quinta-feira, 26 de março de 2009


Nice cover, lovely stamped and cancelled.
I'm particularly grateful to Holger for this cover, because I was still missing this issue EUROPA 2008 "Letters" from Monaco.
Thank you very much!


Beautiful cover evoquing "Kiev Zoo", an issue from 2009.

Thank you, Igor!



FDC celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of Louis Braille (04.01.1809 - 06.01.1852).
Thank you, Ouari!


My first cover received from Egypt.
With 5 large stamps, I really enjoy it.
Thanks a lot, Farouk!
شكرا جزيلا!


Nice cover from Lithuania (Vilnius).
Courtesy of Arturas!

segunda-feira, 23 de março de 2009


No. This is not a common postcard. Spring officially arrived some days ago and my garden has achieved the timetable in due time. I would like to share with you the beauty of this magnificent rhododendron (Rhododrendron hirsutum) which came most beautiful and exciting this year.
I hope you enjoy it...


Very nice cover, just arrived from Lithuania (Vilnius)
Courtesy of Arturas!
Labai tau ačiū!


Interesting cover on wine theme, with 3 stamps from the "Niederösterreich Hadres / Weinviertel" series.
Thank you, Günther!

sábado, 21 de março de 2009


Beautiful cover, my first one received from Mauritius.
Thank you so much, Tasneem!
You are invited to have a look to Tasneem's interesting blog: http://tasneemstamps.blogspot.com/

quarta-feira, 18 de março de 2009


Nice postcard with a view of Michala Archaniola Cathedral - Warszawa.
A stamp on the right corner perpetuates the unmistakable smile of Pope John Paul II.
Thank you, Kazimierz!


This is my first cover from Guyana, just received through a CCCC friend.
It's really nice.
Thank you, K.H.!


Recent FDC (09.03.2009) - "Belgian Women in action"

Marthe Boël (1877 - 1956) devoted herself to works of charity. "... After the war, as an ex-political prisoner, she was one of the few Belgian women with a vote for the Parliament...".

Lily Boeykens (1930 - 2005) worked in freelance journalism and public relations. "... She played an important role in the organisation of the first National Women's Day, in the early years of the Women's Consultation Committee and the organisation of the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women...".

Thank you, Thomas!

segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2009

The Netherlands

Nice envelope, as pleasant as funny.
Another surprise of Piet!
Thank you!


Another beautiful cover from Croatia, with 5 stamps on.
On the right, 2 stamps from "Hrvatski vilinski svijet" series (2009);
On the left, 3 stamps "Europa Cept" from different dates: 1995, 1998 and 2000.
Thank you very much, Tomislav!

The Netherlands

"Refreshing" Cover, as a prelude of Spring..., with two nice stamps (44 Eurocent) from a series dated 2007.
Thanks a lot, J.!


Nice cover from France (Eure Dpt.)
Courtesy of Sandra & Jérôme
Merci beaucoup!


Painter and writer, Leo von Klenze (Franz Karl Leopold von Klenze, February 29, 1784- January 27, 1864) was also a German neoclassicist architect Court architect of Bavarian King Ludwig I, and he was one of the most prominent representatives of Greek revival style.
On this envelope a stamp evoques his art and his style.
Thank you, Wilfried!

segunda-feira, 2 de março de 2009


New envelope, just received.
The central theme is the issue "20th Anniversary of the Healthy Cities Movement in Europe, Zagreb 1988 -2008".
I would like to thank Dragan for this nice cover and for the stamps on Pope John Paul II he kindly offered to me separately, too.
Good surprise! Thank you, Dragan!
Puno ti hvala!

USA (Alaska)

It's always nice to receive news from unexpected places.
Here is another example, with this beautiful FDC (Anchorage Jan. 3, 2009) from Alaska.
Thank you very much, Michael!


New nice FDC (Tallin, on 26.02.2009).
Commemorative issue dedicated to Ants Piip (Feb. 28, 1884 - Oct. 1, 1942). Lawyer, diplomat, politician, he was 7th Prime minister of Estonia.
Thank you, Pirjo!
Suur tänu!