Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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

Archive for the month “October, 2012”

#486 Cover and Postcard from Ukraine

A cover from Ukraine, sent by postcrosser Olesya Ivanenko for cover exchange arranged by Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

On the cover, Olesya affixed two beautiful commemorative stamps and two definitive stamps. The postmark date is 16 October 2012 and the location is Sholokhove Dnipr.

Inside is a postcard from Olesya. Thank you very muh Olesya for the beautiful cover and postcard!

#485 Postcard from India

Maryam’s first postcard from India! Sent by Elton D’Souza from Goa.

The postcard shows Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa.

At the back, Elton affixed one stamp that commemorates the 1857 First War of Independence. The postmark is not very clear, and Canada Post added their cancel on the postcard!!! Thank you Elton!

#484 Cancels from Mont-Tremblant, Quebec


A cover with cancels from Bureau de Poste Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. I was there to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery earlier this month. We visited the resort village and spent a day at Mont-Tremblant National Park.

The postmark date is 24 October 2012. Thank you Postmaster!

#483 Cover and Postcard from Spain


A cover from Spain, sent by postcrosser Cesar Perez from Rivas-Vaciamadrid in Community of Madrid for cover exchange arranged by Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

On the cover, Cesar affixed two commemorative stamps that feature musical instruments and three definitive stamps. The two musical instruments stamps show a harp and a violin (I think!).  The postmark date is 16 October 2012 and the location is Rivas-Vaciamadrid. The cover was also cancelled again by Canada Post with date 22 October 2012.

Inside is a postcard of Cortados del Piul in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. Thanks a lot Cesar!

#482 Cover and Photos from New York, USA


A cover from New York State, sent by postcrosser Lisa Andrus from Cuba for the Photo RR in postcrossing forum.

It’s a long envelope with one $1.05 stamp for postage to Canada. No postmark applied.


There are three photos inside. Thank you Lisa!

#481 FDC from Malaysia


An FDC from Malaysia, sent by Khor Kok Keong from Ipoh, Perak.

The FDC commemorates 750 years since the founding of Melaka, which grew into a maritime empire and international trading center. Now Melaka is one of the most developed states in Malaysia where tourism plays a significant role. The FDC features two mosques: the modern floating Straits of Melaka Mosque and the ancient Kampung Hulu Mosque. On the FDC, Khor affixed two stamps: one of them show the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and the other shows the Kampung Hulu Mosque. The special commemorative cancel depicts a sail ship as Melaka was a huge trading center in the past. The postmark date is 7 October 2012 and the location is Ipoh, the state capital of Perak.

This is the back of the FDC. It feautures the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and the Governor’s Mansion which now houses the Governors of Melaka Museum.

This is the pamphlet that contains details of the issue.

Thank you very much Khor for this FDC!

#480 Cover from Singapore

Another cover from Singapore, this one is from Terence Wong.

Terence sent a cover with a stamp issued in conjunction with World Post Day. The stamp features a postman on a scooter. There is also a postage label to make up the postal rate to Canada. The postmark date is 9 October 2012. Thanks a lot Terence!

#479 Cover from Singapore

A cover from Singapore, sent by Edmund Ong.

Ed used a yellow cover and affixed one large souvenir sheet on it. The souvenir sheet features areas of historical significance in Singapore. The stamp in the souvenir sheet is also large. The stamp shows Balestier and Tiong Bahru. The postmark date is 11 October 2012. Thanks a lot Edmund!

#478 Cover from France


Another cover from France with Fete du Timbre stamp and cancels, and this one is from Francois LeBoucher.

Francois used the Fete du Timbre 2012 stamp that features a flame and Marianne, and there is also a priority letter sticker that shows welding on a rail track. The date on the special cancel is 13 October 2012, and the location is 44 Nantes. Now I have two Fete du Timbre covers from France! Thanks a lot Francois!

#477 Cover from France

A cover from France, sent by Mr Mathieu Daniel.

It’s a cover with Fete du Timbre 2012 stamp (Festival of Stamp 2012)! This year the festival theme is fire. The stamp shows an image of flames on a torch with an image of Marianne. The cover comes with the special cancel for the festival, where it features a group of people encircles a fire. Mathieu also affixed a Halloween priority letter sticker. The postmark date is 13 October 2012 and the location is 43 Le Puy-en-Velay. Thanks a lot Mathieu!

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