Saturday, March 13, 2010

Istanbul, Turkey

I got this card from the Slavic RR, the Big group 13, from dear Pinar.

I really like the card she chose for me, coz its not one of those typical view cards I often get from Turkey, but it shows something different, and rather special as well.
The card is from a special collection of Turkish Postal Services. It was printed in honour of the beauties of Istanbull, 2010 European Capital of Culture. On the card you can see one of the mosaics from the "Mosaics Museum". It hosts mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.

What I really also love about this card is that it has a matching stamp (pre-printed one) and I also love the clear cancellation...I really dont get to see such every day.
Thanks a lot Pinar! It was a pleasure to have you in this Slavic RR! :)


CafebyJW said...

This is beautiful!

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pinuccia said...

At this point, we have to thank our sweet post office clerk, Selcen for cancelling my stamps with care. She knows all about postcrossing and when the cards are with special stamps like this one, she pays extra attention. How lucky I am :)