Thursday, November 11, 2010


This card was sent for the Switzerland to the rest of the world tag - look at my other Blog

issue date: 9th of may 2007
11 Kc - multi-color - used
This year the worldwide scouting movement celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation. The Association of Public European Postal Operators, PostEurop, declared scouting as the common theme of the 2007 EUROPA issue.
This worldwide education movement was founded in 1907 by the Englishman, Sir Robert Baden-Powell. In the background printing of his book Scouting for Boys he wrote that scouting is education of a good citizen by way of forest wisdom. Scouting met with a tremendous enthusiasm not only in boys but also in girls, and spread rapidly throughout the world. The first Czech scout boy club was set up in 1911 by Professor A. B. Svojsík. The first girl club of the Czech scout movement Junák was set up in 1915 by PhDr. A. Berkovcová. The golden age of the scout movement came after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic. It enjoyed a great respect and became a school for numerous personalities, such as J. Wolker, A. Rašín, the academic professor J. Charvát, etc. In 1948 the scouting movement was by force integrated into the Czech Youth Association and after two years liquidated. The Czech scouting movement preserved numerous traditional elements, such as the way of camping, a close relationship to the wildlife, romance, serving the neighbours, traditional uniforms. A completely original element, typical for the Czech scouts, is the tent with a wooden substructure invented at a camp led by J. Pulkrábek in 1913. from

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BULGARIA - europa cept 2007

The Europa stamp was used on a postcard i received back in 2007.

issue date: 26th of April 2007
0.55 L - multi-color - used

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RUSSIA - europa cept 2002 & 2004

left: Date of issue: 05.05.2004 - holidays
middle: Date of issue: 09.05.2002 - the Circus

Monday, November 8, 2010

UNITED KINGDOM - europa cept 2010

Date of Issue: 12.10.2010

FDC posted in a Royal Mail plastic Envelope.
Souvenir Sheet (EUROPA stamp: upper left)

one stamp (1st class value GBP) out of a set of six (!) stamps (only this stamp is bearing the official Europa logo) and one souvenir-sheet of four stamps (only the 1st class value GBP is bearing the official Europa logo)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

DENMARK - europa cept 2010

Date of issue: 01.06.2010
The right one: The stamp feature a motif from Storm P’s book “Spørge –Jørgen” (Asking-Jørgen).
The left one: The stamp feature a motif from Ole Lund Kirkegaard’s book “Orla Frøsnapper” (Orla Frog-eater).

The first one i received wren't postmarked at all - what a shame/blame :( And then last week i received a cover from a travelling RR - what a surprise! Thank you Gforp and Christina!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

IRELAND - europa cept 2010

In October there was a meeting in Ireland / Dublin from the postcrossing Users. pHabietto (Fabio) from Italy was thinking to the little girl in Switzerland and sent me a wonderful card with both issued stamps from this year! Yeah! Thank you!

The right one:
Illustrated by PJ Lynch this stamp is based on Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Originally published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels tells the narrative of Lemuel Gulliver, a surgeon, who takes to the sea and journeys into several remote nations of the World, the adventures are told by Gulliver after his return home. The book is divided into four parts, each about a different place. Gulliver tells of things being disproportionately small in some lands and oversized in other lands.
The left one: This stamp also illustrated by PJ Lynch is based on The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde which was first published in 1888. This book tells the tale of a golden statue of a prince, who befriends a migrating swallow. The prince is saddened by the poverty and pain his citizens experience daily. He enlists the help of the swallow and together they bring happiness to others, in life, as well as in death.

Date of issue: 06.05.2010
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