Wednesday, November 17, 2010
First I have to say, thank you time for not stopping and days for passing, 12 de Noviembre dia del cartero is gone, no more horrible stamps on my covers, this is the last one.
From South Africa with 3 stamps, two of them have the mascot of the world cup, no normal shaped stamps but very nice ones, the other one has a coral fish.
The stamp is part of a very pretty souvenir sheet, called Tapestry National Heritage (I think that is the proper translation) issued on 2010. I personally love souvenir sheets and when I see someone at the post office tear them apart I just look the other way cause I think then they are just wasting them, and when I have to tear one apart I sit there and think about it for half an hour hahaha thinking about the pros and cons, but thats just my philatelic state of mind. Gracias Emilio.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Another beautiful cover from my friend Haroldo, with again another excellet little piece of art in watercolour showing a street in Cobán :D...oh yeah the stamps haha
one from 2009 with the singer José Ernesto Monzon, and the other from 2010 with the volcano and lagoon Ipala - Chiquimula
EUROPA 2009 Slovenia :D, and chinese Year of the Tiger.
Now this is the first cover I am posting with a stamped image of a mail man being chased by a dog, 12 november is the day of the post man/woman and they stamp all the letters with this and it says "12 DE NOVIEMBRE DIA DEL CARTERO COOPERA CON EL". So I get all my covers with this stamp, at least they are careful enough to put it someplace blank or on the back.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
From my friend Wei Xu, an excellet cover with an excellent souvenir sheet issued on 2008 with different bird species from China.
(from left to right and top to bottom)
-Taiwan Blue Magpie
-Black-fronted Laughing Thrush
-White-tailed Ground Jay
De mi gran amigo Germán. Gracias!
This excellent cover of huge dimensions (14x30 cm), features a mini sheet with a series called "Juegos Infantiles Tradicionales 2003" ( traditional children´s games)
if you see the picture closely I think you have played some of this games, at least I did :)
From 2010 we have the series UPAEP. "Juegos populares: el Truco y las Bochas"and "Copa del mundo hockey femenino Rosario" (world cup female hockey)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thanks to my friend Hai Huang for this architecture cover, complete series issued on 2008 celebrating The 140th Birth Anniversary of Sun Yat-sen, you can see from left to right:
-Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
-Dr.Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
-Sun Yat-sen Villa
-Sun Yat-sen Universiry
Sunday, October 10, 2010
With a complete series issued in 2001 commemorating the 150 years of the fire department in Chile, there is also a souvenir sheet, I didn't get that one :(. The other stamp is from 2009 celebrating 120 years of the Philatelic Society in Chile... nice :).
An excellent cover from Croatia featuring a complete series issued in march of 2010, about fruits, it fools the eye because you think it is perforated to make a circle form stamp, but they are not, the dots are printed ;. The other stamp from 2010, just below the fruit ones, is from a series of 4 stamps with the picture of some embroidery design. The last is from 2004 is a croatian town named Virovitica with the picture of The Pejačević Palace. Thanks Josip!!!
Keeping with the first timers, a cover from Cyprus. 2 stamps, one with the South Africa World Cup theme ;), and the other a very nice stamp that I think is kinda what we do in México with the Tuberculosis stamps, to help the cause that in Cyprus is Refugees, nice :)
I got this cover from a fellow Mexican, and it's very interesting because he used stamps from 1977 and 1978 which cover the expenses to send an ordinary domestic letter of less than 20 grams. I think this is awesome because I didn't know one could do that! (use stamps so old). Thanks for the cover and the knowledge José.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This two covers are from the same person (Thanks Javier!)and I really liked them, the first one uses stamps from 1972, 1992 and 2008, it would have been nice to have something from the 80's don't you think?
The second cover uses mostly definitive stamps from 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008 and there is a 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c and 10c, nice ;). The other two staps are Kwanzaa issued on 2009 and Horse Racing issued on 1973.
Both covers with nice red postmarking.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
From Latvia arrived this cover the other day and i have to mention that it took less than 2 weeks to arrive, wich is a first considering the distance and the postal service here in México, anyway i liked it very much the envelope and the stamps thank you very much Juris :) i hope we can continue to trade more.
This very nice covers are from Slovakia, on the top we can see 3 stamps:
the first one, journalist, politician and political scientist from Slovakia, Milan Hodža.
second and third, from a series called Sights of our Homeland
- Castle of Topoľčianky
- Castle Betliar
on the bottom there are 2 stamps from a series called Seven Saints
- St. Gorazd
- St. Clement
All stamps issued on 2010, needless to say i liked them a lot :)
Thank you very much Róbert, your covers are on the way :)
Hey everyone, i got this cover from Canada, a commemorative series called Roadside attractions, there are four stamps in the series, the one missing is a goose. It would have been an excellent cover but the excessive postmarking kinda ruins it. Thank you very much Gregg.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Recently I went on vacation to California, and i made a lot of gifts to myself :), 2 of them are the ones you are looking right now :D
-Simpsons complete set
-Sunday Funnies complete set
I don´t have words to describe :~), oh but I have anger because the postal workers or someone tried to steal the stamp! please look closely to Marge in the lower corner :(