Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hey, It's National Postcard Week May 01 - 07

National Postcard Week May 01 - 07 , 2012


Hello again. It's May 01, 2012 and that makes it Day 01 of National Postcard Week. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I am posting a single card every day during Postcard Week. I'm sure I will post other cards during the week, as a result of my participation in Postcrossing , but each day there will be a specific card sent just to celebrate the week. The first card , # 1 is going to South Africa.

Now let's highlight a few cards. First up is a card showing the death of English balloonist Thomas Harris . He died while flying the balloon Royal George on 25 May 1824. Natasha, from Ukraine used a number of great stamps on this card. In addition to 3 flower definitives there are 2 large stamps. In the upper left is a nice airship stamp showing a Kyiv Airship, issued in 2011. The other large one on the right also was issued in 2011 and is 1 of 4 issued showing Water Mills of Ukraine.
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My second card is from China. It looks like a large dragon atop a pagoda. The stamp on the left and the one in the center were both issued in 1998. The left stamp is 1 of 3 issued for the Lingqu Canal, the oldest contour canal in the world. The middle stamp is 1 of 4 issued for the Lingnan Garden. The stamp on the right is 1 of 5 bird definitives issued in 2002.
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Card 3 and card 4 are both from David, a frequent contributor to this blog. He hails from Ireland but seldom seems to be there. Both cards are from france. This first one shows The Bourges Cathedral , a cathedral dedicated to saint Stephen in Bourges, France. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was inscribed on the list in 1992. David used 3 Marianne definitives and a 2012 commemorative featuring Moulins in Allier department.***********************************************************************************

David's second card provides a look out over La Havre, a city in north western Fance on the right bank of the mouth of the river Seine on the English Channel. The city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. On this one David used the same Marianne definitives and another 2012 commemorative highlighting the 90th anniversary of The Great Mosque of Paris.


Thanks to Natasha and David for their cards. Also to a998899a for the card from China.

A little explanation might be needed here. I started this update on Tuesday, 01 May. I ran into technical problems with space on Google and Blogger and finally got it corrected today, it is now Wednesday, May 02, Day 2 of National Postcard Week. My second card for this event in now on it's way to France.

Take care , enjoy your postcards and stamps.

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