Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Eastend, home of Scotty the T.rex

Eastend is a town in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada. It is situated approximately 55 kilometers  north from the Montana border and 85 kilometers from the Alberta border. The town is best known for the nearby discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton nicknamed "Scotty" in 1994. The town has used the discovery of this fossil as the main centerpiece in the construction of a museum called the T.rex Discovery Center, which opened on May 30, 2003. The center is operated by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and contains the RSM Fossil Research Station. And you can see beautiful postmark dedicated to Scotty the T.rex on this postcard.



Thank you, Trevor!


Monday, June 15, 2020

CCCC cover from Taiwan


I received my first CCCC cover and this is also my first foreign mail after star of coronavirus pandemic. There's 4 stamps on cover, but only herb stamps are cancelled.
This absolutely gorgeous souvenir sheet depicts marine lief of Taiwan and its issued on 26.6.2018.

This is set Herb plants from 11.6.2013.

And there was also this Europa CEPT stamp set from Greece.


Thank you so much, Su!


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hologram stamp on prepaid cover from UN New York


I received this prepaid cover from UN New York. Cover is overprinted with additional value of 6 cents and there's also beautiful matching hologram stamp. So, everything is dedicated on this cover  to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, a complex designed by a board of architects led by Wallace Harrison, and built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on 6.9 to 7.3 ha of grounds overlooking the East River.

It's hard to show beauty of this stamp on scan, so i made this GIF file to show you changing of colors under different angles of light source.


Thank you, Mike!


Friday, June 12, 2020

Leap year on cover from USA



I received one more cover dedicated to Leap year, but this time from USA. A leap year is a calendar year that contains an additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year or seasonal year. Because astronomical events and seasons do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected.On this cover from Miami you can see stamps dedicated to Year of the Rat and in the middle definitive stamp with American eagle.

Inside cover was this FDC dedicated to wild orchids. There are more than 30,000 species of wild orchids in the world. And these two stamps are from set of ten stamps which shows orchid species from USA.


Thank you, Mike!


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dahlias on cover from Canada



Dahlias are part of the Asteraceae family, which includes sunflowers, daisies, chrysanthemums and zinnias. Single or double flowering, dahlias come in a rainbow of colours (except blue). Considered an annual in Canada, these robust plants will bloom in most parts of the country from mid-summer until the first frost. In the Victorian era, dahlias were exchanged by couples as a show of commitment. They are still widely used in weddings and are said to symbolize honesty, balance, inner strength, creativity, positive change and kindness. More recently, the dahlia has become symbol of diversity, given the seamless way each petal fits into the whole flower head. The stamp was designed by Lionel Gadoury, Umaymah Motala and Malika Soin of Context Creative, with photography by Veronique Meignaud.


Thank you, Kenneth!


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Giant sausage replica from Mundare, Canada!

Here's interesting postcard with giant sausage replica from Mundare, Canada. Mundare is a small town in central Alberta. The Canadian National Railway tracks run through the town. Mundare was named after William Mundare, a railway station agent. It is also home of the world's largest garlic sausage (on postcard), which cost about $120,000 to build and erect.


Mundare have interesting postmark, but this one is little bit smudged and upside down, probably during machine cancelling.

Thank you, Trevor!


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Leonard Cohen on registered jumbo cover from Canada



Born in 1934, Cohen was an award-winning poet during his days at McGill University. More poetry and two novels followed after he graduated, including Beautiful Losers in 1966. The following year, Cohen launched a new career in music with an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival and the release of his debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. In 1984, Cohen released the album Various Positions. It features “Hallelujah,” his most popular and most covered song. A member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Cohen has also been honoured with multiple JUNO awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Canada Post decided to issue set of stamps in his honor on 21.9.2019. There is also many other stamps, including five Star Trek stamps, English queen, Christmas stamps, white tailed deer, set Mail delivery...


Thank you so much, Trevor!



Sunday, May 24, 2020

Defence Day Golden Jubilee Celebrations on Leap year cover from Pakistan


I received cover sent on Leap day from Pakistan with stamp set dedicated to Defence Day golden jubilee celebrations, day when country pays tribute to all those who laid down their lives and lost loved ones in the 1965 and 1971 wars and in the ongoing war against terrorism.There's few nice cancellations on this cover, round one from Rawalpindi post office and square cancellation from International mail office in Islamabad. This beautiful stamps set is issued on 7.9.2015.


Thank you, Faisal!


Friday, May 22, 2020

Leap year on cover from Canada


On February 29th 2020 many cover collectors celebrated this event by sending out many covers on exact day, by some of them did more and designed commemorative covers, like this one, designed ans sent by my friend Trevor Ashman. A leap year is a calendar year that contains an additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year or seasonal year. Because astronomical events and seasons do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected.


Thank you, Trevor!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Soviet Winnie-the-Pooh with matching stamp!

Winnie-the-Pooh is a 1969 Soviet animated film trilogy by Soyuzmultfilm directed by Fyodor Khitruk. The film is based on chapter one in the book series by A. A. Milne. Khitruk studied the original book by Milne first in English and only later in Russian, translated by Boris Zakhoder who became a co-writer of the first two parts of the trilogy. Khitruk had not seen the Disney adaptations while working on his own. He created the prototype drawings of the characters together with Vladimir Zuikov.


There's four beautiful stamps on this postcard, but most important for me is matching Winnie-the-Pooh stamp, from set Characters of Domestic Cartoons, issued on 3.12.2012.


Thank you so much, Natalia!