|The staff at the Post office on Buka Island were super friendly. They only had a few stamps to sell, but I had got extra stamps from the philatelic bureau in Port Moresby.|
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Monday, 17 September 2018
|The people at the philatelic office upstairs could not be any nicer. Very helpful and had leaflets on all the latest issues. So I was able to select anything I wanted. Here you can see the philatelic postmark.|
Sunday, 16 September 2018
|Posted at a post box in the town. A standard Definitive stamp.|
Saturday, 15 September 2018
Europe-Spain-Costa del Sol I could not resist this card. The sunshine coast and a popular tourist spot. It shows all the resorts in the right order.
|The Spanish postmark was on the bottom of this card so as it went through the Irish sorting office they postmarked the stamp. Not the first time I have seen this.|
Friday, 14 September 2018
Europe-Spain-Torremolinos Typical old 70s style Spanish Resort. It is packed as it does do what it says on the tin. Long sandy beaches and loads of places to eat. The old town is quite nice.
|The Post office here had only packs of 5 stamps, so I relied on stamps I had purchased earlier. Double postmark here with the Irish post office also cancelling the stamp.|
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Europe-Spain-Cordoba This is the Castle of Cordoba also known as the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. This is also a World Heritage Site. I did not visit the interior as I could not find the entrance and gave up in the heart. !!
|I suspect that all the mail posted in Cordoba is processed in Seville , looking at the postmark that is on this card. The stamp was purchased from the excellent Philatelic counter in Cordoba.|
Friday, 7 September 2018
Europe-Spain-Cordoba This is the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba one of the most important buildings in Spain and a World Heritage Site. Very different in ways and a great site to visit.
|This is a beautiful mini block of a painting by Eduardo Arrovo. Showing two painters with their faces covered in paint. They have no eyes , blind to what they are doing. A very famous Spanish painter.|
Thursday, 6 September 2018
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Europe-Spain-Andalucia I love map cards and I should buy more. This is showing Andalucia famous for Flamingo dancing. Very popular with tourists.
|The large stamp showing the King of Spain Felipe VI, very large stamp and on silver background. A beautiful stamp and great to have such a modern photograph .|
Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Monday, 3 September 2018
Sunday, 2 September 2018
Friday, 31 August 2018
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Europe-Spain-Seville One of the great cities of Spain. A majestic place and a beautiful city. This is a view of the Reales Alcazares. The Royal Palace. A World Heritage Site.
|I visited the main Post office in Seville and was surprised to find there was no Philatelic section. Well I guess there was , but no stamps. Luckily I was able to find a desk that had a number of different stamps.|
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
|I bought this postcard at the Post Office. I did not see any other postcards for sale in Honiara while there or at the main museum . Interesting that the Postmark only says Solomon Islands , no mention of Honiara.|
Monday, 27 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-Solomon Islands-Honiara I only spend two days and unfortunately managed only to visit Honiara. Air fares to the outer islands are expensive . But if you want to see the best of the Solomon Islands that is the place to go. Honiara itself would not win a beauty award. However a new airport is in the pipeline and much upgrading of roads is necessary.
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-Vanuatu-Tanna This island is amazing. The Volcano was a highlight, but also spent time in a remote village with starts from the Oscar winning "Tanna". Wonderful
|There is a Post office in the centre of town and mailed that there. Nice clear postmarks. I am doing well on this trip with clear cancellations .|
Saturday, 11 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-Vanuatu-Port Vila Not the most attractive islands I have ever been to. I was here for a couple of days and a cruise ship was in port. However, the people are wonderful. So friendly and welcoming. A real nice surprise.
|I visited the Post Office on Saturday as it opens half day. It was very busy with cruise passengers mailing out packages and postcards. The Post Office itself had a great selection of stamps . The Philatelic Bureau does not open on a Saturday.|
Friday, 10 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-New Caledonia-Loyalty Islands-Ouvea White sands and a beautiful World Heritage Site is what awaits here in Ovuea. Surrounded by a fantastic Lagoon on one side. This island is more Kanak then the mainland and a different relaxed feel.
|The Post Office was on the way back to the airport for the flight to Noumea. I love the clear cancellations that you get in New Caledonia.|
Thursday, 9 August 2018
|A nice Post office in the town of La Foa. Very helpful , clean and even a selection of stamps on show . New Caledonia really knows how to make sure it has good cancellations.|
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
|I posted this card at the airport on departure. The postmark is showing a plane taking off. The Postal Service even has a philatelic display and Post Office at the airport.|
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-New Caledonia-Noumea This card showing some of the beautiful Colonial Architecture of Noumea. The main island Grand Terre is great to drive around . Great Scenery . Roads excellent for the most part.
|New Caledonia has certainly some beautiful stamps . The Philatelic Shop had a full selection of stamps and souvenirs. This card was posted from the Philatelic shop. . Great to see a clear cancellation.|
Monday, 6 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-New Caledonia-Noumea This card shows the area which I stayed in . Close to the beach and restaurants. It is a very nice Island to travel around and hired a car to do so.
|I posted this at the Philatelic shop in Noumea. It is not attached to the main Post Office. In fact I found it by mistake while driving and was amazed to see such a wonderful window display.|
Saturday, 4 August 2018
Pacific Ocean-Australia-Melbourne My second time here. A very nice city . Main reason here was to visit a member of my family. Love the trams
|I went to the main Post Office in Melbourne. I have to say very impressive for a modern set up. Very helpful staff and a philatelic and coin display . Seen these Bird stamps , beautiful .|