Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th and a Full Moon

Well it's Friday the 13th and with a full moon tonight, be careful out there.  Could be a good night to stay in and look at, sort or send postcards.
My first card today arrived from Germany, however it is a multi-view  card of Tunisia. Fati sent the card just to let me know the many countries she will be visiting in the next 6 months and to tell me to watch my mailbox. It's great that she still remembered me as we haven't had contact for a number of months. I want to thank her and yes, I'll certainly be watching my mailbox.

Here's the stamp that brought the card. It was issued in 2013 and is 1 of 2 in a Joint Issue with South Korea.

Card # 2 arrived from Portage, Michigan, U.S.A. It's a card from the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth!
Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family" three years in a row, the Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities. This one-of-a-kind aviation attraction brings to life the story of flight, from the Wright Brothers to Neil Armstrong.
The Air Zoo holds many historical and rare aircraft, including the world's fastest air-breathing aircraft, the SR-71B Blackbird. Many of its antique planes are airworthy. Among its other attractions are a 180-degree theater that projects a 4-D simulation of a B-17 bombing mission during World War II; and a flight simulator  of a rocket trip to Mars, U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets, a stunt biplane, a hot air balloon. Sounds like a really great place to spend a day.

 Even though this card arrived from the States, it is actually from Leslie in Ankara, Turkey. She arranged for it to be sent from Michigan. Three definitives were used, one from 2003, one from 2007 and the $1.00 Wisdom stamp from the American Culture series.

The next card arrived from Spain and highlights Hondarribia, a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain. The town has an ancient old quarter with walls and a castle. There are two sections of town that are of special interest to the traveler , One - the Old City- With its medieval walls still intact, the historic part of town is home to the castle of Charles V, Zuloaga Palace, and Casadevante Palace. Two-  La Marina - full of multicolored houses and their resident fishermen, along San Pedro and Santiago Streets.

On the left Dominique used a 2011 stamp from a set of 4 highlighting Civic Duties. The other stamp, from 2013 celebrates Equal Salaries for Men and Women.  Both are self adhesives.

An update without an aircraft or airline just wouldn't seem right, so here's a KLM  Royal Dutch Airlines , Douglas DC-10. My regular readers might remember , or might not, that I wrote about the end of the DC-10 era back on Feb 25,2014. Check out that update if you want to know more. This DC-10 arrived from Prague, Czech Rep.


This is another card compliments of Meelis. This card arrived with a nice 2013 Helicopter stamp. It is half the set with the other stamp showing a ship. We also have a couple of definitives.

Now the final card for this time. It comes from Novosbirsk, in western Siberia, Russia.  The city is  is the third most populous  in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg and the most populous city in Asian Russia , with a population of 1,523,801 (2013 est ). The city is located in the southwestern part of Siberia on the banks of the Ob River and is informally known as the "Capital of Siberia." Novosibirsk,is a relatively young city,  founded in 1893. On the card is a Russian train.

Uliana used a 2012 definitive and a 2013 Flora stamp, a self adhesive.

That is my update for this time. Hope you enjoyed reading. Thanks go out to Uliana, Meelis, Dominique, Leslie and Fati. Take care, see you all next time. 

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