Monday, February 28, 2011

DE-819892 GERMANY from Ute Finnern

~ Tangstredt, Germany (DE-819892)
A very very surprise from this sender. I got the VOLKSWAGEN which I looking for so long already and my lovely stamp "SHIP", and guess what else I got from this postcrosser?! what a big big surprise that sent me 2pcs of old banknotes... 1 of it is from year 1910 (101years) woow... Thanks thanks thanks a lot a lot... When I received it I was speechless immediately and just eyes on it for a longer minute, thank you so much that u are not only enrich my card and even banknotes...  

Thanks for Ute Finnern

Received: February 2011

GB-132705 UNITED KINGDOM from Danbhayat

~ Bermingham, Germany (GB-132705) ~

An advertisement card.. Something new to me..

Thanks for Danbhayat (Postcrossing ID)
Sent: 12th April 2010
Received: April 2010

Friday, February 25, 2011

2011-02-25 - Pos Malaysia Mobile Satelite on duty in IPOH Post Office

Photo taken by Ryvenn Foong
Date Visited: 25th February 2011
Time Hanging: 1300

2011-02-25 - Mail Box at IPOH,Perak

 Mail Box in front IPOH Main Pos Office

Philately Counter in IPOH Main Pos Office  

Malaysia Cartoon - LAT (Date Issued 1st December 2008), displaying in philately counter

Photo taken by Ryvenn Foong
Date Visited: 25th February 2011
Time: 1230

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2010-04-24 - ARGENTINA from Viviana

Seems I still have a lot of expired card haven't post up here, but this must not miss up to show my collection, the 1st card from ARGENTINA here... I had received few covers from sender, will upload soon...

Thanks for Viviana Cernjul

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2010-05-18 CHINA from Howard Tan(Malaysia) #2nd

... 水巷(甪直)
/ the water alley in LuZhi
the second card sent by a best friend Howard Tan during his trip to China... the natural of it is definetly attract deeply to who like fresh environment 

Thanks for Best Friend Howard Tan
Received: MAY 2010




在古镇西口,穿过一座横额上写着甪直古镇的高大石牌楼再向东前行,穿过甪直桥,迎面可见一座由石栏护围的厂雕,那便是甪直镇标;一头造型独特的独角神 ——甪端。据《宋书·符瑞志》中说,他有两大特异功能,一是速度飞快,能日行一万八千里;二是信息灵通。他懂四方语言,了解远方情况。甪直人选他作为镇 标,其意义也就不言而喻了。

保圣圭原名保圣教寺,是创建于梁天监二年(公元503年)。梁武帝萧衍笃佛教,一做皇帝就大兴寺庙。保圣教寺即是南朝四百八十寺之一。于唐会昌五年 (公元845年)遭了殃,至北宋大中祥符六年(公元1013年)再次重建。最盛时据称殿宇5000多间,僧众千人,范围达半个镇。便但到了元未又再衰颓。 明成化二十二年(公元1487年)重新振兴,当时规模有200多间建筑,保持了一流寺庙的格局,时称江南四大寺院之一,堪与杭州灵隐寺媲美。

2010-05-18 CHINA from Howard Tan(Malaysia) #1st

... 帆船 / SailBoat

Lately upload this beautiful sunset card which sent by a best friend Howard Tan during his trip to China... This view seems like back to the Dynasty QING.. hehe... Bird stamps show typical chinese styles of design... I love it...

Thanks for Best Friend Howard Tan
Received: MAY 2010

2011-02-22 - Post Office Headquarter Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

 Side View shooting from the Main Road

 Front View

 Counter in Post Office (Stamp are available for sale)

Recent Issue Display 

Stamped MaxiCard

Purchased Stamps (Total Cost RM60)

Has been long long time never cross by Pos Office HQ since a couple years ago, yesterday I dropped by here and found that the interior has turned to modern image with white & red color. In front of the office counter there's a few shelves display some stamps with nice packing, those are available for sale. 

After taken a few photoes, I remind myself that I got the Maxicard in my bag, was yesterday(21st Feb.) issued, so glad that I can borrow the Chop with the officer to stamp on it (20pcs cards)... I'm shame to say this was my first time Chop it in PO HQ since I collected for more than 10years.

And then was keep on exciting to search some stamps in the Philately Unit at 1st Floor... There like showroom displaying alot of philately items, unfortunately a lot of stamps stuffs were sold out, but wouldn't disappointed finally I spent about RM60 purchased some stamps(as photoes shown), hohoho... well, it is enough for me to send to my Postcrosser friends & Swapper... Very Enjoy a short drop...

Pos Malaysia Headquarter
Dayabumi Complex
50670 Kuala Lumpur
(Stamp & Philately Unit Posniaga at 1st Floor)
Photo taken by Ryvenn Foong
Date Visited: 22nd February 2011
Time Hanging: 1615 - 1705

2010-04-22 INDIA from Dr.Bhibu

~ Orissa, India भारत
Date of Issue Cancellation on 22nd April 2010

Thanks for Dr Bhibu!!!  
This is the 1st time I received a card with Indian Temple view, I'm glad to have friendship with sender, he alway give me something different.... cheers Dr Bhibu.


Built in the year 1850 AD, the Hathee Singh Temple is dedicated to the 15th Theerthankara of Jains, Dharmnath. This temple is named after Sri Hathee Singh, a rich jain merchant of yesteryears, who had under took the great task of such an amazing construction. Famed for its brilliant structural designs, this two-storied white marble structure provides a delightful experience to the beholder. Elaborate porches on three sides are a specialty of this temple. A lovely dome on the front porch gives a peculiar appeal to this architectural splendor. Other two porches displays prolifically carved patterns.

Another unique aspect of the temple is its tiled courtyard, which is encircled by daunting row of pergolas with 52 shrines. Each shrine shows remarkable designs and fine carvings and all of them encompass an image of a Tirthankara. One of the prettiest Jain shrines in India, Hathisingh Temple follows the usual architectural pattern of the Diwara Jain Temples of Rajasthan.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2010-04-07 ROMANIA from Emil Levitchi

Big size Castle card feels like go into Harry Potter world... I love it...

Cancellation on 7th April 2010

Thanks for EMIL LEVITCHI!!

Bran Castle (German: Törzburg; Hungarian: Törcsvár), situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivod of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula.

The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.


In 1212, Teutonic Knights built the wooden castle of Dietrichstein as a fortified position in the Burzenland at the entrance to a mountain valley through which traders had travelled for more than a millennium, although it was destroyed in 1242 by the Mongols. The first documented mentioning of Bran Castle is the act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Braşov) the privilege to build the stone citadel on their own expense and labor force; the settlement of Bran began to develop nearby. The castle was first used in 1378 in defence against the Ottoman Empire, and later became a customs post on the mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia. The castle briefly belonged to Mircea the Elder of Wallachia. Vlad III besieged Bran on at least one occasion, taking the castle briefly in 1459 during a punitive incursion into the Burzenland.

From 1920 the castle became a royal residence within the Kingdom of Romania. It was the principal home of Queen Marie, and is decorated largely with artifacts from her time, including traditional furniture and tapestries that she collected to highlight Romanian crafts and skills. The castle was inherited by her daughter, Princess Ileana, and was later seized by the communist regime after the expulsion of the royal family in 1948.

In 2005, the Romanian government passed a special law allowing restitution claims on properties such as Bran, which was seized by the Communist government of Romania in 1948. In 2006, the Romanian government awarded ownership to Archduke Dominic of Austria-Tuscany, known professionally as Dominic von Habsburg, an architect in New York State and the son and heir of Princess Ileana.

In 2007, Archduke Dominic put the castle up for sale for a price of £40 million ($78 million). On July 2, 2007, Michael Gardner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baytree Capital, the New York investment firm which has been retained to create a plan for the castle and to sell it, predicted it would sell for more than $135 million, but added that Archduke Dominic will only sell it to a buyer "who will treat the property and its history with appropriate respect."

In September 2007 an investigation committee of the Romanian Parliament stated that the retrocession of the castle to Archduke Dominic was illegal, as it broke the Romanian law on property and succession. However, in October 2007 the Constitutional Court of Romania rejected the parliament's petition on the matter. In addition, an investigation commission of the Romanian government issued a decision in December 2007 reaffirming the validity and legality of the restitution procedures used and confirming that the restitution was made in full compliance with the law.

On January 26, 2009, it was revealed that the family had decided not to sell the castle, but instead turn it into a museum dedicated to the history of the surrounding area and the history and memory of Queen Marie and her family. There is acknowledgment in the castle of the tangential association with Vlad III upon whom the fictional character, Dracula is loosely based.


2010-08-22 USA from Amanda

~ Florida, USA ~
(the 1st card received from FLORIDA, USA, haha.. yet got cartoon TIGER stamp)

Cancellation on 12th August 2010
Thanks for Amanda!!

2010-05-29 INDONESIA - Nina

Nina sent me double cards but separately to different addresses, I believe this kind of Toba Batak House only appear in Indonesia, cause I never seen this in Malaysia, but East Malaysia should have it....... Thank you so much for NinaMayasan!!!    Your hand-writting is definitely beautiful... I like your writting too...

Card View: Toba Batak House
Received in June 2010... 

April F00L 2010 USA from Carol L.Ligda-Wong

Lately I uploaded this due to no time to organise plenty of postcards. I like this memorable date that sender-Carol sent to me, the last April was colorful me instead of "April F00L" me, is just because of you sending me a best wishes card & fully color of stamps... Thank you so much to Carol!!!

Card View: Grand Rapids of Museum
Sender Sent: 1st APRIL 2010
Received in April 2010...

2011-02-21 - Highland Tourist Spot (Pelancongan Tanah Tinggi) MaxiCard

Bukit Bendera P.Penang

Cameron Highlands Pahang

Gunung Mat Cincang Langkawi Kedah

Kundasang Sabah

Date of Issue: 2011-02-21
So soon that Malaysia issued another Maxicard with Painting Art Design, I like art very much which meaningful. Fantastic Highland view... 

Monday, February 21, 2011

NO-551015 NEDEDRLAND from Andy & Aroesjka

~ The Nederland ~ (NO-551015)
                                                                               Received February 2011
Thanks for Andy & Aroesjka!!!

NO-42927 NORWAY from Malinmat

~ Norway ~ (NO-42927)
                                                                               Received February 2011
Thanks for Malinmat!!!

US-976777 USA from Craig A.Windt

~ Michigan, USA ~ (US-976777)
                                                                               Received February 2011
Thanks for Craig A.Windt!!!
Day view of the Brooklyn Bridge & background with the past World Trade Centre... a bit feeling sad to view this scene... by the way, I like this card especially the Zodiac Rabbit stamp... What a great day to received this...

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in a January 25, 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.

Carries Motor vehicles (cars only)
Elevated trains (until 1944)
Streetcars (until 1950)
Pedestrians, and bicycles
Crosses East River
Locale New York City (ManhattanBrooklyn)
Maintained by New York City Department of Transportation
Designer John Augustus Roebling
Design Suspension/Cable-stay Hybrid
Total length 5,989 feet (1825 m)
Width 85 feet (26 m)
Longest span 1,595 feet 6 inches (486.3 m)
Clearance below 135 feet (41 m) at mid-span
Opened May 24, 1883
Toll Free both ways