Monday, January 21, 2008

All Told , A Good Day , Post Wise

My mail lady dropped off 5 postcards in my mailbox today. A pretty good day. Two of them are Official Postcrossing cards from Germany and Czech Republic. I won't be showing the cards today, but I will show the stamps used on them. On the card from Germany , there were 2 stamps , the one on the left was issued in 2008 and features the Unesco World Heritage Site of The Island Monastery of Reichenau. The stamp on the right was issue in 2007 and honors Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732-1808) a Prussian architect. His best known work is The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, which is the focal point of this stamp.

On the card from the Czech Republic, there were 4 stamps. The 2 on the left were issued in 2003, definitives featuring flowers. The large stamp on the right was issued in 1993 and shows a Coat of Arms. The remaining stamp was issued in 2001, showing buildings , the Holasovice, which is a well preserved example of a traditional European village. It has a large number of 18th and 19th century buildings in a style known as South Bohemian Folk Baroque . This village was added to the Unesco World Heritage site list in 1998.

I want to show a Maximum card I received today, from Tram Ha in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. She has a blog- . Give her a look. The card is quite nice and was issued to celebrate The Year of the Mouse 2008, even though I thought it was The Year of The Rat. Anyway, the card has a beautiful 2008 , Year of the Mouse stamp on the front, along with an appropriate postmark. On the reverse, she used 2, Year of The Rooster stamps issued in 2005. All in all, a nice addition to my card collection. Thanks Tram.

Finally , we have a card from Sydney, Australia, sent by Michael of cddstamps fame. Thanks Michael. Enjoy.

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