Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #55

Postcard #55
Postcard #55 is card depicting the four seasons in Finland. This card traveled 9,002 Kms (5,594 Miles) and took 8 days to get to me.

Postcard #55 Stamp
A stamp from Finland commemorating 50 years (1955-2005). Polioinvalidit; not sure what this word means, it did not translate but searches mentioned polio.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #54

Postcard #54
Postcard #54 is a city view card from Tampere Tammerfors, Finland. This card traveled 8,899 Kms (5,530 Miles) and took 9 days to get to me.

Postcard #54 Stamp
A stamp from Finland depicting the sweet pea flower (Lathyrus odoratus)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #53

Postcard #53
Postcard #53 is a view card from Germany depicting the many sites of Hagen. This card traveled 9,177 Kms (5,702 Miles) and took only 6 days to get to me.

Postcard #53 Stamp
I've gotten many stamps from Germany and they have mostly been different which is great; here are two more stamps that I have not gotten before. 125 Jahre Drachenfelsbahn, commemorating 125 years of Drachenfelsbahn Germany’s oldest rack railway. Papst Benedikt XVL (Pope Benedict XVI); the Pope is on a stamp!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard #52

Postcard #52
Postcard #52 is a photo of The Gates of Dawn in Lithuania. This card traveled 9,596 Kms (5,963 Miles) and took 19 days to get to me. Postage was metered so there is no stamp.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #51

Postcard #51
Postcard #51 is a city view card from Espoo, Finland. This card traveled 9,049 Kms (5,623 Miles) and took 12 days to get to me.

Postcard #51 Stamp
A stamp from Finland depicting Kansalliskirjasto, Finlands National Library.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamps #50

Postcard #50
Postcard #50 is from Brazil and is a photo of a P-47 Thunderbolt airplane at the Museu Asas De Um Sonho (Wings of a Dream Museum).

Postcard #50 Stamp
These stamps from Brazil depict 2 professions: Barbeiro (Barber) and Sapateiro (Shoemaker).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #49

Postcard #49
Postcard #49 is from Norway and is a cheery card with daisies, bees, a mouse giving a flower and a teddy bear holding a flower. The printed text in Norwegian says "Ha en fin dag" which in English says "Have a nice day".

Postcard #49 Stamp
A Makrell (Mackerel) stamp!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Postcrossing Activity for 2008

I started Postcrossing in February of 2008 and have already sent and received just over 100 postcards. A new stats feature was recently added to the postcrossing site and it gives some interesting data about our postcrossings. I have sent 104 postcards to 31 different countries with Japan (7), Germany (13) and Finland (23) being my top three destinations. I have received 101 postcards from 29 different countries with Netherlands (9), Germany (15) and Finland (25) being my top senders.

Here is a nifty graph from my stat page showing the number of cards received and sent each month.

My Postcrossing Activity for 2008


My current postcrossing numbers are:
» Sent: 104 postcards
» Received: 101 postcards
» Traveling: 0 postcards out of 10
» Sent distance: 979,779 Kms (608,806 miles)
» Received distance: 973,188 Kms (604,711 miles)

I've got 10 cards to send out and will write them this weekend. I'm looking forward to another wonderful year of postcards in 2009.

Postcrossing Postcard and Stamp #48

Postcard #48
Postcard #48 is a view card from Namsos, Norway.

Postcard #48 Stamp
Two stamps with a horn and crown and a very nice skiing stamp from Norway.