|There is a 24 Hours Post office at Dubai Airport. You can buy stamps there and postcards in the shop just down the stairs. You cannot buy sets just complete collections.|
Monday, 12 September 2016
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Asia-India-Ahmedabad This is a second postcard I purchased in the shop at Gandhi's headquarters The painting of this image is on view.
Monday, 5 September 2016
Monday, 22 August 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
It was a big hope for me to visit the Post office in Mogadishu. In fact I did better then that and also had a meeting with the Director General of the Ministary of Post and Telecommunications .
There is no out going mail at present , just incoming with an arrangement with Emirates Post. The mail arrives twice a week . If they put a mobile number on the package or letter the Post office will call you and you can collect.
Here is the breaking news -
The DG Ahmed Haji Abdi, has just come back from a meeting with Djibouti Government. As a result of this Somalia will launch outgoing mail in early 2017, so a full functioning Post Office. All outgoing mail will go via Djibouti. New Stamps are being planned at this time for release . I am now in personal contact with the DG and will have more up to date news . I will publish it here.
The entrance to the Post Office. The only function at the present is to collect mail. You must pass a security check.
The inside of the GPO now restored and getting ready for business in early 2017.
Here I am with the Deputy of the Postal section.
Here I am with a Postcard I brought with me and some of the stamps that the Post office has. These are now new issues but from their stock. As you can see there is in fact a new postmark.
Post office boxes that will be back in use.
This is me outside the main building.
Here is the new cancellation. First time to be seen. Somalia Post to open 3 post offices in early 2017. Staff just back from training in Djibouti. New stamps will be released.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
I have a surprise trip here on the way to India. I have previously been to Somalialand . In 2011. , I visited Mogadishu but at that time the Country only had control over the airport and surrounding streets so it was not possible to enter the city as a tourist.
Now I am here and spend 3 days. It was great to see the city and I felt secure with the security I had.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
|I found the main Post office in Manama after a few wrong turns. I was able to view from a selection of stamps and purchased this one.|
Monday, 25 July 2016
Europe-Russia-Crimea-Balaclava A beautiful view over the harbour. I actually came up to t his point. It was a wonderful sunny day just like this. The famous Submarine base was here, now no longer in use but a museum.
|I posted this card on my last stop in Yalta. I could not find any suitable cards here in Balaclava so got this card from the wonderful philatelic office in Sevastopol .|
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Europe-Russia-Crimea-Bakchysaray This is the Khan's Palace. It was built in the 16th Century by Russian and Ukrainian slaves under the direction of Persian, Ottoman and Italian architects. Well worth seeing for sure.
|The stamp is from a miniature sheet. This card was posted in Yalta. Interestingly these postcards were printed for Russian Post office in July 2014 . Only a few months since Crimea changed from Ukraine to Russia.|
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
|The main post office is right in the middle of town on the seafront. Busy when I was here. I had purchased these stamps in Sevastopol .|
Europe-Russia-Crimea- Yalta This is the fist time I have placed a postcard of a plane. I have travelled on a Tupolev 154 a number of times. Last time was in 2006 on a flight from Nakhchivan to Baku on Azerbaijan Airlines.
|Posted in Yalta. This includes the stamps issued by Russia featuring Crimea. This Postcard was part of a individual collection of cards featuring Soviet or Russian aircraft|