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, 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

#948 Cuba 15/02/24

Cuba 150224This beautiful cover from Cuba was sent by Ing. Modesto R. Garcia Castro, thank you! It was posted in Matanzas on February 24 and arrived on March 23, 2015.

The cover is a FDC of 2013, the stamps and cover depict some orchids. The stamp on the left was issued on January 17, 2013. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of relations between Cuba and Finland.

#947 Uganda 15/03/10

Uganda 150310-2This very nice cover from Uganda was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted on March 10 and arrived on March 17, 2015.

The left stamp depicts the shining-blue kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys). The right stamp depicts the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus).

#946 Niue 15/05/12

Niue 150512Jean Pierre has sent another beautiful cover from Niue, thank you very much! It was posted in Alofi on May 15 and arrived on May 28, 2015.

The top stamps number 1,2, and 4 are part of the mini-sheet “A Tour Of Niue”, which was issued on October 18, 2014. They depict the village Mutalau, the Talava Arches, and Avaiki Caves.

The third stamp is part of the “Traditional Dress” mini-sheet, which was issued on April 23, 2014. The bottom left stamp depicts the whitemouth moray (Gymnothorax meleagris). The stamp is part of the “Fishes” mini-sheet, which was issued on June 18, 2014.

See also:
#495 Niue 10/01/19
#288 Niue 10/01/19

#945 Zambia 15/06/04

Zambia 150604This nice cover from Zambia was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Lusaka on June 4 and arrived on June 19, 2015.

The stamp depicts the Victoria Falls and commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence in 1964.

See also: #919 Zambia 15/02/09

#944 Pitcairn Islands 15/06/11

Pitcairn Islands 150611This marvelous cover from the Pitcairn Islands was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled on June 11 and arrived on June 23, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ship Landing Point, Bounty Bay”, which was issued on December 18, 2013.

The right stamp is part of a set, which was issued on June 12, 2014. It depicts the Yellow Purslane (Portulaca lutea).

See also: #281 Pitcairn Islands 10/02/08

#943 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150214Here is another beautiful cover from Samoa, which was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Fagamalo on April 14 (the postmark shows the wrong date “14 FEB”) and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The left stamp commemorates the lined surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus). It is part of the set, which was issued on March 17, 1993.

The middle stamp is part of the “Millennium” set, which was issued on January 1, 2000. The right stamp is part of the set “Water Resources”, which was issued on January 26, 1996.

#942 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150414-4Steven has sent this beautiful letter from Samoa, thank you! It was posted in Asau on April 14 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The stamps depict the butterflies Vagrans egista, Dark Cerulean (Jamides bochus), and Godeffroy’s Swallowtail (Papilio godeffroyi).

#941 Saint Lucia 15/05/20

St Lucia 150520Jean Pierre has sent this beautiful cover from St. Lucia, thank you very much! It was posted on May 20 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Flags and Ships”, which was issued on September 16, 1996. The stamp depict the 1766 flag of Martinique & St. Lucia and a French brig.

The middle stamp is part of the set “Old and New Views of Saint Lucia”, which was issued on August 10, 1971. The right stamp (issued on July 25, 1994) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in St. Lucia.

#940 France 15/05/29

France 150529Roland has sent this nice FDC from France, thank you! It was issued in Paris on May 29 and arrived on June 2, 2015.

#939 Costa Rica 15/05/29

Costa Rica 150529This stunning cover from Costa Rica was sent by Rosalia, thank you very much! It was posted on May 29 in Turrialba and arrived on June 8, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which was issued on July 5, 2002 and commemorates the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The part of the mini-sheet on the right commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Ministry of Labour & Social Security. It was issued on August 26, 2008.

 

#938 Mount Athos 15/05/29

Athos 150529My first cover from Mount Athos was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Dafni (Δάφνη) on May 29 and arrived on June 5, 2015.

 

#937 Japan 15/01/09

Japan 150109Hiroshi has sent this beautiful first day cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Osaka on January 9 and arrived on January 19, 2015.

The stamp set commemorates the children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943).

#936 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 15/01/19

TAAF 150119This very nice cover from the Glorioso Islands (Îles Glorieuses) was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was cancelled on January 19 and arrived on May 11, 2015.

The stamp is a joint issue with the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. It was issued on October 9, 2014 and depicts the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).

See also: #300 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 10/02/12

#935 United Nations 15/04/17

UN Vienna 150417This very nice cover from the United Nations Vienna was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted on April 17 and arrived on April 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the definitive set, which was issued on January 28, 2008. It depicts the monument for Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) in Vienna.

The stamp set on the right was issued on October 21, 2014. It is part of the “Endangered Species”-series. The stamps depict the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), the giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), and the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).

 

#934 Bangladesh 15/01/18

Bangladesh 150118Aftab has sent this nice cover from Bangladesh, thank you! It was posted in Dhaka on January 18 and arrived on January 26, 2015.

The left stamp commemorates the UNICEF Child Survival Program. The other stamps depict the Sunderbans, the Kuakata beach, and the Madhabkunda waterfall.

See also: #656 Bangladesh 13/02/06

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