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.

1 comment:

M. A. Leal said...

The Hawaiian Moonlight card is beautiful!