Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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

Archive for the day “July 16, 2013”

#850 Cover and Postcards from Hong Kong

China          Hong Kong

A cover from Hong Kong, sent by Alan Leung.

2013-07-16 Hong Kong a

It’s a blue cover. Alan affixed a large souvenir sheet that celebrates the opening of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on 13 June 2013. The postmark date is 3 July 2013.

2013-07-16 Hong Kong b

Inside there are two postcards. The first one show the giant Buddha statue at Po Lin Monastery in Ngong Ping in Lantau Island.

2013-07-16 Hong Kong c

The second postcard shows the colorful advertising billboards that dominate the streets in Kowloon. Thank you very much Alan!

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#849 Cover from Italy

Italy          Italy-Lazio

A cover from Italy, sent by Matteo of Frosinone.

2013-07-16 Italy

On the cover, Matteo affixed five colorful stamps, one of them featuring Pope Francis, the current pope of the Catholic Church. One stamp features Filippo Mazzei issued in 1980 to commemorates his 250th birthday. The two fountain stamps on top left were issued in 1979 and 1976. The top right stamp shows the beautiful Orto Botanico di Padova, a botanical garden in Papua. The postmark date 8 July 2013. Again, Canada Post decided to put their pen cancels on the cover as well. Thanks a lot Matteo!

#848 Cover from Singapore

Singapore

Another cover from Singapore, this one is from Wee Leong.

2013-07-16 Singapore 2

On the cover, Wee Leong affixed four insect stamps: two diving beetle stamps, and two dragonfly stamps. The postmark date is 5 July 2013. Thanks a lot Wee Leong!

#847 Cover from Singapore

Singapore

A cover from Singapore, sent by Edmund Ong.

2013-07-16 Singapore 1

It’s a peach-colored cover with four setenant stamps! The stamps feature Marina Bay Skyline at night. The postmark date is unclear due to the dark color of the stamps, and I guess Canada Post put pen cancelled on the stamps as well. Thanks a lot Edmund!

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