Monday, June 8, 2009

Another New Country , Timor-Leste # 223 and Another Contest

Well this week is starting off in just the right way. I found three postcards in the mailbox this morning. One of the three was a new country, Timor-Leste, #223 . That makes 4 new countries so far in the first 8 days of June. Looking good. Timor-Leste is a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco , along with Oecussi-Ambeno, an enclave located within Indonesian West Timor. Timor-Leste became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002.The card is compliments of Megatours of Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. Give them a look at www.timormegatours.com . According to the card, the front of the card shows a typical house in Timor-Leste. The stamps are 2 of the same issue, from a 2002 set of 4 celebrating Independence.

The second card from today is from Finland. It is just a great card , with a number of young polar bears on the front. Looks to me like they could be the Coca Cola bears from the Life Tastes Good television commericals. The card is a good one considering the stamp used. It is from 2009 and is half the souvenir sheet issued for the Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers theme. The card is from Eva , another Postcrosser.

The last card today is from Romania. I don't see that many cards or stamps from there for some reason. So getting one today is good. The card shows a painting entitled Sound of the Sea by Sabin Balaso. I have listened to the sea through one of these large shells, have you ? This is another Postcrossing card and the stamp is from 2007 , 1 of a set of 4 featuring ceramic objects.

There you have it for today. Will Lady Luck shine on me again tomorrow with another new country ? One can only hope.
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Oh, by the way, the Romania card mentioned above is the 987th postcard that I have received. I am quickly closing in on #1000. A postcard or cover (their choice) goes to the reader who correctly guesses county of origin of card # 1000. If no correct answer, I will select a random name as the winner , just so there is a little more incentive to enter. Be sure to leave a comment with your choice.
Take care .

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Kiron said...

Over the project is good.See a Coutry like East Timor can stand independent.Bravo