Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pyramiden, Norway

Pyramiden was a small Soviet coal mining town 50 km north of Longyearbyen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. It was abandoned in 1998 but has since become a tourist destination with a single hotel that houses a museum, gift shop and post office. This updated postmark was put into use in May of 2021.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Nanjing, China

The two stamps on the right are from a 1998 joint issue with Switzerland. The stamp on the right is a scene of the Slender West Lake (Shòuxīhú) in Yangzhou. And in the middle is Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Windsor, England

From left to right: The Royal Albert Bridge from a 2006 set commemorating British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ely Island in Lower Lough Erne, Northern Ireland from 2004, and the mini skirt from the 2009.