Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Scott Base, Ross Dependency

I'd like to think this was mailed back to me from Scott Base. It has a base postmark at the top left that is a day earlier than the Agency postmark on the stamp. The base is active and the switch over from winter to summer crew occurred earlier this month. At one time the Agency was processing all base philatelic requests and I imagine they still are. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Discover Science - Netherlands

Dutch stamp series featuring basic classroom science experiments. The two stamps here demonstrate light refraction and electrochemistry. These stamps have a Chameleon Code embedded in them, similar to a QR code, that a special app can read and use to unlock on-line content.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TAAF - Crozet

Sent from the Marion Dufresne during its last rotation through the TAAF islands of the Indian Ocean. This was sent back to me through the island of Crozet.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

India : Women Empowerment

From India. Full set of stamps on the envelope produced by India Post for the first day cover. It's a nice envelope: works well with the colourful stamps. I can't make out the place name on the postmark on the front but there is another on the back and it looks like the Bhadran sub-office in the Anand district of Gujarat (from the pincode and the first three letters of the sub-office name).

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Manawatu, New Zealand

This was postmarked by New Zealand Post's Whanganui Collectables and Solutions Centre with a postmark that is to be used at the the new Manawatu Mail Service Center in North Palmerston. At least, I think it's a new centre. Maybe it's just a new postmark. The date is the first day of the use for this particular postmark.