musty old bookstores, with all their glories, are common in China. something extraordinary, however, is a marvellous stash of postal ephemera which i found hiding amidst the books today!
first is a packet of some 200+ documents; the backs of which are covered with (cancelled?) stamps from the 1980s. the fronts bear what looks like inventory lists from 'Shanghai Da Jiang Co'. i am entirely unsure of why the stamps were applied to each page.....…Continue
i received this delightful card from Katerina Nikoltsu today, my first from Greece.
you will observe that the stamp on the left side of the card bears the message "JAN 21 2011". you will also note the motif of straight lines, made curvy on that same left side. the opposite side gives greetings for the Chinese New Year, year of the rabbit.