Monday, July 7, 2014

Another July Post

Hello again, I think it's time for another blog update. I haven't received many cards lately, they have slowed to a trickle actually. Not to fear, I have lots on hand from the past that still haven't made it online. Until now that is. My first card arrived from the Netherlands, but is of Borkum. Borkum is an island and a municipality in the Leer District in Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany. It is the largest and westernmost of the East Frisian Islands  in the North Sea. Located around 30 kilometres from the mainland, the island of Borkum is Germany's most north-westerly point.

Alma used a couple of older Netherlands stamps on her card.  The top stamp was issued in 1983 to show the Symbolic Separation of Church. The middle stamp,  from 1984, is 1 of 2 issued that year in the Europa series. The bottom stamp , also from 1983, commemorates the Royal Dutch Touring Club's Centenary.

My second card today is from Canton, China, and is entitled "Hey, I'm Swimming To You ". All I see are two birds in a tree. Guess I'm not the romantic type after all.


I really have no idea who sent this card but the stamp is from 2002. It is 1 of 2 definitives issued that year showing Birds.

Here's a card showing a busy market in Ghana. It didn't arrive from Ghana of course, it arrived from Taiwan. Apparently Taiwan's university does volunteer work down in Ghana.

Anjan used a Bird stamp and a Flower stamp on this card. The bird stamp was issued this year and is from a set of 4 showing Pheasants. The Flower stamp if from a set of 8 issued in 2999.

This next card arrived from Beijing, China. It shows a rather impressive gate, but of what , I know not. If you recognize it, leave a comment .

Xiao used 2 stamps. On the left is a 2009 stamp marking 10 Years of the Return of Macau. There were 3 in the set. The stamp on the right was issued in 2013 and is 1 of a set of 12 Flower stamps.

Next up is a card issued in 1980 showing a painting from 1911. It is the work of Ilya Ivanovich Mashkow ( 1881-1944 ) . It is titled "Portrait of a Lady With Pheasants ".

This card is from Estonia and  Kipsi used a wonderful 2013 Year of The Snake stamp.

I think that about does it for this time. Thanks for cards go to Alma, Anjan, Xiao and Kipsi.
Hope you enjoyed your time here and that you will come back again. Enjoy your cards.

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