This cover from Royal Mail commemorates ten species of songbird found in the UK. The stamps are beautifully illustrated and are the perfect herald for spring (I am posting this late). Continue reading “FDC: Songbirds in the UK”
While in the post office buying Japanese flower definitives, I spotted another favourite Japanese series: International Letter Writing Week. This issue is from 2016. Continue reading “Stamps: International Letter Writing Week 2016, Japan”
Chinese New Year is here and the Year of the Rooster has begun. Best wishes for the year ahead from Thailand. Will it be a good year for you? Continue reading “FDC: Year of the Rooster, Thailand”
This cover from the USA carries a nice group of stamps from the previous century featuring birds and flowers. Continue reading “Cover: Birds and Flowers from USA”
This cover from carries the latest set of Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring 3 animals and a bird that you can see during winter in the UK. Continue reading “FDC: Winter Fur and Feathers in the UK”
This cover commemorates the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading “Cover: Botanic Gardens, Singapore”
This is my first Finnish cover. It carries the Golden Swan issue – a beautiful stamp. Continue reading “Cover: Golden Swan from Finland”
This cover carries 6 new Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring traditional designs of heraldic beasts. Continue reading “FDC: Heraldic Beasts from the UK”
This cover features a full set of bird stamps commemorating the conservation groups BirdLife International and Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia). Continue reading “Cover: Birds from Indonesia”
This cover carries a joint issue between Singapore and Vietnam, featuring 2 bird stamps. Continue reading “Cover: Birds from Singapore and Vietnam”
I was in Germany again last week. Deutsche Post has a great issue out at the moment: Native Songbirds. Continue reading “Stamps: Songbirds from Germany”
This souvenir sheet features the low-value “bird” definitives from Hong Kong. 4 high-value stamps are also available, but are not included on this souvenir sheet to keep it affordable. Overall, a great set of stamps. Continue reading “Souvenir Sheet: Hong Kong Bird Definitives”
The World Stamp Exhibition visits Singapore in 2015, and SingPost is anticipating Singapore 2015 with 4 commemorative issues. Continue reading “PEX: Singapore 2015”
This colourful sheet of stamps features the issue Resident Birds of Sri Lanka. It is printed with the Bangkok 2003 logo, which is the last time that Thailand held the world stamp exhibition before this year’s event (2013). Continue reading “Stamp Sheet: Resident Birds of Sri Lanka”
The latest issue from Thailand Post features 4 owls that make their home in Thailand. Continue reading “Stamps: Owls from Thailand”
A wonderfully colourful and detailed cover from Singapore, featuring the issue Our City in a Garden. The stamp on the right carries a surprise… Continue reading “Cover: Our City in a Garden”
Two very ornate souvenir sheets from Hong Kong, each featuring a set of stamps representing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Continue reading “Souvenir sheets: Chinese Zodiac”
Two great covers from Taiwan celebrating the Chinese new year in the Year of the Snake, 2013. Continue reading “Covers: Year of the Snake”
First day cover from Chunghwa Post, Taiwan, featuring the “Congratulations” issue. The stamps have a circular perforation inside the usual square perforation, and can be used in either format. With commemorative cancels. These are stamps for sending good wishes on the happy occasions of our lives.
The cancellations show the year in the Minguo calendar: 102. The Minguo calendar started in 1912 (Gregorian). For details, check Wikipedia.
Left to right
- Tropical fish
- Mandarin ducks
Details on the back of the cover.
Thanks to Douglas for this cover.
Three covers featuring stamps from the “Woodpeckers” issue from Malaysia.
With commemorative cancel.
Left to right
- Banded Woodpecker
- Common Flameback Woodpecker
- Lesser Yellownape Woodpecker
With commemorative cancel.
Thanks to Vera, Sue, and Normala for these covers.
This cover features 2 great jumbo stamps commemorating Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. Continue reading “Cover: Gardens by the Bay in Singapore”
This is a series of covers from 2011 to 2013 featuring stamps from the Pond Life definitives series from Singapore, some with commeorative cancels. Continue reading “Covers: Pond Life Definitives from Singapore”