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
Santa Claus postmark, Finland
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Location: 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Location: Jämsä, Finland
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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.
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Location: Yellowknife, NT X0E, Canada
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Concordia Station via Dumont d'Urville
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Location: Concordia Station, Antarctica
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Moon Landing Anniversary, Germany
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.
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Location: 85221 Dachau, Germany
Saturday, March 7, 2020
The stamps depict Ramayana: a Hindu story about the journey of lord Rama. It's considered to be an important part of ancient Indian history.
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Location: Modasa, Gujarat, India
Friday, March 6, 2020
The stamp sheet was Norway's contribution to the 2010 Norden joint issue "Life at the Coast". Those are racks of stockfish (cod), hung out to dry.
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Location: Skien Municipality, Norway
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