Thursday, March 31, 2011
Canada Post. They offer free shipping so I ordered several to keep on hand. They have a better selection than my local postal outlet and I could browse the selection without feeling like I was holding up the line. I also realized they sell pre-stamped postcards for $1.89 which can be sent anywhere in the world. Considering that international stamps cost $1.75, that's a really good deal. I have a lot of postcards now but I might order some of those later on.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Österreich" which is German for Austria. The cost was 140 (I am assuming this is 1.40 Euro) which is about $1.92. It took 6 days to get here and traveled a distance of 4,981 km.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I got a postcard in the mail today, what a nice way to brighten up a cold snowy day. It is from a teenage girl in Orenburg, Russia. The front of the postcard shows the city museum. The postcard is glossy and a lot like a real photograph, it's pretty sturdy too. There are 3 stamps on the back, two for 10p and one for 4.00. I looked up Russian currency but I don't think it is 4.20 Rubles because that would convert to only 14 cents and I don't think postage from Russia to Canada is that cheap. I think the stamps show the Moscow Kremlin. The postcard took 18 days to get here and traveled a distance of 7,036 km.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
My 13th postcard is going to a woman in Germany. In her profile she said she likes weird/stupid cards so I am sending this Happy Bunny postcard. I recently picked up a bunch of these. I normally send view/tourist cards but will send silly ones if they fit a person's profile. Postage to Germany costs $1.75.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wikipedia article. It looks like a place I would love to visit and photograph. The stamp on the back is of Marie Curie and the cost was .87 Euros. That's about $1.20. It only took 5 days to get here and traveled a distance of 3,859 km. As you can see on the map the line is practically straight across which means we're around the same latitude, but I bet it's a lot warmer in France than it is here today (we're having a snow storm).
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
York Minster. She went there on vacation. When I first looked at the postcard I thought it was a photo of Westminster Abbey in London. The stamp has woodland creatures on it like owls, rabbits and woodpeckers. The cost of the stamp was 12 Kronor which is equivalent to $1.88 Canadian. It took 9 days for the postcard to get here and it traveled a distance of 4,547 km.