Warm greetings from the island of Mauritius , nestled in the warm, turquoise Indian Ocean. Necklaced by coral reefs bubbling with life . Mauritius used to be the island of the fabled Dodo, till it was eaten into extinction.
I collect stamps, trivia and fridge magnets.
I share the same birthdate as Sir Winston Churchill (100 years separate us !! ; a card with his legendary portrait will make me very happy indeed !!
As a practising paediatrician , i would be elated to receive cards with babies and children, and especially breast feeding mothers.
No hand made or advertisement cards pleas
A little note concerning my avatar - The Legendary Blue Penny stamp !
Mauritius was the 1st British colony, and 5th country in the world to issue stamps in 1847. The first stamps issued - Mauritius 1d red and 2d deep purple , dubbed the 'Post Office' stamps are the crown jewels of philately.The government printer, Joseph Barnard had 'Post office' engraved instead of 'post paid' .The Bordeaux Cover with the 2 stamps was sold in November 1993 for a record 5.75 million Swiss francs. Mauritius stamps have since then been very much sought after !!
HAPPY POSTCROSSING FROM THE ISLAND OF THE DODO !!
Thank U for reading this far !!
Expired postcards :-(
MU 1604 Piskotka Czech Republic 06/05/2012
MU 1601 Daria Drugomilova Belarus 06/05/2012
MU 1600 Nastya-Teterina Ukraine 06/05/2012
MU 1593 Elaine0128 China 27/04/2012
MU 1528 Xubmbo Taiwan 24/02/2012
MU 1238 Agga87 Poland 06/04/2011
MU 1391 Tati_belle Ukraine 13/08/2011
MU 1392 Pinuolin Taiwan 13/08/2011
MU 1417 Alpinist Russia 14/09/2011
MU 1419 Beans90 Guernsey & Alderley 14/09/2011
MU 1478 Willyto1286 El Salvador 26/11/2011
MU 1483 Mocca64 Finland 30/11/2011
MU 1486 Dragonhead Belgium 30/11/2011