Monday, July 24, 2017

Card # 4600 and More Than A Week Ago

Yes, it's been over a week since my last update. I could hardly believe it when I looked today. I was away for 3 days so I'll blame it somewhat on that.
So now it's on to the cards . It's a nice selection of cards and stamps for today.
Let's start things off with an Aviation themed card from Malaysia. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, the smaller of the B777s.



Jean Pierre used an Aviation Stamp from 2014 on this card. It is 1 of 4 celebrating the opening of Klia2 , the newest Malaysia Airport serving Kuala Lumpur . Interesting fact : it's air traffic control tower is 141.3 m high , the tallest in the world.




A note regarding this card. It is the 4,600th postcard that I have received since I started collecting. I'm impressed, I never imagined it would take off  like it has.


My next card shows La Barrosa, the Spanish beach in Chiclana, in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. The 8 km beach is one of the best beaches in Europe.


This card is compliments of Johan. He used 2 stamps from 2016. On the left is a stamp showing King Felipe VI, 1 of 4 in the set. On the right is 1 of 2 stamps issued for the Disello Stamp Design Competition.



Don't forget to check out Johan's postcard Blog.


Now it's back to Malaysia one more time. Here we see Christ Church in Melaka, Malaysia. The city is 148 km SE of Kuala Lumpur and its historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June of 2008.  The Church shown on the card was built in 1753 and is the oldest functioning Protestant Church in the country.



Jobbo used a stamp from 2016. It celebrates World Post Day , October 9, 2016




Now , one more card from Asia, the beautiful island of Bali to be exact. Jean Pierre's card shows us Lake and Mount Batur, along with the resort , Kintamani.



Lots of stamps on this one. The 2 smaller stamps on the left are from a set of 34 Orchids issued in 2017. They commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Bogor Botanic Gardens. The 2 larger stamps on the right are from a really nice set of 6, issued in 2015 to mark The Chinese New Year - Year of the Ram.





Here's the last card of the day. From looking at the card, one would think it's from Windsor, Canada - but such is not the case. It's from Detroit, Michigan, USA. On the card is the Ambassador Bridge - the longest international bridge, connecting the 2 cities .


This is a PostCrossing card from Marc. He used the Additional Ounce Penguin stamp from 2015, a U.S. Flag Forever stamp from 2017 and the latest John Kennedy stamp from 2017.
Now if you look closely at the flag stamp, you will notice it is upside down. I don't very often mention anything that is written on my postcards, but this time will be an exception.
Marc wrote " I've been flying the flag upside down ( a military distress signal ) ever since our current President took office " .
I don't know if he meant on a flagpole at his home or just the stamp on cards he sends out. I understand his point but I could never do it.


Time to clue up here. Thanks for cards today going out to Jean Pierre, Johan, Jobbo and Marc. Thanks for dropping in and we'll see you back here soon. Take care.

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