Missing countries and territories

In 2014 I received covers from 31 countries 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: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Barbuda, Bequia, Grenada & Carriacou

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, Chilean Antarctic Territory

Asia: Abkhazia, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia

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

Europe: Council of Europe, Transnistria

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

#957 Brazil 15/04/25

Brazil 150425Carlos Alberto has sent this beautiful cover from Brazil, thank you! It was posted in Salvador on April 25 and arrived on May 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the “Professions” stamp set, which was issued on December 30, 2005.

The middle stamp commemorates the Brazilian athlete Adhemar Ferreira da Silva.

The two stamps on the right are part of a set, which announces the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio in 2016. The stamp sheet was issued on March 24, 2015.

#956 Italy 14/01/??

Italy 14010xOn January 29, 2014, I received this letter from Florence, which was delivered by the private post service GPS. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

#955 Germany 15/06/13

Germany 150613This cover from Germany was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted with the private LMF Postservice in Augsburg on June 13 and arrived on June 16, 2015.

Unfortunately the German Post put a sticker on the private stamp and applied an additional meter mark.

Germany 150613detailI made a see-through photo of the sticker and the stamp. It is part of a set, which commemorates the 550th birthday of Jakob Fugger (1459 – 1525). The stamp depicts the Fuggerstadt Weißenhorn.

#954 Croatia 15/03/02

Croatia 150302Here is a very nice cover from Croatia, which was sent by Tomislav, thank you! It was posted in Nedelišće on March 2 and arrived on March 4, 2015.

The stamps are part of the set “Croatian Undersea World”, which was issued on April 9, 2014. They depict the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) and the sea slug Flabellina affinis.

#953 Belgium 15/05/30

Belgium 150530This very nice FDC from Belgium was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued in Mons on May 30 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The stamps depict Marshal Michel Ney (1769 – 1815) and Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821).

#952 China 15/03/22

China 150322On April 1 I received this very nice first day cover from China, thanks my Chinese friend! The cover was posted in Suzhou (苏州) in Jiangsu province ( 江苏) on March 22, 2015.

The attached mini-sheet is part of a stamp set, which is entitled “Huishan Ladies”.

#951 Vatican City 15/07/04

Vatican 150704This very nice cover from Vatican City was sent by Anton, thank you very much! It was posted on July 4 and arrived on July 9, 2015.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the travels of Pope Benedict XVI. It was issued on November 7, 2013. The middle stamp was issued on March 21, 2014. It is part of a set, which commemorates the second year of Pope Francis.

The right stamp is part of the set “Sede Vacante MMXIII”, which was issued on March 1, 2013.

 

#950 Lietuva 15/06/26

Lietuva 150626Andrius has sent me this very nice cover from Lithuania, thank you! It was posted in Radviliškis on June 26 and arrived on June 30, 2015.

The stamp was issued on January 2, 2015 and commemorates the introduction of the Euro currency in Lithuania.

 

#949 Kyrgyzstan 15/07/08

Kyrgyzstan 150708Finally I received a cover from Kyrgyzstan with stamps applied! This one was sent by the philatelic bureau of the Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP), which is the second designated postal operator of Kyrgyzstan. The cover was posted in Bishkek on July 8 and arrived on July 13, 2015.

The attached stamp set was issued on November 19, 2014. It is the second stamp issue of KEP and commemorates the fauna of Kyrgyzstan: the saker falcon (Falco cherrug), the yak (Bos grunniens), the Alay Mountains subspecies of the Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana), and the snow leopard (Panthera uncia).

#948 Cuba 15/02/24

Cuba 150224This beautiful cover from Cuba was sent by Ing. Modesto R. Garcia Castro, thank you! It was posted in Matanzas on February 24 and arrived on March 23, 2015.

The cover is a FDC of 2013, the stamps and cover depict some orchids. The stamp on the left was issued on January 17, 2013. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of relations between Cuba and Finland.

#947 Uganda 15/03/10

Uganda 150310-2This very nice cover from Uganda was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted on March 10 and arrived on March 17, 2015.

The left stamp depicts the shining-blue kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys). The right stamp depicts the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus).

#946 Niue 15/05/12

Niue 150512Jean Pierre has sent another beautiful cover from Niue, thank you very much! It was posted in Alofi on May 15 and arrived on May 28, 2015.

The top stamps number 1,2, and 4 are part of the mini-sheet “A Tour Of Niue”, which was issued on October 18, 2014. They depict the village Mutalau, the Talava Arches, and Avaiki Caves.

The third stamp is part of the “Traditional Dress” mini-sheet, which was issued on April 23, 2014. The bottom left stamp depicts the whitemouth moray (Gymnothorax meleagris). The stamp is part of the “Fishes” mini-sheet, which was issued on June 18, 2014.

See also:
#495 Niue 10/01/19
#288 Niue 10/01/19

#945 Zambia 15/06/04

Zambia 150604This nice cover from Zambia was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Lusaka on June 4 and arrived on June 19, 2015.

The stamp depicts the Victoria Falls and commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence in 1964.

See also: #919 Zambia 15/02/09

#944 Pitcairn Islands 15/06/11

Pitcairn Islands 150611This marvelous cover from the Pitcairn Islands was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled on June 11 and arrived on June 23, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ship Landing Point, Bounty Bay”, which was issued on December 18, 2013.

The right stamp is part of a set, which was issued on June 12, 2014. It depicts the Yellow Purslane (Portulaca lutea).

See also: #281 Pitcairn Islands 10/02/08

#943 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150214Here is another beautiful cover from Samoa, which was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Fagamalo on April 14 (the postmark shows the wrong date “14 FEB”) and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The left stamp commemorates the lined surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus). It is part of the set, which was issued on March 17, 1993.

The middle stamp is part of the “Millennium” set, which was issued on January 1, 2000. The right stamp is part of the set “Water Resources”, which was issued on January 26, 1996.

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