Sunday, December 16, 2012

Another December Update

Today's update has cards from India, Turkey, Austria, the U.S.A. and China. But first things first. I have to offer up Big Thanks to Michael and Leslie. Thank you both for agreeing to send a postcard to Humber Elementary School for their World Cultures Postcard Project. I appreciate it and I'm sure they will also. Now for those just reading about the project , you still have lots of time to help them out. You can read all about the project in my update dated Saturday, Dec 8th, 2012. Give it a read , send a postcard.

Now on to the postcards at hand. Let's start with Turkey. The card is of the Ortakoy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. The card itself was posted in Maltepe, Ankara.  

A Postcrosser named Bilgen sent this card and used a 2012 definitive with tab. It is 1 of 3 in a set.

Next is this card from India. It is a decorated Nandi Bull , a common sight in Goa state. He appears to be enjoying a serenade from one of the locals. 

This card is also a Postcrossing card , sent by Aditya. His stamp is 1 of 2 issued this year for Warli & Shekhawati Paintings. This one is a nice elephant stamp for topical collectors.

My third card was posted in Austria's capital of Vienna. It is of the Stift Melk, a Benedictine Abbey and very famous church located at the beginning of the Wachau Valley. The Wachau  was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. 

Another Postcrosser, Christina, sent this one along. Before I go any further, let me say all cards today are from Postcrossers. There. Christina used a new 2012 stamp featuring Bernardo Strozzi's  painting Sleeping Child.

This next card is from cardiffgal, a Postcrosser living in San Diego, Ca. It's a reproduction of one of Uwe Ommer's photographs. The photo has also been reproduced in the new book of Uwe Ommer's photographs recently published by Benedikt Taschen Verlag. The photos in the book called Black Ladies are absolutely stunning.

cardiffgal used a 2003 American Clock stamp along with a 2009 Zion National Park, Utah stamp.

My last card for this time is from Nelly in Hangzhou in Eastern China. I guess because I collect postcards of mailboxes or postboxes, Nelly sent this card with a number of different types. 

Nelly used a number of great stamps including a 1995 Elephants stamp, It is 1 of 2 in the issue, a joint issue with Thailand. 

So goes another update. Hope you got something out of it. Thanks to Nelly, cardiffgal, Christina, Aditya, and Bilgen for the cards. Thanks for reading and don't forget a postcard for Humber Elementary .

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