Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Postcard from Germany.

Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt (23 December 1918 – 10 November 2015) was a German politician. He was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1974 to 1982

      Quote by Helmut Schmidt "In the crisis, the character proves itself"

Thank you Erhard for the postcard of your Chancellor with matching stamp with 2 other definitive stamps and fine matching cancellation.

The concept of a variable value stamp is very wide, in constant and fast development, and includes different types of postage stamps, Hence the difficulty for a precise definition, but in general they could be defined as stamps issued according to the needs of the user. 
Thus, the user (customer or postal employee) requests or selects a certain face value and a special machine prints and issues, instantly, the postage stamp 
2015 stamp- (postage due) printed in Germany shows a value 8 Euro cent,
2018 Stamp- The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Helmut Schmidt, 1918-2015

Postcard from Russia.

                              Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent,Russia.
This postcard shows Novodevichy Convent, a UNESCO heritage site, in south-western Moscow. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries in the so-called Moscow Baroque style, was part of a chain of monastic ensembles that were integrated into the defence system of the city. The convent was directly associated with the political, cultural and religious history of Russia, and closely linked to the Moscow Kremlin. It was used by women of the Tsar’s family and the aristocracy. Members of the Tsar’s family and entourage were also buried in its cemetery. The convent provides an example of the highest accomplishments of Russian architecture with rich interiors and an important collection of paintings and artifacts.
Thank you Yuliya for the nice card and beautiful stamps.
2017 Stamp- The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Indira Gandhi, 1917-1984-
Ex Prime Minister of India.
2016 Stamp- The 50th Anniversary of the Kizhi State Historical-Architectural and Ethnographic Memorial Museum Reserve

Postcard from Tunisia.

Waterfalls at Tamerza Oasis,Tunisia.
Tamerza (or Tameghza), is the largest mountain oasis in Tunisia, known as Ad Turres by the Romans. It has a canyon and an abandoned old town. The town was abandoned after the river flooded for 22 days in 1969. It is located north of the salt lakes and receives fresh water from the nearby hills. It is in the hill country near the border with Algeria, 
Thank you postcrosser for the beautiful card and stamp.
2001 Stamp- Birds

Monday, 31 December 2018

Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå,Sweden.


The remarkable Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå, at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia in northern Sweden is the best-preserved example of a unique type of settlement once found throughout northern Scandinavia. The  wooden houses, huddled round the early 15th-century stone church, were used only on Sundays and at religious festivals to house worshippers from the surrounding countryside who could not return home the same day because of the distance and difficult travelling conditions.
County of Norrbotten (Norrbottens län)
Date of Inscription: 1996
Ref: 762- Source(Unesco.Org)
Thank you Doris for the nice card with interesting write up as always and beautiul Fish stamp.
2018 Stamp- Nordic Fish

NEW YEAR'S Greetings.

    Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful  Happy New Year 2019.
    May peace, love and prosperity and good health follow you dear viewers.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

#684 Hanseatic Town of Visby,Sweden.

The Hanseatic Town of Visby is a unique example of a northern European medieval walled trading town with a preserved and notably complete townscape and assemblage of high-quality historic structures. Together these elements graphically illustrate the form and function of this type of significant human settlement, which still prevails as a living town.
Island region of Gotland
Date of Inscription: 1995
Ref: 731 Source-(Unesco.Org)
Received this beautiful site card with one matching stamp from Doris Thank you very much Doris.
2010 Stamp- Swedish Delicacies-Crispbread and Vasterbotten cheese
2002 Stamp- Swedish World Heritage Property - Hanseatic Town of Visby