Friday, March 26, 2010

US-498054, Brittney - USA

~ Kalamazoo, Michigan ~ (US-698054)    
Sent 06-09-2009
Special Cancellation on 09-09-09
Thanks for Brittney!!

US-498053, Dave - USA

~ Mackenzie - Intervale Ski Jumping Complex, Lake Placid, New York ~ (US-498053)    
Sent 06-09-2009

Thanks for Dave!!

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex Country, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a population of 2,638.
The Village of Lake Placid is near the center of the Town of North Elba, 52 miles southwest of Plattsburgh. Lake Placid, along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.

NL-223240 , NL-259541 - Nederland

1st ~ Rotterdam, Nederland ~ (NL-223240)    
Sent 27-09-2009

Thanks for Nikki!!

2nd ~ Sent from Turkey ~ (NL-259541)    
Sent 05-12-2009

Thanks for Bertie (from Holland)!!

NZ-30358, Lee - New Zealand

~ Whakarewarewa, "The Living Village"Rotorua, New Zealand  (NZ-30358)
Sent 06-09-2009

Thanks for Lee!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Laima Takere - Latvia

~ Riga - UNESCO ~ (not clear)    
Sent 29-09-2009

Thanks for Laima Takere!!

Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia, a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltics, and an important seaport, situated on the mouth of the Daugava. With 709,145 inhabitants (2010) it is the largest city of the Baltic states and third-largest in the Baltic region, behind Saint Petersburg and stockholm (counting residents within the city limits). Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies between 1 and 10 metres (3.3 and 33 ft) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.

Riga's historical centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is particularly notable for its extensive Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture, which UNESCO considers to be unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Posting at Seremban, Malaysia

Posting at Seremban, Malaysia, with the first day issued stamps "Local Markets".

~ Head Quarter of Post Office Seremban, Malaysia ~

~ Post Malaysia Post Man & Van ~

~ Old mail box at the outside of Post Office ~

~ Stamping many new covers of a new issue stamp on 23rd March 2010
Title : "Local Markets"

~ Finished the first day cancellation on  covers & postcards, to my dear friends around the world ~

~ Was sending out  covers & postcards by AirMail to my dear friends around the world ~

hope you all receive my covers & cards soon ...

Than You

LT-46514 - Lithuania

~ Anykščiai ~ (LT-46514)

Sent 04-10-2009
Thanks for Anes!!

IE-6682 - Ireland

~ Harry Clarke (1889-1931) Irish School
The Shepberdess and the Chimney-sweeper ~ (IE-6682)

Sent 07-09-2009
Thanks for Neil!!
Original illustration for Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales, published by George Harrap & Co., London, 1916. Ink, graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper, 38.8 x 27.8cm. Heritage Gift, Mr & Mrs Lochlann Guinn, 2008. Photo * The National Gallery of Ireland

Monday, March 22, 2010

GR-7681 - Greece

~ Athens National Library ~ (GR-7681)

Sent 18-09-2009
Thanks for Tina!!
The National Library of Greece (Greek: Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη) 1932 is situated near the center of city of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, as part of his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens and the original building of the Athens University.

FR-70843 - France

 *Non-Cancellation Stamp*
~ Le Chateau Medieval Et Renaissance Châteaubriant ~ (FR-70843)

Sent 12-11-2009
Thanks for Alvie!!

Châteaubriant (Breton: Kastell-Briant) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department and the Pays de la loire region in western France. It is part of the historic duchy of Brittany and the country of Mée.
The inhabitants of Châteaubriant are called Castelbriantais and Castelbriantaises.

Châteaubriant lies 49 km (30 mi) north of Ancenis, 68 km (42 mi) south of Rennes, 69 km (43 mi) north of Nantes, and 85 km (53 mi) west of Angers.
The neighboring communes are Rouge, Saint-Aubin-Des-Château, Louisfert, Erbray, and Soudan.
The river Chere flows westward through the commune and crosses the town.


Châteaubriant's history began in the 11th century when Brient (an envoy of the Count of Rennes) constructed a castle on a motte bordering the Chère and Rollard rivers. He later founded the Priory Saint-Sauveur-de-Béré. The fortress was a part of eastern Brittany's defensive line, known as the Marches of Brittany, along with the other fortified townships of Vitré and Fougères (both in Ille-et-Vilaine) and Ancenis and Clisson (both in Loire-Atlantique), which formed the first line of defense against the French Kingdom. Later in the 12th century a town developed around the western flank of the castle and was called Châteaubriant. As the castle was in a very strategic location, the town was subjected to numerous battles and invasions during the Middle Ages. One of the largest sieges is surely the one commissioned by Louis IX in 1235. Insecurity led the lords to raise ramparts and strengthen the fortifications around the town, which encircled it from the thirteenth century to the 15th century.

The 16th century was marked by the actions of Jean de Laval, governor of Britanny from 1531 to 1542, who modified and built the three Renaissance wings of the castle for his wife Françoise de Foix. Jean de Laval went on to bequeath his barony to Anne de Montmorency.
After the Revolution, Brutus Hugo, and young Republican lieutenant, met a young Nantaise exile, Sophie Trébuchet. They had a son: Victor Hugo. The house of Sophie Trébuchet still exists and is located near the Maison de l'Ange which currently houses the Tourist Information Office.
In October 1941, 27 Communist hostages (imprisoned by the Republican government during the run-up to WWII and by the Vichy police in the fall of 1941) in the Châteaubriant Internment Camp were handed over to the Nazis and shot by a firing squad in revenge for the murder of the German lieutenant-colonel Karl Hotz on 20 October 1941 in Nantes. The youngest of the 27 hostages, Guy Moquet, was 17 years old. The place of execution, known as the Carrière des Fusillés is one of the principal memorials to the Nazi occupation in the region.

Friday, March 19, 2010

FI-643898, FI-655511 - Finland

1st ~ Aurinkoisia Kesapaimal, Finland ~ (FI-643898)

Sent 02-11-2009
Thanks for Hovila!!

2nd ~ Polo.Ren.Renntier.Reindeer (Finnish Animal).Rena, Suomi Finland ~ (FI-655511)
Sent 14-10-2009
Thanks for Emilia!!

The Finnish forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) (Finnish: metsäpeura, Russian: лесной северный олень) is a rare and threatened subspecies of reindeer native to Finland and northwestern Russia. They are found primarily in Russian Karelia, and the provinces of North Karelia, Savonia and Kainuu in Finland, though some range into central south Finland. They are distinct from the semi-domesticated Nothern Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) in their larger size and preference for dense boreal forest habitat over the open tundra.
The Finnish forest reindeer is one of the largest species of reindeer. It is 180–220 cm long and the tail 10–15 cm. The male is larger, weighing 150–250 kg, while females weigh about 100 kg.
Reindeer are ruminants, having a four-chambered stomach. They mainly eat lichens in winter, especially reindeer moss. However, they also eat the leaves of willows and birches, as well as sedges and grasses. There is some evidence to suggest that on occasion, they will also feed on lemmings, artic char, and bird eggs. Reindeer herded by the Chukchis have been known to devour mushrooms enthusiastically in late summer.

DE-448122; DE-434567 - Gemany

1st ~ Monschau (Customade Card), Germany ~ (DE-448122)

Sent 23-10-2009
Thanks for Selami!!

2nd ~ Egypt Picture (Edited Card), Germany ~ (DE-434567)
Sent 27-11-2009
Thanks for Theresa!!
 If you send a card or some stamps, the kids will be very Happy and excited to reply. Thank you in advance.
Wundtstr, 25
80939 Munchen

Thursday, March 18, 2010

DE-414568; DE-420170, Germany

1st ~ Bredstedt, Nordfriesland ~ (DE-414568)
Sent 09-09-2009 (Special Cancellation Date)
Thanks for Melanie!!
2nd ~ Schones Soest ~ (DE-420170)
Sent 14-09-2009
Thanks for Maren!!

DE-414424, Bavaria; DE-437379, Germany

1st ~ Schones Allgau, Bavaria ~ (DE-414424)
Sent 10-09-2009
Thanks for "Empty MailBox"!!
2nd ~ Edward Hopper: City Sunlight 1954, Germany ~ (DE-437379)
Sent 09-10-2009
Thanks for Holges!!

CZ-37229, Josef - Czech Republic

~ Drepropettrovsk, Most-City Shopping and Entertaining Center built in 2006 ~

Sent 13-10-2009
Thanks for Josef!!

CZ-36604, Marie - Czech Republic

~ Náměšť nad Oslavou
Sent 05-10-2009
Thanks for Marie / Kalaa!!
Náměšť nad Oslavou (Namest on the Oslava River) is a town of 5200 inhabitants in Southern Moravia and lies on the banks of the Oslava River 40 km west of Brno. Namest is mentioned for the first time in 1234 as a village at the ford. The Gothic castle high above the river was built in the mid-thirteenth century and between 1565-1578 it was rebuilt into a Renaissance-style stately home which is now a dominating landmark of the town.
Until 1945 it belonged to the Haugwitz family, then for some time it served as a summer residence for President Beneš of Czechoslovakia, and now it houses a large collection of Berlin wool work, covering the whole period from the 16th to the 19th century. The stately home library and the inner courtyard are frequently used as concert venues, building on the rich musical traditions of the 19th century.

CH-36185, Andy - Switzerland

* Non-Cancellation Stamp) *
~ Rustici Ticinesi, Helvitia - South Switzerland~
Sent 30-09-2009
Thanks for Andy!!

CA-74642, Laura - Canada

 * Non-cancellation stamps *
~ Nova Scotia - BlueNose ~
Sent 06-09-2009
Thanks for Laura!!

Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963. A celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia as well as important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. The name "bluenose" originated as a nick-name for Nova Scotians from as early as the late eighteenth century.
I'm wondering whether I can find this beautiful Canada old stamp?!

BR-84551, Hariana - Brasil

~ Igreja Da Se - Olinda - PE ~
Sent 17-11-2009
Thanks for Hariana!!

Barbara & Dana - USA

1st ~ Mural, Left Field Bax, Fenway Park, Boston ~
Sent 27-09-2009
Thanks for Barbara!!
2nd ~ Wisconsin, The Badger State ~
Sent 09-10-2009
Thanks for Dana!!

Milan - Czech Republic

 ~ Olomouc (UNESCO) ~
Sent 06-10-2009
Thanks for Milan!!

Olomouc (Czech pronunciation: [ˈolomou̯ts]; local Haná dialect Olomóc or Holomóc, German Olmütz, Polish Ołomuniec, Latin Eburum or Olomucium) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic. The city is located on the Morava river and is the ecclesiastical metropolis of Moravia.
Olomouc contains several large squares, the chief of which is adorned with Holy Trinity Column, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The column is 115 ft (35 m) high and was built in 1716–1754.