Missing countries and territories

In 2014 I received covers from 31 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, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Barbuda, Bequia, Grenada & Carriacou

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, Chilean Antarctic Territory

Asia: Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia

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

Europe: Council of 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

#966 Swaziland 15/08/07

Swaziland 150807This very nice registered cover from Swaziland was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Manzini on August 7 and arrived on August 26, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the “Butterflies” set. They depict the Queen Purple Tip (Colotis regina) and the Natal Barred Blue (Spindasis natalensis).

The top right stamp is part of the set “Postal History”, which was issued on May 8, 2006. It depicts a post office in Manzini in the 1920s.

The bottom right stamp depicts “King Mswati III delivering his first speech”.

#965 United Nations New York 15/08/18

UN NY 150818Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the United Nations New York, thank you! It was posted on August 18 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The two stamps on the left were issued on June 5, 2015. They are part of the set “World Heritage – South East Asia” and commemorate the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Indonesia and the city of Luang Prabang in Laos.

The top right stamp is part of the “Roses” definitive set, which was issued on February 6, 2009. The bottom right stamp was issued on May 7, 1993.

See also: #310 United Nations 10/03/22

#964 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 15/05/26

SPM 150526Jean Pierre has sent a cover from Saint Pierre and Miquelon again, thank you! It was posted in Saint-Pierre on May 26 and arrived on June 2, 2015.

The left stamp was issued on August 14, 2004. It commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first post-transport from Miquelon to Newfoundland. The next stamp is part of the “Bird” series: it depicts the American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). The stamp was issued on January 17, 2015.

The next stamp was issued on March 26, 2014. It commemorates Albert Briand (1909–1966), who was president of the Territorial Council of SPM from 1964 to 1966. The right stamp is part of the “Birds” series too: it depicts the Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garralus), and it was issued on January 15, 2014.

See also: #277 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 09/11/04

#963 Iceland 15/08/06

Iceland 150806Here is a beautiful cover from Iceland, which was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted in Reykjavík on August 6 and arrived on August 10, 2015.

The mini-sheet was issued on May 7, 2009. It depicts some Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) and commemorates the stamp exhibition NORDIA 2009, which was held in Hafnarfjörður.

#962 Abkhazia 15/07/21

Abkhazia 150721This very interesting cover from the disputed territory of Abkhazia was sent by Radim, thank you very much!

It was cancelled in Sochi, Russia (Сочи) on July 21, but on the back there is an additional postmark of Sukhumi, Abkhazia (Аҟәа, Сухум), which proofs that the letter was posted there and then delivered by Russian post. Abkhazia 150721cancel

There are 4 Russian stamps attached: Two definitives of 2008, one definitive of the “Kremlins” set (issued on October 1, 2009), and one stamp, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the writer Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996). This stamp was issued on May 22, 2015.

#961 Solomon Islands 15/06/17

Solomon Islands 150617On August 24 I received my first cover from the Solomon Islands. It was posted on June 17, 2015 with the help of the post officers in Honiara, thank you!

The stamps are part of a mini-sheet (issued in 2013); they depict the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus and the ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris).

#960 Niger 15/08/05

Niger 150805My first cover from Niger was sent by Jinesh, thank you! It was posted in Niamey on August 5, 2015.

The two stamps on the left commemorate the 56th anniversary of Niger’s independence in 1958.

The right stamp is part of the “Giraffes” mini-sheet, which was issued on March 1, 2013.

#959 Portugal 15/03/30

Portugal 150330This nice cover from Portugal was sent by Paulo, thank you! It was posted on March 30 and arrived on April 1, 2015.

#958 Mount Athos 15/06/02

Wolfgang has sent a postcard from Mount Athos too, thank you! It was postmarked in Karyes (Καρυές) on June 2 and arrived on June 5, 2015.

#957 Brazil 15/04/25

Brazil 150425Carlos Alberto has sent this beautiful cover from Brazil, thank you! It was posted in Salvador on April 25 and arrived on May 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the “Professions” stamp set, which was issued on December 30, 2005.

The middle stamp commemorates the Brazilian athlete Adhemar Ferreira da Silva.

The two stamps on the right are part of a set, which announces the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio in 2016. The stamp sheet was issued on March 24, 2015.

#956 Italy 14/01/??

Italy 14010xOn January 29, 2014, I received this letter from Florence, which was delivered by the private post service GPS. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

#955 Germany 15/06/13

Germany 150613This cover from Germany was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted with the private LMF Postservice in Augsburg on June 13 and arrived on June 16, 2015.

Unfortunately the German Post put a sticker on the private stamp and applied an additional meter mark.

Germany 150613detailI made a see-through photo of the sticker and the stamp. It is part of a set, which commemorates the 550th birthday of Jakob Fugger (1459 – 1525). The stamp depicts the Fuggerstadt Weißenhorn.

#954 Croatia 15/03/02

Croatia 150302Here is a very nice cover from Croatia, which was sent by Tomislav, thank you! It was posted in Nedelišće on March 2 and arrived on March 4, 2015.

The stamps are part of the set “Croatian Undersea World”, which was issued on April 9, 2014. They depict the Mediterranean fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) and the sea slug Flabellina affinis.

#953 Belgium 15/05/30

Belgium 150530This very nice FDC from Belgium was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued in Mons on May 30 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The stamps depict Marshal Michel Ney (1769 – 1815) and Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821).

#952 China 15/03/22

China 150322On April 1 I received this very nice first day cover from China, thanks my Chinese friend! The cover was posted in Suzhou (苏州) in Jiangsu province ( 江苏) on March 22, 2015.

The attached mini-sheet is part of a stamp set, which is entitled “Huishan Ladies”.

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