Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Monday, January 30, 2023
Danowita is a small Sri Lankan town 50 km north east of the capital Colombo. The stamps are from a 2022 set of stamps that feature butterflies native to Sri Lanka. On the left is a One Spot Grass Yellow and on the right is a Sri Lankan Tree Nymph.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
While browsing the Saint Pierre and Miquelon tourist website I noticed they still mail physical copies of their current visitor guide on request so I filled out the form to see what would get mailed to me. A few days later I was surprised to find this in my mailbox. The blue stamp is a 2017 20g local definitive and the other nine 2022 stamps are spotted sandpipers. It cost €13.52 to send this to me.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Friday, January 20, 2023
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
End of 2022 postmark from Prague Castle. The clock face in the postmark represents the clock on the south tower of Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral. The 2010 stamp on the left is the painting "Paris and Helena" by Czech portrait painter Karel Škréta. On the right is a 2022 Christmas stamp.
Monday, January 16, 2023
The red postmark is from the Izumi ward of Yokohama. In the background is Mount Fuji and the mountain in the foreground is Mount Oyama: the road sign mentions it. The other sign like thing says "something" Asahi. I believe that is supposed to be a giant Sagami kite. And the leaves in the bottom left are from a ginkgo tree.
I love Japanese pictorial postmarks. I don't think I've ever seen one smudged or crooked.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Monday, January 9, 2023
Christmas stamps from Germany: 2022 on the left and 2021 on the right. The postmark is from the St. Nikolaus Post Office. St. Nikolaus is a small town or village in the southwest German state of Saarland. Kids can write letters to Santa and I guess they get a response from St Nikolaus with this postmark on it. Or you can have it applied to your own mail. It's a Christmas tradition that has been going on since 1966.