Keeping with the literary theme, the accompanying stamp on the right commemorates 200 years of Grimms’ fairy tales.
I visited Xian years ago to see the amazing Terracotta Army, but I must have sent all the postcards I bought. Receiving this card from E., a music lover in Shanghai, was therefore a pleasant surprise:
And just look at all the gorgeous stamps! The ones on the right are from the Cao Chong Weighs the Elephant set (2008) . I had never heard of Cao Chong, but as illustrated by the stamps, he was a child prodigy famous for weighing an elephant using the principle of buoyancy.
J. from Munich sent this nice Neuschwanstein Castle card:
This sender of this card, C. from Moscow, speculates that these are jazz musicians:
Russia really does have great stamps. C. very kindly chose this beautiful Zinaida Serebryakova: The Shoots of Autumn Crops stamp for me. She is listed as an artist I really like in my profile. The blue stamp marks the 50th Anniversary of Russian Research in Antarctica. And the small stamp features St George the Victorious, the symbol of Moscow.
I got another Atelier Nouvelles Images multiple card from C. in the Netherlands. Looks delicious, doesn’t it?
And I. from Taiwan sent this card from Namasia District in Kaosiung, Taiwan. She writes that there are many Taiwanese Aborigines in this area, including the Bunun, the Tsou, and the Paiwan. I would love to visit.
The beautiful stamps are from the Travel in Taiwan series and show the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Jiufen, a tourist town:
H. from the Netherlands sent a view he finds “really Holland” because of the old Dutch mill, water and nice sky. I like the face on the main windmill.
I love the stamps, too:
Isn’t it great? S. explains that this photo is from a book about women who live on the Alps for 6 months at a time.
She also wrote that the big stamp celebrates Switzerland’s legendary mountains and lakes:
I did a little dance when I saw this card from A. in St Petersburg:
I don’t know why, but I love these Victoria Kirdiy illustrations. I was surprised to learn that she has admitted to being a sad person. Despite that, she is spreading a lot of happiness with her art.
And that is a nice note on which to end this post.