NEWS: January 25, 2021 Monday - Postcard from Thailand

A miscellaneous items illustration postcard mailed from Thailand with 2021 Year of Ox stamp and other stamps to make up 25 baht which is the new postage to mail a postcard from Thailand to all overseas countries - previously it was 15 baht. Thanks to Pui of Thailand - mailed on January 6, 2021 and received in Penang island on January 25, 2021.

NEWS: January 20, 2021 Wednesday - Year of Ox from Thailand, Singapore and Bruce Lee from Hong Kong

Postcard 1 - Thailand
Young Thai riding on a buffalo postcard. I bought this postcard and the 2009 Year of Ox stamp and ox related stamps in Bangkok. Mailed this postcard to PuiDuii of Thailand via Singapore on November 5, 2020 to add the 2021 Year of Ox stamp on the postcard and mailed back to me. Received back this postcard in January 20, 2021.

Postcard 2 - Singapore
Cows are sacred animals in Hinduism. Nice postcard of Singapre Sri Mariamman Temple with cow statues. Mailed with 2021 Year of Ox First Local stamp and an added Chinese New Year First Local stamp. Thanks to Kay Jin of Singapore. Mailed on January 8, 2021 and received in Penang on January 20, 2021.

Postcard 3 - Hong Kong
Bruce Lee in his last movie "Game of Death" postcard with a matching Bruce Lee stamp. Thanks to Au Fung of Hong Kong. Mailed on January 2, 2021 and received in Penang Island on January 20, 2021.

NEWS: January 18, 2021 Monday - Liechtenstein and 2 USA postcards arrived

Postcard 1 - Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein multi-view postcard with 2021 Year of Ox stamp. Liechtenstein Post has this series of China paper cut design Lunar Year animal stamps - one of my favorites. Thanks to Hansj├╝rg of Switzerland. Postmarked December 23, 2020 and arrived in Penang on January 18, 2021.

Postcard 2 - USA - Missouri
Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Two nice stamps of 2018 Dragon Forever First Class Postage stamps and Grapes Additional 5 cents stamp used. Thanks to Van of Texas, USA. Postmarked NORTH HOUSTON Jan 2, 2021 and arrived in Penang island on January 18, 2021.

Postcard 3 - USA - New Mexico
Wow.. UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Thanks to Van of Texas, USA. Postmarked in red ROSWELL, NM in December 2020 and arrived in Penang on January 18, 2021. 2017 Global Green Succulent International Forever stamp used.

NEWS: January 15 Friday, 2021 - Tallest Thermometer

The world's talllest thermometer in Baker, California, USA. Thanks to Van of Texas, USA. Postmarke December 29, 2020 Baker and San Bernardino, CA and arrived in Penang on January 15, 2021. Two stamps used from 2020 Wild Orchid Forever stamp set of 10 values with Uncle Sam's Hat additional ounce stamp.

NEWS: January 14, 2021: USA - Arizona - London Bridge

I remember seeing the detour sign for London Bridge while driving along a desert highway in Arizona. This amazing London Bridge was dismantled from London and rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Thanks to Van of Texas, USA. Horses stamp is from the 10 stamps of 2020 Winter Scenes Forever stamp phamphlet and a butterfly non-machinable surchage stamp that requires hand cancellation. Both stamps were not cancelled.

NEWS: January 13, 2021 - Happy New Year Greeting Card

A nice surprise personalized Happy New Year Greeting Card from Van of Texas, USA. Thanks so much and Happy New Year 2021 to you. Postmarked Eugene OR Dec 28, 2020 with Christmas themed circular global forever stamp used.


NEWS: January 12, 2021 - Vienna Postcard with Toilet Paper Stamp

What an amazing postcard of St. Charles Church in night reflection with special toilet paper printed stamp a reminder of the panic buying of this hygiene product during the pandemic in Austria with a baby elephant 1M social distancing symbol and a Europe 2.75 + 2.75 surchage to help people affected by Covid-19 pandemic. St. Charles Church (Karlskirche) was started in 1713 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI after the last European plague and dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo who was reverred as healer of plague sufferers. Thanks to Uli of Austria for this special postcard which I received in Penang island on the eve of tomorrow second implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) of tightened lockdown against Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS: January 11, 2021 - Two Vatican City Postcards Arrived

Postcard 1
Map of Vatican City. I visited this amazing place many years ago. Thanks to Marie of Canada.Postmarked November 20, 2020 and arrived in Penang Island on January 11, 2021.

Postcard 2
Happy Postcrossing from Vatican City postcard. Thanks again to Marie of Canada.

NEWS: January 6, 2021

Postcard 1
The first postcard that I received in 2021. Fireworks over Guadalajara Cathedral, Mexico. Thanks to Gabino of Mexico. The postcard was badly damaged in delivery but at least it arrived.

Postcard 2
I do not collect greeting card but received this nice PEANUTS Christmas Card mailed inside a matching envelope with a Christmas stamp with special postmark dated November 20, 2020 Red Deer. Thanks to Deux of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada - at the moment, Pos Malaysia does not deliver international mail to Canada and when this service is resumed, I will send you a postcard as requested. 

NEWS: December 31, 2020 - Arrivals from Penang, Singapore, Belgium

Postcard 1
Maxicard that I created at Penang Main Post Office of Post Malaysia last stamp issue sold in 2020 on December 29, 2020 of the World's Tallest Tropical Tree (Yellow Meranti, 100.8m tall). Received on December 31, 2020.

Postcard 2
Singapore Boat Quay postcard that I mailed from Penang inside an envelope for mailed back to me usig Singapore Asean National Costume stamp. Both postcard and stamp were bought when I was travelling in Singapore in 2019. Received in Penang island on December 31, 2020.

Greeting Card
An extra large Christmas/Seasons Greetings/New Year card from the Maselis family of Belgium that was mailed with an envelope using awesome extra large Belgium 2020 Jav Van Eyck miniature sheet. Thank you so much to the Maselis family.

NEWS: December 30, 2020 - 1 Postcard from Spain

Map postcard of Sevilla (Seville)province in southern Spain. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France. Postmarked Nov 3, 2020 with special cancellations of Sevilla and arrived in Penang island on December 30, 2020. Stamps used are Oct 2019 issue of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi of One Euro and 2020 HRH King Felipe VI Definitive Rate A National (domestic).


NEWS: December 29, 2020 - 3 postcards arrived - 1 from New Zealand, 2 from Taiwan

Postcard 1
2021 Year of Ox stamped postcard of New Zeland of Mount Taranaki with grazing cows. Thanks so much to Marice of New Zealand.

Postcard 2
Swiss Federal Institue of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Thanks to YM of Taiwan.

Postcard 3
Seoul National University, South Korea. Thanks to YM of Taiwan.

NEWS: December 28, 2020 - Postcard from Azores (Portugal) in Mid North Atlantic Ocean

San Miguel is the largest and most populous island of Azores archipelago. A view from the south coast of San Miguel. Thanks to Uli of Austria who visited Azores. Postmarked November 16, 2020 with a postage label and arrived in Penang island on December 28, 2020. Happy New Year 2021 to you Uli.

NEWS: December 18, 2020 Friday - 3 postcards arrived

Postcard 1
Japan 2021 Year of Ox postcard with Year of Ox stamp used. Postmarked Odawara, Kanagawa December 3, 2020 and arrived in Penang island on December 18, 2020. Thanks to Fumie-san of Japan.

Postcard 2
Christmas postcard with text in Chinese whether this year's winter will be cold or not? Thanks to Khoo of Butterworth, Penang state, Malaysia. Postmarked Pusat Mel Butterworth December 17, 2020 and arrived in Penang Island on December 18, 2020.

Postcard 3
Maxicard of Virus Screener Varun with matching Check Temperature 1st local stamp with special Covid-19 cancellation. Postcard was cancelled with insufficient postage 55/70 which means required postage is 70 cents but only 55 cents worth of stamp is used. Thanks to Wong of Singapore. Postmarked Dec 1, 2020 and arrived in Penang island on December 18, 2020.