Thursday, 1 February 2018

Clinton, BC

One of my friends passed on a large collection of cards to me again and this one among them. Love it and knowing that Clinton has a new cancel, I sent away for it. What I wasn't expecting was the old one to be stamped on the left side. Very nice of the Postmaster!

Received: 31.01.2018

223rd DS

Some very surprising mail arrived for me, it's from my penpal in China that I haven't heard from in so long. Very nice to see something from him again!

Received: 30.01.2018

Hard to believe this is in China! It looks like something out of Europe, but to be fair the border with Russia isn't that far away.

Another beautiful piece coming from his city; Harbin.

Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight in the Fog
Claude Monet, 1903
Oil on canvas 73 x 100 cm

This souvenir sheet for the Year of the Dog is just magical looking. Love it!

429th Tag

Rabbit, 1990. David Howell.
Originally published in Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York, by Susan Allport.

Some interesting cards coming from the North American version of "Taking out the Trash x4." It's amazing how many different American view cards I've received from this tag alone.

Received: 30.01.2018

Awesome vintage look to this one!

Palhik Mana Kachina
The figure of the Palhik Mana is one of the most deceptive of all Hopi kachinas because it so closely resembles several other kachinas. If the Palhik Mana does not appear in person during this ceremony, she may be present as pictures carried in the hands of the celebrants.

Very colourful, my favourite of them all!

Miramichi, NB

The Factory and Me(La factoria y yo), 1970 
Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Eduardo Arroyo or Luis Gordillo

Made quick use of one of the cards I received recently, didn't get a cancel out of it. But that's ok :) 

Received: 30.01.2018

Wawa, ON

If only I had a card of the actual goose, I would be so happy :( These love birds are still nice too though XD

Received: 29.01.2018

Monarch, AB

A matching card for a matching cancel. This card almost got sent to 2 different POs, that's when I realized twice that I had sent to them before -_-; It's hard keeping track this time. It also looks like this one may be expired now.

Received: 24.01.2018

428th Tag

Got some "trash" again, from the "Taking out the Trash x4 Tag." And I certainly got an interesting batch this time, it's amazing how many different types of cards there are in the world. This top card looks like it had been sitting in a photo album for a very long time, I also wonder why the borders are crooked.

Received: 23.01.2018

Happy Holidays
Artist: Egle Zioma

A not so jolly twist to the holidays! I used to work with someone named Egle, that's how I learnt that Lithuanian names are not pronounced how they're spelt.

I'll have to save this for my trip back :)

Ingonish Beach, NS

I tried to get a cancel for my birdy friend here, but it was not meant to be. At least my other spare of this card can find a loving home and not stay in my collection :P

Received: 22.01.2018

222nd DS

Some things are so wonderful, that it's enough to get a card of it

A winter wonderland coming from Austria and from my penpal there. Pictures like these are wonderful to look at, not so much to stand in though lol

Received: 18.01.2018

Black Tickle, NL

The cloudberries drawn on this card were done by me. This card came from the postcard book "642 Things to Draw." I have 2 of the books in the series (nowhere near finished btw) and I couldn't resist getting the postcards as well. Also cloudberries are a key ingredient in "Bakeapple."

Received: 16.01.2018

Didn't want to calculate distance at the time, looks far enough though, right?