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 .
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
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.|
Friday, 6 October 2017
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Asia-Japan-Hokkaido-Shiretoko This is the World Heritage Site at the top of Hokkaido. This is a view of the sightseeing boat that I took from the cliffs . It was a very enjoyable easy 4 hour trip .
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Asia-Kyrgyzstan-Osh This city is the gateway to the border with Tajikistan and the Pamir highway. It is the second largest city and the oldest in the country.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Asia-Japan-Hokkaido-Biei This is Hills Town in Biei . Famous for it flowers in summer. It was certainly a wonderful sight and I loved the couple of hours I spend here as I travelled around Hokkaido by car.
|I love the different postmarks that you get in Japan. I posted this in a local post box in the town of Biei. I selected flower stamps as that was the key reason I visited this town.|
Friday, 22 September 2017
|A standard set of Japanese stamps showing flowers.|
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Asia-Kyrgyzstan-Bishkek Here you can see some of the highlights of Bishkek capital of Kyrgyzstan. I enjoyed the couple of days there. Possibly the most progressive of the "Stans" and easiest to visit.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
|A very helpful Post lady helped me as best she could with the limited stamps available at the Post Office. The outside still reminded me of a typical Russian Post Office.|
Monday, 4 September 2017
Asia-Japan-Hokkaido-Sapporo This is the former Hokkaido Government Office. The surrounding gardens are very nice and inside is a small museum and tourist office.
|These stamps are special Prefecture stamps for Hokkaido. They were not available at the Main Post Office in Sapporo. So I had to find a local stamp dealer and I purchased them . These were the last issued stamps for Hokkaido in 2015.|
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Monday, 28 August 2017
Asia-Jeju-Jeju City I could not find a postcard of Jeju-Si ( Jeju City) , the main city in Jeju. However this shows the World Heritage Site in Jeju. Jeju is to the South of Korea and is a very popular Island with tourists.
|I got the runaround trying to find a Post Office with a Philatelic Counter. From the main sorting office to the head office. There was very little choice. In the end I got a sheetlet of stamps showing favourite tourist sites in Korea.|
Friday, 25 August 2017
Asia-Tajikistan-Dushanbe This card is showing the Presidential Palace in Dushanbe. There are many large buildings like this in the city .
|Due to lack of choice same stamps as my other postcard. The small definitives stamps on the bottom are quite attractive . I believe they were issued in early 2017.|