Monday, June 30, 2008

Riga, the capitol of Latvia

Riga (the capitol of Latvia)

postmarked in 2008 with two Latvija (Latvia) "Monument to Freedom, Latvian Statue of Liberty' stamps

here are the stamps:

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tom and Jerry from Finland

Tom and Jerry Comic postcard In Finnish

Olet Riivatun Sopo! (You're darn cute!)

postmarked with Suomi Finland stamp in 2007

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Miracle of Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré (Portugal)
Milagre de N.a S.a Nazaré
Miracle de N.a S.a Nazaré
N.a S.a Nazaré Miracle

postmarked in 2008 with a Portugal 1,000 Fifa worldcup Germany 2006 stamp

(from Travel in Portugal . com)
The legend goes that one misty morning in 1182, local nobleman Dom Fuas Roupinho was hunting and realised at the last moment that he had in fact chased his deer to the very edge of the cliff. Just as he too was about to fall to his death, he cried out to Our Lady of Nazaré who appeared before him and halted his horse. In honour of this life-saving miracle, Roupinho ordered a chapel to be built. Over the years it has attracted many pilgrims and today visitors can still see the tale depicted in hand painted azulejos and even the supposed footprint of Roupinho’s horse engraved in a stone found in the crypt below the chapel.

here is the stamp:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Crocodile Puzzle Postcard from Australia

Aboriginal Rock Art


made in Australia by Wilderness Warehouse

this 'Postpuzzle' postcard is an actual puzzle - 35 pieces!

It was mailed with an Australia $1.30 'Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby' stamp in 2008 and made it to the US without a bump, bruise or scratch...
Or like the people who sent it said, 'All in one piece - it's a puzzle - get it!! one piece!!' LOL!! they are too funny!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Indonesia - Indonesian Archipelago Islands

The idyllic Indonesian archipelago comprises more than 18,000 islands.

Photo: Tantyo Bangun

postmarked in 2008 with a 4000 Indonesia flower stamp

here is the stamp:

Some information:
The Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia. Comprising 17,508 islands, it is the world's largest archipelagic state. With a population of 222 million people in 2006.

Indonesia's size, tropical climate, and archipelagic geography, support the world's second highest level of biodiversity (after Brazil),and its flora and fauna is a mixture of Asian and Australasian species. Forests cover approximately 60% of the country.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Recipes - Moomin's Snufkin Soup

From the Finland cartoon 'Moomin' is the character 'Snufkin' - (the sender translated the recipe ;-) -
this is Snufkin's Though Soup,
6 carrots,
1 big onion,
2 tbsp. oil,
8 dl water,
1 vegetable broth cube,
1/2 dl rice,
2 dl cream
- Peel and slice the vegetables and stir them in oil. Boil water quickly and add broth cube. Add rice and vegetables to the broth. Boil so long that rice gets soft (30 min) Add cream. Mix and warm the soup; -

the sender also writes, "This soup is pretty Finnish, not much spices, simple and tasty, I tried this today and it was lovely!" - postmarked with Finland's NationalBibliotek stamp in 2007

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Zebra Postcard

This zebra postcard is postmarked from Portugal in 2008 with an Olympics XXIX stamp. However, the card is a nouvellesimages card from France.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

State Flags of the United States of America

State Flags of the United States of America

This patriotic postcard is postmarked in 2008 with a 27 cent 'Papaya' stamp

love this postcard!!!

this is the stamp:

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Veiled Woman in Morocco, Africa

A Veiled Lady from Morocco (in Africa)
postmarked with two Royaume Du Maroc stamps, one for 0,65 and the other 0,40 (shown below)
Both stamps are from 1976.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ethiopia - Africa Hall Stained Glass Window

11. Africa Hall Stained Glass Window - by Afewerk Tekle
Photo: Berheim

"13 Months of Sunshine"

Produced by Ethiopian Tourist Organization

This postcard is postmarked in 1961 with two Ethiopian stamps one for 20c and one for 25c.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Cow in Hollywood - (Marilyn Monroe)

A cow in hollywood - Behia hollywooden
Una vaca en hollywood (Una vachea hollywood


postmarked with España (Spain) stamp in 2008

I LOVE this postcard! too funny. This cow is showing more than Marilyn Monroe did!! ha ha

This is from kukuxumusu a company from Spain specialising in clothing and product design. Its name means flea's kiss.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Castles of Ireland

Castles of Ireland

The unique beauty of Ireland's landscape and its rich historic, literary and artistic associations have long made it a favourite resort of tourists. Encompassing a wealth of natural beauty within its modest dimensions, Ireland boasts a landscape which is as much diverse as it is gratifying. The scenic grandeur is set off by Ireland's position. Standing in the path of both the prevailing westerly winds of the Atlantic and the warming currents of the Gulf Stream, Ireland enjoys an equable climate which gives the country its unique fresh appearance.

Postmarked in 1997 with an Eire (Ireland) 'Hookhead lighthouse' 38 stamp

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, by Eshter Crotty

Barack Obama as a Torero (bullfighter)
Hillary Clinton as the Bull

Love it!

This Eshter Crotty postcard is from 2008 and is autographed on the back from her too!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Wizard of Oz 8X10 postcard

The Wizard of Oz
l Wicked Witch

Post Card from Import Images $2.99

This is postmarked in 2008 with two 41 cent stamps.

This postcard is 8 by 10 inches! It has a place on the back for a stamp and the words 'Post Cards' on the price tag.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Water Taxi Stand in Brunei Darussalam

Water Taxi Stand in Bandar Seri Begawan.

postmarked in 2008 from Brunei with two Brunei Darussalam stamps

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Brunei Darussalam, officially the State of Brunei, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and in fact it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak.

Brunei regained its independence from the United Kingdom on January, 1st 1984.


Monday, June 2, 2008

Titanic Memorial, In Loving Memory of Band Leader Wallace Henry

In Loving Memory of Wallace Henry, the Beloved Son of Albion and Elizabeth Hartley, formerly of Colne,  who lost his life in the S. S. Titanic Disaster on April 15th, 1912, aged 33 years and was interred on May 18th 1912.

This unused real photo postcard is of his grave in the Colne, UK Cemetery.

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Wallace Henry Hartley (2 June 1878 – 15 April 1912) was an English violinist and bandleader on the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. He became famous for leading the eight member band as the ship sank on 15 April 1912.