Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond

My postcard pal Dan from Atlanta (USA) sent me this stunning card of the Hope Diamond from the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution). Dan obviously knows about my passion for jewellery!
The text on the back of the card says:
"The Hope Diamond was cut from the famous 'French Blue', which was brought to France from India in 1668 to become part of the crown jewels. The French Blue was stoles in 1792 and never recovered, but in 1812 an extraordinary 45.52 carat deep blue diamond came on the market in London. Later it was purchased by Henry Philip Hope for whom it was named. In 1949 the gem was acquired from the estate of Mrs. Evelyn Walsh McLean by Harry Winston, and in 1958 he presented it to the Smithsonian Institution. It is shown here in a diamond and platinum necklace designed by Pierre Cartier for Mrs. McLean in 1910. "
Many thanks for the gorgeous postcard Dan!

The beautiful stamps on the back of the card

Sonntag, 11. Januar 2015

895 - Card from Ryan

I guess Ryan is my postcard pal for over one year now and is still exchanging cards with me regularly. I'm very happy about that fact and hope we will continue sending and receiving cards from each other in 2015 and further on! :)
This time he sent me a card of a drum set and put as usual wonderful stamps on its back.

From: USA
Received: 15.10.2014
American Toleware and American Clock

A gorgeous Nevada stamp and healthy one :D

894 - Finding Nemo

A cute Finding Nemo card from Paulina. :D

From: Indonesia
Received: 15.10.2014

893 - Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Awesome! Meredith lives in Albuquerque, the city in which the TV series Breaking Bad is said to be set in.  Breaking Bad is one of my favorite series and Meridith totally made my day! Many thanks!! :D

From: USA
Received: 15.10.2014

892 - Portuguese Dolphins

I totally love this Dolphin card from Marie. Definitely one of the most beautiful cards I'd ever received from Portugal. Many thanks! :)

From: Portugal
Received: 06.10.2014

And in addition, a gorgeous Fifa World Cup 2014 stamp <3

891 - Castle of Stars

A lovely card from Japan. Japanese cards always have a wonderful back - a lot of stickers and beautiful stamps.

From: Japan
Received: 06.10.2014
Have a wicked...

890 - Owl

Virginia sent me a new owl card, that I haven't received so far. Great one!

From: Germany
Received: 06.10.2014

Samstag, 10. Januar 2015

889 - Card from France

Geneviève sent me a viewcard of the Ducal Palace of Nevers, France. Isn't it lovely?

From: France
Received: 06.10.2014

888 - Card from Marek

My friend Marek from Poland sent me this very personal card. It's his plate in his favorite pub in Warsaw. He also used a wonderful stamp of two bee-eaters to sent me this card.   :)

From: Poland
Received: 06.10.2014

887 - Russian Card

This card shows the Trinity Cathedral in Ostashkov, Russia.

From: Russia
Received: 06.10.2014