Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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

Archive for the day “May 19, 2012”

#255 Cover and FDC from Taiwan

A cover from Taiwan, sent by my friend Nicole Lin in exchange for Titanic stamps.

On the cover, Nicole affixed one beautiful train stamp. There is a cute little airmail sticker below the stamp. However the cancel is not clear.

Inside, Nicole sent me a beautiful FDC issued by Chunghwa Post to convey congratulatory messages.

This is the back of the FDC. Thanks a lot Nicole!

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#254 Cover from France

Another cover from France, sent by Francois Leboucher.

On the cover, Francois affixed two beautiful bird stamps: one is a puffin and another is an eagle. The cancel is to commemorate 100 year of the League for Protection of Birds. The date of issue is 12 May 2012 and the location is Vannes. Thank you very much Francois!

#253 Cover and Postcard from France

A cover from France, sent by Mathieu Daniel.

On the cover, Mathieu two train stamps. There are two beautiful cancels. The stamps and cancels commemorate 100 years of Pacific 231 K8 train. The postmark date is 11 May 2012 and the location is Paris.

Inside is a vintage postcard that shows the Sacre-Coeur cathedral in Paris. Thanks a lot Mathieu!

#252 Cover from France

A cover from France sent by Eric Contesse.

On the cover, Eric affixed four beautiful stamps: clown fish, Asterix, Epernay and forest. There are two beautiful cancels with image of King Louis XIV statue on a horse, with date 11 May 2012 and location Lyon Bellecour. Thank you Eric!

#251 Cover and Stamps from Germany

A cover from Germany sent by my friend, Igor Adolph.

Igor affixed three stamps: one with an environmental message about using waste as a resource, two tulip stamps. There are two beautiful cancels. The postmark date is 2 May 2012 and the location is Berlin.

Inside Igor sent three minisheets:

Madonna,

For us kids,

and the 1991 bobsleigh world championships in Altenberg.

Thank you very much Igor for the nice cover and beautiful stamps!

#250 Cover from Malaysia

Another cover from Malaysia, this one from Bree Ong of Melaka.

Bree affixed three legacy of the loom stamps on the cover. The postmark date is 4 May 2012 and the location is Pusat Mel Nasional. Thanks a lot Bree!

#249 Cover and Stamps from Malaysia

A cover from Malaysia sent by my friend, Ian Choong.

On the cover, Ian affixed two stamps. The postmark date is 4 May 2012 and the location is Pusat Mel Nasional Malaysia. It seems that Pos Malaysia has put away Shah Alam from the cancel.

Inside, Ian sent several stamps:

First is a souvenir sheet to commemorate the installation of His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah. This is a second time His Majesty was elected as Agong, the first time was in 1970 when he was elected as the fifth Agong.

Second is a set of three stamps issued to commemorate the same event.

Last is three domestic rate stamps that were issued to commemorate the installation of His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong XI.

Thanks a lot Ian for the cover and stamps!

#248 Cover from Indonesia

A cover from Indonesia, sent by my friend Irene Chen from Malang.

Irene affixed a set of four stamps that commemorates the 26th South East Asian Games hosted by Indonesia in 2011. The postmark date is 2 May 2012 and the location is Malang. Thank you Irene!

#247 Cover and Postcards from Sarawak, Malaysia

A cover from the state of Sarawak, Malaysia sent by Aileen in exchange for Titanic cover arranged by Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

Aileen affixed one souvenir sheet issued to commemorate the installation of His Majesty the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah. This is a second time His Majesty’s ascends the throne, the first time was in 1970 when he was elected as the 5th Yang di-Pertuan Agong. There are two stamps in the souvnir sheet: one contains an image of a 10 cent stamp issued in 1970 to commemorate the installation of the 5th YDPA and another stamp is issued in 2012 to commemorate the installation of the 14th YDPA. The postmark date is 4 May 2012 and the location is Tabuan Stutong, Sarawak.

Inside the cover Aileen sent two postcards:

This one shows various traditional Sawarak crafts made from wood.

This is a cover of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter.

Aileen also put 8 sticker sheets for Maryam!

Thanks a lot Aileen for all these wonderful stuffs!

#246 Cover from Croatia

A cover from Croatia, sent by my friend Ivana Perunski in exchange for Titanic cover arranged by Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

Ivana affixed two cat stamps (a domestic cat and a Persian cat) and one heart-shaped Valentine stamp. All three stamps are issued in 2012. The postmark date is 30 April 2012 and the location is Donja Lomnica. Thank you Ivana!

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