Archive for the ‘Australia & Oceania’ Category

#1104 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150414Steven has sent this beautiful cover from Samoa, thank you very much! It was posted in Tuasivi on April 14 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

See also: #1025 Samoa 15/04/14

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#1100 Guam 17/04/22

This beautiful cover from Guam was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Dededo on April 22 and arrived on May 9, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on January 30, 1987. The middle stamp commemorates the Kwanzaa festival; it was issued on October 9, 2009. The right stamps depict a ballet dancer; they were issued on September 16, 1998.

#1071 Tokelau 15/??/??

tokelau-16xxxxMy first cover from Tokelau was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted sometimes in 2015 and arrived on November 25, 2016. The postmark shows no date only the name of the Fakaofo atoll.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Language Week”, which was issued on October 15, 2014. The next stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Vaka” (issued on June 18, 2014). The third stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Weaving”, which was issued on April 23, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Scenic Definitives”, which was issued on April 11, 2012.

tokelau-pc-front-16xxxxJean Pierre has also included a postcard.

#1058 Christmas Island 16/08/03

Christmas Island 160803This beautiful cover from the Christmas Island was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on August 3 and arrived on August 17, 2016.

The left stamp depicts a coral rabbitfish, the middle stamp depicts the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), and the right stamp depicts the robber crab (Birgus latro).

See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02

#1031 Australian Antarctic Territory 16/02/20

AAT 160220On April 12 I received this beautiful cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was cancelled at Mawson Station on February 20, 2016.

See also: #901 Australian Antarctic Territory 14/12/05

#1025 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150414-3Here is anothe very nice cover from Samoa, which was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Salailua on April 14 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The right stamp commemorates the golden cowrie (Cypraea aurantium).

See also: #943 Samoa 15/04/14

#972 Cook Islands 15/08/21

Cook Islands 150821Thank you, Jinesh, for sending this very nice cover from the Cook Islands! It was posted in Rarotonga on August 21 and arrived on September 1, 2015.

The stamps depict the Canadian train “Super Continental“.

#970 Tonga 15/08/10

Tonga 150810-5This very nice cover from Tonga was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Nuku’alofa on August 10 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The top left and bottom right stamp are part of the “Butterflies and Flowers” set, which was issued on September 6, 2013. The stamps commemorate the Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) sitting on a Tahitian gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) and a meadow argus (Junonia villida) sitting on an elder (Sambucus nigra).

The top right stamp is part of the set “Royal Baby – Prince George of Cambridge“, which was issued on August 30, 2013.

The bottom left stamp are part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 8, 1997. They depict the anemone stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra) and the fungi Marasmiellus semiustus.

 

#961 Solomon Islands 15/06/17

Solomon Islands 150617On August 24 I received my first cover from the Solomon Islands. It was posted on June 17, 2015 with the help of the post officers in Honiara, thank you!

The stamps are part of a mini-sheet (issued in 2013); they depict the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus and the ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris).

#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

#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).

#930 Vanuatu 15/05/05

Vanuatu 150505Radim has sent this beautiful cover from Vanuatu, thank you very much! It was posted in Port Vila on May 5 and arrived on May 18, 2015.

The stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the partial solar eclipse on November 14, 2012. It was issued on October 31, 2012.

 

#921 French Polynesia 15/03/31

French Polynesia 150331This beautiful cover from French Polynesia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Mahina (Tahiti) on March 31 and arrived on April 13, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the mini-sheet, which depicts the new banknotes of 2014. The mini-sheet was issued on January 20, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of a set, which was issued on January 29, 2015 and commemorates some professions.

See also: #471 French Polynesia 11/01/26

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