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Covers and postcards sent to my address from different countries of the world.

Turkmenistan (2012)

Valeriya sent me this cover from this “rare” country. Many many thanks for sending it :).

It is territory no. 207 in my collection.

Filed under: Turkmenistan

UK, England (2012)

sent by myself via London SHC 🙂

Filed under: England, National symbols, United Kingdom

USA (2012) Earthscapes

Thanks very much to Pat!

Filed under: Nature, NCC (@Postcrossing), New York, USA

Viridian’s Sunday Stamps #4 | #96 (anything you wish)

It is already a Monday evening, but I am participating with the delay the Viridian’s Sunday stamps session. This week is free topic. I therefore decided not to write about stamps. I want to write about postmarks (handstamps), because receiving stamps without postmark is like to receive postcard without message J. The postmark can also add some story to stamps on cover or postcard J.

Postmarks were developed to damage stamps and to prevent from being used repeatedly. First postmarks from 19th century were thick a strongly damaged stamps. Recent postmarks show the sending date and are applied by hand or by machines. Mail stamped by machines often can arrive without any postmark.

What kind of postmarks we can receive on mail?

Regular (daily) postmark is the ordinary handstamp that is applied on outcoming mail. Usually it has rounded shape, but for some countries it can differ (e.g. Square postmark for Canada, oval for Saint Helena or Botswana, or very unusual shape for Guatemala).

regular daily rounded postmark (Luxembourg)

oval daily postmark (Botswana)

rectangular daily postmark (Canada)

unique daily postmark of Guatemala

 Pictorial daily postmarks. Some post office have special pictorial postmark that is used permanently. These are typically some British postmarks or for instance postmark of Christmas Island (Australia).

pictorial daily postmark (Christmas Island, AU)

Commemorative postmarks are applied on limited period of time and only on some particular occasion. It can be sport event, anniversary, political event and whatever else. Special type of commemorative postmarks is FDC postmark. These are usually applied only on the first day of stamp issue.

postmark commemorating unique date 11.11.2011 (Poland)

New Year postmarks (Russia)

FDC postmark + daily postamrk (Estonia)

Some post offices also use special cachets. These stamps are not used for postal purposes but make covers more interesting. These are used especially on unique places, such as e.g. Antarctica.

Cover with cachet postmarks from Chilean Antarctica

 Not only pictorial postmarks can tell some story, but also regular some particular dates. Among collectors are popular covers sent on unique dates like Nov 11 2011, leap day and others.

Postmark of Nov 11, 2011, 11 am.

And example from my todays mailbox: card supporting obama sent on the election day :).

Have a great week!

You can see other posts on Viridian’s Sunday stamps.

Filed under: Viridian's Sunday Stamps

USA, Massachusetts (2012) Vote Obama Card

 

Thanks to OM of CCCC Karl Weiland, I received this superb card! It is card supporting Democratic candidate and President of USA posted on the election day. Flag stamp is of Massachusetts. For me, it is a collector’s gem :).

Filed under: Massachusetts, National symbols, USA

Kiribati (2012)

Thanks very much to Ms. Kotimere Oromita from the Philatelic bureau of Kiribati!

Filed under: cachet, Kiribati, National symbols, Regional culture

India (2012) Festival of Lights FDC

Thanks very much to Saujanya!

Filed under: FDC, India, NCC (@Postcrossing), Religion

Botswana (2012) postcard

Thanks very much to Luk!

Filed under: Botswana, Nature, Postcrossing, Stamps on Postcard

Czechia (2012) 10-11-12

Unfortunately, post office was closing at 11 am, so the 4th number on postmark could not be 13 :).

Filed under: Czechia, Unique dates

Ireland (2012) Birds

Beautifully hand-stamped cover from the capital of Ireland, Baile Atha Cliath (Dublin) received thanks to Holger!

Filed under: Ireland, LCC, Nature

Romania (2012) Romania and Bulgaria in EU

Thanks very much to Silviu!

Filed under: National symbols, Romania

Pakistan (2012)

Thanks very much to Sultan Ahmed!

Filed under: Nature, Pakistan

Belgium (2012)

It is always great when you received your bought stamps in great cover :).

Filed under: Belgium, National symbols

China (2012) postcard

Thanks very much to Zhang Kai!

Filed under: China, National symbols, Stamps on Postcard

Viridian’s Sunday Stamps #3 | #95 (Water)

It is Sunday afternoon and therefore it is time to share some stamps by Viridian’s Sunday stamps :).

Topic for this week is water.

Water is everywhere on Earth, however there are several problems related to water resources. Only 3% of water on Earth is fresh water. As the world human population grows, there is increasing water demand in many regions of the world. I therefore decided to share two stamps issued in 2011 that are related to this topic. And, which are – in my opinion – very nice stamps :).

First one comes from US. It is part of beautiful set “Go Green”. USPS issued 16 Forever stamps depicting what anybody can do to promote the health of our environment. One of the stamps is reminding that fixing the leaking water can save the water resources.

Second stamp and related issue comes from Hong Kong; it was issued in 2011 too. Hong Post issued four stamps and one Stamp Sheetlet on topic “Green Living”. The HK Post webpages say about the issue: “Hong Kong has experienced phenomenal social progress and economic advances over the past few decades. As the territory becomes an international financial centre and a global trading hub, there is increasing community awareness of the concept of “sustainability”, which advocates a suitable balance between development and conservation. In this context, embarking on green way of living is conducive to the objective of building a better future for our future generations.”


One of the stamp, is similarly to US Go Green issue, dedicated to water conservation. The Hongkong Post says about the design: “Set is in refreshing and uplifting colours, the four stamps deploy a tender green shoot as background to highlight common green initiatives such as water conservation, emission reduction, energy saving and waste recycling. The stamp sheetlet bearing a leaf-shaped design is the first of its kind and augurs well with the theme”.

Have a nice Sunday and great week!

You can see other posts on topic “Hobbies” on Viridian’s Sunday stamps.

 

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Filed under: Viridian's Sunday Stamps

Christmas Island (2012) Year of Dragon

Although I already receiceved covers with stamps of Christmas Island from Australia, I finally received my first cover that was really posted from the Christmas Island :). The postmark is marvellous, isn’t it?

It is territory no. 204 in my collection :).

Filed under: Christmas Isl., Year of Dragon

Saint Barthelemy (2012)

Territory no. 203 in my collection :).

Filed under: French Caribbean, Nature

Guadeloupe (2012)

Territory no. 202 in my collection :).

Filed under: French Caribbean, Nature

United Nations (2012) postcard

Many many thanks Megan for sending me my first postcard from the UN Headquarters! 🙂

Filed under: Postcrossing, Stamps on Postcard, United Nations

USA (2012)

Thanks very much to Karl!

Filed under: CCCC, Massachusetts, Nature, USA


Hi, my name is Radim, born in a year of Dragon, interested in Botany and loving flags on stamps :). I am collecting nice covers and postcards thaít are addressed to me. And because I love travelling and it is impossible to see all the nice places of the world, I therefore wish to receive covers or/and postcards from as many countries as possible. Just to "touch" the distant places virtually :-).
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I will deeply appreciate if you can help me with cover from any of worldwide country. I miss 12 countries (18 distinct territories) in my collection, but I will appreciate any nice cover from any country sent to my address :)

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