Wednesday, 14 March 2018

France: Abbeville

On Saturday I got two postcards: one from France and one from Hong Kong.

The card from France shows various views of Abbeville. Abbeville is a commune on the River Somme in the Somme department.

EUROPA (issued 16-05-2017)
with a special postmark from the philatelic shop in Abbeville

Thank You very much William!

Hong Kong: Festive Customs

On Saturday I got two postcards: one from Hong Kong and one from France.

The card from Hong Kong is a maxicard about Festive Customs. The stamp is from a set of six and was issued on 27th February 2018.

Bamboo Carvings (from set of six) (issued 14-11-2017)
The stamp is embossed.
Definitive (from set of sixteen) (issued 07-2014)

Thank You very much Kayee!

cover from Germany

On Saturday I got not only two postcards but also a cover from Germany.

Chocolate Cosmos (issued 03-12-2015)
with a special postmark about the 200th birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

EUROPA Stamp Cover from Russia

On Thursday I got a cover from Russia.

With a nice stamp:
EUROPA (issued 21-02-2018)
The stamp shows the Floating Bridge at Zaryadye Park. Zaryadye Park is a landscape urban park in Moscow. It was opened in September 2017 and is the first public park opened in Moscow for over 50 years. The Floating Bridge is an observation desk, which seems to hover over the Moscow River. It is unique in Russia and offers an amazing view of the Moscow Kremlin.
Bridges (from set of four) (issued 15-08-2011)

Thank You very much Elena!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Germany: Halloren Chocolate Factory in Halle

On Monday I got two postcards: one from Germany and one from Hong Kong.

The card from Germany shows the Chocolate Museum at the Halloren Chocolate Factory in Halle. The Halloren Chocolate Factory is the oldest operating chocolate factory in Germany. It was founded in 1804 and since 1952 it is known as Halloren. Its most famous products are the "Halloren-Kugeln" or Halloren globes, which were especially popular in the former German Democratic Republic and remained popular after reunification. The Chocolate Museum was opened in 2002.

The card was signed during the Postcrossing Meet-up in Halle.
100th birthday of Heinz Sielmann (issued 08-06-2017)

Thank You very much Thomas!

Hong Kong: Tian Tan Buddha

On Monday I got two postcards: one from Hong Kong and one from Germany.

The card from Hong Kong shows the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. The Tian Tan Buddha, which is also called Big Buddha, is the biggest detached Buddha Statue in sitting posture of the World. It is 34m tall and is located close to the Po Lin Monastery. To reach the Tian Tan Buddha you can use the bus, the Ngong Ping 360 gondola cable car or climbe 268 steps.

Festive Customs (two from set of six) (issued 27-02-2018)
with First Day Special Postmark

Thank You very much Joe!

Saturday, 10 March 2018

South Korea: Banpo Bridge in Seoul

Last Saturday I got a postcard from South Korea.

It shows the Banpo Bridge in Seoul. Seoul is the capital of South Korea and also its biggest city. In 1988 Seoul hosted the Olympic Summer Games. The Banpo Bridge is a double-deck bridge over the Han River. It is especially known for its Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. 

Opening of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (whole set) (issued 09-02-2018)

Thank You very much Keiko!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

China: Cows

On Thursday I got two postcards: one from China and one from Thailand.

The card from China shows cows in a forest.

Year of the Dog (whole set) (issued 05-01-2018)

Thank You very much Mo!

Thailand: Valentine's Day

On Thursday I got two postcards: one from Thailand and one from China.

The card from Thailand was printed for Valentine's Day. It was turned into a maxicard with a matching stamp issued on 7th February 2018.

ASEAN (issued 08-08-2015)

Thank You very much Cherry!

cover from Russia

On Thursday I got not only two postcards but also a cover from Russia.

Uniform Jackets of the Russian Diplomatic Service (from set of four) (issued 20-12-2016)
Russian Federation in the Council of Europe (issued 26-02-2016)

Inside was a Russian stamp about Andrei Karlov. Andrei Karlov was a Soviet and Russian career diplomat. He served as an official in the embassies in North and South Korea, before he became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey in 2013. On 19 December 2016 Karlov was assassinated during the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara. After his death he was awarded the title of a Hero of the Russian Federation. The stamp was issued on 10th February 2017.

Thank You very much Kira!