Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Three Postcards

Hello again. Three postcards to have a look at today. First up is a card from St. Petersburg, Russia. It was sent by a Postcrosser from there. The card shows 1 of 4 famous horse sculptures located on the first and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in st. Petersburg. The sender used a total of 8 stamps on the card. The 3 small stamps on the right side of the card are from a set of 11 definitives issued in 1998. The large stamp on the right is 1 of 4 issue in 2004 featuring antique silver objects. An interesting feature of this stamp is its embossing. You can actually feel the vase or goblet on the stamp. The 3 stamps on the left side include: 1 of a set of 5, issued in 2002 featuring castles and fortifications, 1 of a set of 4 issued in 2005 featuring the treasures of sarmat, in this case a bear. This stamp is also embossed.The last stamp is from 2005 , again 1 of a set of 5, featuring military planes. This stamp will be a great addition to my topical collection of aircraft on stamps.

Next is a card from Honolulu , Hawaii sent by Teena. The card entitled Hawaiian Moonlight sure says it all. Nothing beats paddling an outrigger canoe , by moonlight along Waikiki Beach. Teena used the 72 cent , 13 Mile Woods , New Hamshire airmail rate stamp.

Finally today is a card from Brunei Darussalam. Cards from Brunei aren't that common. I only have 2 or 3 in my collection. This one was sent by Melanie , a Postcrosser who lives in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital. The card shows Istana Nurul Iman, located on the banks of the Brunei River. This is The Sultan's Palace , the largest residential palace in the world. We're talking big here folks, 1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms and 2,152,782 square feet. It was built in 1984 , at a cost of $1.4 billion US . Melanie used 2 stamps picturing Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. I wasn't able to come up with the issue year, unfortunately.

That is all she wrote this time. Tune in again tomorrow. Comments please.


M. A. Leal said...

The Hawaiian Moonlight card is beautiful!

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