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#912 Cover from India


A surprise cover from India, sent by Avijit Kundu of New Delhi.

2013-08-25 India

On the cover, Avijit affixed one commemorative stamp about the Punjab Regiment and one large souvenir sheet that contains three stamps that commemorate Children’s Day. The postmark date is 17 July 2013 and the location is New Delhi. Thank you very much Avijit!


#794 Canadian War Museum Postcard from Ottawa, Ontario

Canada          Ontario

A postcard from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.

2013-06-19 Ontario 1a

I have visited the museum twice. Free entrance every Thursday evening after 4 pm. Among its collections is a Mercedes limousine used by Hitler. The architect of the museum, Raymond Moriyama was sent to an internment camp as a child during World War II by the Canadian government. The picture on the postcard shows the Vimy Memorial Sculptures in the Regeneration Hall of the museum.

2013-06-19 Ontario 1b

At the back, I used the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment stamp. The postmark date is 12 June 2013 and the location is Ottawa.

#762 Cover from Italy

Italy          Italy-Campania

A cover from Italy, sent by Salvatore Izzo.

2015-05-25 Italy

On the cover, Salvatore affixed three stamps. One of the stamps commemorates the 90th year of the Italian Air Force, and the other two stamps show festivals and celebrations in Italy. There were two special cancels and one ordinary cancel applied with different date. The special cancels were dated 31 December 2012 with location Pompeii while the ordinary cancel was dated 6 May 2013 with location Napoli CMP. Thanks a lot Salvatore!

#751 Cover and Postcards from Hong Kong

China          Hong Kong

A cover and postcards from Hong Kong, sent by Alan Leung.

2013-05-12 Hong Kong a

On the cover, Alan affixed two commemorative stamps and two definitive stamps. The commemorative stamps show drawings of pets by children. Two special cancels were applied on the cover. The postmark date is 15 April 2013 and the location is Tsim Sha Tsui. Inside there are two psotcards.

2013-05-12 Hong Kong b

This postcard shows the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (The Volunteers) standards.

2013-05-12 Hong Kong c

This one commemorate the Hong Kong 97 Stamp Exhibition held in 1997. Note that the postcard contains a hologram stamp on it. Thank you very much Alan!


#723 Cancels from Ralston, Alberta

Canada          Alberta

A cover with cancels from Ralston Post Office in Alberta, Canada.

2013-04-12 Alberta

I used one Year of Snake stamp on the cover. The cancels show the emblem of Canadian Forces Base Suffied where Ralston is located. The emblem features the rattle snake, and hence the reason why the Year of Snake stamp is used. Thank you Postmaster!

#649 Cover from Algeria


A long cover from Algeria, sent by Ouari Khemissi.

2013-03-21 Algeria

On this cover, Ouari affixed two stamps of Algerian military force. The postmark date is 31 December 2012 and the location is Biskra. Thanks a lot Ouari!

#600 Cancels from Edmonton, Alberta

Canada          Alberta          Alberta-Edmonton

A cover with pictorial cancels from Edmonton Post Office, Alberta.

2012-12-06 AB

Edmonton is the provincial capital of Alberta. The pictorial cancel feature Edmonton City Hall, with motto ‘Alberta’s Capital City’. The postmakr date from the pictorial cancels is unclear, but the machine cancel date is 30 November 2012. Thank you Postmaster.

#598 Cover from India


One big cover from India, sent by Vivin Fernandes of Mysore, Karnataka.

2012-12-05 India

On the cover, Vivin affixed one large souvenir sheet on Festivals of India and another two stamps. The souvenir sheet contains three stamps that feature two major festivals in India: Deepavali and Dussehra. The other two stamps are about the Indo-Tibetan Police Force and the Indian Council of Medical Research. There is only one cancel applied ‘perfectly’ on the Indian Concil of Medical Research stamp! The postmark date is 16 November 2012 and the location is Mysore. Thank you Vivin!

#593 Cancels from Hamilton, Ontario

Canada          Ontario          Ontario-Hamilton

A cover with cancels from Jackson Square Post Office in Hamilton, Ontario.

2012-12-04 Hamilton

The postmark date i 28 November 2012. Thank you Postmaster!

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