Sunday, 28 June 2015

USA: Southern Oregon University

The Southern Oregon University (SOU) is a public liberal arts college located in Ashland, Oregon. Founded in 1926, it was formerly known as Southern Oregon College (SOC) and Southern Oregon State College (SOSC). On the Card you can see Churchill Hall. It houses the offices of the President and senior University staff, as well as classroom space for the OHSU Nursing program.

left: Madonna of the Candelabra - Issued: 13-10-2011
right: Save Vanishing Species "Amur Tiger Cub" - Issued: 20-09-2011

UN: Vienna-Office

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is the postal agency of the United Nations. It issues postage stamps and postal stationery for the United Nations offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna.I received this nice card from the Office in Vienna, Austria.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Netherlands: Lochem

Today I got a nice card from the Netherlands. Lochem is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. Not far away from the german border. Lochem is characterised by a high level of labour facilities and rusticity.

Dutch Icons (from a set of 5) - Issued: 02-01-2014

Thanks to my friends Michael and Sabrina for this card!

Friday, 12 June 2015

USA: Washington, DC

Today I received two cards from the USA. Both came from the capital of the United States, from Washington, DC (= District of Columbia). The city is famous for it's Monuments and Memorials. Some of them are represented on my cards. 

The first card shows the Iwo Jima Memorial. The memorial features the statues of the six servicemen who raised the second U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, on February 23, 1945. In the back you can see the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building.

A Flag for All Seasons (from a set of four) - Issued: 16-08-2013

The second card shows some more Monuments and famous landmarks in DC. Clockwise from top left: Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian Castle, Capitol Building, The White House, Lincoln Memorial and Wahsington Monument. So, Washington, DC is a very cultural city.

A Flag for All Seasons (from a set of four) - Issued: 03-05-2013 + 17-05-2013

Many thanks Georgia for these great cards!

I already got another card from Washington, DC - you can see it here!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

South Korea: Jeju Province - Hamdeok Beach

Jeju Province is one of the nine provinces of South Korea. The province is situated on and coterminous with the nation's largest island of Jeju. About 605.00 people are living on the Island (Oct. 2014). On the card you can see Hamdeok Beach. It's located 14 km east of the capital Jeju City. Hamdeok Beach is famous for its clean and shallow water, attracting many family visitors during summer vacations.

On the card there are nice stamps and a special postmark.

left: Family Special Stamp (from a set of two) - Issued: 13-05-2011
right: Korean Beauty - Pouches - Issued: 01-11-1996
Special Postmark: Hallasan (The highest Mountain of South Korea, located on Jeju Island)

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Ile de la Réunion: Piton de la Fournaise

This is also a special card. It arrived some days ago from Réunion. It is a French island with a population of 840,974 inhabitants (as of January 2013) located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) southwest of Mauritius. The card shows Piton de la Fournaise. It's one of the most active volcanos of the world and has erupted back in may 2015. 

Les îles françaises - La Réunion (from a set of six) - Issued: 01-07-2013

Many thanks to Alex for this great card!

Finland: Old Toys (Europa Stamp 2015)

These two great cards arrived from Finland. They show different Moomin Charaters. The Moomins  are the central characters in a series of books, and a comic strip by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. These are also my first Moomin-Cards.

First card:

Second card:

EUROPA (issued 08-05-2015) with special Priority Labels

Thanks Tanja for sending me this two great cards!

Friday, 5 June 2015

Germany: Postcrossing-Meetup Trier

Today I also got this nice card. It came from the Postcrossing-Meetup in Trier and shows the Imperial Baths (Kaisertherme). Over 1600 years ago, the Romans built this impressive bath. Today you can visit this gigantic bathing facility. Its also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dresden Elbpanorama - Issued: 03-04-2014

Thanks to Klaus for sending me this nice card!

Germany: Parasports

This card shows German Football Association President Wolfgang Niersbach with a blind football player. On the card I put the related stamps.

left: Sports Charity (whole set) (issued 07-05-2015) with First Day Special Postmark
right: Flowers "Paeonia sp." - Issued: 04-12-2014

Germany: Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, CAU)

Today I got this nice card. It commemorate the 350th anniversary of the university of Kiel. The University of Kiel was founded under the name Christiana Albertina on 5 October 1665 by Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. It's a special card made for this special Jubilee. On the card there are six stickers with the university logo. On the card I got the matching stamp with special postmark.

Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (0,62 ct) - "Markenset" Issued: 07-05-2015 with special postmark

Thanks to Daniel for sending me this card in an envelope!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Germany: Old Toys (Europa Stamp 2015)

This card shows a child riding a rocking horse. I think this card fits good to the german Europa Stamp of this years showing old toys. You can also see the stamp and special first day postmark below.

EUROPA (issued 07-05-2015) with First Day Special Postmark