Postcard from the United States of America | The Oregon Trail

Stamped Postcards from USA, featuring The Oregon Trail

US Stamps
POSTCARD: The Oregon Trail is a 2,170-mile (3,490 km) historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon. The eastern part of the Oregon Trail spanned part of the future state of Kansas, and nearly all of what are now the states of Nebraska and Wyoming. The western half of the trail spanned most of the future states of Idaho and Oregon.

The Oregon Trail was laid by fur traders and trappers from about 1811 to 1840, and was only passable on foot or by horseback. By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho. Wagon trails were cleared increasingly farther west, and eventually reached all the way to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, at which point what came to be called the Oregon Trail was complete, even as almost annual improvements were made in the form of bridges, cutoffs, ferries, and roads, which made the trip faster and safer (The Oregon Trail, Wikipedia).

STAMPS: 5c stamp American Toleware, 2012 45¢ Bonsai Trees Black Fine, 2012 45¢ Flag and "Justice", 3¢ Star stamp, and 10¢ American Clock stamp. 

Thank you to Galifrey of United States of America! 

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Maxicard of the Philippines | Malacañan Palace - Manila

Maxicard | Malacañan Palace Postcard & Stamp ; Sesquicentennial (1863-2013)

Malacañan Palace Postcard & Stamp ; Sesquicentennial (1863-2013)
STAMP: Issued June 11, 2013 at P10.00 features the facade of Malacañan Palace across the Pasig River and the Official Seal of the President of the Philippines designed by Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary (1863-2013) of the Palace.

The Malacañang Palace (Palasyo ng Malakanyang), officially Malacañan Palace, is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines located along Pasig River. The original structure was built in 1750 by Don Luís Rocha as a summer house and became the Spanish Governor-General's official residence in 1863 and American Governors in 1898.

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Banknote of the Philippines | 2000 Piso Centennial Commemorative

Philippines P-189, 2000 Piso Centennial Commemorative Banknote, 1998;
President Estrada taking his oath in Barasoain Church / Re-Enactment of the Declaration of
Philippine Independence at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Cavite (12.06.1998) by President Estrada

Certificate of Issuance
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Certificate of Issuance Text: 

This is to certify that BSP issued only 300,000 pieces of this 216 mm x 133 mm 2,000 Piso centennial commemorative legal tender banknote.

The obverse side features President Joseph Ejertcito Estrada taking oath of office on June 30, 1998 in the historic Barasoain  Church, the set of the first democratic republic in Asia shown in the background as well as the scroll of the Malolos Constitution and the seal of BSP.

The reverse side depicts the re-enactment of the declaration of Philippine Independence at the Aguilnaldo Shrine in Kawit. Cavite on June 12, 1998 by President Fidel V. Ramos and also features the Philippine Centennial Commission logo.

The secutiry features of the note include a 3-dimensional cylinder mould-made portrait watermark of the two presidents and the years 1989-1998, iridescent band, color-shift windowed security thread, latent image and perfect see-though register.

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Postcard from Spain | Beach of Rodiles, Asturias

Postcard from Spain | Rodiles, Asturias

POSTCARD: Rodiles is located on the east coast of Asturias & one of 28 parishes (administrative divisions) in the municipality of Grado, within the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in northern Spain with a population of 76 as of 2009. Villages and hamlets include Arellanes, Rodiles, San Pedro and Villagarcía. Asturias has a beautiful & unique landscapes in the region.

STAMP: 28.8 X 40.9 mm self-adhesive stamp at 0.90 € with Environment & Conservation theme showing a faucet/glass/water for the International Year of Water Cooperation.

Thank you to Violin of Spain!

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Postcard from Canada | Saskatchewan Landscape

Postcard from Canada | Saskatchewan

Stamps of Canada
POSTCARD: Saskatchewan is a landlocked Canadian province in Western Canada that borders Alberta, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Nunavut and the US states of Montana and North Dakota. Regina is the provincial capital and the home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, with exhibits on natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations. Saskatoon is the province’s largest city. 

Saskatchewan has an estimated population of almost 1.2 million mostly living in southern prairie half of the province, while the northern boreal half is mostly forested and sparsely populated. The province has a total area of 651,900 square kilometers (251,700 sq mi), nearly 10 percent of which is fresh water - mostly of rivers, reservoirs, and the province's 100,000 lakes.

STAMPS: (1) A 10¢ definitive from Beneficial Insects sets featuring Canada Darner (dragonfly) released in 2007 and (2) $1.75 Baby Wildlife series stamp w/ polar bear cub, issued in 2011.

Thank you to the Sarah Rose Family of Canada!

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Postcard from Brazil | Caiobá, Matinhos (Paraná, Brazil)

Stamps of Brazil
POSTCARD: Caiobá is a 215 km² beach town located 111 km from the Curitiba, on the Paraná coast and part of the municipality of Matinhos, the "Girlfriend of Paraná". It is a popular tourist destination that attracts millions from whole Brazil and Latin America, especially during summer. 

STAMPS: (1) An Indian design commemorative stamp for the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of Brazil at 0.31 R$ Brazilian real issued 2000 and (2) 1st Porte Carta Comercial commemorative stamp issued 2012 featuring Animals of the Brazilian Fauna - Ocelot (Jaguatirica – Leopardus pardalis). 

Thank you to Fesqua of Brazil!

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Postcard from Thailand | Hua Hin Railway Station

Hua Hin Railway Station

Thailand | Hua Hin Railway Station
King Bhumibol & National  Children's Day Stamp
STAMP: King Bhumibol & The National
Children's Day 2013 Commemorative Stamp
TH-146468 / Travels 2,198 km (1,366 miles) in 15 days from Thailand to the Philippines.

POSTCARD: Hua Hin Railway Station in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province is the most beautiful and one of the oldest railway stations in Thailand. Built during the reign of King Rama VI, the wooden station used to be a royal pavilion in Sanam Chan Palace before its relocation and was rebuilt in 1968. The station was famous among local and foreign tourist because of its unique architecture.

STAMPS: Definitive stamp issued 10-10-2010 showing King Bhumibol at 7฿ (Thai baht) and the National Children's Day 2013 Commemorative Stamp featuring cartoon figures wearing the national costumes of the 10 member countries. It is issued in 2013 in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

Thanks to Jirat of Thailand!

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Postcard of Hong Kong | Wisdom Path

Hong Kong | Wisdom Path

Postcard | Hong Kong | Wisdom Path
Common Kingfisher and Fork-tailed Sunbird
Common Kingfisher and Fork-tailed Sunbird
POSTCARD: The Wisdom Part was completed in 2005 which is the biggest outdoor Buddhist scripture wood carving arrangement in the world. It features an arrangement of 38 giant wood columns measuring 8-10 meters long and 1 meter wide to showcase calligraphy by master of Chinese studies Professor Jao Tsung-I. The inscription is the text of Heart Sutra. Sympathetic with the terrain, these wood columns are arranged in an infinity pattern.

STAMPS: Definitive stamps featuring Common Kingfisher and Fork-tailed Sunbird at 1HK$ and 1.40HK$ respectively.

Thanks to Lok of Hong Kong!

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Postcard of Malaysia | National Monument

The Malaysian National Monument (Tugu Negara)

The Malaysian National Monument (Tugu Negara)
Ferns (Paku miding/Stenochlaena palustris)

POSTCARD: The 15 meters National Monument in Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur near the Malaysian Houses of Parliament, is the world's tallest bronze freestanding sculpture grouping constructed in 1966 and designed by Austrian sculptor Felix de Weldon. It is dedicated to the fallen heroes who gave their lives during World War II and the Malayan Emergency (1948-60).

STAMP: Flora commemorative stamp featuring Ferns (Paku miding/Stenochlaena palustris) issued in 2010.

Thanks to Junainah of Sabah, Malaysia!

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