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, Comoros, 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, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau

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

#905 Laos 15/02/02

Laos 150202Patrik has sent this nice cover from Laos, thank you! It was posted in Luangprabang (ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ) on February 2 and arrived on February 10, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Antiquity of Laos”, which was issued on January 3, 2009. The middle stamp is part of the “Orchids” stamp set (issued May 22, 2011) and depicts a flower of the Paphiopedilum barbigerum species.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over the Mekong. The sheet was issued on April 8, 2014.

See also: #861 Laos 14/10/07

#904 China 15/01/05

PRC 150105This very nice FDC from China was sent by Wang Jia Yi, thank you! The FDC was issued and posted in Shanghai (上海) on January 5, 2015. It arrived on January 22.

The stamps and postmark in the top right commemorate the Chinese Year of the Goat, which starts on 19 February 2015.

#903 Myanmar 14/10/20

Myanmar 141020This nice cover from Myanmar was sent by Humberto, thank you! It was posted on October 20 and arrived on December 15, 2014. Delivery took a bit longer, because it was “Missent to Thailand”…

 

#902 German Antarctic Station 15/02/01

German Antarctic Station 150201Here is another marvelous cover from Antarctica: It was cancelled at the German Antarctic research station Neumayer III.

The letter was carried by the icebreaker FS Polarstern, where it was cancelled on February 1. On February 2 the cover was cancelled with a “PAQUEBOT” postmark and handed over to the South African postal service in Cape Town. Finally it arrived at my place on February 23, 2015.

The large cachet in the top left corner depicts the Neumayer-Station III, which is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The small cachet below shows the inscription “35. Überwinterung Neumayer III” (35th overwinter survival), the cachet next to it has the inscription “2014 Antarktis 34. Überwinterung” (34th overwinter survival 2014).

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and South Korea. It is a joint issue and was issued on June 6, 2013.

I have sent another cover via Neumayer Station to Radim, which you can see here.

#901 Australian Antarctic Territory 14/12/05

AAT 141205My first cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory was sent with the help of the postmaster at Casey Station, thank you! It was postmarked with a first day cancel on December 5, 2014. On February 12 it was cancelled again in Hobart and finally arrived on February 19, 2015.

The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on February 18, 2014. They commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914).

#900 South Georgia 14/12/26

South Georgia 141226Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from his trip to Antarctica, thanks a lot! It was posted at King Edward Point (South Georgia) on December 26, 2014 and arrived on February 16, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Habitat Restoration”, which was issued on December 15, 2013. The stamps depict the ship RRS Ernest Shackleton.

The stamp on the right is part of the “Penguins” set (issued October 25, 2010); it commemorates the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) .

#899 Réunion 15/02/11

Reunion 150211Radim has sent this beautiful cover from Réunion, thank you very much! It was posted in Saint-Denis on February 11 and arrived on February 16, 2015.

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

#898 Pakistan 15/01/12

Pakistan 150112This nice cover from Pakistan was sent by M. thank you! It was posted in Islamabad on January 12 and arrived on January 30, 2015.

The stamps on the left commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of the K2 (8611 m). It was issued on July 31, 2004.

The stamp set on the right was issued on July 20, 2006. It depicts the Hanna Lake, the Lake Payee, the Lake Saiful Muluk, and the Lake Dudipatsar.

#897 Monaco 15/02/11

Monaco 150211This beautiful cover from Monaco was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted on February 11 and arrived on February 13, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the set “Flora and Fauna of the Mediterranean”, which was issued on January 1, 2002. The stamps depict the blue thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora) and the great tit (Parus major).

The right stamp commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Monaco’s Membership of the United Nations. It was issued on May 28, 2013.

See also: #410 Monaco 10/09/28

#896 Thailand 15/01/16

Thailand 150116This very nice cover from Thailand was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted in Don Muang District of Bangkok on January 16, 2015 (Thai Buddhist calendar year 2558).

 

#895 British Antarctic Territory 15/01/14

BAT 150114Here is another beautiful cover from the British Antarctic Territory. This one was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was cancelled at Signy Station on January 14 and arrived on February 6, 2015.

The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of BAT stamps. The set was issued on November 27, 2013.

See also: #889 British Antarctic Territory 15/01/01

#894 Dominica 15/01/27

Dominica 150127My first cover from Dominica was arranged by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Roseau on January 27 and arrived on February 2, 2015.

The stamps are part of the 2011 set “Skinks and Geckos”. They depict the golden skink (Mabuya mabouya), the crested anole (Anolis cristatellus cristatellus), the Dominican Ground Lizard (Ameiva fuscata), the pygmy skink (Gymnophthalmus pleii), and the Dominican tree lizard (Anolis oculatus).

#893 Honduras 14/12/30

Honduras 141230Mauricio has sent this very nice registered cover from Honduras, thank you! It was posted in Tegucigalpa on December 30, 2014 and arrived on January 19, 2015.

The cover has attached only overprinted stamps. The top left stamp originally was issued on October 3, 1956. It commemorates the Basilica of Suyapa. The overprint was issued on June 3, 2005.

The next top overprints were issued on June 3, 2005. The original stamp was issued on January 14, 1983, and commemorates the 3rd anniversary of the UPU Executive Council membership.

The bottom left stamp originally was issued on May 28, 1976. It commemorates the COHDEFOR (Corporación Hondureña de Desarollo Forestal). The overprint was issued on June 15, 1989.

The bottom right stamp originally was issued on May 29, 1964. It was overprinted twice (5 L on 16 c on 1 c); the second overprint was issued on June 3, 2005.

See also: #698 Honduras 13/09/02

#892 Uzbekistan 14/12/29

Usbekistan 141229This interesting registered cover from Uzbekistan was sent by Vladimir, thank you! It was posted in Tashkent on December 29, 2014 and arrived on January 19, 2015.

There are eight identical stamps attached, which are part of the set “20th Anniversary of Independence”, which was issued on August 29, 2011.

#891 Canada 14/08/28

Canada 140828Sheila has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Westmount on August 28 and arrived on September 5, 2014.

The top stamps are part of the series “Canadian Art” and were issued on May 6, 1994 and April 21, 1995. They depict the paintings Vera (1931) by Frederick Varley (1881 – 1969) and Blossoming (c. 1950) by Alfred Pellan (1906 – 1988).

The bottom stamp is part of the “Christmas” set, which was issued on November 1, 1997.

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