Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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#914 Postcard from Kedah, Malaysia

Malaysia          Kedah

A postcard from Kedah, Malaysia, sent by Khor Kok Keong.

2013-08-25 Kedah a

The postcard shows the State Paddy Museum in Alor Setar, the state capital of Kedah.

2013-08-25 Kedah b

At the back, Khor affixed one stamp that commemorates KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, a scorpene-class submarine of the Royal Malaysian Navy. The submarine is named after Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the first prime minister of Malaysia who hails from the royal Kedah family and born in Alor Setar. The postmark date is 17 July 2013 and the location is Alor Setar. Thanks a lot Khor!


#861 Postcard from Finland


A postcard from Finland, received through official postcrossing.

2013-07-26 Finland a

It’s a postcard from Doll and Toy Museum at Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Helsinki.

2013-07-26 Finland b

At the back, the sender affixed one Moomin-shaped stamp and a Moomin airmail priority sticker. The postmark date is 19 July 2013 and the location is Helsinki. Thank you very much!

#846 Cover and Souvenir Sheet from India


A cover from India, sent by Vivin Fernandes.

2013-07-14 India a

On the cover, Vivin affixed a setenant stamps that commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Vivin also put a strip of Swami Vivekananda portrait on the cover. The postmark date and location are not clear.

2013-07-14 India b

Inside, Vivin sent me a souvenir sheet that commemorates the Rampur Raza Library. Thank you very much Vivin!

#818 Cover from Singapore


Another cover from Singapore, this one is from postcrosser Rachel L. for Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.


On the cover, Rachel affiixed four stamps that commemorate the 40th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) which are jointly issued by Singapore Post and all other ASEAN countries in 2007. There is also one postage label. The commemorative stamps, from left to right, feature: National Museum of Singapore, Secretariat Building Brunei Darussalam, Vimanmek Mansion in Bangkok, and the Malayan Railway Headquarters Building in Kuala Lumpur. The postmark date is 20 June 2013. Thanks a lot Rachel!

#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.

#788 Postcard from Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario

Canada          Ontario

My family and I visited Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario on 9 June 2013. The place is about 1 hour 15 minute drive from our home in Ottawa.

2013-06-16 Ontario 2a

Upper Canada Village is a living museum that depicts life in Canadian rural settings in 1800s. Among the things that we really enjoyed was the scow tow ride – a barge pulled by a horse along the village canal.

2013-06-16 Ontario 2b

At the back, I affixed a cow stamp. One pictorial cancel was applied with date 12 June 2013 and location Morrisburg, Ontario.

#605 Cover from Czech Republic

Czech Republic          Czech Republic-Votice

A cover from Czech Republic, sent by postcrosser Klara B. for cover exchange arranged by Nice Cover Circuit in postcrossing forum.

2012-12-06 Czech Republic

On the cover, Klara affixed two stamps that feature Turkish carpets from 18th and 19th centuries in the Nationan Náprstkovo Museum in Prague. The postmark date is 3 December 2012 and the location is Votice. The cover was in my mailbox yesterday, so it means the cover traveled from Votice to Ottawa for three days only! Thank you Klara.

#590 Postcard from India


A surprice RAS postcard from India, sent by Saujanya G. from Bangalore.

2012-12-04 India 1a

The postcard shows the Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore, Karnataka.

2012-12-04 India 1b

At the back, Saujanya affixed two Civil Aviation Centenary commemorative stamps and two Gandhi definitve stamps. The special postmark date 10-11-12 is clearly visible on the two special cancels from Bangalore Philatelic Bureau applied on the postcard!!! The Bangalore Philatelic Bureau pictorial cancel depicts a silhoutte of Vidhana Soudha – the state legislature of Karnataka. Thank you very much Saujanya!

#563 Postcard from New York, USA


A postcard from the State of New York, USA, sent by postcrosser Samantha C. for North America November 2012 RR in postcrossing forum.

The postcard features the Bristol Omnitheater in Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, New York.

At the back, Samantha used one golden eagle definitive 85c stamp. The postmark date is 19 November 2012 and the location is Syracuse, New York. Thank you Samantha!

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