Tuesday, 21 November 2017

71th Salon Philatélique d'Automne

William recently visited the 71th Salon Philatélique d'Automne and so I got various covers and a postcard from this stamp exhibition in the course of the last week. ^___^

Andorra (French Post):
Stamps:
Fire Salamander (issued 10-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
Peugeot 172 M (issued 09-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
Pyrenean Mouse-ear Chickweed (issued 10-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark


Andorra (Spanish Post):
Stamp:
Argentinian Community (issued 24-02-2017)
with a special postmark of the stamp exhibition


France:
Stamps:
Augustin-Alphonse Marty (issued 10-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
Augustin-Alphonse Marty (1862-1940) was responsible for the reform of the post of the French armed forces during World War I.
Geneviève Asse (issued 10-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
Hello Maestro (issued 25-09-2017)
with a special postmark showing Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer


Stamps:
Letter and Postal Scales (from set of six) (issued 11-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
Marianne de Gandon
with a special postmark of the stamp exhibition
Marianne 0,10€
with a special postmark showing the Brandenburg Gate


Stamps:
Crafts - Cabinetmaker (issued 12-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark
EUROPA (issued 16-05-2017)
with a special postmark of the stamp exhibition


Stamps:
Marianne 0,05€, 0,10€
with a special postmark showing Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer
Poinet de Tulle (issued 09-11-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark


Stamp:
Joseph Peyré (issued 23-10-2017)
with a special postmark of the stamp exhibition



Germany:
Phlox (issued 13-04-2017)
Winter Aconite (issued 08-06-2017)
Helmut Kohl (issued 11-10-2012)
with a special postmark of the stamp exhibition


Thank You very much William!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Turkey: Baklava

Last Saturday I got a postcard from Turkey.

It shows Baklava. Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It originated in the Ottoman Empire.


Stamps:
Occupations sinking into Oblivion (two from set of four) (issued 03-09-2015)
The Morality and Law of Brotherhood (from set of two) (issued 14-04-2012)


Thank You very much Helen!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Malaysia: Postcrossing Meet-up on World Post Day

On Thursday I got two postcards from Malaysia.

They were both sent from the 5th Malaysian Postcrossing Meet-up. The 5th Malaysian Postcrossing Meet-up was held in Kuala Lumpur on 9th October, World Post Day. Nearly 50 postcrossers attended the meet-up, during which there were also a postcard exhibition and a postcard competition for students. Simultaneously there were meet-ups in Kota Kinabalu and Tenom. On the day there have been also the issuance of the Pos-silang stamp issue, which was actually planned as official Postcrossing stamp.

The first card was designed by honeysha85. The card was made into a maxicard with one of the Pos-silang stamps, the First Day Special Postmark and a special postmark of the meet-up on the front side.


On the backside are the signatures of the attendees.
With a nice stamp:
Pos-silang (from set of four) (issued 09-10-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark


The second card was designed by Matthew07 and shows the Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysian Moon-kites, a Rhinoceros Hornbill and two Malayan Tapirs.


On the backside are the signatures of the attendees.
With a nice stamp:
Pos-silang (from set of four) (issued 09-10-2017)
with First Day Special Postmark


Thank You very much Shaliza and Matthew for sending me the great cards you designed!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Japan: Bank of Japan Otaru Museum

On Wednesday I got two postcards: one from Japan and one from Germany.

The card from Japan shows an Eda-sen from the collection of the Bank of Japan Otaru Museum. The Bank of Japan Otaru Museum was opened in 2003 in the former building of the Otaru branch of the Bank of Japan. It shows Japanese money and the branch's local history. 


Stamps:
Japanese Dishes (from set of two) (issued 01-11-2017)
Year of the Dog (from set of two) (issued 01-11-2017)


Thank You very much Keiko!

Germany: Muschelkapelle in Brühl

On Wednesday I got two postcards: one from Germany and one from Japan.

The card from Germany shows the Muschelkapelle in Brühl. The Muschelkapelle is located in the garden of Falkenlust Castle. It was built between 1730 and 1740 and its walls are adorned with shells to resemble a marine grotto. Together with the Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust it is since 1984 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
1000 years Neunburg vorm Wald (issued 01-03-2017)


Thank You very much Marcel!

Monday, 13 November 2017

United Kingdom: Ironbridge Gorge

On Tuesday I got a postcard from the United Kingdom.

It shows the Ironbridge Gorge. The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge of the River Severn in Shropshire. It is described as Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. During the early Industrial Revolution the area saw rapid economic development, as raw materials like coal, iron ore, limestone and fireclay are exposed or easily mined in the gorge and the river allowed easy transport of products to the sea. The first bridge in the World made of cast iron was built over the river in 1777. In 1968 the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was established, which runs ten museums and manages 35 historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge. The Ironbridge Gorge is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and since 1986 it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamps:
Queen's Head
Olympic and Paralympic Games London 2012 (from set of twelve) (issued 27-07-2010)
International Stamp Exhibition London 1980 (issued 09-04-1980)


Thank You very much Anu!

Thailand: Maxicards

Last Monday I got three maxicards from Thailand which were fixed together by tape.

The first card shows the Flag of Thailand. The Flag of Thailand was adopted in 1917. It consists of five horizontal stripes in red, white, blue, white and red. Red is said to stand for the land and people of Thailand, white for religion and blue for the monarchy. As Thailand declared war on Germany in July 1917, some note that the flag bores the same colours as those of France, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom and the USA.

Thailand, back then known as Siam, joined World War I on 22nd July 1917 alongside the Triple Entente. It is possibly one of the least well-known participants in World War I. An Expeditionary Force was sent to France to fight on the Western Front and began operations in the middle of September 1918. Siam was the only state in Southeast Asia to enter the conflict entirely of its own free will as an equal of the European powers. During the war 19 soldiers of Siam died. After the war Siam became a founding member of the League of Nations.

The stamp was issued on 28th September 2017 to commemorate the Centenary of the Flag of Thailand. 


The second card is about World Post Day. The stamp was issued on 5th October 2017.



The third card shows the same Thai Pavillion as Thailand's new definitive stamps that were issued on 14th August 2017. On the card are two of the nine new definitives.


On the backside of the third card was the stamp that was used as postage:
Tourism (from set of ten) (issued 05-07-2012)


Thank You very much Cherry!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

USA: Statue of Liberty

Last Saturday I got five postcards from the USA.

One of them shows the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is a colossal sculpture on Liberty Island in New York. It was inaugurated in 1886 and was until 1959 the tallest statue in the World. It was a gift to the USA from the people of France and was created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel. Today it is a symbol of the USA and of freedom. Since 1984 is the Statue of Liberty on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


With great stamps:
Bighorn Sheep (issued 14-05-2017)
Disney Villains (two from set of ten) (issued 15-07-2017)
with a special postmark of the D23 Expo in Anaheim


Thank You very much Yue!

USA: Central Park in New York

Last Saturday I got five postcards from the USA.

One of them shows the Central Park in New York. The Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan. It was established in 1857. Today it is the most visited urban park in the USA and one of the most filmed locations in the World. The Central Park seeks for the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


With great stamps:
Bighorn Sheep (issued 14-05-2017)
Disney Villains (two from set of ten) (issued 15-07-2017)
with a special postmark of the D23 Expo in Anaheim


Thank You very much Yue!

USA: New York

Last Saturday I got five postcards from the USA.

One of them shows various views of New York.


With great stamps:
Bighorn Sheep (issued 14-05-2017)
Disney Villains (two from set of ten) (issued 15-07-2017)
with a special postmark of the D23 Expo in Anaheim


Thank You very much Yue!