Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Polarstern and the MOSAiC Expedition

The Bremerhaven postmark on this pre-stamped International Polar Year envelope from Germany commemorates the MOSAiC Expedition. This was a one year expedition that turned the RV Polarstern into a drifting Arctic observatory to study effects of climate change. It involved several countries and hundreds of researchers, making it the largest Arctic expedition in history.



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany

From the Germany town of Neustadt am Rübenberge, postmarked 10-10-20. Received yesterday on 10-20-20 :)



Friday, October 16, 2020

Mars 2020

Postmark commemorating the launch of NASA's latest Mars mission. Launched on 30 July at 11:50 UTC, the Perseverance rover and an autonomous helicopter drone called Ingenuity are scheduled to land on Mars on February 18th, 2021. 


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Canada Post Community Foundation Stamp 2020

Annual semi-postal stamp from Canada. The additional 10 cents added to the purchase price of each stamp goes to non-profit organizations that help children in need.



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bromma, Sweden

Bromma is a suburb of Stockholm. From left to right, Small Horses from Gotland (1977), Heartfelt Greetings (2020) and the artwork of Hilma af Klint (2020).

 



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Gamagori, Japan

More stamps from the recent Philanippon 2021 stamp sheet showing images of Mount Fuji.



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fox Bay, Falkland Islands

Fox Bay is a settlement on West Falkland. Less then 30 people live there yet it is the second most populated settlement on the island. There has been a post office in Fox Bay since the 1890's.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Philanippon 2021, FDC

Japanese world stamp exhibition in Yokohoma, August 2021. Sent from Yokohama. The stamps are from a sheet featuring different images of Mount Fuji to promote the event.



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Mariehamn, Åland

Year of the Rat stamps from Åland. The stamps on the left feature harvest mice, or maybe they are yellow necked mice. The little round nest is typical of a harvest mouse. And on the left, the aurora borealis.