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Teja sent me these cat stamps on a letter.

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Thank you very much Mateja! I really like them!

Naomi :mrgreen:

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Yesterday my Mom and I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was really cool to see all the sculptures and paintings.

Here are some pictures we took.

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This art is made entirely of plastic beads and string!

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My future bed.

It was really cool!

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I'm going to sleepover camp on Wednesday, July 3rd so I won't be able to do any stamping until I get back.

If anyone wants to send me a letter at camp that would be awesome! :D :lol: :P :mrgreen: :D :) :o :lol: :mrgreen:

Here's the address:

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I'm coming home August 15th.

Naomi :mrgreen:

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Well, my stamp buddy has gone off to camp. 6 weeks without kids! I'll have more time to spend on stamps but it won't be as chatty (Naomi tends to chat...A LOT...when we are working on stamps :D ).

In case anyone reading this thread has the inclination to send a letter or postcard, I gave Naomi my blessing to post her camp address here. I know that she would love to get mail from around the world while she's at camp (the camp staff probably won't know what to make of it! :D ) - and it might even intrigue and pique the interest of her cabin mates enough to spark another budding stamp collector or two??

I've got a bunch of swaps pending - been so busy with getting kids ready for camp - but will post some pictures of stamps going to and fro here soon...

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Have gotten some items for my blood donation collection from Stampboards members recently.

Today this cover arrived from jeannette_NL, containing mint stamps recently issued by the Netherlands for World Blood Donor Day 2013:

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Thanks very much Jeannette for the cover and the stamps, they are wonderful additions to my collection!! :D :D
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Also recently received from Teja these 2 great commercial covers from Slovenia showing proper usage of the recent postal tax stamp promoting blood donation.

This cover has a nice meter franking:
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This cover has a purple handstamp "Poštnina plačana pri pošti" (Postage paid at the post office). Although I know it was mailed during the week when the postal tax stamp was required, unfortunately there's no date stamp. Nonetheless, the postal tax stamp was properly applied at the post office.
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Squeezed in a swap with kerailija before we leave for vacation next week. Sending these Canada and Japan in exchange for some animal stamps for Naomi (will post those later after they arrive):

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All packed up and ready to be hand postmarked at the post office tomorrow:

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Here is the back half of the swap with kerailija. It arrived in this cover:

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Nice ATM stamp used for franking:
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Contents:
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Thanks very much Keijo! :D :D I put them back in the envelope for Naomi to sort through when she gets back from camp, she'll have fun with these.
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Naomi's going to be a busy stamp beaver when she gets back from camp in mid-August. Many things have arrived for her over the last weeks. I'm going to post pictures of them with thanks now rather than wait for Naomi to do it herself, lest we forget.

In no particular order:

2 more covers from AMark in the Pets series:

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A packet of South Africa stamps on paper from zaguy with lots of animals and birds (https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=46824):

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A GIGANTIC packet of animal stamps from Somerset, which will keep Naomi occupied for hours (https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=46714):

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Thanks very much to everyone for your generosity! :D :D :D

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Just saw this.Post Card sent Monday 29th. Hope it gets there in time!

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Hi Anne,

Thanks so much. There should be enough time for the postcard to get there, camp goes until August 15. We just went up to visit Naomi and her brother today (it's the break between the first and second session) and took them out for lunch and ice cream. They are both having a great time.

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You know Jean, I thought Gravenhurst sounded vaguely familiar! So I looked it up on a map after I saw that last picture!

I was right! When we (my brothers and sister) were kids, we spent many very happy summers camping at Six Mile Lake just west of Gravenhurst.

Absolutely beautiful area!

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Wow Anne, small world! Were you living in Canada then?

You must mean Three Mile Lake, Six Mile Lake is quite a ways further north near Georgian Bay. The whole area of the Canadian Shield is beautiful, you can see where the Group of Seven got their inspiration!

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Hi

They all look pretty. I would like to exchange with you. How does it go about?

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Hi wishfulkelly and welcome to Stampboards.

I'd be happy to swap with you. What kind of stamps do you collect? You can see on this thread the kind of stamps I can offer for exchange. Mainly at the moment I have lots of used Japan and Canada duplicates. My daughter Naomi (Canada StamperJr) is fairly new to stamp collecting and she mainly collects used stamps with animals, birds, marine life etc. She particularly likes WWF stamps.

You can send us an email or post here what you'd like to exchange.

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If anyone wants to send me a letter at camp that would be awesome! :D :lol: :P :mrgreen: :D :) :o :lol: :mrgreen:

Here's the address:

Naomi Newton
c/o Camp Shalom
P.O. Box 790
Gravenhurst, ON
P1P 1V1

I'm coming home August 15th.

Naomi :mrgreen:[/quote]

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Hi! I got back from camp on Thursday and I got 2 really cool postcards when I was there. One of them was from Australia and one was from British Columbia.

Wayne1951 sent me this one from British Columbia:

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Thank you very much Wayne! I really like it!

This is the one that hutch sent me from Australia:

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Thanks so much Anne! I love the postcard and the stamp!

Naomi :mrgreen:
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When I was at camp henrik_rrb sent a bunch of postcards with really cute animals on them to my mom for me.

Here's one of my favourites:

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Thank you so much Henrik!

Naomi :mrgreen:

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hutch sent me a surprise letter with a bunch of really cool animal stamps!

This is the cover:

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These are the stamps:

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I really like them! Thanks a lot!

Naomi :mrgreen:

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In the letter for Naomi, hutch also kindly enclosed some stamps for my blood donation collection:

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I particularly like the abstract design on this little stamp showing the main blood vessels going to and from the heart:

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Thanks very much for keeping me in mind Anne! :D :D

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When henrik_rrb was in Singapore he sent me a postcard with a panda on it.

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Here is the stamp that was on it:

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I really like the postcard! Thank you Henrik!

Naomi :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Wow, uncadonego really outdid himself this time! I got this little package in the mail last week:

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I carefully removed the plastic wrap and unwrapped the paper from around the box. It was franked with assorted high value stamps, very hard to get these used in Canada:

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Inside the box were a huge collection of domestic covers, all hand cancelled in Wheatley, Ontario:

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I'm speechless Don! Thanks so much for taking the time to prepare these so carefully, it's very much appreciated!

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More catching up...

Last week I got some more Europa stamps in a swap from my New Zealand friend, which I've posted here.

He also sent these for my France paintings collection:

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Does anybody else here collect France paintings? I've got some extra mint and used for swapping... :D
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Canada stamper wrote:Wow, uncadonego really outdid himself this time! I got this little package in the mail last week:

I carefully removed the plastic wrap and unwrapped the paper from around the box. It was franked with assorted high value stamps, very hard to get these used in Canada:

Inside the box were a huge collection of domestic covers, all hand cancelled in Wheatley, Ontario:

I'm speechless Don! Thanks so much for taking the time to prepare these so carefully, it's very much appreciated!

:D :D :D
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I got this wonderful cover today from zaguy, but I was dismayed by the large registration sticker that Canada Post placed right over the stamps - but with patience and microsurgery I managed to save the cover. I'll post larger pictures of the cover and contents on my Blood and Organ Donation thread.

Before: :cry:

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After: :D

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Jean, glad you could save the cover! I remember, seeing it now, they added the 'Accepted after final dispatch' cachet when I mailed it.

That is not something you see very often these days on South African covers. Most clerks just don't bother adding it. The one who accepted this cover was new!

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henrik_rrb sent me a bunch of really cool Sweden stamps.

Here are some of the stamps that he sent me:

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I really like them!

Thank you so much Henrik,

Naomi :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Naomi, I haven't looked in on this thread for I don't know how long, so never saw your thanks for the stockbook of stamps you posted wayyyy back in July. You're very welcome for them.

I assembled all that stuff over a period of months, once every few weeks I'd build up the motivation to soak a batch of stuff--stamps off mail from eBay purchases--and most of which would find its way into 'the book'. There's a good smattering of HK stamps, as my family is well-trained to save everything from incoming mail, and I send a lot of "pressies" home (Xmas and birthday gifts and other oddments like mooncakes). There was also some older stuff picked from old albums I picked up, or odd lots of stamps purchased online (if I'm bidding on something from a seller, and they have small lots of stuff from a country I don't have much of, I'll put in a bit, gives variety to the mixes I make up).

So is Naomi's brother also a collector? "yes", "no" or "not yet"? :mrgreen:

It's been years since I went to the AGO (when I was back in Toronto in June, that was the first visit 'home' in over 4 years right there), probably about 7 years. I've heard they re-arranged the collections, and added great stuff like the Rubens that Ken Thomson bought and donated (I have a degree in Art History).

I also did summer camp when I was young--went to the same camp my mother went to, called Camp Kitchikewana, in the Georgian Bay area, boat-only accessible.
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Moment of silliness behind this M/S. I visited Taipei for the first time, I think it was 3 years ago now. At the Palace Museum (fabulous place, a "Bucket List" item) I bought a reproduction of a painting, a large flat print. Travelled with only a small suitcase, and had no way to bring this thing home, so I mailed it to myself in Hong Kong--hit up the philatelic counter in the GPO for a wide selection of stamps, a range of which made it into that stockbook lot. No way will I settle for a computer-printed label.

Incidentally, went to Bangkok on a holiday 2 years ago, and mega-shopped at the weekend market there, and was posting stuff to myself at the BKK airport post office, and almost missed my flight, as I was licking 100+ low-face commems onto the boxes for ages.
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aethelwulf wrote: So is Naomi's brother also a collector? "yes", "no" or "not yet"? :mrgreen:
That would be a resounding "no", "not interested", "never"...! :mrgreen:

Neither of my boys caught the bug, but thank goodness for Naomi... :D :D
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Given the fact that philately seems to be a male-dominated hobby, the boys might come around someday. They just need to outgrow computer games and all that other teen boy stuff (I was always a "weird" kid, had a Nintendo and the only thing I played on it was Tetris...and of course was a big-time stampaholic since childhood).
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A bunch of good looking guys were waiting for me in my mailbox today... :lol:

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Another great surprise from Wheatley ON...Thanks so much Don!

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You're welcome Jean. :D
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Got a great surprise in the mail today from ecwk. A bunch of Europa stamps on cover and on piece which I posted over on my Europa thread here: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=32685&p=3582204#p3582204

The envelope was franked with these stamps:

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At first I thought there were some water drops on them, then I realized the stamps have Braille embossing on them! You can see the bumps if you look very carefully at the top half of the stamps. Here is an excerpt from the Hong Kong Post website:

Hongkong Post today (September 30) announced that a set of special stamps on "Inclusive Arts" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on October 15 (Tuesday).

Art knows no borders. We all have the same rights and opportunities to enjoy and produce works of art. The physical impairment of disabled artists does not in any way diminish their passion for artistic pursuits. Displaying remarkable determination and grit, these artists overcome their physical limitation and give full play to their artistic talents in their artwork. Hongkong Post will issue a set of four stamps, featuring the artwork of four local disabled artists, to give tribute to their artistic achievements and to foster an inclusive community.

To highlight the theme of inclusive arts, Braille embossing is used for the first time on stamps issued by Hongkong Post to denote the different denominations.


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Got this wonderful festive cover from Timbres when he sent me a minisheet from the Theme It Forward thread:

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Inside were some other goodies including this lovely minisheet from Brazil with fauna and flora (which I posted on my orchid thread)

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and also a bunch of WWF stamps for Naomi which she will post on her WWF thread.

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henrik_rrb sent me a first day cover and a postcard.

This is the envelope and the first day cover:
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This is the postcard:
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Thank you very much Henrik for the letter! The Christmas stamps are really cute and the birds are really pretty!

-Naomi :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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pbr sent me a letter with 2 really nice stamps.

This is the cover:
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These are the stamps:
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I really love the baby animals and the colours are really pretty too. :D
Thank you very much Peik!

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Canada stamper wrote:
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Another great surprise from Wheatley ON...Thanks so much Don!

:D :D
Jean,

I am jealous, those covers are very nice. :D

Cheers!

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Another great surprise from Wheatley ON...Thanks so much Don!

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Jean,

I am jealous, those covers are very nice. :D

Cheers!
Very nice indeed. :D

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Hi Jean, I haven't been on your thread for a while! :( . When I read your reply today, I did a double take about Six Mile Lake and rang up both my brothers and sister to double check...Yup! It is definitely Six Mile Lake and is pretty much due west of Gravenhurst between (I think!) Muskoka and Honey Harbour. I grew up in Canada and have many fond memories...especially of the not as hot summers we have here! :evil: 48 degrees celcius AGAIN today! Would not see that in Canada!

I have another lot nearly ready to send on to Naomi...she probably has most of them but hopefully, she'll find something that will fill a gap or two! I still keep an eye out for Blood Donor issues for you as well! Does that include Red Cross? Just wondering!

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You're welcome, Naomi! I'm happy you like them! :)

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hutch wrote:Hi Jean, I haven't been on your thread for a while! :( . When I read your reply today, I did a double take about Six Mile Lake and rang up both my brothers and sister to double check...Yup! It is definitely Six Mile Lake and is pretty much due west of Gravenhurst between (I think!) Muskoka and Honey Harbour. I grew up in Canada and have many fond memories...especially of the not as hot summers we have here! :evil: 48 degrees celcius AGAIN today! Would not see that in Canada!

I have another lot nearly ready to send on to Naomi...she probably has most of them but hopefully, she'll find something that will fill a gap or two! I still keep an eye out for Blood Donor issues for you as well! Does that include Red Cross? Just wondering!

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Hi Anne, you know, I don't even know what I was thinking - you are absolutely right, Six Mile Lake is between Gravenhurst and Honey Harbour, closer to Honey Harbour. Three Mile Lake is actually north of Gravenhurst. I didn't do very well in Geography in high school!! :oops: :lol: And yes, summers here rarely go above 30C. I remember when I was younger that they used to be much more humid, which makes the heat much less tolerable, but recent summers have not been too bad.

Thanks again for all your efforts on behalf of Naomi and myself. Naomi is always happy to get mail. :D I don't collect Red Cross issues unless they are related to blood or organ donation. I have most of the mint stamps (at least the ones I could identify) but I'm always looking for covers, slogan cancels, etc. Thanks again!

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When I make purchases on eBay or Delcampe, I often will ask the sellers to frank their letters with fauna stamps if possible and they usually oblige - got this one in the mail this week from a seller in Belgium:

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Nice close-ups from the Antwerp Zoo! :D :D
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AMark sent me the new Canada Year of the Horse stamp on a letter.

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Thank you so much Mark, I really love the sheet! I was born in the year of the horse! I changed my avatar to the new stamp.

- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Naomi :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Naomi,

You are more than welcome.

I am glad that you like the cover. :D

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Canada Post produced a limited edition of 800 of these very nice framed Year of the Horse stamps and souvenir sheet:

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I wanted to get one for Naomi as that is her Zodiac sign, but by the time I got around to ordering one on the Canada Post website, they were sold out! :( I thought I had lots of time since the snake one from last year is still available, but I guess horses are more popular than snakes!

Luckily, Canada Post had a table at the stamp show I went to on the weekend, and they had 4 for sale - I snapped one up, along with a silver coin.

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I've been very busy with work lately and not had much time for stamps, but I did manage to get a little caught up today. Here are some nice stamps I've received recently in a swap from a long-time friend:

Some used large format Art stamps from France...
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...and some used Europa CEPT
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I also received a large packet of used Israel stamps which I still have to sort through. Among them was this sheet showing beaches in Israel:

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I love this sheet, because during our recent trip we visited every one of these beaches!

Tiberias sunrise, on the Sea of Galilee
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The kids at the Caesarea aqueduct
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The view from our hotel balcony in Tel Aviv
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The Dead Sea
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The Dead Sea is so densely salty that floating is easy...and swimming on your stomach is hard!

No pictures of Eilat beach, but here's one of me and Naomi on a camel!
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pre_1912_thanks sent me a lot of really cool WWF stamps and a first day cover.

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I really like all the stamps, especially the tiger!
Thank you very much Mark!

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A couple of nice items in the mail this week. This great cover from pbr with a Hansel and Gretel stamp:

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...and this lovely cover from Tom Koh with pandas from Singapore:

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I must admit, I was a bit nervous when Tom said he was sending the cover by registered mail, because Canada Post has a tendency to plaster the big registration sticker right over the stamps. However, Tom left a lot of room for them on the envelope:

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and it was a success!

Here's a close up of the pandas:

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Wonderful! Thanks to Peik and Tom! :D :D

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I am a bit late posting this, but wanted to thank joelk for sending these lovely Year of the Horse items for Naomi. I asked him if he could get the stamp set for her, and as usual he went above and beyond...

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Thank you Joel! Naomi was VERY happy! :D :D :D

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