Thursday, February 7, 2008
A Few Cards , A Cover and Suriname , new country #174
I got a couple of cards to show today. First up is a card from Suriname , the newest country, # 174, in my collection. The card was sent by Lindsey Raijmann of Paramaribo, the capital city of the country. Suriname is in northern South America. Often mispelled as Surinam, it is situated between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. Suriname derived its name from the indigenous Surinen, who were the area's earliest known inhabitants.
The front of the card shows the Toren van Financien (Tower of Finance), the building of the Ministry of Finance, located in the capital Paramaribo.
Lindsey used 2 stamps issued in 1956, that are actually Postage Due stamps. A little strange perhaps, but nevertheless they did the job. The card reached its destination. Thanks Lindsey.
I received another card from Germany, Berlin in fact, sent by Igor , again. The picture on the card is quite interesting . It either shows the Berlin Wall during its early construction or it shows it being taken down. You be the judge. Igor used a couple of machine generated stamps on this card.
Even though this is a postcard blog, I want to show the stamps on a cover I received from Taiwan, sent by George T M Wu. He used 3 recent dog stamps with Republic of China name and 2 new bird stamps with Taiwan on them. These are the first stamps I have received with Taiwan on them. Finally, in this cover from George was a Taiwan Maximum Card featuring a Year of the Rat stamp , although the date on the postmark confuses me. It shows the date as 97.1.3 .
Any comments as to the date?
That it for this time. Enjoy your postcards, covers , and stamps.