Date Joined: November 7, 2010
Last Online: November 27, 2011
Birthday: August 27, 1973
I am 36 years old. I am a Buddist.I live in the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, which is in the south of China, neighbouring Hong Kong. I like to share with people all over the world their culture and their thoughts.Philately is my favorite hobby,so I like to exchange others with stamps, postcards,first-day covers and entire covers (especially those posted from China to abroad before 90s). If you are interested in something in China,maybe I can provide help on the basis and within the limit of law.
I like to go to spa and enjoy the traditional Chinese massage. I like table-tennis. I like Shenzhen,the city where I live and work.
Recently read: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
I like to read almost all kinds of books, espcially history and literature,sometimes economics and finance.
The Baroque music: esp. John Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi,...
The classical guitar: Terrega, Sor,...
The guitarist: John Williams
The singer: Charlotte Church
Some rural music: Celtic, India, Japan,...
And of course I like the traditional Chinese music, Esp. The Canton music and the Chiuchew music
(Mostly) News and comments
In fact I don't spend much time on TV.
I like to collect those cards, envelopes posted from China to abroad,especially before 90s.
I am also very interested in those vintage or historic post cards related to China. But almost every vintage card is welcome, the older the better.
I have some collecting themes: the Great Wall of China, the Guitar, Finance and Banking (related to notes and coins, banks, investment,insurance etc.) ,Art ect.
I like the official postage stationeries too.
I would be very pleased if someone would exchange me with First Day Covers (ie. swapping the cards or envelops with the newly-issued stamps sticked on just on the issuing day ).I could send the Chinese newly-issued stamps just on the date of birth.
I like to collect the postcards and stamps of 12 animals of the Lunar year: Mouse, Oxe, Tiger, Rabbit, Draggon, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Cock,Dog and Pig, all these animals.(2011 is the year of the Rabbit)
If you could find and get those things mentioned above, I would be very glad and generous to exchange with you.
Because it is a long mail distance from China to the America or the Europe, it may takes a long time to receive a snail mail. Please beware of that and sometimes keep waiting.
If you don't want the postcard sent "naked"(not in an envelope), please let me know in advance, I would put it into an envelope without difficultes. I have lots of pre-paid postage envelopes.
If you do really fail to receive the swap after a long time, please inform me directly. I will check out the problem and send another one.
To those cards sent from the USA, it is nice not to use the 98C "Grand Teton National Park, Wyomming" stamp, for I've received this stamp so much.
It would be better not to stick two or three stamps overlapped, for you cannot appreciate the beautifulness of the stamp underneath.
I don't like to collect the used stamps(unless they are precious), as a philatelist I prefer the whole set of new ones. Or I would rather the used stamps not to be got rid of from the original letters and cards, at least I think as a whole(with the postmarks, stamps, address,ect) it shows the posting history while the used stamps alone can't ,so I collect the real or posted letter covers and postcards as well.
ONE CARD,ONE PICTUREÃ¯Â¼Å¡although a postcard bearing multiple views or pictures may conveys more information, but I prefer the single view or picture for the purpose of esthetic or appreciation.
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