A FDC from Anjo, Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the administrative counselor's system. Thank you, Minoru.
Cover from Czech. Cheb is the ancient capital of the westernmost region of the Czech Republic. The first known settlement in the vast area on the banks of the upper Ohře river was a Slavic stronghold, built as early as the 9th to 11th centuries on a hill overlooking the river. The first mention of Cheb dates back to 1061; it is the oldest evidence of the ongoing medieval colonization of the area surrounding Cheb during which the German colonists pushed the original Slavic settlers back to the hinterland. Thank you, Radim.
Cover from Ukraine. This is an official FDC but sent in 8.4.2011. Very beautiful mini-sheet, thank you, Alina.
Cover from Thailand. The big stamp was issued in 2010 in celebrating the anniverary of king's birthday. This stamp has a very special design that there is a real rice stick on the middle of it. Thank you, Terdsak.
Two FDCs from Hong Kong. Though the lower cover were sent by express mail but arrived in Taipei on 7.Apr.2011, and the registered cover arrived in 31.Mar.2011. It means that the express mail was spent more 7 days than the registered cover. Really funny! Anyway, they both arrived into my mail box, and that's enough. Thank you, Edward.
Cover from Hong Kong. This official issue envelope and pictorial cancellation were in celebrating the centenary of powered flight in Hong Kong. Thank you, Brian.
FDC from Estonia. Villem Reiman (1861-1917) was an outstanding Estonian public figure – historian, journalist, ardent speaker for the idea of independence, promoter of temperance and the establishment of societies, honorary alumnus of the Estonian Student Society, originator of the fundamental principles of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, paver of the way to independence and its cultural development. As member of the Estonian Student Society, Reiman took part in the consecration of the blue, black and white flag on 4 June in St Mary’s of Otepää and in 1886 became chairman of the society. In 1887 he graduated from Tartu University as a candidate of divinity and began working as clergyman at Kolga-Jaani in 1989, first as assistant minister and from late 1890 as minister. When the Estonian national movement fell to its nadir, Reiman along with persons who shared his ideas (Oskar Kallas, Heinrich (Henrik) Koppel) bought the newspaper Postimees and asked Jaan Tõnisson to become its editor-in-chief. Reiman also had an important role as a hobby historian, writing the first more or less scholarly overview of the history of Estonia; until that time only foreigners had published their visions of the situation in the country. Thank you, Pirjo.