Monday, November 22, 2010

Nice cover from Russia. Thank you very much Leina !!!!

Nice URSS postcard. Thank you Leia !!!!!

Moscow. View over the Kosmos Hotel.

Nice URSS postacard. Thank you Leia !!!!!


View over the TV TOwer at Ostankino and the monumnet commemorating the outstandig achievementes of the Soviet people in space exploration.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nice cover from Holland. Thank you Roelof !!!

From Wikipedia:

The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in West Germany. West Germany won the right to host the tournament with five votes ahead of a joint bid from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, who gained 1 vote, and a bid from England. It was the eighth European Football Championship, which is held every four years and supported by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 10 June and 25 June 1988.

At the time, only eight countries could compete in the final tournament. Seven countries had to qualify for the final stage. West Germany qualified automatically as hosts of the event. The holders, France, failed to qualify. The tournament eventually crowned Netherlands as European champions for the first, and so far only time.

Euro 88 was a rare incidence of a major football tournament being completed without a single player being sent off, any knockout matches going into extra time or penalties and having at least one goal scored in every match.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nice postcard from Russia

This postcard commemorates the 25 anniversary of the first woman to take a spacewalk, the USSR cosmonaut Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya.

The Panathinaiko Stadium.

The first Olympic Gmae were hel there in 1896. It was also used for the Olympic Games in 2004.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A 3D Stamp from Finland. Thank you Marinanne !!!

From de Finland Post Office (

Alpine Skiing - moving pictures

On the four-stamp miniature sheet devoted to Alpine skiing, champions Antti Autti and Matti Räty perform dazzling jumps, while Tanja Poutiainen and Tapio “Arska” Saarimäki speed downhill.

The way the sheet is printed is based on a lens technology which combines multilevel images. When you move the stamp around in your hand, an illusion of movement is created. The production process is called MotionPrint imaging. These are 1st class non-value indicator stamps.