2010年7月27日 星期二

FDC - 100th anniversary of Canadian Girl Guides

Since 1910, Girl Guides of Canada has been a trailblazing movement advocating for girl and women, providing them with opportunities to discover new interests and develop leader skills. One hundred years agi, the first Canadian Guiding unit was formed in St. Catharines, Ontario, and today there are units in every province and territory.

Throughout its history, Guiding has prepared girls to meet challenges they face through a variety of activities including camping and outdoor advanture. Today, girls can learn about global and cultural awareness, career ecploration, science and technology, and the arts. They work on environmental projects and explore important issues, such as cyber-bullying, self- esteem and body image. Trough these activities, they develop the skills needed to speak out and take action on issues that are important to them. Guiding enables girls to be confident, courageous and resourceful , and to make a difference in the world

2010年7月25日 星期日

China- Interrelated Locality Cover (2010-18J) and FDC - China Maritime Day

Interrelated Locality Cover , sent from Liuhe, Taicang, Jiangsu Province.

With the envelope used at The Office to commemorate Zheng He at Taicang City.

Zheng He (simplified Chinese: 郑和; traditional Chinese: 鄭和; pinyin: Zhèng Hé; Wade-Giles: Cheng Ho; Birth name: 馬和 Ma He. Also known as: 馬三寶 / 马三宝; pinyin: Mǎ Sānbǎo, Arabic/Persian name: حاجی محمود شمس Hajji Mahmud Shams) (1371–1435), was a Hui Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Africa, collectively referred to as the travels of "Eunuch Sanbao to the Western Ocean" (Chinese: 三保太監下西洋) or "Zheng He to the Western Ocean", from 1405 to 1433.

FDC sent from the heart of China, Zhongnanhai, where the office of headquarters for Chinese Communist Party and the state Council of P.R China

Aerogramme - Malayasia

Sender of this 2 aerogramme, please contact me : vacheltsang@hotmail.com

Postcard - Croatia

Split (Spalato in Italian) is the largest Dalmatian city, the second-largest urban centre in Croatia, and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County. The city is located on the shores of the Mediterranean, more specifically on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, spreading over a central peninsula and its surroundings, with its metropolitan area including the many surrounding seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub, the city is a link to the numerous surrounding Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula, as well as a popular tourist destination.

Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area, and is traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old, while archaeological research relating to the ancient Greek colony of Aspálathos (6th century BC) establishes the city as being several hundred years older.

Trogir (Latin: Tragurium; Greek: Τρογκίρ, Trogkir; Italian: Traù; Hungarian: Trau) is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 12,995 (2001)[1] and a total municipality population of 13,322 (2001). The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo.[2] It lies 27 kilometres west of the city of Split.

Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.[3]

P.S: Thank you very much Milos!

2010年7月12日 星期一

Korea - 60th anniversary of Korean War

60 years since the Korean War..

You can still find the mark of that war on the Korean Land

In the North, people called that "The Liberation War on fatherland" and they claimed victory on the war.

War is so bad, I hope war won't broken out again, as thousands of Chinese, Korean, American teens loss their life in that horrible war...

China - Postcard "Grand Parade for the 60th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China"

2010年7月11日 星期日

Taiwan - National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is located in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China). The Chinese name's direct translation is: National Pater Patriae memorial Hall. It is a memorial to the Republic of China's National Father, Dr.Sun Yat-sen, and was completed on May 16, 1972. As the hall was opened in the very beginning, its main displays were revolutionary events of the national father at the end of the Qing Dynasty. Recently it became a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the Taiwanese public.

The National Father of all the Chinese - Respected Dr. Sun Yat Sen

Sun Yat-sen (pinyin: Sūn Yixiān; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the Father of the Nation of Republic of China.

Slovakia - Interrelated Locality Cover - Castle Betliar.

(Hungarian: Betlér) is a village and municipality in the Rožňava District in the Košice Region of eastern Slovakia, known for its manor house built by the Andrássy family.

  • Location: Slovak republic, Betliar is situated in South-East part of Slovenské rudohorie in valley of river Slaná, 5 km north of town Rožňava.
  • Height above sea level: 311 meters.
Number of inhabitants: about one thousand

Thank you thank you very much to my friend sending this cover. Of course this is a FDC... But he sent it just at the castle Betliar... this makes the cover more precious than those normal FDCs!

Macau - Largo do Senaido

2010年6月29日 星期二

Canada- cover with surprising gift!

Taiwan - Taiwan Sculpture Postage Stamp FDC

Over the course of history, Taiwan sculpture has evolved as a result of various factors—both domestic and foreign—involving the inheritance, convergence, and fusion of different cultural elements. To introduce the beauty of Taiwan sculpture, Chunghwa Post will issue a souvenir sheet on “Water Buffaloes” by Huang Tu-shui. The souvenir sheet, which has a denomination of NT$25, is designed by Delta Design Corporation and printed and embossed in color offset by Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd. The sheet is embossed and will be released on June 22, 2010.

Huang Tu-shui (1895-1930) was Taiwan’s first contemporary sculptor and a pioneer in fusing western and traditional sculptural elements. “Water Buffaloes,” one of Huang’s masterpieces and his most representative work, is featured on this miniature sheet. “Water Buffaloes” depicts a scene in a banana grove at the height of the summer: a refreshing breeze lightly sways the banana leaves as five water buffaloes mill about in a pasture. There are two naked shepherd boys: one on the back of a water buffalo, with a bamboo rod in hand and a bamboo hat on the tip of the rod, and another standing in front of the calf, caressing it with his

hands. There is another boy, who is wearing a bamboo hat who is wearing a bamboo hat and sitting on the back of a buffalo. The air and posture of the boy touching the calf gives the work a sense of peace and stability, and the intermingling of the buffaloes provides a sense of balance. The piece vividly records a simple rural scene characteristic of early Taiwan. The design on the margins of the sheet features key parts of the sculpture, which are blown up and given a lighter hue. The sculpture is now on display in the Guangfu Auditorium of Zhongshan Hall in Taipei City.

Mongolia - Postcard

2010年6月28日 星期一

Turkey - 150th Anniversary of Sile Lighthouse

Taiwan - Shisanhang museum of archaeology


Tczew [tt​͡ʂɛf] (German: About this sound Dirschau ; Kashubian: Dërszewò) is a town on the Vistula River in Eastern Pomerania, Kociewie, northern Poland with 60,279 inhabitants (June 2009). It is an important railway junction with a classification yard dating to the Prussian Eastern Railway (German: Preußische Ostbahn). The city is known for its attractive old town and the Vistula Bridge, or Bridge of Tczew, damaged during World War II.

It is the capital of Tczew County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, and was previously a town in Gdańsk Voivodeship (1975–1998).

From Wikipedia

2010年6月27日 星期日

Hong Kong- Interrelated Locality Cover "Characteristic Streets in Hong Kong"

Hong Kong, a dynamic metropolis in every sense, is also a place brimming with unique local culture. This set of special stamps features six characteristic streets in Hong Kong to highlight the fascinating confluence of old and new, East and West in this city.

The set contains six stamps of different designs in three denominations.

Pottinger Street ($1.40) - The street was originally built from Queen's Road Central up to Hollywood Road. Because of its steep slope, the street was paved entirely with stone slabs, forming steps in an undulating pattern to make it easy for people to go up and down and to drain away stormwater. It is hence also called "Stone Slab Street".

* This cover was sent from the nearest post office related to the stamp : Wyndham Street (WYN)

Nathan Road ($1.40) - Stretching from Tsim Sha Tsui in the south all the way up to Boundary Street in Mong Kok, Nathan Road is one of the busiest streets in Hong Kong. It runs through the hustling and bustling Yau Tsim Mong District, lit up like a kaleidoscope by neon signs of shops, hotels, shopping arcades and restaurants along the way.

* This cover was sent from the nearest post office related to the stamp : Mongkok (MGK)

Hollywood Road ($2.40) - Alias "Antique Street", Hollywood Road is lined with antique shops that lend an air of nostalgic elegance. In this treasure trove for antique lovers, a wide range of thrilling items covering ceramics and jade, silk and embroidery, blackwood furniture, paintings and calligraphy are waiting for discerning buyers.

* This cover was sent from the nearest post office related to the stamp : Sheung Wan (SWN)

Temple Street ($2.40) - For a real taste of Hong Kong culture, there is no better place than Temple Street, the street named after Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei. Dubbed "People's Night Market" for its all-time bargains, Temple Street comes alive when the city lights up at dusk. Flocks of visitors linger around open-air stalls offering inexpensive goods, local culinary delights or fortune-telling, and they also enjoy performances of Chinese opera.

* This cover was sent from the nearest post office related to the stamp : Kowloon Central (KCL)

Des Voeux Road West ($3) - Our famous "Dried Seafood Street", Des Voeux Road West is a traditional marketplace for ginseng products and herbs as well as dried seafood. Clustered with shops selling products such as dried abalone, sea cucumber, shark fin and fish maw as well as Chinese herbal medicines and tonics, the street swarms with locals and visitors shopping for festive goodies when the Lunar New Year is drawing near.

* This cover was sent from the nearest post office related to the stamp : Sai Ying Pun (SYP)

Stanley Market ($3) - Encompassing Stanley New Street, Stanley Market Road and Stanley Main Street, Stanley Market is a popular tourist attraction in Southern District on Hong Kong Island. Apart from an interesting array of shops and stalls selling clothing and accessories, Chinese paintings and calligraphy, handicrafts and local souvenirs, the place is dotted with bars and restaurants offering a fine selection of world cuisines, making it an ideal choice for leisure travel.

* This cover was sent from the nearest post office related to the stamp : Stanley (STY)

China - Postcard "Grand Parade for the 50th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China"

2010年6月26日 星期六

Postcard - China

Russia - Historical-cultural heritage of Russia. Valaam.

Valaam, also known historically by the Finnish name Valamo, is an archipelago in the northern portion of Lake Ladoga, lying within the Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation. The total area of its more than 50 islands is 36 km². The largest island is also called Valaam. It is best known as the site of the 14th century Valaam Monastery and for its natural beauty.[1] In the 12th century, the islands were a part of the Novgorod Republic. In the 17th century, they were captured by Sweden during the Time of Troubles, but Russia reconquered them less than a century later. When the Grand Duchy of Finland was set up in the early 19th century as an autonomous part of the Russian Empire, Alexander I of Russia made Valaam a part of Finland. In 1917, Valaam became a part of newly independent Finland, but it was acquired by the USSR after the Winter War and Continuation War.

The name of the island is from the Finno-Ugric word valamo, which means the high, mountain, ground. The climate and natural history of the island are unique because of its position on Lake Ladoga. Spring begins at the end of March and a typical summer on Valaam consists of 30-35 sunny days, which is more than on the mainland. The average temperature in July is 17 °C. The winter and snow arrive in early December. In the middle of February the ice road to the nearest city of Sortavala (42 km) is traversable. The average temperature of February is minus 8 °C.

More than 480 species of the plants grow on the island, many of which have been cultivated by monks. The island is covered by coniferous woods, about 65% of which are pine. The island was visited repeatedly by emperors Alexander I, Alexander II, and other members of the imperial family. Other famous visitors include Tchaikovsky and Mendeleyev.

The island is permanently inhabited by monks and families. In 1999, there were about 600 residents on the main island; including army service personnel, restoration workers, guides and monks.[2] There is a kindergarten, an arts and sports venue, a school and a medical center. The community on Valaam at the moment has no official administrative status. The lay inhabitants, (Валаамцы — Valaamtsy), want their settlement to receive the official status of a rural settlement that will enable them to participate in municipal elections. However the leaders of the monastery are opposed to this.

During the summer, the main island can be reached by tour boats which leave St. Petersburg at night and arrive at the island the following morning.[3]

North Korea - Newly received

In this mail enclosed New stamp information from North korea.

We can easily seen that it is hard to get enough resources for them. The envelope used is th product for16 years ago! And the laser printer is newly introduced, before is using dot- matrix printer.

25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition "Bangkok 2010" ( Overprint)

Unoffical Visit of the Great Leader Kim Jong Il to the People's Republic of China.
(Well, they need to issue a set of stamp for it.... as China's is the biggest help of their government!)
2010 FIFA World Cup - South Africa

Important News!
As the DPRK authority introduced the new currency last year at November, postage rate has been changed, and in this issue of Korea Stamp News, announced that stamps overprinted with new denominations were enforced for a period of time. But I cannot tell the differences of old and new rates==