spokane River taken at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington. The public park was created for World Fair Expo 1974.

Thank you Jo!

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