dimanche 24 mai 2009

cover sent by Hermann Holubetz

Cover sent by Minoru Tanabe

cover sent by Leonardas Misiulis

cover sent by Olivier Szerbowski

cover sent by AW Welch

AW Welch used on cover two "Zazzle stamps" created by the Defenders of Wildlife organization.
Zazzle (http://www.zazzle.com/) is a very popular USA online retail company founded in 1999 by Robert Beaver and his sons. The company has recently expanded to the UK, and will soon launch sites in Australia and Canada. Zazzle enables users to upload and create their own merchandise. Customers can create vitualy anything from customized T-shirts to postage stamps. The company also allows you to purchase a vast number of designs created by other users and customize most of them if you wish. It is Interesting to view the vast array of postage stamps which have been created by others. You can also use your own photos or artwork to crete personalized postage stamps if you prefer. These stamps are valid postage for mailing letters both with the USA and to worldwide destinations. Beacause the stamps are printed with bar codes, the USA post office may not cancel them.
AW Welch is awaiting for comments from LCC members regarding the use of this type of stamp on covers with LCC circuits

dimanche 17 mai 2009

cover sent by Hans Kahle

cover sent by AW Welch

US postal comments on back of stamp:
Richard Wright (1908-1960) is best remembered for his controversial 1940 novel "Native Son", and his 1945 autobiography "Black Boy". While drawing on a wide range of literary traditions, from protest writing to detective fiction, Wright offered an unflinching look at racism in American society.

samedi 16 mai 2009

cover sent by Jorn Steensgaard

Denmark's Nature - Mons Klint
The varied landscape and chalky soil of Mons Klint provide fertile conditions for many special orchids, including the puramidal orchids= - a protected species that is currently found only in Denmark. The area is also home to the zygaenidae, a species of butterfly known for its distinctive mettalic colourss, and the peregrine falcon, which swoops at its prey at speeds of up to 200 Kph.
The chalk at Mons Klint coints fosils of marine species that lived in the area some 70 million year ago. A tooth found on the beach in 2007 turned out to be from a mosasaur, the most feared predator of the Cretaceous seas - a monster that hunted and devoured sharks, octopuses and even smaller members of its own species. The tooth is now on display in the GecoCenter Mons Klint.

cover sent by James Chen

cover sent by Igor Adolph