It's not easy to make out, but the postmark on the right side of the envelope is from Napapiiri: the Arctic Circle. I believe this comes from the Santa Claus Village outside of Rovaniemi, Finland, which is just a few kms south of the Arctic circle. At the top of the postmark you can see Santa Claus in his hat, peeking out over the date. And in the wavy lines to the left you can see a reindeer. It's not very clear but it's there. The round postmark on the left is a Helsinki postmark applied a day after the Santa Claus postmark.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Beautiful postmark. Yellowknife, capital city of Canada's Northwest Territories, sits on the north shore of Great Slave lake. It's 400km south of the Arctic circle so safe to say there are no polar bears there. But it is a good place to see the northern lights.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Moon landing souvenir sheet from Germany. My scanner did not pick up the gold lettering though. It came out black. But I was able to get a better angle with my phone to show off the gold foil. Very nice.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
The S.A. Agulhas II left Cape Town on 10 Dec 2019 for its 41st voyage, transporting members of the South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) to the South African Antarctic station.
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
I like these stamps from Germany. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids was a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. These are charity stamps with the supplement going to the Federal Association of Free Welfare Care (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege).