Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Japan: Honpahonganji

Post Office: Honpahonganji
Date: 11.06.2012
Post Mark: Hogan Ji Temple

Hongan-ji, also archaically romanized as Hongwanji, is the collective name of the largest school of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism (which further sub-divides into the Nishi and Higashi branches). 'Hongan-ji' may also refer to any one of several actual temple buildings associated with the sect.

Japan: Kyoto

Post Office: Kyoto
Postmark: Girl in Kimono Attire.

The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono", which actually means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), has come to denote these full-length robes.

United Kingdom

Post mark: Lest we forget commemorating the first world war 1914-1918
Type: Slogan Postmark
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United Kingdom

Post mark: Please print the Postcode.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Japan: Kyoto

Post Office: Kyoto
Date: 14.07.2012
Postmark: Kyoto Ninna-Ji Temple

Ninna-ji is the head temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. Located in western Kyoto, Japan, it was founded in AD 888 by the retired Emperor Uda. It is part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spain: Valencia

Post Office: Valencia
Date: 19.04.2016
Postmark: Falles Festival

The Falles is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments burnt during the celebration. A number of towns in the Valencian Community have similar celebrations inspired by the original Falles de Valéncia celebration.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hong Kong: Yuen Long

Post Office: Yuen Long
Date: 5.8.2014
Post Mark: The Old General Post Office Building

Germany: Munich

Post Office: Munich
Date: 17.02.2014
Postmark: " Munich, The city's world famous beers" (Oktoberfest)

Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria,Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed, with 7.7 million litres served during the 16 day festival in 2013.

Germany: Berlin

Post office: Berlin
Date: 10.09.2013
Postmark: On German Federal Election 2013

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nandalike:Poet Muddanna.

Muddana (January 24, 1870 – February 15, 1901) - was a Kannada poet, writer a Yakshagana poet. He was also known as Mahakavi ("Great Poet") or Mahakavi Muddana. His name at birth was Lakshmi Naaranappa. His birthplace being Nandalike, he is sometimes also known as Nandalike Lakshminaaranappa. His best known works include Ratnavati Kalyaana(Yakshagana), Sri Rama Pattaabhisheka, Adbhuta Ramayana and Sri Ramashwamedha.He coined the word kannadam Kasthuriyanthe, where he heartily compares his beloved language kannada to kasthuri. Suffering poverty and poor health, Muddana died at the age of 31. His literary works have been used extensively in Kannada literary educational books.
Cancellation was introduced on 24.01.2015. The cancellation depicts poet and his imaginary wife Manorame.

Barkur: Kathale Basadi

 Kathale Basadi is a  interesting monument in the town of Barkur. . A 20-feet monolithic stone pillar is erected at the entrance. The temples were elegantly designed with carvings and embellishments, but are now in ruins. The twenty-four dents in the stone are the only evidence of the existence of idols of the twenty-four Jain thirthankaras. There are three main structures in a big courtyard with a victory pillar at the entrance. Archaeologists say that they were built between the 8th and 12th Century A.D. Built by the Alupa rulers, the Jain Basadi, unlike most South Indian temples built in the Dravidian style, does not have a gopuram. The sanctum sanctorum is surrounded by stone walls otherwise known as Prangan, with sloping stone pillars over it. The original Mahavira idol was destroyed but has been replaced by stone tablets with animal figures that are a later addition. Katthale Basadi consists of Navranga with Nagkaali, Shiva, Vishnu and Jain deities with separate temples. It proves the existence of changing kingdoms with various rulers trying to control the city both politically and in terms of religion.
Cancellation was introduced on 17.01.2015

Germany: Bonn

Post Office: Bonn
Date: 09.08.2013
Postmark: Cleopatra (Featuring an event)

Germany: Bremen

Post Office: Bremen
Date: 12.08.2011
Postmark: Bremen Musicians

The "Town Musicians of Bremen" (German: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten) is a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Despite the title of the fairy tale, the characters never actually arrive in Bremen. In Aarne–Thompson classification it is a folk tale of type 130: "outcast animals find a new home".

Germany: Kassel

Post Office: Kassel
Date: 17.02.2012
Post Mark: Hercules monument at Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is a unique landscape park in Kassel, Germany. Art historian Georg Dehio (1850–1932), inspirator of the modern discipline of historic preservation, described the park as "possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere". The area of the park is 2.4 square kilometres (590 acres), making it the largest European hillside park, and second largest park on a mountain slope in the world. Construction of the Bergpark, or "mountain park", began in 1696 at the behest of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel and took about 150 years.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Germany: Berlin

Post Office: Berlin 

Postmark: 50 years of WWF in Germany featuring Panda (Type 1)

Post Office: Berlin (Type 2)
Postmark: WWF symbol Panda

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of humanity's footprint on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, with 55% of funding from individuals and bequests, 19% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 8% from corporations in 2014.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Malpe: St Marys Island

St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava (pictured). Scientific studies indicate that the basalt of the St. Mary's Islands was formed by sub-aerial subvolcanic activity, because at that time Madagascar was attached to India. The rifting of Madagascar took place around 88 million years ago.
The cancellation depicts the volcanic rocks found on this Island.
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Finland: Kilpisjarvi

Post Office: Kilpisjarvi
Date: 01.02.2013
Postmark: Two running Reindeer

We all know what Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer does on Christmas time, but most people do not know how he and his colleagues live rest of the winter. In winter the reindeer graze over a vast fell area, so the exact location of the herd is hard to know in advance. In Finnish Lapland it is still possible to observe traditional reindeer herding and see hundreds of reindeer in their natural habitat. Kilpisjärvi region is one of the last areas in Finland where traditional reindeer herding is still carried on.

Czech Republic: Praha.

Post Office: Praha
Date: 25.02.2014
Postmark: Postcrossing

Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project's tag line is "send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!”. Its members, also known as postcrossers, send postcards to other members and receive postcards back from other random postcrossers. Where the postcards come from is always a surprise.

Belarus: Minsk

Post Office: Minsk
Date: 02.01.2014
Postmark: Postcrossing

Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project's tag line is "send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!” Its members, also known as postcrossers, send postcards to other members and receive postcards back from other random postcrossers. Where the postcards come from is always a surprise. Their site www.postcrossing.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Australia: Tanunda

Post Office: Tanunda, SA
Date: 21.03.2015
Postmark: Barossa Wine Valley

The Barossa Valley wine region is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Located in South Australia, the Barossa Valley is about 56 km (35 miles) northeast of the city of Adelaide. Unlike most of Australia whose wine industry was heavily influenced by the British, the wine industry of the Barossa Valley was founded by German settlers.