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Monday, 25 May 2015

596th


Sagittarius is one of the Thirteen Constellations of the Zodiac - The band of sky against which the sun, moon and planets appear to move. The sun is in Sagittarius from December 18th to January 19th 

This is a cool card, I love the vintage looking star chart along with the illustration of Sagittarius. And for some reason my numbers on here align with my official stats again. Odd 

Received: 21.05.2015 




And a lot of awesome stamps! Some quite old and some relatively recent, it's interesting how some of them are very similar to older ones issued in Canada. Ah, the commonwealth.


These used stamps were stuck on the back to give it that legit postcard feel



And lastly the stamps on the envelope, heh Wallace and Gromit 


GRC 16

Mallards, 1990. David Howell.

A nice duck illustration for me :D The sender sent a card to New Zealand with 1682 users

Received: 21.05.2015


595th


A vintage photo from 1911 of school children, an interesting pick for sure

Received: 21.05.2015



594th

Appreciation of Famous Chinese Paintings. Jin Nong

Quite a lovely painting, unfortunately I could not find out the name of the painting. All I can tell you it's by Qing Dynasty painter Jin Nong.

Received: 21.05.2015



137th DS

Romantic Ingolstadt 

A lovely multi-view from the city of Ingolstadt, it really is a picturesque place. Well worth the visit!

Received: 20.05.2015








A lot of additional stamps plus an old souvenir sheet, awesome! 


Left stamp: Baby squirrels :) 


RR: Dogs 2



That pooch really is like King/Queen of the house huh? The only question is, what role does the cat play in the household? Supreme overlord? XD 

Received: 20.05.2015


And a beautiful cancel with some nice stamps. The Guide dog stamp also has some braille on it, which was pretty cool 

593rd

Gustav Klimt: The Bride (unfinished), 1917/18
Vienna, Private collection

Another almost finished masterpiece by Klimt, this painting would be more fantastic had it been finished. An excellent choice

Received: 20.05.2015



136th DS


The art in this card is really nice, thank you my friend! This is from the Light Novel/Anime series, "Beyond the Boundary" even the title gives it a supernatural vibe

Received: 20.05.2015


Today I learned thanks to the stamp on the far right, I was born in Heisei 4 (now you all know my age lol) 

RR: Dogs 1


Cover by Charles Addams, December 30, 1985

I never really warmed up to the idea of Round Robins (partially because I didn't understand them) but decided to give it a try. I feel sorry for this dog, it sure must be lonely to watch all those people have fun :( 

Received: 20.05.2015

592nd

"Amarilla," Spanish for yellow. The city of Amarillo got its name from the yellow soil in the Canadian River. Also known as "the Yellow Rose of Texas." Hub of activity in the panhandle area of Texas, population today approaches 180,000. Major attraction: Palo Durb Canyon

Some good ol vintage 90s, this is definitely a real Texas card for sure lol According to Wiki, the estimated population for 2013 was around 196 000 residences. 

Received: 20.05.2015



591st


A painting of Loons printed on some special textured paper, very nice 

Received: 20.05.2015


590th


Rheydt Palace

Another castle (well actually palace) card, this time showing the front entrance. This palace is located in the sender's city: Mönchengladbach (try saying that 3 times fast), the city is fairly close to the Dutch border. 

Received: 19.05.2015


589th


Ah yes, it is zee boss. Must be tough to smoke a cigar and to drink, whatever that is. Love the card anyways :3

Received: 19.05.2015



588th


Savonlinna
Olavinlinna Castle 1475

This is a nice card, the reflection of the castle in the water is just perfect 

Received: 19.05.2015


Extra stamps :D


And here we have Finland's entry for Eurovision (Congrats to Sweden) the Punk band PKN, the sender mentions that the members do have disabilities. After a little bit more research, the band aims  to bring awareness to development disabilities such as Down Syndrome. Good work guys! 


229th Tag


From the ever awesome "Taking out the Trash x4 (NA) tag." Also got this one as a bonus card, apparently this card was from around 1999, good stuff lol

Received: 19.05.2015


Accidents, 1953

Muscles, 1953 

Bones and Joints, 1953

Respiration, 1953


The envelope was absolutely lovely, I had to include it. Seriously, dat fog. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Lottery Card!


Some cute kitties :) I seem rather lucky with lotteries. And thanks to the FB group, my mailbox was happy that day :D

Received: 15.05.2015


These new "love your pet" stamps are larger then I thought. I like how it looks like the cat is touching the postmark 

RAS

Beautiful parks with fresh water springs, and Spanish moss to enjoy in Florida

One of the Facebook members went on a holiday to Florida and was nice enough to send me a card :)

Received: 15.05.2015


135th DS


The beautiful Northern Lights from Iceland, unfortunately my first card from there got lost but receiving one regardless where it's mailed from makes me happy :)

Received: 14.05.2015


587th


An ad-card for a hotel in Italy, looks like a lovely place to stay and visit

Received: 14.05.2015


Some nicer Italian stamps at last! Did the postage go up though? Last year it was 2 euros to Canada...