Archive for the ‘Scattered Islands’ Category

#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

#915 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Europa 14/10/17

TAAF Europa 141017Here is another amazing cover from the TAAF, thank you Jean Pierre! The cover is a FDC, which was cancelled on Europa Island on October 17, 2014 and arrived on April 8, 2015.

#428 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Juan de Nova 10/05/18

Thank you very much, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice cover from the Juan de Nova Island. It was posted on May 18 and arrived on June 1, 2010.

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

Celebrating my 300th article I am presenting you a very special cover from the Îles Glorieuses (Glorioso Islands), which are part of the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean (Îles Éparses) and belong to France. Jean Pierre sent me this truly marvelous cover on February 12, 2010. It arrived in Graz on March 8 (thus travelled 24 days).

The left stamp is part of the set “Scattered Islands Birds”, which was issued on July 1, 2008. It depicts the Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor). … read more

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