Wednesday, 30 April 2014

World Stamp Championship Mini-Sheets, Indonesia

There is really not much more I could desire in a cover! My favourite theme of fauna, especially a lizard (komodo dragon) and an endangered species (Javan rhinoceros), and that in a form of a mini-sheet, supplemented with MORE fauna stamps. AND the first cover has the 11-12-13-14 cancellation. I wish I could provide such perfect covers for my friends, thanks so much Juned!

Sunday, 27 April 2014


Sunday Stamps #168 theme: of children and for children. Lucky chance I have acquired this International Year Of The Child FDC from 1979 last month at a market in Lisbon, with colourful children's drawings. There were many covers from Portugal and its former colonies, and I really had to exercise some serious abstinence!
UNESCO proclaimed 1979 as the International Year of the Child. The proclamation was signed on January 1, 1979 by United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. A follow-up to the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the proclamation was intended to draw attention to problems that affected children throughout the world, including malnutrition and lack of access to education. Many of these efforts resulted in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Egypt Various

This may look strange at first...because the envelope was really big, I have cut off a lot of empty space for easier storage. The cute cat stamp was issued in 2007 for the 11th Pan Arab Games; the others I cannot identify. Many thanks to Mohamed :)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

New England Coastal Lighthouses, USA

The respective lighthouses can be found in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Conneticut, Maine and New Hampshire. Issued in 2013. When I found this surprise in my mailbox I just went woooww...thanks so much Bryon! Btw has anything of mine reached you lately..? :)

Snakes Of Malaysia

Fantastic snake cover! Showing Rainbow Tree Snake, Asiatic Reticulated Python, Malayan or Blue Krait and Blue Malaysian Coral Snake.The reticulated python is the longest snake species in the world (though the heaviest is the giant anaconda). The set was issued in 2002

Fauna Of Viet Nam

I have swapped maxi-cards in envelope with a very dear PC pal and got this great cover as a bonus - presenting a Grey Peacock-Pheasant (issued 2013) and Malayan sun bear (issued 2012). Thanks so much Jo for using animal stamps!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Falconry Of Portugal

On my trip to Portugal last month I couldn't resist sending myself a cover with this wonderful set of falconry stamps issued in 2013 :)