Archive for the ‘zodiac’ Category

#904 China 15/01/05

PRC 150105This very nice FDC from China was sent by Wang Jia Yi, thank you! The FDC was issued and posted in Shanghai (上海) on January 5, 2015. It arrived on January 22.

The stamps and postmark in the top right commemorate the Chinese Year of the Goat, which starts on 19 February 2015.

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#781 Indonesia 14/03/06

Indonesia 140306This beautiful cover from Indonesia was sent by Irene, thank you very much! It was posted in Malang on March 6 and arrived on March 17, 2014.

The stamps and mini-sheet were issued on January 15, 2014. They commemorate the Chinese Year of the Horse.

See also: #707 Indonesia 13/05/11

#769 Serbia 14/02/24

Serbia 140224This nice cover from Serbia was sent by Dušan, thank you! It was posted in Novi Sad on February 24 and arrived on February 26, 2014.

The attached stamp set (issued on January 31, 2014) commemorates the Year of the Horse.

See also: #535 Serbia 10/12/02

#708 Hong Kong 12/11/01

HK 121101This beautiful FDC from Hong Kong was sent by Trudy, thank you! The FDC was issued and posted on November 1 and arrived on November 12, 2012.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “12 Western Zodiac Signs” and commemorate the zodiac signs Capricorn and Cancer.

See also: #531 Hong Kong 11/01/22

#668 Estonia 12/07/31

Estonia 120731Evald sent me this nice cover from Estonia, thanks a lot! It was posted in Emajóe on July 31 and arrived on August 6, 2012.

The left stamps depict the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), they were issued on January 17, 2007.

The middle stamp commemorates the 20th International Organ Music Festival, which was held in Tallinn in July 2006. The stamp was issued on July 28, 2006.

The stamp on the right commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, which started at February 3, 2011—which is also the issue date of the stamp.

Last but not least, the green definitive on the left was issued on November 1, 2011; it is part of the self-adhesive posthorn series.

See also:
#369 Estonia 10/06/11
#574 Estonia 12/03/03

#653 Mongolia 13/03/03

Mongolia 130303Dansran sent me this nice cover from Mongolia, thank you! It was posted in Ulaanbaatar on March 3 and arrived on March 13, 2013.

The stamps were issued on January 1, 2012. It commemorates the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

See also: #636 Mongolia 13/02/25

#650 Canada 13/01/18

Canada 130118Thank you, Edward, for sending this nice cover from Canada! It was posted in Canoe, BC on January 18 and arrived on January 29, 2013.

The attached stamp set was issued on July 23, 2012. The stamps commemorate the zodiac signs Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Leo.

See also: #152 Sri Lanka 09/05/22

#624 Taiwan 13/01/15

Taiwan 130115On January 21 I received this beautiful registered cover from Taiwan! It was posted in Xizhi (汐止) district of New Taipei City.

The attached mini-sheet was issued on December 1, 2011. It commemorates the Chinese Year of the Dragon (2012).

See also:
#557 Japan 12/04/08
#519 China 12/01/05
#517 France 12/01/06

#557 Japan 12/04/08

Hideo sent me this nice letter from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Mie prefecture on April 8 and arrived on April 10, 2012.

The mini-sheet was issued on November 11, 2011, and commemorates the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

#547 Croatia 12/01/04

Željko sent me this beautiful card from Croatia, thank you! It was posted in Zagreb on January 4 and arrived on January 9, 2012.

The card and imprinted value commemorates Marco Polo (c. 1254-1324) and the World Philatelic Exhibition in China 1999.

Željko attached an additional stamp “Year of the Dragon”, which was cancelled with a special first day cancellation.

#531 Hong Kong 11/01/22

Thank you, Trudy, for sending this beautiful FDC from Hong Kong! It was issued on January 22 and arrived on February 15, 2011.

The FDC and stamps commemorate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

#520 Curaçao 11/09/21

John sent me this nice cover from Curaçao, thank you! It was posted on September 21, 2011.

The two left stamps are part of a set of five, which commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. The other stamps are part of the set “New Beginnings – Constitution – Fish” and depict the Yellow Goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus) and the grooved brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis).

#519 China 12/01/05

Mr. Qiu Sheng sent me this beautiful FDC from China, thank you very much! It was posted in the Fenghuangshan subdistrict (凤凰山) 1 of Putian (莆田) on January 5 and arrived on January 16, 2012. Interesting are the three different cancellations: the first day cancel, two black hand cancels, and one blue machine cancellation.

The mini-sheet commemorates the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

#517 France 12/01/06

Thanks, Roland, for sending this nice FDC from France! It was issued and posted on January 6 and arrived on January 11, 2012.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

#324 Singapore 10/01/08

Terence sent me this beautiful FDC from Singapore, thank you very much! It was issued on January 8, 2010, and commemorates the Chinese Year of the Tiger. There is an additional cancellation of the Zodiac Fair from January 6 to 10.

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