Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

#1126 Mauritius 17/10/09

On my trip to Mauritius I have posted this cover in Moka on October 9. It arrived on October 17, 2017.

The stamp is part of the 2016 set “Freshwater Flora”; it depicts a lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) flower.

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#1125 The Gambia 17/09/08

Thank you, Wolfgang, for sending this nice registered cover from The Gambia! It was posted in Bakau on September 8 and arrived early in October 2017.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Musical Instruments”, which was issued on May 24, 2010. They depict a riity of the Fula and a kontingo of the Madinka.

#1124 South Africa 17/09/07

Kyle has sent this very nice cover from South Africa, thank you very much! It was posted at South Africa’s oldest “post office”, the Post Office Tree in Mossel Bay, on September 7 and arrived on September 20, 2017.

The stamps are part of the set “South African Geology”, which was issued on August 26, 2016.

#1106 Mauritius 17/03/30

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from Mauritius, thank you! It was posted in Flic-en-Flac on March 30 and arrived on April 10, 2017.

#1099 Rwanda 17/01/20

rwanda-170120This very nice cover from Rwanda was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Kigali on January 20 and arrived on January 30, 2017.

See also: #1082 Rwanda 17/01/20

#1087 Sudan 17/02/08

My first cover from Sudan was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Wadi Halfa on February 8 and arrived on March 6, 2017.

The top left stamp commemorates the 2015 World Statistics Day.

 

#1086 Namibia 17/02/07

namibia-170207This very nice cover from Namibia was sent by Kyle, thank you very much! It was posted in Windhoek on February 7 and arrived on February 15, 2017.

The left stamp is part of the “Antelopes” set, which was issued on September 30, 2013. It commemorates the common eland (Taurotragus oryx). The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Allgemeine Zeitung. The sheet was issued on March 4, 2016.

#1085 Algeria 16/11/17

algeria-161117Hocine has sent this nice cover from Algeria, thank you! It was posted in Bir-Mourad-Raïs on November 17 and arrived on December 14, 2016.

The stamps are part of the set “Folklore Dancing”, which was issued on July 20, 2016.

#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

#1083 Uganda 17/01/23

uganda-170123Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you very much! It was posted on January 23 and arrived on February 1, 2017.

The stamp on the left depicts a Nile crocodile. The middle stamp depicts the banana plant (Musa sapientum). The right stamp commemorates the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda in November 2015.

#1082 Rwanda 17/01/20

rwanda-170120-2Déo has sent this beautiful cover from Rwanda, thank you very much! It was posted in Kigali on January 20 and arrived on January 30, 2017.

The left stamps are part of the “Folklore” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010. The stamps on the right are part of the set “National Breeding Year”, which was issued on December 28, 1978.

See also:#967 Rwanda 14/08/27

#1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

sao-tome-161214My first cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Eric, thank you very much! It was posted on December 14 and arrived on December 27, 2016.

The mini-sheet commemorates the actress Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962). It is part of a set of stamps and mini-sheets, which was issued on April 15, 2003. It has a denomination of 38 000 dobras (= 1.55 Euro).

#1055 Tanzania 14/08/06

Tanzania 140806This very nice cover from Tanzania was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Kigoma on August 6 and arrived on August 14, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ceremonial Costumes” and depicts a Kuria lady from Mara. The middle stamp depicts the chestnut bolete (Gyroporus castaneus). The right stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964. It depicts the 7th president of Zanzibar, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein.

See also: #1011 Tanzania 14/08/06

#1054 Malawi 16/07/28

Malawi 160728My first cover from Malawi was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted registered in Mangochi on July 28 and arrived on August 18, 2016. It was delivered by GLS inside a transparent cover with GLS sticker on it.

The left and right stamps are part of the set “50th Anniversary of Independence”, which was issued on July 6, 2014. They depict maize silos.

The middle stamps are part of the “Christmas” set, which was issued on December 20, 2010.

 

#1051 Cameroon 16/07/12

Cameroon 160712Here is another beautiful cover from Cameroon. This one was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! It was posted in Yaoundé on July 12 and arrived on July 28, 2016.

The left stamp is part of the set “Cameroon EMS Delivery Service”, which was issued on August 18, 2014. The next stamp is part of the set “E-Post Data Center”, which was issued on July 21, 2014. The stamp on the right commemorates the reunification monument in Buéa.

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