Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

#1152 Mali 18/01/16

On February 12, 2018 I received this nice postcard from Mali. It was posted in Timbuktu on January 16 by the people of postcardsfromtimbuktu.com, thank you! The card depicts the Djinguereber Mosque.

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#1151 Togo 18/01/22

This very nice cover from Togo was sent by Taouvik, thank you very much! It was posted in Lomé on January 22 and arrived on February 1, 2018.

Taouvik included a nice postcard too.

#1150 Malawi 18/03/12

Tristan has sent this cover and postcard from Malawi, thank you very much! It was posted in Zomba on March 12 and arrived on March 21, 2018.

The two stamps on the left commemorate the Lake Malawi. They are part of a set, which was issued on April 25, 2014. The right stamp depicts the white-tailed crested flycatcher (Elminia albonotata).

#1144 Benin 18/02/08

My first cover from Benin was sent by Taouvik, thank you very much! It was posted at the Ganhi market in Cotonou on February 8 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Behazin High School. It is part of a set of three stamps, which was issued in 2015.

Taouvik included a very nice postcard too.

#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.

#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

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