Missing countries and territories

In 2018 I received covers from 8 new countries/territiories that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helps getting my collection more complete!

Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I am replying with a nice one from Austria.

Africa: Botswana, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Lesotho, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan

Americas: Bequia, Bonaire, Suriname

Asia: Eastern Timor, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands (Penrhyn), Micronesia, Nauru, Niuafoʻou, Palau

I am also interested in receiving letters from local and private post services.

Please send all covers to the following address:

HAUPTSTRASSE 23
8262 ILZ
AUSTRIA

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#1194 Switzerland 18/09/10

Vural has sent this very nice cover from Switzerland, thank you! It was posted in Härkingen on September 10 and arrived on September 12, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Swiss Railway Stations” (issued on September 6, 2018) and depicts the railway station of Fleurier.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Card Games”, which was issued on September 6, 2018. It depicts a card of the Swiss Jass game.

#1193 Germany 18/09/14

Ulf has sent this beautiful first day cover from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted in Hamburg on September 14 and arrived on September 18, 2018.

The top left cancellation commemorates Hamburg’s honorary citiztens Hannelore “Loki” and Helmut Schmidt. The bottom left cancellation commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Kulturpalast Hamburg (cultural centre).

The right stamp and its cancellation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the North German Postal Union.

#1192 Marocco – Western Sahara 18/11/30

This nice cover from the Moroccan administered part of the Western Sahara territory was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted in Dakhla on November 30 and arrived on December 12, 2018.

Alena included a postcard too:

See also:#788 Western Sahara 14/05/07

#1191 Turkey 18/08/09

This beautiful cover from Turkey was sent by Nail, thank you very much! It was posted in Küçükyalı, Izmir on August 9, and arrived on August 14, 2018.

The mini-sheet on the left was issued on June 5, 2017. It commemorates the World Environment Day.

The stamp on the top right is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on June 5, 2007. It depicts farm animals.

The two stamps on the bottom right are part of the set “Labour and Solidarity Day“, which was issued on May 1, 2010.

#1190 Greece 18/11/23

This very nice FDC was sent by Alfred, thank you! It was issued on November 23 and arrived on November 26, 2018.

#1189 Angola 18/12/05

My first cover from Angola was sent by Mário, thank you very much! It was posted in Luanda on December 5 and arrived on December 14, 2018.

The stamp set was issued on May 1, 2015. It commemorates the Expo 2015 in Milano.

#1188 Bulgaria 18/10/18

This nice cover from Bulgaria was sent by Genadi, thank you! It was posted in Varna on October 18 and arrived on October 29, 2018.

The stamps commemorate the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU.

#1187 Kosovo 18/11/27

On November 30, 2018 I received this very nice letter from the Kosovo, thanks Radim!

The cover was posted on November 27 in Kosovska Mitrovica and was delivered by Serbian postal service, which operates in the North Kosovo region.

The stamp set was issued on March 21, 2008.

#1186 Moldova – Transnistria 18/10/12

My first cover from Transnistria (PMR) was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Tiraspol on October 12 and arrived on October 17, 2018.

The stamp sheet was issued on March 31, 2001. It commemorates the corn crake (Crex crex).

Patrik has attached a stamp of the PMR too, which is not valid for international postage and therefore was not cancelled.

 

 

#1185 United Nations 18/10/16

This nice cover from the United Nations Geneva was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on October 16 and arrived on October 24, 2018.

See also: #445 United Nations 11/01/31

#1184 Sierra Leone 18/10/16


My first cover from Sierra Leone was sent by Alena, thank you very much! It was posted on October 16 and arrived on October 25, 2018.

Alena included a postcard too, which depicts the city hall of Freetown.

#1183 Chad 18/05/08

Here is another very nice cover from Chad, thank you Zhang for sending this one! It was posted in N’Djamena on May 8 and arrived on May 29, 2018.

The stamps depict some lions (Panthera leo), a white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), and the sailing ship Prince Royal.

Zhang included a postcard too, which depicts the Place de la Nation in N’Djamena.

See also: #1164 Chad 18/05/08

##1182 Benin 18/07/05

Taouvik has sent this nice postcard from Benin, thank you! It was posted on July 5 and arrived on July 18, 2018.

The postcard depicts an aerial view of Benin’s largest city Cotonou.

The stamp is part of the set “Coat of Arms”, which was issued on January 1, 2008.

#1181 Malawi 18/04/09

This very nice cover from Malawi was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was posted in Chichiri, Blantyre on April 9 and arrived on April 25, 2018.

The left stamp depicts the grey cuckooshrike (Coracina caesia).

The right stamps are part of the set “Lake Malawi”, which was issued on April 25, 2014.

#1180 Liberia 18/10/11

My first cover from Liberia was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted in Monrovia on October 11 and arrived on October 18, 2018.

The top left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 14, 2012. It commemorates the 30th anniversary of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia. The next stamp commemorates president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (*1938). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 22, 2006. The top right stamp depicts US president Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); the stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 4, 2009.

The bottom left stamp is part of the set “Traditional Dances and Masks”, which was issued on August 2, 2009. The last stamp is part of the mini-sheet “The Aliens of Star Trek”, which was issued on December 21, 2015.

Alena also included a postcard, which depicts Liberia’s largest lake: Lake Piso.

 

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