Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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

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#947 Cover and Postcard from the British Virgin Islands

United Kingdom          British Virgin Islands

A cover from the Brisith Virgin Islands, sent by Patrick Hevaghan for Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

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On the cover, Patrick used five beautiful stamps. The postmark date is 23 August 2013 and the location is Road Town Post Office in Tortola.

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Inside is a beautiful postcard of a beach in Tortola. Thank you very much Patrick!


#942 Postcard from Ukraine

Ukraine          Ukraine-Kiev

A postcard from Ukraine, sent by Oksana for Ukraine meets the World tag in postcrossing forum.

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The postcard shows the Malanka celebration, a national holiday in Ukraine.

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At the back, Oksana affixed two frog stamps. The postmark 10 July 2013 and the location is Kiev. Thanks a lot Oksana!

#785 Postcard from California, USA

United States          California

A home-made Dragon Boat postcard from California, sent by postcrosser Callie from California, USA.

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The postcard is about Dragon Boat Race. Back home in Penang, Malaysia, Dragon Boat Festival is a major annual event. In Ottawa the annual Dragon Boat Festival is a major tourist attraction in summer, and the race takes place at Mooney’s Bay which is just beside our home. As always, our favorite team is Malaysia Truly Asia which has been the champion for international category for four years in a row! Click here for more info about Ottawa Dragon  Boat Festival.

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At the back, Callie affixed two USA forever stamps featuring John Huston and Frank Capra. Btoh stamps were pen-cancelled. Thanks a lot Callie!

#743 Cover from Taiwan


A cover from Taiwan, sent by George Wu.

2013-05-10 Taiwan 1

On the cover, George affixed four stamps. Special cancels from the Children at Play issues were applied on the cover. The postmark date is displayed in the Minguo date format, 2 April 102 (or 2013). Thanks a lot George!

#729 Cover from Ireland


Another cover from Ireland, sent by Fabio Bonacina for Nice Cover Circuit exchange in postcrossing forum.

2013-04-13 Ireland 2 (1)

On this cover, Fabio affixed two stamps featuring Saint Patrick’s Day festival. The postmark date is 30 March 2013 and the location is Dublin Mails Centre.

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Inside is a postcard from Suomi, Finland showing a view of the Lapland. Thanks a lot Fabio!

#715 Cover from Algeria


Another cover from Algeria, this one is from Ouari Khemissi.

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On the cover, Ouari affixed three stamps. The first stamp shows the old currencies used during the Almoravid Dynasty, and the other two stamps celebrate the Festival of Yennayer – celebrated by the Amazigh to welcome the new year. The postmark date is 26 February 2013 and the location is Ouran. Thanks a lot Ouari!

#703 FDC from Thailand


A beautiful FDC from Thailand, sent by Nina R. of Bangkok.

2013-04-01 Thailand (1)

The FDC commemorates the National Children’s Day 2013 celebrated on 12 January 2013 in Thailand. On the FDC, Nina affixed one large stamp that features all the flags of member countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and children wearing traditional costumes of each country. Two special cancels were applied on the cover. Nina also affixed three definitive stamps. One ordinary cancel were applied with Buddhist date 12.1.5556. The location is Bangkok Noi.

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This is the back of the FDC that contains information about the issue. Thank you very much Nina!

#646 Cover and Postcards from Hong Kong

China          Hong Kong

A nice RAS cover from Hong Kong, sent by Alan Leung.

2013-03-19 Hong Kong (1)

On the cover, Alan affixed three stamps that commemorate 150th anniversary fo stamp issuance in Hong Kong. The postmark date is 30 December 2012.

2013-03-19 Hong Kong (2)

Inside the cover, Alan sent me two beautiful postcards about the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. The first postcar shows one of the religious statues used in the festival parade.

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The second postcard shows children dressing as historical heroes and legendary persons for the festival parade. Thanks a lot Alan!

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