Hello again. A bit of a mishmash for today. A long lost card, a card from one country sent from another country, a card with a hologram and a few others.
First up is a card from Gibraltar. It is the long lost card. It is a multiview card with The Rock in the center. The card was sent by Velu , who blogged on www.stampsofvelu.blogspot.com. The card was written on 13 July 2008, but was postmarked 3 Nov 2009 and received by me on 18 Nov 2009. Quite a long journey from Gibraltar. Velu is a ship's captain and mentioned in his blog of 15 July 2008 that he was sending this card to me. One can only wonder where it was from July 2008 to Nov 2009. A bit of a mystery , to be sure. Velu used a beautiful definitive stamp from a 2008 set of 13 , featuring owls and birds of prey.
Now a card of Uganda sent from Rwanda. It shows a beautiful sunset in Uganda. The card is from Rebecca , a Canadian living and working in Gitarama, Rwanda. She was recently in Kampala and picked this card up. Rebecca has a blog called Rebecca in Rwanda at http://rebeccajyoung.blogspot.com . I wasn't able to locate any information on the stamps that Rebecca used. Sorry about that.
The next card is a wonderful card indeed. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the invention of the Laser, 1960-2010. Even though my scan doesn't show it, the card contains an absolutely beautiful hologram of King Tut. It is simply amazing. I'm not sure who sent this card but I'm glad to receive it and I thank you . The stamp is a 2008 Edward Trudeau stamp.
Hong Kong is up next. Just a beautiful view of the skyline of Hong Kong. The card is the result of a private swap with a Postcrosser named Alexias. The stamps used are 3 of a set of 16 values from a definitive issue of birds. The whole set is simply outstanding and would add greatly to any collection.
Now a card from Germany. It celebrates the 2010 IIHF World Championship to he held from May 7 till May 23 , 2010. Three venues are hosting games , Cologne, Mannheim and Gelsenkirchen. The card is from Theresa, a Postcrosser. Theresa used a 2008 commemorative stamp issued for the 1100th anniversary of the city of Eichstaett.
That is it for today. My thanks to Velu, Rebecca, Alexias, Theresa and the sender of the hologram postcard.
As always, comments welcomed.