Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thanks Giovanni for this great cover with special cancellation celebrating the 10th anniversary success of "Geronimo Stilton: Geronimo Stilton is the editor in chief of The Rodent’s Gazette, the most famous daily newspaper on Mouse Island, but his true passion is to write books, which become all bestsellers. He likes to read books, he enjoys listening to classical music, plays golf, even collects antique, 18th century cheese rinds, of all things! He adores his work and his family, but he hates to travel, because he gets airsick, seasick and carsick. Nonetheless, he often gets involved by Thea and his relatives and friends in extreme situations and adventures all around the world". Wikipedia
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Hi everyone :), so I got these great covers a while back [November last year :( ], but since I am way behind in updating this blog, I am uploading today, so don't think I forgot or that I do not appreciate your cover. Thanks to my friend in Slovakia for this and I hope you got my covers already.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This is a first :) and a very good one indeed, Pakistan 2009 National Year of Environment, they issued 4 triangular shaped stamp with a flower (Jazmin), a tree (Deodar), a bird(Chukar)and a goat-antelope (Markhor), had to google for this last one, was not sure what kind of goat it was. And I believe this four are the national representatives of the country in terms of biodiversity.
There is also another stamp from 2009 with the legend "United for Peace".
One stamp from 2010 commemorating the 2010 Singapore youth olympic games.
And another one with a panoramic view of Gwadar Port.
Thank you very much Mr Shamshad Ahmad.
Topics I like to collect in mint condition are trains and ships, and I received this cover with both of those kind of stamps, and the best of them is how old they are, I took a quick look in google if i can see the year of issue but could not find it for the train stamps but the ships have the year 1969, I was not even born yet ;)
ありがとう Mr Kobayashi.
This excellent cover from Philippines features the complete series commemorating the 300 years of devotion to our lady of Peñafrancia. I am going to quote the Philpost on the issue of this series:
"The Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is a one-week affair that starts on the second Friday of September when the miraculous Ina is transferred from her shrine to the centuries-old Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. This procession is locally called traslacion where the miraculous images of Our Lady of Peñafrancia and of the Divino Rostro journey to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Naga City for a Novena and Holy Masses. This began in 1885 and ushers in the week long festivities in the locality. A nine-day novena and prayers are held in her honor. This event is considered as the biggest and most popular religious event in the Philippines".
Nice, kinda like 12 de diciembre in Mexico the day of La Virgen de Guadalupe.
Thanks to John Paul :)
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I start by apologizing to everyone that reads my blog, this December was the most hectic December ever. As you can see, I have not updated anything, but I will be doing so tomorrow, thank you for your patience! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :D