Monday, August 21, 2017

Two Postcards from David, Two From Dominique and a Single from Sven

Hello again on this Solar Eclipse Day 2017. No I don't have any cards showing eclipses, I guess they exist , but I haven't received any. Today's card arrived from Japan, Germany, and France.
Let's start with one from Japan. Here we see the beautiful scenery of Sapporo, on Hokkaido Island, Japan. Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and Sapporo, its capital is the largest city on Hokkaido. The island lies just 43 km south of Sakhalin Island. That's Sakhalin Island of Korean Air Flight 007 fame.

David used  2 stamps from the Sea Life Series of 2017.

My next card, from Germany, showcases Reichenau Island, an island in Lake Constance in southern Germany. The island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 because of its monastery, the Abbey of Reichenau, founded in the year 724. Nowadays the island is famous for its vegetable farms as is evident from the card. I hope the ladies make it safely to where they are going. Doesn't look like a lot of room for passengers.

Dominique used a stamp from the 2017 set of 2 Classic Cars. This stamp shows the Opel Manta A. Nice socked-on-the-nose cancel.

Here is another card from Hokkaido, Japan. This time it is Shiretoko, located in the north east of Hokkaido. The site is globally important for threatened seabirds and migratory birds. On the card you can see rare and endangered Steller's sea-eagles and white-tailed eagles. The Shiretoko Peninsula was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2005.

On this card David used 2 of the 12 stamps in the Natural Monuments set of 2017. There are Flowers , Birds and Mammals in the set.

Next is a card from the Musee des Blindes ( Museum of Armoured Vehicles ) in Saumur, in the Lore Valley in France. It's one of the largest tank museums in the world.  On the card is an American M24 Chaffee or Light Tank used during World War II and the Korean War.

Dominique used a 1973 stamp called Heroes of World War II.

We're almost there- the end is in sight.

The last card for today is from Germany and shows the Intercity-Express or ICE, a high speed train in Germany. It has been operating since 1985. Surprisingly the bus service here in Airdrie , running to Calgary , is also called ICE or Intercity Express. Who know ?

This card is from a Postcrosser named Sven in Dusseldorf. He used the same Opel Manta A stamp that Dominique used on his earlier card.

So, that my friends is GemWorldPostcards for this time. Thanks for cards going out to David, Dominique and Sven.
Hoping to be back here again tomorrow. Take care.

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