Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Philly Chinatown and a New Europa Stamp

BLOG # 1464  , Still in the Year of Covid

Hello again. As I have mentioned before, since Covid,  postcards have been scarce. I guess since people haven't been travelling,  the idea of sending postcards is pretty much on the back burner. But all is not lost, I have received two cards this past week and they are my focus for today.

First up is this card showcasing Friendship Gate in Philadelphia's Chinatown. The gate dates from the mid to late 19th century.  The first business opened in the area in 1871. Friendship Gate is the first authentic Chinese Gate built in America by artisans from China. It weighs in at 88 tons and stands 40 feet high.

This card arrived from Mike & Ashley in Malvern, PA.  The stamps are 2 in a sheet of 10 issued this year showing American Gardens.

Today's second card is from Germany. Here we see the Elektro-Schnelltriebwagen , a high speed train running through the country.

 This is my first card from Isabelle, a Postcrosser I have just recently started exchanging with. She used a wonderful new minisheet of 1 along with a Flower definitive. The minisheet is Germany's Europa themed stamp featuring Ancient Postal Routes. The Flower stamp was issued in 2018.

There you have it for another time. Thanks for today's card go out to Mike & Ashley and Isabelle.
Thanks to you reading this , come back again soon.

As we are still in the pandemic , be sure to wash your hands, don't touch your face and keep your distance.

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