Monday, August 11, 2008

Friday's Postcards

Three days ago, on Friday, I received four postcards. Cards arrived from Finland, Japan, France and Germany. The Finland and Japan cards were from my participation in Postcrossing. To anyone out there reading this and likes receiving postcards from around the world, Postcrossing is the place to be. If you are interested just go to and join. It's free.
I will just be showing 3 of these cards today.
First up is the card from Japan. Not much to say about the card itself except that I like it.
The stamps are quite nice too, especially the one on the left. I wasn't able to locate any info on these stamps, but as I say , I do like the one on the left. Thanks to Yumi (Fujie) for this card.

The Germany card is from Igor. Igor's blog can be found at

Igor's postcard shows a monument at Guex that has something to do with aviation. I wish I knew more about it. The stamp on the card was issued in 2004 on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Egon Eiermann, 1904-1970. He was one of Germany's most prominent architects. Some of his workd include the West German Pavilion at thr Brussels World Exhibition in 1958 , the West German embassy in Washington D.C . His most famous work is the new church on the site of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin.
The card has a special cancellation from Echterdingen, where on the 5th of August 1908, the airship LZ4 crashed and burned while at anchor during a violent storm. Thanks Igor .

The last card today is from Stephane Cotard of France. The card shows The Canadian Military Cemetery at Beny-Sur-Mer. It is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Normandy and the final resting place for 2048 Canadian soldiers. These are some of the 150,000 Canadians who waded ashore into the chaos and slaughter of Juno Beach on D-Day , June 6, 1944.

The card's stamp was issued in 2008, for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec, Canada. It is a joint issue with Canada. Thanks Stephane.

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