May 29, 2009

China FDC on "Fenghuang Ancient City"

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Fenghuang Ancient City

Date of Issue : 23 May 2009

3-1 : North Gate
3-2 : China at Recent Expos
3-3 : Rainbow Bridge

Fenghuang City is located in the southwest of Hunan Province. It borders Luxi County in the east, Mayang County in the South, Songtao County of Tongren city in Guizhou province in the west and Jishou City and Huayuan County in the north.

The stamps design are very nice. I very much like this stamp issue.

May 25, 2009

Indonesia FDC on "International Year of Astronomy 2009"

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International Year of Astronomy 2009

Date of Issue : 02 May 2009

2 very nice FDCs from Indonesia on the theme of International Year of Astronomy.

May 23, 2009

Uruguay Postcard

Bilhete Postal


A very nice map card from Uruguay. My friend mentioned that there are total 19 departments (states) in Uruguay. I am so surprise to know that the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is so close to Uruguay. I am also surprise that there is Hong Kong postal cancellation K17 dated 21 May 2009 on both sides of the card. The trangle Uruguayan stamp affixed on the card features the national flower of Argentina and Uruguay, Ceibo and was issued on 18 Dec 2008.

May 21, 2009

Estonia FDC on "275th Anniversary of Räpina Paper Mill"

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275th Anniversary of Räpina Paper Mill

Date of Issue : 14 May 2009

Räpina Paper Mill was founded in 1734 and is one of the oldest industrial enterprises in Estonia.

Another very nice FDC from Estonia.

May 17, 2009

Hong Kong FDC on "HONG KONG 2009 - 23rd Asian International Stamp Exhibition"

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Hong Kong

An expensive stamp sheetlet! The stamp sheetlet has a special effect. When the enclosed screener is placed over the stamp, some hidden pattern and words would be appeared. Actually, the special effect is rather hard to see. I can just be able to see the special effect under strong light. The top one is the stamp sheetlet FDC with stamp designer, Mr Colin Tillyer's autograph. Mr Colin Tillyer was also the stamp designer of the very nice 1999 Hong Kong definitive stamps.

Just below the stamp sheetlet FDC is a registered mail I sent at the Temporary Post Office inside the Hong Kong 2009 Stamp Exhibition venue on the first day of the Exhibition,14 May. I think the datestamp cancellation of the temporary post office is rather special. It is the first time I have ever seen Hong Kong datestamp cancellation have both Chinese and English post office name : "Temporary P.O.". On this cover, the HKD$1.4 stamp was taken from "Hong Kong Attractions Stamp Sheetlet" issued on 3 Feb 2004 for the Hong Kong 2004 stamp exhibition. I also affixed a HKD$1 definitive stamp of 1999 on the cover because I like Hong Kong 1999 definitive stamp very much.

May 11, 2009

Estonia FDC on "EUROPA – Astronomy"

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EUROPA – Astronomy

Date of Issue : 05 May 2009

One of the significant achievements of Estonian astronomers is the discovery of the cell structure of the universe based on the location of galaxies and their systems in space. The theory was presented by Jaan Einasto and his colleagues at an international symposium on astronomy in Tallinn in 1977.

The design of the FDC cover is very nice, with detail description of the telescope.

May 8, 2009

India FDC on "Spices of India"

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Spices of India

Date of issue : 29 Apr 2009

500p (Upper Left) : Black pepper
500p (Upper Right) : Cinnamon
2000p (Middle) : Coriander Chilly
500p (Lower Left) : Cardamom
500p (Lower Right) : Clove

I was rather surprise when I got this FDC. The souvenir sheet is really very nice, very colourful. I like it very much !

May 7, 2009

China FDC on "China & World Expo"

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China & World Expo

Date of Issue : 1 May 2009

4-1 : China at Earlier Expos
4-2 : China at Recent Expos
4-3 : 1999 World Horticultural Expo Kunming
4-4 : World Expo 2010 Shanghai

The World Expo 2010 will be held in Shanghai, China. The theme of the exposition will be "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as a major economic and cultural center. The Expo will take place from May 1 to October 31, 2010.

Excellent FDCs. On the FDCs, my friend was so kind to include not only the offical cancellation and the special cancellation of Shanghai of this stamp issue, but also have the World Expo one year countdown special cancellation on the FDCs. Thank You very much !

May 4, 2009

Algeria FDC on "Presidential Elections"

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Presidential Elections

Date of Issue : 09 Apr 2009

A nice FDC from Algeria. Thank You very much !