Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lighthouse RR cards

Michelle sent me Europa Cept cover from France, cover was sent on 29th of October and received on 03th of November. I had the stamp before, but it is never too much :) Europa Cept stamps

The Lighthouse of Ar-Men is one of the best known lighthouses at the west end of Brittany. It shares its name with the rock on which it was erected. It is know also because of its isolated situation and the considerable difficulties its construction has presented, and the danger in evacuating its personnel. Considered as one of the most challenging workplaces by the community of lighthouse keepers, it has been named "The Hell of Hells".
Petit Minou lighthouse is located in the city of Plouzan√©, on the north side of the Brest straits. It was lit in 1848.

The lighthouse of Creac'h is a lightouse in Ushant, France. I like the view, rocks and stormy sea.

Croatian lighthouse

Ady sent me this Croatian lighthouse, it is called Palagruza'n lighthouse and it is located on the island in totally southern part of Croatia.
Thank you Ady for helping me with my lighthouse collection!

11-11-11 cover

Radim sent me this nice cover with clear 11-11-11 postmark. It has birds on stamp, thank you!

11-11-11 cover

Lucas sent me this Christmas FDC and Norwegian stamps are issued on 11-11-11. Nice date :) and special postmark.

cover from Moldova

Jaroslav was so nice and sent me postcard in an envelope, as Moldova is not very easy to get country. And all stamps are really beautiful, one with bird to my collection and another with traditional costumes also to my collection and coat of arms of Moldova. Nice cover, thank you Jaroslav!

Chain envelope

When I decided to join chain envelope RR, was a little bit worried how it will work, but it worked nicely.
My cover started his way to China on 15th of October, to Hong Kong on 24th of October and back to me on 10th of November and it arrived on 17th of November. It was safe journey practically around the world.
This is how my cover looks

First Russian cover

Received absolutely beautiful cover from Natasha. These stamps show beauty of West Caucasus, also The World Nature Heritage in Russia
Thank you!

3 lighthouse postcards from Russia

Olga helped me with lighthouse from south of Russia, lighthouse and church are located in Bolshoy Utrish

These 2 cards were sent by Natasha, firstone (upper) shows lighthouse Vyborgskyi, on the shores of Baltic Sea , Gulf of Finland
The secondone (bottom) shows Ukrainian lighthouse. It is Vorontsovskyi lighthouse, Black sea

Lighthouse postcard

Johanna from Finland sent me beautiful Swedish lighthouse postcard. Unfortunally I do not know the lighthouse, who does?

Facial Tattoos Postage stamp and cover

James sent me beautiful cover from Taiwan, it was sent on 19th of October and I received it on 25th of October.
Philatelic Bulletin says, that in the early days of the tribal society of the Atayal, an aboriginal people of Taiwan, decorative facial tattoos were custamarily stained on tribal members faces during solemn rituals. Men tattooed one or more vertical lines on their forehead and chins, whereas women tattooed one or more vertical lines on their foreheads as well as V shapes on their cheeks, extending from their ears to their lips. The traditional Atayal facial tattoo is fraught with social meaning. Apart from being symbols of glory, these tattoos demonstrate tribal identity, convey that their bearers have reached adulthood, and serve as badges of bravery and talent. The stamp features a tattooed Atayal woman weaving against the background of Mt. Dabajian.
Thank you James!


Matteo sent me cover with one Europa CEPT stamp from Italy, inside of that cover was FDC, showing the issue of a stamps celebrating World Theatre Day

Stamp shows the poster created on the occasion of World Theatre Day, entitled “Interaction”, featuring the outline of an actor on the stage before an audience, with a palette of colours on his breast designed to represent the mystery and energy of the interplay between cast and audience; at the centre of the illustration there is a butterfly in flight, creating a link between the actor and his audience, while at the top are the words “27 marzo 2011” (27 March 2011), the date on which the event takes place.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another exotic cover

Patrick was so nice and sent me cover from Bahamas. The cover has nice set of commemorative stamps to highlight the 50th anniversary of the Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation. Unfortunally the sending postmark is not readable, but I am still happy with the cover.
Inside the envelope was postcard which shows Parliament House. It is sort of connected with me :)

First cover from Africa

Wow, wow, wow, my first cover from Africa. It took almost a month to arrive, but here it is, so far it is the most exotic place in my covers collection and it has so neat postmark :)
Do you like it?

Whole set of stamps on cover

These stamps honour great American artist Romare Bearden. Stamps show his works (from the left) Falling Star from 1979, Prevalence of Ritual:Conjur Woman from 1964, Odysseus:Poseidon, The Sea God-Enemy of Odysseus from 1977 and Conjunction from 1971. The Romare Bearden stamps are being issued as Forever stamps.
Thank you Patrick

Toledo Harbor lighthouse

Erin sent me new lighthouse card to my collections, it was sent from my album of favourite cards.
Toledo Harbor lighthouse was put into service in 1904, jutting out of the water 8 miles from the shore of Toledo. The light rests on a crib structure nearly 20 feet below the water. A small single-story structure is attached to the much lager, square three-story lighthouse
Thank you Erin!

Lighthouse RR cards

Raymond sent me thematic envelope, cover was sent on20th of October and received on 25th. All lighthouse postcards were new to me

Three Sisters Lighthouses are identical, they were bulit at Nauset Beach in 1838. The lighthouses were built in only 38 days. The lights were 150 feet apart and exhibited fixed white lights 97 feet above sea level
Peninsula Point Lighthouse is located on Northern Lake Michigan, is just south of Stonington in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The original structure included living quarters for the lighthouse keeper and his family. A fire gutted the structure in 1959, leaving only the lighth tower that you see now. From the top, you can see Escanaba to the west, Fayette to the east, and the Minneapolis Shoal Lighthouse to the south

Nubble Light is located at a small, rocky island a short distance off the entrance to the York River and York Harbor. The building of the lighthouse started in 1876.

Friday, November 25, 2011

covers from Czech Republic

In October I received 2 covers from Radim,

Cover with film poster stamps, these stamps are really big, 40x50 mm, cover was sent on 20th of October and it arrived on 21st. This is service!

26th of October was great day, received 3 coves, included thisone. The cover is important as it hid wonderful Europa cept FDC, wow

Fishes cover

My first cover from Philippines, it arrived to Tallinn on 26th of October, Thanks Toni!

2 covers from Hong Kong

Alan sent me 2 nice covers with stamps of University of Hong Kong, Disneyland of Hong Kong and lighthouse Cape D'Aguilar, another cover with stamps of Hong Kong Tea Culture and international year of Older Persons. Covers were sent from Hong Kong on 17th of October and it arrived to Tallinn on 26th of October.