Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hong Kong, Italy, Florida and Scotland Cards

I have been away from the blog for a while, but am now back . In the past week or so , I have received a number of cards, four of which I am showing today. There's nothing exceptional about them, they are not from any new countries , but they are nice cards just the same and I love it when they arrive in my mail box. So, on to the cards. First up is Hong Kong.
This card shows the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Construction started in 1988 with the 2nd phase completed in 1997. The Convention facilities include 6 exhibition halls, 2 convention halls, 2 theatres, 52 meeting rooms, 7 restaurants, 1 business centre and parking for 1300 cars. The centre hosts more than 45 international trade fairs each year. The centre also served as the site of the Hong Kong handover ceremony. The Postcrosser who sent this card used three different stamps from 2006 and 2010. The 2 smaller stamps are from the 2006 birds definitive set of 16 values. The larger stamp is from 2010 and features a fish.

Card # 2 is from Italy. The card is of Villa Arrigona. The Postcrosser who sent this card says that the building was built in 1640. On July 8th, 1944, it was the site of an attack by partisans during which 13 soldiers of Mussolini's army were killed. The two stamps used here were issued 36 years apart. The stamp on the left is a definitive from 2004 , while the other stamp is a stamp from 1968 celebrating scouting.

Card # 3, comes to us from Sarasota, Florida , U.S.A. It shows an aerial view of Bayfront Drive , along Sarasota's downtown , with in marina in the foreground. David, from Dublin, Ireland sent this card along. He was in Sarasota in July. David used two new stamps , issued July 16th, from a set of five , commemorating the Sunday Funnies. The five include Archie, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes.

The 4th and last card for today is from Glasgow, Scotland. The card is of Glasgow Cathedral, which was built between the 12th to 15th centuries. Karen sent this card and she lives near the town of Airdrie , Scotland. Noteworthy, as I live in Airdrie, Canada. Karen used two Machin definitives to send this card on its way.
That's today's cards and thanks to all who sent them.
More tomorrow, hopefully.

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