This is the market where the famous tuna auctions are held. Moved in 2018 from the Tsukiji market in the center of Tokyo. The postmark shows an aerial view of the market area with a tuna and some vegetables in the foreground. Not the best landscape postmark I've seen from Japan. This was postmarked in the post office at the Toyosu market. The stamp is a 2021 110 yen "letter writing week" stamp.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
"Flowers of Hospitality" is a long running annual Japanese stamp series. The 2023 issue consists of 10 different self-adhesive stamps across 2 sheets. This FDC from Osaka has carnation stamps on it:
And this FDC from Yokohama has carnations and roses:
Monday, April 24, 2023
Friday, April 21, 2023
Nice postmark from the town of Digby on the south-western shore of Nova Scotia. Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis spent her life in and around Digby and the cats on this postmark are taken from her 1955 painting "Three Black Cats".
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
A prepaid envelope from 1986 commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Australia Royal Military College. The 33c stamp that is postmarked with a FD postmark dated 27 June 1986 is printed on the envelope. It would be more enjoyable if the other stamps had been postmarked but there's something else I don't like about it. Three of the four stamps on this envelope appear to be have been previously used. They were removed from another envelope and glued to this one.
Monday, April 17, 2023
A pair of stamps from Germany issued March 1st commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company on October 16th, 2023. The stamp on the left is from a gummed pane of 10 and the stamp on the right is from a self-adhesive pane of 10. Each has it's own FD postmark.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Monday, April 10, 2023
Friday, April 7, 2023
I should start using more souvenir sheets on covers I send down there. This one came back in good shape. There are a couple of well-applied expedition handstamps on the back of the envelope as well.
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Some Lunar New Year stamps and a couple of additional ounce "brush rabbit" stamps. It took no effort to figure out where this was postmarked. North Pole Alaska. Where it's Christmas every day of the year.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
With a roll-on postmark from the mail sorting facility in Milan's northern district of Roserio. The stamps are 2022 Christmas issues.