Sunday, January 25, 2015

January Update # 6

Hello again, this update makes 6 updates so far for the month, not bad at all. You never know how any month is going to go. I know an update every day would be good, but that's never going to happen on this blog. I blog as often as I can, when I can and also when I have the raw materials , namely postcards.

Let's start with a train card today. This one is the Chiayi Alishan Railway in Taiwan. The Aloshan Forest Railway is an 86 km network of 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railways running up to and throughout the popular mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi County, Taiwan. The railway, originally constructed for logging, is itself a tourist attraction with unique Z-shaped switchbacks, 50 tunnels, and over 77 wooden bridges.

This card's stamp is from 2012. It is 1 of 4 in a set of Fruit definitives.

My second card today was postmarked  in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. It's an Art Nouveau image called Fashion Victims, but  these girls aren't exactly Wilma and Betty of Flintstones fame.


This card arrived with the U.S.'s latest circular stamp, the Silver Bells Christmas Wreath Global Forever stamp. It was issued Oct 23, 2014.  I remember when circular stamps were as scarce as hen's teeth, and frowned upon, now they are popping up in lots of countries and have been more or less accepted.

Now it's the final card for this time. An AirBerlin Airbus 330. I previously blogged about this same card back on April 27, 2014, so I'll leave you to go back and check it out, if so inclined. Funny thing about that card back in April - it arrived from Romania and now this one arrived from Indonesia. Obviously AirBerlin gets around. Final note - The Airbus 330 is still an aircraft that I have yet to fly on or in , however one wants to read it. It's on the list, so someday I'll get it done. Here's the card .

Dida, a Postcrosser sent this one along and used 2 stamps. On the left is 1 of 6 in a set highlighting Postal Services. The other stamp, issued in 2011, is 1 of  2 in a set celebrating International Year of Chemistry.

There it is, another one in the books. Thanks for dropping by and do call again. Take care.

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