Thursday, 15 February 2018
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Africa-Mali-Bamako I just love this card. I could not resist it will all the old postcards on the front. Reminds me of years ago when everyone who travelled sent postcards. Hardly anyone does.. I do as you all know..
Sunday, 4 February 2018
Friday, 26 January 2018
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Africa-Mali-Mopti A very enjoyable town to visit. A river port where you see all the ferries and the towns they visit. The River is only active from August to December when the water is sufficient .
|This card is showing a selection of stamps that were available in the Post Office in Mopti. Hard to read anything on the Postmark.|
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Africa-Mali-Djenne What a wonderful place to visit. The Mud Mosque was everything that I had expected. A wonderful place to visit. A World Heritage Site .
Friday, 22 December 2017
Europe-International Court of Justice-The Hague This is the building which houses this UN institution . Went to the visitors centre and watched a film about the hold complex.
|The Postmark is not fully formed. But this card was posted at the Special Post Office here. It can not be accessed by the general public. The Stamps I purchase in advance from the Philatelic service of The Netherlands.|
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Europe-Netherlands-The Hague Here are some of the buildings you will see in The Hague. This is the city that has The Embassies . It is a very small town, so you notice the country flags as you walk around. Very well laid out. The Seat of Government
|I purchased these particular stamps as they feature Bonobos which are endangered great Apes. They are not especially large and look like chimpanzees . I was lucky to see these on my trip to DRC. So loved these stamps.|
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
|This card has a double postmark with the final one by the Irish Post Office on incoming mail. I purchased these stamps from the Philatelic service online in advance of my visit.|
Sunday, 17 December 2017
|This is the final card with the non postmarked stamps featuring ladybird books.|
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
|Here are more of the famous Enid Blyton books published by Ladybird. Unfortunately these stamps have no postmark not even a pen mark !!|
Monday, 11 December 2017
Europe-United Kingdom-England-London This is a view from the Tate Modern gallery in London. Lots of new buildings in this area.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Africa-Niger-Niamey I love this card as this is the view I seen every day in Niamey. This is the river Niger and went down on a boat here and in Mali where the river runs through. Lucky enough to see Hippos on one of the trips.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Africa-Niger-Niamey This card is showing a map of Niger. Could only visit Niamey on this occasion as the rest considered not safe enough at this time. Agadez would be the place to go. On the ground all was well here and enjoyed the city .
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Monday, 13 November 2017
Friday, 27 October 2017
|These stamps feature Royal sites in Ireland. From a time when we had Kings of Ireland. The one of the left "Hill of Tara" , I can even remember from my school days.|
Europe-Ireland-Dublin Here is another and perhaps my favourite from the Exhibition. " Woman writing a letter with her Maid " circa 1670. You will note that both feature letter writing well before we had postage stamps as we know them.
|Some more Royal Sites. The more famous one on the right is the Rock of Cashel which is very impressive . You can visit here on the way to County Cork|
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Asia-Japan-Tokyo Had a stopover at Narita Airport in Tokyo on my way from Hokkaido. So could not resist sending this card from the airport . Tokyo a city I visited previously and really enjoyed it.
|This card has a Kamata postmark . Love those stamps . In Japan looks like a lot of cards are handstamped which is great to see.|
Monday, 23 October 2017
Sunday, 22 October 2017
Middle East-Kurdistan-Erbil This is the main area in Erbil as seen from the Citadel. On the left hand side there are many shops .
|These cards took nearly three months to get here, so I had sort of given up on them. The stamps are all large size and bring me to the point that I never write the address and details until I have attached the stamps.|
Middle East-Kurdistan-Eribl This is a good photo of the Citadel. It is a World Heritage Site. I got these cards printed in India by my good post collector Jinesh. The local selection of cards available were pretty poor.
|Would love to know what the postmark says. Either way a clear date of July 23. I helped stamped many of the cards myself as I had a lot to mail for friends.|