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

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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#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).

#1159 Canada 18/04/20

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Edward, thank you! It was posted in Canoe BC on April 20 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The stamp set is entitled “Canadian Opera” and was issued on February 4, 2017. The stamps depict the opera houses of Calgary and Toronto,  the opera singers Gerald Finley and Adrianne Pieczonka, and the stage director Irving Guttman.

#1158 Aitutaki 18/04/19

Here is another very nice cover from Aitutaki, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted on Tapuaetai (One Foot Island) on April 19 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The stamp depicts the blue moon butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina).

#1157 Order of Malta 18/03/30

Federico has sent this beautiful cover from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Rome, thank you! It was posted on March 30 and arrived on April 4, 2018.

The mini-sheet (a joint issue with Italy; issued on November 27, 2015) commemorates the San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Rome.

#1156 Portugal 18/02/20

Here is another very nice cover from Portugal, which was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on February 20 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The attached stamps are part of the set “Native Livestock Breeds of Portugal”, which was issued on February 8,2018. It commemorates the cattle breeds Barrosã and Mertolenga.

See also: #1145 Portugal 17/01/07

#1155 Aitutaki 18/04/16

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from Aitutaki, thank you very much! It was posted on April 16 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The left stamp commemorates the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus).  The right stamp commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

The UPU registered sticker can be found on the back of the cover.

See also: #843 Cook Islands 14/09/05

#1154 PR China 18/02/02

This beautiful registered cover from China was sent by Li Ming, thank you very much! It was posted in Fuzhou (福州) on February 2 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The stamp set on the right was issued on January 24, 2018. It commemorates the Chinese traditional art of papercutting.

#1153 Palestine 18/03/18

This excellent registered cover from Palestine was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Ramallah on March 18 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The left 2008 stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day; the middle stamp depicts the daisy Inula viscosa. The right 2014 stamp commemorates the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

#1152 Mali 18/01/16

On February 12, 2018 I received this nice postcard from Mali. It was posted in Timbuktu on January 16 by the people of postcardsfromtimbuktu.com, thank you! The card depicts the Djinguereber Mosque.

#1151 Togo 18/01/22

This very nice cover from Togo was sent by Taouvik, thank you very much! It was posted in Lomé on January 22 and arrived on February 1, 2018.

Taouvik included a nice postcard too.

#1150 Malawi 18/03/12

Tristan has sent this cover and postcard from Malawi, thank you very much! It was posted in Zomba on March 12 and arrived on March 21, 2018.

The two stamps on the left commemorate the Lake Malawi. They are part of a set, which was issued on April 25, 2014. The right stamp depicts the white-tailed crested flycatcher (Elminia albonotata).

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