Friday, August 16, 2019

SINGPEX 2019

The stamps are all 20+ years old, but the postmarks are from the 36th Asian International Stamp Exhibition held in Singapore, 31 July to 4 August 2019. This postmark was available on the first day of the show when they commemorated Singapore's bicentennial.



Monday, August 12, 2019

Little Current, Ontario

This postmark was introduced earlier this month so it's still crisp and fresh. Little Current sits on the northeast side of Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron. Although technically a town it was amalgamated with the rest of the township and nearby islands to form the municipality of Northeastern Manitoulin. The only road-access onto Manitoulin island is Highway 6 which passes over the Little Current swing bridge: the bridge on the postmark.


The only other way onto the island by car is via the seasonal ferry M.S. Chi-Cheemaun that sails between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on the island. It's about a 2 hour crossing.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Soyuz and the ISS, Houston TX

This was postmarked on 6 June 2018 to mark the launch of Soyuz MS-09 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to transport crew to the International Space Station. Interesting that this letter took a year and two months to find it's way from Houston to Toronto. The spray-on postmark says it left Houston a little over a week ago.

There is a post office in Houston that provides this postmark and I found the address in this forum. There is an updated address towards the end of the thread but I'm not really sure where I sent my request, or when. I'm actually kind of surprised this came back to me at all.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wuppertal, Germany

Three recent stamps: one commemorating the 20th anniversary of the children's book "The Gruffalo", another showing a microscopic view of palladium from the "Microworlds" series of stamps and finally the Campen lighthouse near the city of Emden in Lower Saxony.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Algerian protected species

The scimitar oryx and African cobra are the two endangered and protected species depicted on the stamps on this souvenir sheet from Algeria.