Request

To my cover-exchanging friends, please try as much as possible to
(1) WRITE THE ADDRESSES USING YOUR OWN HANDWRITING
as these give a more personal touch to the cover
(2) PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE OR STICKERS ON THE REVERSE;
the Philippine postal service damages the cover with scribbling that highly devalues the aesthetic value of the cover, which is what I am after
(3) PLEASE TRY TO USE COMPLETE SETS
or at least same themes when sending covers, but it is okay if this is not possible or if this would be expensive, and
(4) PLEASE USE SMALL ENVELOPES,
not too small, but maybe around 4"x6" or something like that; big envelopes are not very attractive unless they have many stamps.
Thank you!

22.4.09

I'm Back!

Hello! I'm back from my three-week absence and, to start things off, here are some covers with recent Philippine issues.

These covers were actually sent by me to exchange partners and stamp dealers abroad, and I asked for them to be returned to me. Enjoy!



Sent to the United States



Sent to Thailand



Sent to Malaysia



Sent to Israel



This one, sent to Lithuania, is quite interesting because the cover was received in very bad order. The scan does not show it very clearly, but the cover was torn open on three sides and wrinkled! There is a stamp on the reverse which I take to explain that this cover was received in this order at the processing center in Vilnius. Who opened this letter and why they opened it is beyond me. May it have been a security measure? If so, why such brutal an opening of the envelope? Was the letter opened in the Philippines, along the way, or in Lithuania?
If only I could read Lithuanian, I would know what the backstamp says and perhaps the answer to my question....

Surprisingly, however, the contents arrive safe and intact according to my exchange partner.

1 comment:

Sreisaat said...

I would scream bloody murder if that happened to my mail! Ahaha, pasensha ka na at na-emote ako :)

Okay lang ako, Myron, thanks for asking. Sarap ng bakasyon mo a -- saan ka nagbakasyon? Musta ang bakasyon mo? Good luck pala sa darating na trip mo sa Macau :)

Ako naman, nananahimik lang, sobrang init ngayon dito e. Nabasa ko email mo kaso inaatake ako ng katamaran dahil sa sobrang init! hehehe

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