Missing countries and territories

In 2016 I received covers from 6 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, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Bequia

Antarctica: Chilean Antarctic Territory

Asia: Eastern Timor, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Penrhyn), Guam, 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

#1080 Croatia 16/12/03

croatia-161203Ivanka has sent this nice Christmas cover from Croatia, thank you!

It was posted in Bjelovar on December 3 and arrived on December 7, 2016.

croatia-161203backOn the back Ivanka has attached another beautiful illustration:

#1079 Liechtenstein 16/10/18

liechtenstein-161018Here is another nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on October 18 and arrived on October 20, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the motorcycle Norton Commando.

See also: #1040 Liechtenstein 16/03/09

#1078 France 16/10/26

france-161026This very nice FDC from France was sent by Jean-Pierre, thank you very much! It was issued in Château-Chinon on October 26 and arrived on October 28, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the former French president François Mitterrand (1916–1996).

#1077 India 16/11/04

india-161104Anandita has sent this nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Kolkata on November 4 and arrived on December 1, 2016.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which was issued on July 29, 2016. They commemorate the tigers in the Tadoba-Andhari National Park.

#1076 Portugal 16/12/03

portugal-161203This beautiful registered cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted at the Loja do Cidadão (Civil Assistance Center) in Odivelas on December 3 and arrived on December 12, 2016.

#1075 Latvia 16/12/12

latvia-161212Artūrs has sent this beautiful FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was posted on December 12 in Rīga and arrived on December 15, 2016.

#1074 Czech Republic 16/12/23

czech-161223This very nice Christmas cover from the Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Boží Dar on December 23 and arrived on December 28, 2016.

See also: #1005 Czech Republic 15/12/23

#1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

sao-tome-161214My first cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Eric, thank you very much! It was posted on December 14 and arrived on December 27, 2016.

The mini-sheet commemorates the actress Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962). It is part of a set of stamps and mini-sheets, which was issued on April 15, 2003. It has a denomination of 38 000 dobras (= 1.55 Euro).

#1072 Lithuania 16/11/12

lietuva-161211This very nice Christmas FDC from Lithuania was sent by Leonardas, thank you very much! It was issued on November 12 and arrived on December 13, 2016.

#1071 Tokelau 15/??/??

tokelau-16xxxxMy first cover from Tokelau was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted sometimes in 2015 and arrived on November 25, 2016. The postmark shows no date only the name of the Fakaofo atoll.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Language Week”, which was issued on October 15, 2014. The next stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Vaka” (issued on June 18, 2014). The third stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Weaving”, which was issued on April 23, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Scenic Definitives”, which was issued on April 11, 2012.

tokelau-pc-front-16xxxxJean Pierre has also included a postcard.

#1070 Oman 16/10/04

oman-161004This nice cover from Oman was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Ruwi on October 4 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on November 30, 2015. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The two stamps on the right commemorate the Omani Philatelic Association. The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 21, 2014.

#1069 Bahrain 16/10/09

bahrain-161009Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Bahrain, thank you! It was posted in Manama on October 9 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day.

#1068 Switzerland 16/08/08

switzerland-160808Vural has sent another nice cover from Switzerland, thank you! It was posted in Geuensee on August 8 and arrived on August 10, 2016.

The left stamp is part of the “Mushrooms” set, which was issued on March 6, 2014. It depicts a Strobilomyces strobilaceus.

The right stamp was issued on July 26, 2016 and depicts the Solar Impulse aircraft.

#1067 San Marino 16/10/03

san-marino-161003This very nice cover from San Marino was sent by Olivier, thank you! It was posted in Fiorentino on October 3 and arrived on October 12, 2016.

The left stamps are part of a set, which was issued on March 17, 2014. It commemorates a campaign against gender-based violence.

The middle stamps are part of the set “3D Printing Revolution”, which was issued on March 10, 2015.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Communes of San Marino”, which was issued on June 5, 2014. It depicts the Church of San Paolo Apostolo in Faetano.

#1066 Austria 16/10/26

austria-161026-2On October 28, 2016 I received this beautiful registered cover from Austria. It was delivered on October 26 with the balloon “OE-SGS” in Puch bei Weiz during the course of the Pinkabria stamp exhibition.

The sales revenue of this event is donated to a children’s cancer research institute.

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