Archive for the ‘Australia & Oceania’ Category

#1321 Nauru 21/05/26

My first cover from Nauru was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! This beautiful cover was posted on May 26 and arrived on June 29, 2021.

The stamps depict the ultramarine lorikeet (Vini ultramarina) and the crimson shining parrot (Prosopeia splendens).

#1305 Palau 20/12/28

My first cover from Palau was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was posted in Koror on December 28, 2020 and arrived on January 29, 2021.

The middle stamp commemorates the cardinal honeyeater (Myzomela cardinalis). The bottom left stamp depicts a giant clam.

#1288 Australian Antarctic Territory 20/03/16

On August 12, 2020 I received this very nice cover from the Australian Antarctic research station on Macquarie Island. It was cancelled on March 16, 2020. A big thank you goes to the postmaster there! The island is part of the state of Tasmania, but the station is managed by the Australian Antarctic Division.

The stamp set was issued on August 20, 2019. It is entitled “Mapping the Australian Antarctic Territory”.

See also: #1133 Australian Antarctic Territory 17/10/01

#1278 Norfolk Island 18/12/28

Radim has sent this nice cover from Norfolk Island, thank you! It was posted on December 28, 2018 and arrived on January 15, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Norfolk Island hibiscus (Lagunaria patersonia). The right stamp commemorates the red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda).

#1272 Australia 20/03/09

This beautiful cover from Australia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Sydney on March 9 and arrived on March 23, 2020.

The cover is a stationery, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Australian Pig Breeders Association (1909–2009). The left stamp depicts an echidna. The right stamp commemorates the invention of spray-on skin cells.

#1218 Niuafo’ou 19/05/01

This beautiful cover from Niuafo’ou was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted on May 1 and arrived on May 16, 2019.

The top left stamp depicts the Pipi Tui flower (Hernandia moerenhoutiana), the bottom left stamp depicts the Cananga tree and flowers (Cananga odorata). The next stamp commemorates the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

The next stamp depicts flowers of Coleus amboinicus. Finally, the right stamp commemorates the butterfly “dark cerulean” (Jamides bochus).

#1216 American Samoa 19/04/17

My first cover from American Samoa was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in Pago Pago on April 17, delivered via Honolulu (cancelled on April 20), and arrived on May 6, 2019.

 

#1202 Cocos Islands 19/01/12

This nice cover from the Cocos Islands was sent by Austin, thank you! It was posted on January 12 and arrived on January 25, 2019.

See also: #425 Cocos Islands 09/12/21

#1201 Papua New Guinea – Bougainville 18/07/09

Jinesh has sent this very nice cover from Papua New Guinea’s autonomous region Bougainville, thank you! It was posted in Buka on July 9 and arrived on August 17, 2018.

The stamp set depicts some tree-kangaroos (species of the Dendrolagus genus).

#1199 Australia 18/10/24

This very nice cover from Australia was sent by Alfred, thank you! It was posted in Fairfield Heights on October 24 and arrived on October 30, 2018.

Alfred attached some stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The top left stamp commemorates the Antarctic Treaty System. The top right stamp depicts some emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri).

The bottom stamps depict the Prince Charles Mountains and an “Iceberg Alley” at Mawson Station.

#1167 Samoa 18/05/08

This very nice airmail cover from Samoa was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Apia on May 8 and arrived on May 22, 2018.

The WWF stamps commemorate the Norfolk robin (Petroica multicolor; the stamp inscription is “Pacific robin”) and the Polynesian starling (Aplonis tabuensis).

#1166 Cook Islands 18/04/13

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Cook Islands, thank you very much! It was posted in Rarotonga on April 13 and arrived on April 27, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Marine Life”, which was issued on May 27, 2016. It depicts the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). The stamps on the right are part of the set “Islands Views”, which was issued on July 22, 2012.

#1165 Niue 18/05/17

Here is a very nice registered cover from Niue, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Alofi on May 17 and arrived on June 7, 2018.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheets “Tourism”, which were issued on September 14, 2009.

#1160 Fiji 18/04/26

This beautiful registered cover from Fiji was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tavua on April 26, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set “Endangered Flora”, which was issued on April 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Lau Fan palm (Pritchardia thurstonii), the cycad Cycas seemannii, and the Fiji magnolia (Degeneria vitiensis).

#1158 Aitutaki 18/04/19

Here is another very nice cover from Aitutaki, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted on Tapuaetai (One Foot Island) on April 19 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The stamp depicts the blue moon butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina).

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