Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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

Archive for the month “March, 2013”

#698 Cover from France

France

A cover from France, sent by Eric Contesse.

2013-03-29 France

It’s a big cover full of stamps!! At top left are four stamps from the Castles and Mansions series issued in 2012. At bottom left are four stamps from the Regional Flavours series issued in 2010. ON the right there are another five stamps from 2012 and one stamp from 2011. As usual, the stamps were cancelled with special Lyon Bellecour postmarks. The postmark date is 7 January 2013. Thank you very much Eric!

#697 Cover from Ireland

Ireland

A big cover from Ireland, sent by YL Phuah.

2013-03-29 Ireland

On this cover, Phuah affixed one large mini-sheet that was issued to commemorate the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker, the famous author of the novel ‘Dracula‘. The postmark is not visible. Thank you very much Phuah!

#696 Postcard from Croatia

Croatia          Croatia-Varazdin

A pre-stamped postcard from Croatia, sent by Dragan Buskulic.

2013-03-29 Croatia

The postcard commemorates the 25oth anniversary of the municipality of Mali Bukovec that was established in 1759. Dragan affixed one Christmas 2012 stamp to make up the postage rate The postmark date is 4 January 2013 and the location is Rijeka. Thanks a lot Dragan!

#695 Cover from Taiwan

Taiwan

Another cover from George Wu of Taiwan!

2013-03-29 Taiwan B (1)

This cover is also originally an FDC from the Ferns of Taiwan issues in November 2009. George affixed another four beautiful flower stamps. The postmark date is also 8 January 2013.

2013-03-29 Taiwan B (2)

This is the back of the cover. Thanks a lot Geroge!

#694 Cover from Taiwan

Taiwan

A cover from Taiwan, sent by George Wu.

2013-03-29 Taiwan A (2)

The cover is originally an FDC from the Ancient Chinese Painting issues in November 2012. On the over, George affixed four pretty flower stamps. The postmark date is 8 January 2013.

2013-03-29 Taiwan A (1)

This is the back of the cover. Thanks a lot George!

#693 Cover and Stickers from Malaysia

Malaysia          Selangor

A long cover from Malaysia, sent by Bree Ong.

2013-03-29 Malaysia (1)

On the cover, Bree affixed three stamps from the SMART Tunnel series issued by Pos Malaysia on 21 November 2011. The postmark date is 7 January 2013 and the location is National Mail Center in Selangor, Malaysia.

2013-03-29 Malaysia (2)

Inside is a sheet of stickers for Maryam! Thanks a lot Bree!

#692 Cover and Postcard from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

A cover from Sri Lanka, sent by Gayanth Karunarathe.

2013-03-29 Sri Lanka (2)

It’s a blue cover with four zodiac stamps and four flower stamps. The postmark date is 11 February 2013 and it’s written Speed Post at Piliyandala.

2013-03-29 Sri Lanka (1)

Inside is a postcard showing an idol of Nagini in a temple in Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I am not comfortable with posting nude or semi-nude images of human in this blog so please forgive me for censoring the Nagini picture a little bit! Thanks a lot Gayanth!

#691 Cover and Souvenir Sheets from India

India

A large cover from India, sent by Elton D’souza of Goa.

2013-03-28 India (1)

On the cover, Elton affixed two tiger stamps. The postmark date is 31 January 2013 and the location is Margao.

2013-03-28 India (2)

Inside, Elton sent four mint souvernir-sheets. This one shows four beautiful railway stations in major cities in India.

2013-03-28 India (3)

The second souvenir sheet shows the Jawaharlal Nehru and Talkatora Stadium used in Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

2013-03-28 India (4)

The third souvenir sheet commemorates the 2nd Africa-India Forum Summit in 2011. The stamps feature African elephant and Asian elephant.

2013-03-28 India (5)

The last souvenir-sheet is a joint-issue between India and Phillippines that feature gangetic dolphin and whale shark.

2013-03-28 India (6)

Elton also gave me a number of Australian used stamps. Thanks a lot Elton for all these stuffs!

#690 Postcard from Singapore

Singapore

The third postcard that I send from Singapore while I was there on 30 December 2012.

2013-03-27 Singapore C (2)

This one depicts Masjid Sultan or Sultan Mosque – the largest mosque in Singapore. In fact I bought this postcard in one of the shops opposite the mosque entrance.

2013-03-27 Singapore C (1)

I used one panda stamp but the postmark date is 3 January 2013 – different from my other two postcards which were cancelled with postmark date 31 December 2012.

#689 Postcard from Singapore

Singapore

This is the second postcard that I sent while I was in Singapore on 30 December 2012.

2013-03-27 Singapore B (2)

This one shows the Elgin Bridge over Singapore River.

2013-03-27 Singapore B (1)

One panda stamp is used with postmark date 31 December 2012.

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