Monday, February 4, 2013

February's First

Hello February , I know I'm a little late , it's the 4th and I'm only now getting to my first update for this month. I have a few nice cards though so let's get to it.

First up is a card from Madrid, Spain. It is an Iberia Air Lines of Spain card celebrating the Seville Easter Fair. The fair is held in Seville and this year runs from 16 April until 21 April. It has a long history dating all the way back to 1847. The card shows some of the fancy dressed ladies and some riders and their horses associated with the fair. Iberia also saw fit to put a Constellation  on the card, in my opinion, the most beautiful aircraft ever.

Fabienne used a new 2013 stamp celebrating the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. The 2013 World Water Day takes   place on 22 March 2013. 

Yes, another Airline/Airplane postcard. This one comes from The Netherlands, but it is of a Mongolian Airlines Airbus 310-300. Mongolian Airlines is a new addition to my collection. The airline no longer operates this aircraft type. The A310's were retired in 2011 and transferred to the Mongolian Armed Forces. The fleet now consists of only B737s and B767s. Mongolian Airlines ( MIAT) is headquartered in Ulaanbaatar.

Hetty, a Postcrosser from Werkendam sent this card along. She used a number of stamps including 2 of the 2012 Christmas stamps.

Another transportation card, but this time a a train. The Alishan Forrest Railway runs to the Alishan resort in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Hedy used a number of stamps as shown.  I don't have any info on the two dragon stamps on the right, but the insect stamp on the left is from a set of 4 issued in 2011.

Mr Flower Power is up next. He really is Carl von Linne, Sweden's most famous scientist. The card, arrived from Germany,   was issued in 2007 , the 300th anniversary of his birth in 1707. I found an image very similar to this card online , but I really couldn't understand his nickname , Mr Flower Power.

   Eva used 2 nice and different train stamps , they look alike but they have differences. Both stamps celebrate 125 years of narrow rail service in Harz. The top stamp is the smaller of the 2 and is a self adhesive. The bottom one is the regular water activated issue. As a stamp collector I welcome both .

Now we have 2 views of Singapore. A city often seen on postcards. The images are courtesy of the Singapore Tourist Board.

Ravindra used a Turtle stamp from a nature/animals set of 3 issued in 2011 with the year shown as 2011B. There is a similar stamp in a much larger set of 10 with the year shown as 2011A. 

I think that's a wrap for today. Many thanks for cards to Ravindra, Eva, Hedy, Hetty, and Fabienne. I'll try and get a short update in tomorrow. Take care and enjoy your postcards , etc.

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