Card # 1-- Something to make your mouths water , a nice display of delicious Belgian chocolates. Lara, a young Postcrosser from Belgium sent this fine selection along.
Lara used a 2011 stamp from a foil booklet of 5 called Highlights of Belgium.
Card #2-- A nose view of a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 is next. What to say about a 747- big, impressive , great to fly in, and safe . When I'm at an airport, and a B747 drives by, I always stop and take a look.
Vladimir, who hails from Croatia sent this card. This is Vladimir's 2nd entry to this blog. He used 2 recent 2012 stamps. The left stamp celebrates 400 years of the Greek Catholic Church. The right stamp is the most recent Christmas/New Year stamp from Croatia. Just noticed , there's a third stamp on this one. Lower left, is a 1991 airmail or airpost stamp, issued for the Zagreb-Spilt air route.
Card # 4 -- This next lady is from Japan. Mari from Tokyo wrote that it was quite cold the day she prepared this card. I guess it would be if one is sitting around like the lady on the card. Now, I have no idea what is written on the left side of the card, all I hope is that it isn't offensive to anyone.
Mari used 2 flower stamp on her card.
Card # 5 -- Another postbox for my collection. This one is from Ireland, courtesy of David. The card describes it as an Irish lamp letter box, still found on country roads- a silent servant and symbol of the state.
David used a new 2013 stamp celebrating The Gathering Ireland 2013. The Gathering is a series of events and festivals to celebrate Irish culture, history, and genealogy.
Card # 6--The card says Falkland Islands but it not actually from The Falklands, though it passed through The Falklands twice. It is postmarked Signy, British Antarctic Territory. Signy Island is a small subantarctic island in the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica. Signy Research Base is run by the British Antarctic Survey. This is another of the cards that I handed in at the Stanley , Falkland Islands post office way back on March 15th, 2012. I found it is my mailbox on Feb 25th , 2013 , that's 347 days after posting it. It was postmarked in Signy on Jan 20th, 2013. When I handed in this card in Stanley, it was 1 of 4 that I prepared for 4 research bases in Antarctica, the other 3 were Rothera, Halley and Port Lockroy. 3 of the 4 have now returned to me, the only outstanding one is Halley, but I still have hope.
The stamp on this one is from a 2011 set of 6 Research Ships. On this one we can see the RSS Shackleton.
Now as I mentioned at the beginning, I am starting a new feature today. From today, at the end of every update I am going to show an aviation related postcard ( airline or aircraft ) and a single or set of aviation stamps. There won't be a lot of comment about them, I just want to show them and have you comment about them. I know there are others out there that collect this theme, so I hope to hear from you. I won't soon run out of this material, as I have been collecting both the stamps and cards for years.
Thanks for reading, hope it wasn't too long . Thanks for cards to Lara, Vladimir, Jessica, Mari, David, and Dr. Mikram.
See you all again in March.