Missing countries and territories

In 2017 I received covers from a few 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, Botswana, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan

Americas: Bequia, Bonaire, Suriname

Asia: Eastern Timor, South Ossetia

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

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

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#1174 El Salvador 18/05/04

William has sent this registered cover from El Salvador, thank you very much! It was posted on May 4 and arrived on May 24, 2018.

The four stamps on the front side are part of the set “200th Anniversary of the First Shout of Independence”, which commemorates the 1811 Independence Movement. The set was issued on May 25, 2011.

The left stamp on the back is the 2017 Christmas stamp (issued on November 13). The stamp on the right is part of a set, which commemorates the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan. That set was issued on February 13, 2015.

#1173 Cuba 16/10/19

This nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you! It was posted in Cienfuegos on October 19, 2016 and arrived on January 24, 2017.

The left stamp depicts a crocodile; it is part of the fauna set, which was issued on December 14, 1981. The right stamp is part of the set “The Language of the Fan“, which was issued on February 14, 2014.

#1172 Chilean Antarctic 18/04/18

This stunning cover from the Chilean Antarctic Territory was arranged by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was cancelled at the Base Eduardo Frei on April 18 and arrived on May 29, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Chilean Cartography”, which was issued on November 4, 2015.

The right stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the indigenous Selk’nam people. It was issued on December 29, 2016.

#1171 Latvia 15/07/28

Here is another very nice cover from Latvia, which was sent by Andrius, thank you! It was posted in Liepāja on July 28 and arrived on July 30, 2015.

The stamp was issued on July 24, 2015. It commemorates the Rundāle Palace.

Andrius included a nice postcard too.

#1170 Faroe Islands 18/06/25

Here is another very nice cover, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tórshaven on June 25 and arrived on July 5, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “The Faroes Under The Sea”, which was issued on February 22, 2010. The next two stamps are part of the 2006 definitive set, which was issued on February 13, 2006. They depict the villages Fuglafjørður and Syðrugøta.

#1169 Thailand 18/07/23

Natta has sent this beautiful cover from Thailand, thank you! It was posted in Bang Na on July 23 and arrived on July 27, 2018.

The left stamps are part of the mini-sheets “The Thai Alphabet“, which were issued on July 29, 2011. The stamps depict the characters “ม” and “ย”.

The top right stamp commemorates the National Day and was issued on December 5, 2017.

The bottom right stamps are part of the set “National Children’s Day”, which was issued on January 13, 2018.

 

#1168 Japan 18/03/30

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Ken’ichi Yoshida, thank you! It was posted in Nakashibetsu on March 30, 2018.

#1167 Samoa 18/05/08

This very nice airmail cover from Samoa was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Apia on May 8 and arrived on May 22, 2018.

The WWF stamps commemorate the Norfolk robin (Petroica multicolor; the stamp inscription is “Pacific robin”) and the Polynesian starling (Aplonis tabuensis).

#1166 Cook Islands 18/04/13

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Cook Islands, thank you very much! It was posted in Rarotonga on April 13 and arrived on April 27, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Marine Life”, which was issued on May 27, 2016. It depicts the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). The stamps on the right are part of the set “Islands Views”, which was issued on July 22, 2012.

#1165 Niue 18/05/17

Here is a very nice registered cover from Niue, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Alofi on May 17 and arrived on June 7, 2018.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheets “Tourism”, which were issued on September 14, 2009.

#1164 Chad 18/05/08

My first cover from Chad was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! It was posted on May 8 and arrived on May 29, 2018.

The stamp depicts the Arabian bustard (Ardeotis arabs). It is part of the WWF stamp set, which was issued on July 10, 2017.

#1163 Greece 18/06/01

This beautiful cover from Greece was sent by Nikolaos, thank you very much! It was posted in Perama on June 1 and arrived on June 6, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Greek Philatelists”, which was issued on November 16, 2017. It commemorates Charilis Binos (1909–1978). The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the World Bee Day on May 20. It depicts some honey bees (Apis mellifera).

#1162 Burkina Faso 18/03/23

This nice registered cover from Burkina Faso was sent by Rasmane, thank you! It was posted in Ougadougou on March 23, 2018.

Rasmane included a postcard, which depicts the Grand Séminaire Saint Pierre Claver de Koumi.

#1161 Ivory Coast 18/06/08

On June 26 I received this nice cover from Ivory Coast, thank you, Barry! It was posted on June 8 in Abidjan.

The left stamp depicts the first post office in Grand-Bassam. The right stamps commemorate the African green pigeon (Treron calvus), although the stamp’s inscription says “Treron Vinago Australis”.

Barry included a nice postcard of Bassam too.

#1160 Fiji 18/04/26

This beautiful registered cover from Fiji was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tavua on April 26, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set “Endangered Flora”, which was issued on April 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Lau Fan palm (Pritchardia thurstonii), the cycad Cycas seemannii, and the Fiji magnolia (Degeneria vitiensis).

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