Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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#953 Sultan Ahmed Mosque Postcard from Turkey


A postcard from Turkey, sent by Furkan.

2013-09-21 Turkey a

The postcard shows a view of The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as The Blue Mosque) in Istanbul.

2013-09-21 Turkey b

At the back, Furkan affixed two stamps, one of them is a hexagon-shaped stamp. The postmark date is 3 September 2013. Thanks a lot Furkan!


#921 Postcard from Philippines


A postcard from Philippines, sent by Lannie for mosque – wishlist tag in postcrossing forum.

2013-08-25 Philippines a

The postcard shows a mosque by the beach in Alutauag in Jolo, Sulu archipelago.

2013-08-25 Philippines b

At the back, Lannie affixed three stamps. The postmark date is 18 July 2013. Thanks a lot Lannie!



#859 Cover from Kedah, Malaysia

Malaysia          Kedah

A special cover from Kedah, Malaysia, sent by Khor Kok Keong.

2013-07-23 Kedah

It’s a long airmail cover with Zahir Mosque picture printed on it’s left side. On the cover, Khor affixed two definitive stamps featuring cocoa and three commemorative stamps from the 100th anniversary of Kedah Postal History. The cover was cancelled at Alor Star Mail Center, the state capital of Kedah. The postmark date is 27 June 2013. Thanks a lot Khor!

#846 Cover and Postcard from Kazan, Russia

Russia          Russia-Tatarstan

A postcard from Kazan, Russia, received through official postcrossing from postcrosser Valeria Konova.

2013-07-14 Russia a

On the cover, Valeria affixed eight definitive stamps. The postmark date is 18 June 2013.

2013-07-14 Russia b

Inside is a beautiful postcard of Qolşärif Mosque in Kazan Kremlin, part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks a lot Valeria!

#810 Postcard from Philippines


A postcard from Philippines, sent by postcrosser Jose for mosque-wishlist tag in postcrossing forum. I love mosque postcards!

2013-07-01 Philippines a

The card shows the Taluksangay Mosque in Zamboanga City in Southern Philippines. It was built in 1885 by Hadji Abdullah Maas Nuevo, and is the oldest mosque in Western Mindanao.

2013-07-01 Philippines b

At the back, Jose affixed two Year of Dragon stamps and one fish stamps. Thank you very much Jose!

#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!

#690 Postcard from 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.

#686 Postcard from Brunei


My first postcard from Brunei! This one is from Terence Wong of Singapore.

2013-03-26 Brunei (1)

The postcard shows the magnificent Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Kiarong, Brunei.

2013-03-26 Brunei (2)

On the back, Terence affixed three beautiful butterfly stamps. The cancels also feature butterfly! The postmark date is 10 Safar 1434 Hijrah or equivalent to 24 December 2012. Both the Hijrah date and the Gregorian date are stated in the cancels. Thank you very much Terence!

#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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