The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then, membership has expanded to include Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Its aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, protection of regional peace and stability, and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully. (source)Thank you Erica!
I don’t collect stamps, but I like my cards to have beautiful stamps. In my post office they normally sell just one or two different designs, so outgoing mail has always the same stamps. As my postcards get much more exposure that stamps, I decided to show you some beautiful stamps I have received!Two of my all time favorite so far:And my other favorites:
The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg consists of the extended family of the sovereign Grand Duke.The current royal family of Luxembourg consists of the reigning grand duke, Henri, his wife Maria Teresa, their children: Guillaume, Félix, Louis, Alexandra and Sébastien, and Grand Duke Jean, the father of the reigning grand duke, who abdicated in 2000 and still holds the title of Grand Duke. The family is completed by Princess Tessy, the wife of Prince Louis, and their two sons: Princes Gabriel and Noah. Although Prince Louis and his family are not in the line of succession, they still participate in official events. (source)Thank you Anne!
The current flag of the U.S. state of Georgia was adopted on May 8, 2003. It has three red and white stripes and the state coat of arms on a blue field in the upper left corner. Thirteen stars surrounding the seal denotes Georgia's position as one of the original thirteen colonies. On the seal three pillars supporting an arch represent the three branches of government; legislative, judicial and executive. A man with sword drawn is defending the Constitution, whose principles are wisdom, justice and moderation. The date 1776 represents the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (source)Thank you Naomi!
The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is a part of Antarctica. It was claimed by the United Kingdom and placed under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1933. It is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation. Since the Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1961, Article 4 of which states "The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force", most countries do not recognize territorial claims in Antarctica. (source)Thank you Kristie!
New royal card for mu collection!The Niagara Falls, located on the Niagara River draining Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls and the adjacent American Falls along with the comparatively small Bridal Veil Falls, which combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world and has a vertical drop of more than 50m. Niagara Falls forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. (source)Thank you Heather!