I posted a Formosa, Taiwan card just last week. Now, I am going to post another card with similarities of the one I received last week. This made me think that maybe this card is a Formosa/Taiwan series. Because if so, then I would love to have the other cards of this series.
Last week, I got the card through a direct swap. This time, I got this through Postcrossing. I am just glad the card looks pretty and clean, there were no postal marks in the back portion. See that? 🙂
From Russia –
Contents of this cover are: postcard, an FDC containing a Russian ticket & a 1 dollar bill.
From Japan –
This contained a Kimono-shape card. The stamps are just so cute!
I got this card through a direct swap. Direct swap means, personally messaging another collector that you are interested to swap with a certain card she posted as “FOR SWAP.”
I used GF Philippine as a swap for this card. Transportation category is one of my fave categories especially trains.
She used two stamps and that fruit stamp is a candy to my eye. 🙂
By the way, should you wonder if Formosa is another name for Taiwan. No! Here’s the right description of the place —
The Republic of Formosa (literally Taiwan Democratic State) was a short-lived republic that existed on the island of Taiwan in 1895 between the formal cession of Taiwan by the Qing Dynasty of China to the Empire of Japan by the Treaty of Shimonoseki and it being taken over by Japanese troops.
So, now you know! <3
I really love the feeling when I can receive a surprise card friend who travels because it feels nice to be remembered this way. I consider this kind of effort of a thoughtful friend.
This card is from Barbados when sis Jo went there for a vacation.
The postal stamp used: Avocado!