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, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Barbuda, Bequia, Grenada & Carriacou

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, Chilean Antarctic Territory

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

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

Europe: Council of Europe, Mt. Athos, 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

#930 Vanuatu 15/05/05

Vanuatu 150505Radim has sent this beautiful cover from Vanuatu, thank you very much! It was posted in Port Vila on May 5 and arrived on May 18, 2015.

The stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the partial solar eclipse on November 14, 2012. It was issued on October 31, 2012.

 

#929 Mongolia 13/06/24

Mongolia 130624Enkhbold sent another very nice cover from Mongolia, thank you! It was posted on June 24 and arrived on July 1, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the “Calligraphy” set, which was issued on August 2, 2007. The depicted calligraphy is entitled “Leaves”. The middle stamp commemorates the butterfly swallowtail (Papilio machaon).

The two stamps on the right depict a Przewalski’s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) and some onagers (Equus hemionus).

 

#928 Thailand 14/12/02

Thailand 141202This very nice cover from Thailand was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on December 2 and arrived on December 9, 2014.

The two left stamps were issued on July 1, 2014. They commemorate the centenary of Don Mueang International Airport.

The middle stamp (issued on August 4, 2013) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Thai postal system. The stamp on the right is part of the mini-sheet (issued on August 13, 2013), which commemorates the 120th anniversary of the Paknam incident. It depicts King Chulalongkorn (1853 – 1910).

#927 North Korea 14/07/25

North Korea 140725-2Here is another beautiful cover from North Korea, which has been sent by John, thank you! It was posted on July 25 and arrived on August 11, 2014.

The mini-sheet is part of a set, which was issued on September 5, 2010. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung (1912 – 1994).

See also: #824 North Korea 14/07/25

#926 Poland 15/02/06

Poland 150206This nice cover from Poland was sent by Ryszard, thank you! It was posted in Legnica on February 06 and arrived on February 11, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the series “Polish Cities” and commemorates Katowice. It was issued on October 5, 2005. The next stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. The set was issued on August 5, 2005.

The two stamps on the right are part of the “Composers” set, which was issued on October 18, 2008. They commemorate the composers Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933 – 2010) and Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876 – 1909).

#925 Iceland 15/04/08

Iceland 150408Steinunn has sent this very nice cover from Iceland, thank you! It was posted in Reykjavík on April 8 and arrived on April 13, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the “Seals” set, which was issued on January 28, 2010. It depicts the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).

The right stamp is part of the 2014 EUROPA stamp set (issued March 27, 2014) and depicts a rather modern  instrument: the segulharpa.

#924 Comoros 15/04/15

Comoros 150415The post officers in Mutsamudu helped me to receive my first cover from the Union of the Comoros, thank you! The cover was posted on April 15 and arrived on April 27, 2015.

The attached stamp set was issued on October 9, 2003. The stamps depict a branch with leaves of the ylang-ylang tree (Cananga odorata) and a branch with flowers of the Flat-leaved Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia).

#923 Saint Lucia 15/04/07

St Lucia 150407This nice cover from Saint Lucia was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Gros Islet on April 7 and arrived on April 15, 2015.

The two stamps on top are part of the “Dragonflies” set, which was issued on April 8, 2013. They depict the dragonfly Tramea abdominalis and the damselfly Rambur’s forktail (Ischnura ramburii).

The bottom stamp was issued on January 1, 2013 and depicts the seagrape Coccoloba uvifera.

See also: #321 Saint Lucia 10/04/23

#922 Uganda 15/03/10

Uganda 150310Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you! It was posted on March 10 and arrived on March 17, 2015.

The stamps are part of a set, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Sierra Club in 1992. The set was issued on November 9, 1994. The stamps depict a chimpanzee, a Grévy’s zebra, and a cheetah.

 

#921 French Polynesia 15/03/31

French Polynesia 150331This beautiful cover from French Polynesia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Mahina (Tahiti) on March 31 and arrived on April 13, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the mini-sheet, which depicts the new banknotes of 2014. The mini-sheet was issued on January 20, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of a set, which was issued on January 29, 2015 and commemorates some professions.

See also: #471 French Polynesia 11/01/26

#920 Papua New Guinea 15/03/23

PNG 150323This very nice cover from Papua New Guinea was sent by the philatelic bureau in Port Moresby, thank you! It was posted on March 23 and arrived on April 10, 2015.

The two different stamps (with three different ornamental fields) commemorate the orchids Dendrobium conanthum and D. lasianthera.

 

#919 Zambia 15/02/09

Zambia 150209Here is a nice cover from Zambia, which was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted in Ndola on February 9 and arrived on February 23, 2015.

The 2014 stamp depicts a Zambian beef and commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence.

See also: #258 Zambia 10/01/20

#918 Turkey 15/04/07

Turkey 150407Vural has sent this nice cover from Turkey, thank you! It was posted in Karacasu on April 7 and arrived on April 16, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet that commemorates the city of Van. It was issued on July 12, 2011.

The right stamp is part of the EUROPA set, which was issued on May 9, 2014. The stamp depicts an oud.

See also: #785 Turkey 14/04/24

#917 Northern Mariana Islands 15/03/12

Northern Marianas 150312This very nice cover from the Northern Mariana Islands was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Capitol Hill on Saipan on March 12 and arrived on April 10, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the “State Flags” set, which was issued on February 23, 1976. They depict the flag of Colorado and a former flag of Georgia.

The middle and the right stamp are part of the flags sets, which were issued on February 22, 2012 and August 6, 2009 resp.

 

#916 Saint Martin 15/02/13

St Martin 150213Here is another beautiful cover from the Caribbean, which was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Grand Case on February 13 and arrived on February 27, 2015.

The right stamp is part of the set “French Overseas Territories”, which was issued on November 25, 2011.

See also: #765 Saint Martin 14/02/25

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