I have 3 cards and a cover for today's update. But, first things first. There are just 31 days left for you to enter the 1 St GemsWorldPostcards Worst and Ugliest Postcards Contest. If you haven't heard about it yet, all the rules are in my update for Thursday Dec 3, 2009. Have a look and get your entry or entries in. Great prizes await.
Now on to postcards and such. My first card for today is from Philippines. It shows some participants in the Dinagyang Festival, in Iloilo City. This is a three day event held every fourth week of January in celebrating Santo Nino, with outrageous costumes and dances. The card is from a Postcrosser in the Philippines. Unfortunately a postage meter was used for postage, so there is no stamp to show. Too bad. We collectors frown upon that.
But it is a nice card, just the same.
The next card is from Wasilla, Alaska and was postmarked in Anchorage.It shows the Northern Lights all aglow above a barn in Alaska's Matanuska Valley. Aaron, another Postcrosser sent this card along. He used 3 of the 2009 Simpson stamps, of which I no longer offer comments.
The last card for today is from France and shows a view of France which I never saw before. It shows cabins built on Bird Island in the Bassin D'Arachon.The cabins are built on poles and at high tide the water rises to the top of the poles. They are located in a very popular tourist destination on the French Coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Bird Island is a haven for migratory birds, hence it's name. Of course, this is another Postcrossing card. The stamp is a 2009 stamp commemorating Hansi, 1873-1961. Hansi is the pseudonym of the Alsatian artist Jean Jacques Waltz. .
Even though this is a postcard blog, I do get an occasional cover which I like to show. This one with 6 different , recent stamps from Australia, is from Eddy W. of Newton , SA, Australia. We did a private swap and this was supposed to be a postcard. To be fair, Eddy did send a blank, mint postcard in the cover. The postcard shows a multiview of Adelaide, SA. I like the 1998 International Space Station stamp and the Outback Services stamp of 2001.It would be great to get a postcard from The International Space Station. That would be quite the feat. Eddy also included a number of used stamps including the set of Australian Legends , or at least 7 of 8. I will be missing one of Geoffrey Rush. All in all, not a bad swap, thanks Eddy.
Now as they say, get your cards and letters in, be sure to enter the above mentioned contest. Of course, I don't really know who may be entering , until I actually receive an entry. Will keep you advised. If you want , leave a comment as to your entry.