NEWS: March 2, 2021 Tuesday - Another postcard from Gabon

On a consecutive day, I received the same Flags of the World postcard mailed from Gabon with a different set of stamps arranged by a different sender. Thanks to Mike of Netherlands for arranging this postcard.



NEWS: March 1, 2021 Monday - Gabon postcard!

A wonderful surprise - Flags of the World postcard of Gabon arrived. This is only my second postcard that I have received mailed from Gabon, Africa. Thanks to Marie of Canada for arranging this mailing. It was postmarked on January 25, 2021 and arrived in Penang island on March 1, 2021.



 

NEWS: February 26, 2021 Friday - Slovenia 2021 Year of Ox stamped postcard

 Today, I received this postcard with Slovebia 2021 Year of Ox stamp. Thanks to Mateja of Slovenia - postmarked February 3, 2021 and arrived in Penang on February 26, 2021. 




NEWS: February 22, 2021 Monday - Year of Ox postcards from Hong Kong and Canada

Postcard 1 - 2021 Year of Ox - Hong Kong
Nice Chinese painting of oxen with 2021 Hong Kong Year of Ox stamps and nice pictorial cancellation. Thanks to Hazel of Hong Kong. Postmarked on January 28, 2021 and arrived in Penang Island on February 22, 2021.





Postcard 2 - 2021 Year of Ox - Canada
Anneed du Boeuf 2021 Year of Ox postcard. Thanks to Marie of Canada for mailing using Canada 2021 Year of Ox stamp which used the same stamp design of 2009 Year of Ox stamp. Received in Penang island on February 22 2021.



NEWS: February 18, 2021 Thursday - Year of Ox from Netherlands and Singapore

Postcard 1 - Year of Ox - Netherlands
Year of Ox postcard with Netherlands 2021 Year of Ox stamp. Thanks to Marilyse of Netherlands. Mailed on January 21, 2021 and arrived in Penang island on February 18, 2021.




Postcard 2 - Singapore Postcrossing Chinese New Year Meet-Up
A wonderful signed Postcrossing Meet-Up. Thanks to Siti of Singapore. Mailed with Chinese New Year stamp on February 1, 2021 and arrived in Penang island on February 18, 2021.

NEWS: Year of Ox postcards from Malaysia and China

I mailed three different Year of Ox postcards using Pos Malaysia Setem Ku Year of Ox stamps which went on sale on February 10, 2021 from George Town (Pulau Pinang) General Post Office. Received them on Februray 15, 2021 Monday.

Postcard 1
Official postcard of Pos Malaysia Setem Ku with theme "Be Oxsome" and matching stamp.




Postcard 2
Year of Ox postcard that I bought online, printed in Malaysia.




Postcard 3
Another different design of Year of Ox postcard that I bought online, printed in Malaysia.




Postcard 4
Prepaid China Year of Ox postcard. Mailed on January 25, 2021 and arrived in Penang island on February 11, 2021. Thanks to Zhu of Suzhou, China.



NEWS: February 8, 2021 Monday - Postcard from Morocco

A beautiful postcard of Meknes, Morocco - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Postcard is specially printed and mailed by the Maselis family of Belgium visiting Meknes. Thanks so much. Received postcard in Penang Island on February 8, 2021.


NEWS: February 4, 2021 Thursday - Postcard mailed from Penang GPO finally arrived

Malaysia Tourism 2015 Promotion postcard to match the Malaysia 2019 ASEAN Joint Stamp Issue of National Costume. I dropped this postcard into the Penang General Post Office domestic mailbox on January 27, 2021. I added the 125th Anniversary of Johor's Constitution First Day Cover chop on the postcard as this Dec 31, 2020 new stamp issue was delayed and sold only on January 27, 2021. There is a GPO P.PINANG Feb 1, 2021 postmark and the postcard arrived in my mailbox on Feb 4, 2021 in three days of delivery only but there was a 5 days waiting time for the postcard to be postmarked, making it a total of 8 days. Overall, great delivery by Pos Malaysia. This is a nice addition to my collection of ASEAN country postcards with 2019 ASEAN National Costume stamp used. I now have 7 ASEAN Countries (Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and now Malaysia) and still missing Cambodia, Laos.

NEWS: February 3, 2021 Wednesday - Year of Ox postcard from Australia

A nice 2021 Year of Ox postcard published by Australia Post with Australia Christmas Island Year of Ox stamp and a wonderful cancellation of CHINATOWN Year of the Ox of Haymarket, a Sydney Suburb, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks so much to Alex of Australia. Postmarked January 8, 2021 and arrived in Penang Island on February 3, 2021.



NEWS: February 1, 2021 Monday - Postcards from Texas and Singapore

Postcard 1
Victorian Christmas is an annual festival, inspired by Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol, held in Galveston Island, Texas, USA. It is unfortunately cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic. This postcard shows a White Christmas on Christmas morning 2004 when the Galveston Island was blanketed by a record snowfall. Thanks to Van of Texas, USA. Postmarked NORTH HOUSTON Jan 14, 2021 and arrived in Penang island on February 1, 2021.





Postcard 2
A matching postcard of Singapore 2021 Year of Ox themed 1st local and 70 cents ATM postage labels used. Unfortunate the stamps were not cancelled but still a very special combination postcard and ATM postage label to mark 2021 Year of Ox arrival. Thanks so much to Siti of Singapore - mailed out on January 16, 2021 and arrived in Penang Island on February 1, 2021.


NEWS: January 29, 2021 - Three Year of Ox postcards arrived

Postcard 1
Year of Ox postcard with two 2021 Year of Ox stamps and special Year of Ox with Year of Rat cancellation from Shanghai. Thanks to Maxxie of Shanghai, China. Postmarked January 10, 2021 and received in Penang island on January 29, 2021.








Postcard 2
A nice China Post box postal mailbox shaped postcard of Year of Ox with Chinese New Year themed stamps of 福. Thanks again to Maxxie of Shanghai, China.






Postcard 3
Cool maxicard of Taiwan 2021 Year of Ox with Year of Ox miniature stamp used too. Thanks to Yeh of Taoyuan, Taiwan. Mailed January 9, 2021 and received in Penang island on January 29, 2021.


NEWS: Azores Postcard arrived!

Portas da Cidade (The Gates of Town) of San Miguel, Azores in North Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to Uli of Austria who visited the Azores. Received in Penang island on January 27, 2021.



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 Hansjürg 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.