Missing countries and territories

In 2015 I received covers from 15 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, São Tomé and Príncipe, 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

#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.

#1065 Alderney 16/09/22

alderney-160922On September 26 I received this very nice cover with the help of the Alderney post officers, thank you! It was posted on September 22, 2016.

The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. They depict the Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) and the house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

See also: #846 Alderney 14/09/30

#1064 Germany 16/10/27

germany-161027Olivier has sent this beautiful cover from the Internationale Briefmarken-Börse Sindelfingen (International Stamp Fair), thank you! It was posted on October 27 and arrived on November 2, 2016.

#1063 Thailand 16/09/05

thailand-160905Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Thailand, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on September 5 and arrived on September 9, 2016.

The attached stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 88th birthday of the recently deceased King Bhumipol Adulyadej (1927–2016). The stamp set was issued on December 5, 2015.

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.

The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.

#1061 Greece 16/09/08

greece-160908Alfred has sent this very nice cover from Greece, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2016.

The left two stamps are part of the set “The 175th Anniversary of the National Bank of Greece“, which was issued on March 30, 2016. The right stamp commemorates the film director Costa-Gavras (born 1933). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 1, 2016. It is cancelled with the first day cancel.

#1060 Caribbean Netherlands 16/09/06

saba-160906Radim has sent this beautiful cover from the Caribbean Netherlands, thank you very much! It was posted in Saba on September 6 and arrived on September 19, 2016.

The middle stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which was constituted in 1815.

The right stamp commemorates the explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).

#1059 Japan 16/09/06

japan-160906This nice cover from Japan was sent by Fumiaki, thank you! It was posted in Shizuoka (静岡) on September 6 and arrived on September 13, 2016.

#1058 Christmas Island 16/08/03

Christmas Island 160803This beautiful cover from the Christmas Island was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on August 3 and arrived on August 17, 2016.

The left stamp depicts a coral rabbitfish, the middle stamp depicts the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), and the right stamp depicts the robber crab (Birgus latro).

See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02

#1057 France 16/01/22

France 160122-2Philippe has sent this nice cover from France, thank you! It was posted at the Place Bellecour in Lyon on January 22 and arrived on January 25, 2016.

The attached stamp is the 2015 EUROPA stamp, which was issued on May 4, 2015.

#1056 Spain 16/05/09

Spain 160509Pere Magnané has sent this nice cover from Spain, thank you! It was posted in Barcelona on May 9 and arrived on May 11, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the 50th World Leprosy Day, which was on January 23, 2003.

The right stamps depict the flags of Aragon and Region of Murcia.

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