I have a number of great cards for today. New Zealand, Grenada, Mauritania, an aircraft postcard and a card from Hell. Let's start with Hell. Actually, first I just want to offer my congratulations to Ana of My World of Postcards blog (www.thewholeworldatyourhands.blogspot.com) for reaching 100 different countries from which she has received a card. She has even surpassed 100 already. And now on to Hell. This is my 2nd card from Hell, 2 different Hells I might add. Today's card is from Hell, Norway. My previous Hell card is from Hell, Cayman Islands. I owe some thanks to Ana for today's Hell card. I didn't know Hell, Norway even existed until Ana emailed me about it. And I even received the exact card that Ana told me about and has on her wish list. The card shows the train station in Hell with am ominous sky. Just a great card. It was sent by Sverre Stolen and has a Hell postmark. Hell is a village in Stjordal, Norway with a population of 352. There is another popular Hell card that shows a heavy frost on the ground, or Hell frozen over. And of course we all have said one time or another ''when Hell freezes over".Well I guess that postcard proves that it does. Thanks for my card go to Sverre and to Ana. Sverre used a new 2009 Art stamp, on of a set of two. Now if only someone would send me a card from Hell, Michigan, USA, it would be great.
Next is a card from New Zealand, Wellington in fact. The card is from Postcrosser Melissa who writes that New Zealand has 4.1 million people and 60 million sheep. She also says that Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world. The card is entitled Naturally New Zealand and shows some of the great natural beauty of the country. Melissa used a 2003 Tourism definitive , one of a set of three.
Now for an airplane card. Michael of cddstamps of Australia sent me this great Malaysia Airways B747. It is a great addition to my Airlines/Airplanes postcard collection. Thanks Michael.
Moving right along with a card from Grenada. Grenada is an island nation located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. The card shows Annandale Falls along with the Ginger Lilly, Breadfruit and Nutmeg, all which grow profusely on Grenada. The card is from Liz , a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and she writes that the Grenada is known as the Spice Island. The stamp is from 2006 , 1 of a set of 7 , butterflies issue. Thank you Liz.
And finally today is a card from Mauritania. Even though it is not my first card from there, one still doesn't see a lot of mail from Mauritania. So when one arrives , it certainly gets a showing. Sent by Seth, another PCV. Seth used a 2008 stamp commemorating the Tasiast Gold Mine which was opened in Mauritania in 2007. Thanks Seth.
I just want to say here that I have received quite a number of postcards from various countries, that have been sent by Peace Corps Volunteers. They are fast becoming an invaluable source for my collection. Now if I could only make contact with a volunteer in French Guiana, Mayotte , Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, or Wallis & Futuna , it would be just great.
Thanks for reading and as always, your comments are welcome.