Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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

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#889 Postcard from Polotsk, Belarus

Belarus          Belarus-VItebsk          Belarus-Polotsk

A postcard from Belarus, received through official postcrossing from Svetlana.

2013-08-23 Belarus 1a

The postcard shows the St Ephrosinia the Savior Orthodox Nunnery in Polotsk, Belarus.

2013-08-23 Belarus 1b

This is the back of the postcard with information about the nunnery.  Svetlana affixed one definitive stamp. The postmark date is 20 July 2013. Thanks a lot Svetlana!


#878 Postcard from Speyer, Germany

Germany          Germany-Rhineland-Palatinate

A postcard from Speyer in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, received through official postcrossing from Traeumereien.

2013-08-18 Germany 2a

The postcard shows the altar and organ at Speyer Holy Trinity Church.

2013-08-18 Germany 2b

At the back, Traeumereien affixed one definitive stamp. The postmark date is 22 July 2013. Thanks a lot Traeumereien!

#837 Postcard from Solovetsky Islands, Russia

Russia          Russia-Arkhangelsk

Another postcard from Russia, this one is a RAS postcard sent by postcrosser Vadim Dmitriev from the Architecture and Landmark RR in postcrossing forum.

2013-07-10 Russia 2a

The postcard shows a picture of Solovestsky Monastery on Solovestsky Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2013-07-10 Russia 2b

At the back, Vadim affixed two commemorative stamps. The postmark date is 17 June 2013. Thanks a lot Vadim!

#811 Postcard from Altea, Spain

Spain          Spain-Altea

A postcard from Altea, Spain, sent by postcrosser Leila Soufi for Vacation RR in postcrossing forum.

2013-07-01 Spain a

The postcard shows a view of the Altea, a town on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. The view is beautiful!

2013-07-01 Spain b

At the back, Leila affixed a postage label. The postmark date is not clear but the location is Altea. Thanks a lot Leila!

#778 Postcard from Czech Republic

Czech Republic

A postcard from Czech Republic, sent by postcrosser Natalie for church tag in postcrossing forum.

2013-06-07 Czech Republic a

The postcard features the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic.

2013-06-07 Czech Republic b

At the back, Natalie affixed two stamps, one of them is a Europa stamp! The psotmark date is 2 June 2013 and the location is Prague. Thanks a lot Natalie!

#737 Cover and Postcard from Croatia


A cover from Croatia, sent by Tomislav Dolar.

2013-05-08 Croatia 1a

On the cover, Tommy affixed a set of four colorful setenant stamps showing cats. The postmark date is 29 March 2013 and the location is Nedelisce.

2013-05-08 Croatia 1b

Inside is a used vintage postcard showing the Zagreb Cathedral. The postmark date is 13 May 1971 and the location is Zagreb.

2013-05-08 Croatia 1c

Thanks a lot Tommy!

#712 Cover from Indonesia


A cover from Indonesia, sent by Irene Chen.

2013-04-07 Indonesia

On the cover, Irene affixed one block of three stamps from the Historic Buildings of Worship series. The stamps feature the Puhsarang Church in Kediri, Masjid Agung of Palembang, and Pura Besakih in Bali. The postmark date is 17 January 2013 and the location is Malang. Thanks a lot Irene!

#680 Cover from Spain

Spain          Community of Madrid          Spain-Getafe

A cover from Spain, sent by Emilio Esteban of Getafe, Madrid.

2013-03-25 Spain (2)

On the cover, Emilio affixed one stamp that features Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia from the Russia-Spain joint issue on famous architecture. The postmark date is 17 December 2012 and the location is Madrid.

2013-03-25 Spain (1)

Inside is a Christmas card from UNICEF. Thanks a lot Emilio!

#610 Postcard from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Brazil          Brazil-Minas Gerais          Brazil-Ouro Preto

A postcard from Minas Gerais, Brazil, sent by postcrosser Gisely P. for Brazil to rest of the world tag in postcrossing forum.

2012-12-12 Brazil a

The postcard shows Saint Francis of Assissi Church in Ouro Preto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designate city in Minas Gerais. Unfortunately, the top left corner was damaged – perhaps the postcard was soaked wet so it stuck to other letters.

2012-12-12 Brazil b

At the back, Gisely affixed two stamps, and the stamp on top right was also badly damaged. The postmark date is 26 November 2012 and the location is Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Thanks a lot Gisely for checking my favorites and sending one to me!

#589 Cover from Spain

Spain          Community of Madrid

A cover from Spain, sent by postcrosser Amelia M. for exchange organized by Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

2012-12-04 Spain

On the cover, Amelia affixed one large souvenir sheet that contains two stamps. The souvenir sheet is a joint issue between Spain and Turkey. The first stamp features Church of Saint Mary the Great in Toro, Zamora, Spain; and the second stamp features Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The postmark date is 26 November 2012 and the location is Madrid. Thanks a lot Amelia!

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