Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My three '999' covers!!!

Here are 3 awesome covers bearing the special '999' postmarks to share with you guys today!

This first colorful FDC was sent from Kullu, India. Many thanks to my good friend, Jeevan Jyoti!

Home to more than 50 varieties of spices grown in its different agro climatic zones ranging from the tropical to the temperate. India is the spice bowl of the world. The total production of spices is estimated at 2.7 million tons and India exports 0.25 million tons to over 150 destinations of the world, accounting for over 45 percent of the international spice trade both in terms of value and volume. On 29th April 2009, India Post is proud to issue a set of five commemorative postage stamps on 'Spices of India'. The 5 stamps depict Cardamon, Cloves, Black pepper, Cinnamon and Coriander.

To make up for the postage, a lovely Saras Crane stamp (100p) from the Animals definitive series (issued 2000) was used. The Saras Crane is the tallest flying bird on Earth and the state bird of Uttar Pradesh. The cranes are known to pair for life and are found near marshes, lakes, village ponds and well watered fields. Their numbers is however fast declining. Ironically, they have long been a symbol of fertility and fidelity in India, the second most populated country in the world.

The second cover of the day was a registered mail sent from Fujian, People's Republic of China. It is my first cover received from Mr. Zhou Fan. Thank you!! The lovely stamp franked on the cover belongs to the "The Centennial National Library of China" series, issued on 9th September 2009.

Last but not least, we have this cover franked with a lovely set of stamps from the Royal Malaysian Navy Submarines series, issued on 3rd September 2009. In fact, this is my second cover bearing these stamps sent by Khor Kok Keong. Of cos, the difference is that this cover bears the special 999 postmarks! Thank you so much!

In addition, I would like to give my special thanks to Jeevan Jyoti for this great gift from India! A gorgeous postcard of Ganesha (The Elephant God). Simply love the vibrancy of Rajasthani colours!!


  1. Greetings,
    I wanted to let you know that I would like to link to this gorgeous postcard of Ganesh in the next Festival of Postcards. The October issue will be about animals.
    If you want to visit the last issue, then you can see it here:
    Evelyn in Montreal

  2. I've come here from the Festival of Postcards because of your Ganesh postcard which is lovely. But those stamps from India, the Spices of India, have really caught my eye - they are stunning!



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