Missing countries and territories

In 2019 I received covers from 9 new countries/territories that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helps getting my collection more complete!

Nevertheless I am missing covers from a few 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: Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Somalia, (South Sudan)

Americas: Bequia

Asia: Eastern Timor, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: Penrhyn (Cook Islands), Micronesia

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

Please send all covers to the following address:

8262 ILZ

#1323 Gabon 21/03/04

On March 31 I received this very nice cover from Gabon, thank you very much! It was posted on Libreville on March 4, 2021.

The bird stamps depict the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) and the blue-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica).

See also: #696 Gabon 13/09/05

#1322 Mexico 21/04/18

Víctor has sent this nice cover from Mexico, thank you very much! The cover was posted on April 18 and arrived on June 29, 2021.

The stamps commemorate the World Post Day.

#1321 Nauru 21/05/26

My first cover from Nauru was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! This beautiful cover was posted on May 26 and arrived on June 29, 2021.

The stamps depict the ultramarine lorikeet (Vini ultramarina) and the crimson shining parrot (Prosopeia splendens).

#1320 Portugal 21/05/08

This amazing cover from Portugal was sent by Pedro, thank you very much! It was posted on May 8 and arrived on May 10, 2021.

The beautiful mini-sheet commemorates the 200th birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910).

#1319 Lithuania 20/10/07

This nice cover from Lithuania was sent by Valentinas, thank you! It was posted in Pasvalys on July 10 and arrived on October 16, 2020.


#1318 Indonesia 21/02/06

This nice cover from Indonesia was sent by Djaja, thank you! It was posted in Bogor on February 6 and arrived on May 28, 2021.

The stamps depict the traditional Indonesian handcrafts of batik and molas.


#1317 Liechtenstein 21/02/23

Here is another very nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Triesenberg on February 23 and arrived on February 25, 2021.

#1316 UN Geneva 21/03/23

Here is a very nice cover from the UN office at Geneva. It was sent by Soichiro, thank you very much! The cover was posted on March 23 and arrived on March 26, 2021.

The right stamp is part of the 2019 set “Languages of the World”.

#1315 Japan 21/03/12

This very nice first day cover from Japan was sent by Akira, thank you! It was posted in Totsuka (戸塚), Yokohama on March 12 and arrived on March 22, 2021.

The cover and stamps commemorate the 150th anniversary of nautical charts in Japan.

#1314 Ethiopia 19/01/16

My mother has sent this postcard from Ethiopia, thank you! It was posted on January 16, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the Entoto Palace of emperor Menelik II. The next stamp depicts the Ethiopian house snake (Lamprophis erlangeri), the next two stamps depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki).

The bottom left stamp commemorates the shiny-leaf buckthorn (Rhamnus prinoides), and the next stamp Zoz Amba St. Georges monastery in Gonder.


#1313 USA 20/09/24

This beautiful FDC from the USA was sent by Mark, thank you very much! It was issued in Frankenmuth on September 24, 2020 and arrived on January 25, 2021. The FDC is entitled “Holiday Delights”.

#1312 Italy 18/11/03

This very nice cover from Italy was sent by Ivan, thank you very much! It was posted in San Vito Al Tagliamento on November 3, 2018 and arrived on January 14, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the transumanza (migration of sheep).

The right stamp commemorates the violonist and composer Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713).

#1311 Poland 21/03/04

This nice cover from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you! It was posted in Katowice on March 4 and arrived on March 9, 2021.


#1310 Czech Republic 21/02/20

Ivan has sent this very nice cover from the Czech Republic, thank you very much! It was posted in Milostín on February 20 and arrived on February 15, 2021.

The left stamps commemorate the writer Adolf Branald (1910–2008) and film director Karel Zeman (1910–1989).

#1309 Germany 21/03/08

Frank has sent this beautiful cover from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted in Leinefelde-Worbis on March 8 and arrived on March 10, 2021.

The cover commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Norddeutsche Seewarte (North German Naval Observatory, now the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany). The postal stationery and the additional stamps depict the research vessel Atair and the lighthouses in Wangerooge and Brunsbüttel.

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