Sunday, 27 January 2019

280th DS

This is quite an interesting street scene going on here, I wonder what year this is supposed to be showing here.

Received: 21.01.2019

The cancels were a lovely surprise from my friend in Japan. Thank you!

279th DS

Such a cute card! This is from my friend in China, it was good to hear from him. I also like how shiny this card is too *_*

Received: 17.01.2019

The Year of the Pig stamp looks good, ours is...interesting to say the least.

278th DS

Another cool cancel from my friend in Japan. I really like this one! Thank you for this one! 

Received: 14.01.2019

Saturday, 26 January 2019

276th & 277th DS

2 more nice cards from my friend in Japan, once again with amazing cancels! I'm surprised how many of these cards that you can write on the front exist.

Received: 08.01.2019

There's so many Post Kuma cancels, it's amazing 0_0


Received the same day as the one above along with another cute Post Kuma cancel. Unfortunately my Japanese isn't good enough to give artist information, but I can tell you this is a drawing of the Sapporo TV tower.


Christmas Cards for the Year

My first Christmas card has arrived! And how cute, I love the kitten in the corner :D

Received: 23.11.2018


Received: 03.12.2018


Gnomes. Jenny Nyström (1854-1946)

What a cute card! And it's also from a mini meet as well. Very nice and festive with the cancel below as well!

Received: 07.12.2018


Looking good! I happen to have a Christmas card from the same printing company. I like this one quite a bit.

Received: 10.12.2018

Really invested on using fat sharpies this season eh? -_-;


Not quite Christmasy per se but it sort of is a little. Kind of sad looking but I like it as well. I wonder what's in his hat though? 0_0

Received: 10.12.2018


A pretty silver and gold card from my friend in Japan. Definitely my favourite Christmas card received this year! Thank you!

Received: 17.12.2018

And a cute cancel of Post Kuma :D


Putinki Oy
Helsinki, Finland

Love me some Finnish Nightmares! Great that there is a Christmas edition too! From my friend in Finland. I had to quickly google this, but there is a tradition that an almond is hidden in a batch of rice porridge. Whoever finds the almond will have good luck. Poor Matti lol

Received: 20.12.2018


The last card to arrive! One from my penpal in the US. She included some postcards from Japan, that she bought in Little Tokyo in LA. Very nice of her!

Received: 07.01.2019

275th DS

I like the travel poster like image of this card; another cool one from my friend in Japan! Along with another fantastic cancel, thank you!

Received: 07.01.2019

274th DS

The first card of the New Year is from my friend in Japan! It also has a fantastic Post Kuma cancel on it!

Received: 03.01.2019

Thursday, 10 January 2019

273rd DS

The Sundarban is a contiguous natural region in India and Bangladesh formed on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaptura and Meghna rivers. It is the largest estuarine mangrove forest in the world. It is a national park, tiger reserve, biosphere reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a Ramsar wetland. It's also home to a variety of bird, reptile, and invertebrate species, including the salt water crocodile. Water monitor (Varanus salvator macromaculatus,) is a large lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. It lives in areas close to water. The species can survive where other large carnivores cannot, as they are cold blooded (hence efficient.) They are the world's second heaviest lizard, after the Komodo Dragon.

Happy Winter Solstice! A very cool card coming from India in reply to an official I had sent. I like these India Post cards, they're always so informative. Also good news is that there are plenty of Water Monitors that they're considered "Least Concern" according to the IUCN.

Received: 21.12.2018

272nd DS

Some cards from my friend in Finland! I'm glad they sent this GF card, I haven't seen it before!

Received: 20.12.2018

Cool to see another card from this series too! Wonder how many more there are.

Animalium by Katie Scott

I'm guessing a Nile Crocodile? My Finnish isn't very good lol 

There was also a 4th card, which I will include in the Christmas cards post.

Tromso Meet Up Card

I was lucky and won a meet up card! Tromso is located rather up north, 372 km north of the Arctic Circle to be precise. 

Received: 19.12.2018