A blog about my postcard collections, featuring lighthouses, windmills, flags and more.

Sunday 24 February 2013

Flag of The Bahamas

Niki from The Bahamas sent me this great card featuring the national flag and some interesting stamps. My first card from this country.

The flag of The Bahamas was adopted in 1973. The black equilateral triangle on the left represents the unity and determination of the people of the Bahamas and the three aquamarine and gold stripes represent the sea and the sun.

Thank you Niki!

Saturday 9 February 2013

Help Save a Little Post Office in Vermont, USA

I first heard of this project on the Postcrossing forum. Artist Jane Davies lives in the small town of Rupert, Vermont and owns the post office there. This little post office is at risk of closing and this decision is made by the postal service based on (A) revenue, the amount of money the PO brings in via stamp sales and package shipping, and (B) the volume of mail that it handles.

Jane is requesting art postcards are sent to her at the post office to increase the volume of mail that is handled there, she will put all the cards she receives up on her blog and will in return send a card to the first 200 participants.

Please help save this cute little post office, more information can be found at http://janedavies-collagejourneys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-post-office.html

Bengtskär Lighthouse, Finland

Taru from Finland sent me this nice card of Bengtskär Lighthouse and included a nautical stamp. She says it is the tallest lighthouse in Scandinavia and the Southernmost inhabited place in Finland.

Thank you Taru!

Saturday 26 January 2013

Vorontsov Lighthouse, Odessa, Ukraine

Vova from The Ukraine sent me this card featuring the Vorontsov Lighthouse in the Black Sea port of Odessa, he also attatched some interesting stamps depicting this lighthouse and the Yaltinskiy light.

You can read more about the history of Odessa's lighthouses HERE.

Thank you Vova!

Griffith Island Lighthouse, Australia

Sharon from Australia sent me this card featuring the Griffith Island Lighthouse in Port Fairy, Victoria. She also included a nice selection of Australian stamps.

Thank you Sharon!

Sunday 13 January 2013

Flag of Jefferson City, Missouri, USA

Julie from Missouri, USA sent me this nice card featuring the flag of Jefferson City. There is some information about this flag here.

Thank you Julie!

Sunday 6 January 2013

Lighthouses of Maine and US State Flag Stamps

Ron from the USA kindly sent me this great card showing some of Maine's lighthouses. It features Bass Harbour Head Light, Pemaquid Point Light, West Quoddy Light, Nubble Light and Portland Head Light.

Ron also included some stamps featuring the state flags of South Dakota and South Carolina. I would be interested in more stamps from this series if anyone has any.

Thank you Ron!