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#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

#471 French Polynesia 11/01/26

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice cover from French Polynesia! It was posted in Arue (Tahiti) on January 26 and arrived on February 2, 2011.

The left stamp was issued on October 14, 2010. It depicts a moth of the sphinx genus. The two right stamps were issued on December 9, 2010. They commemorate the Legend of Moua Puta. It is said that the god Hiro wanted to steal the mountain Rotui, which is the most beautiful place on the island of Moorea. At the Rotui the dead make a rest before they go to underworld. One night Hiro wanted to steal the mountain, but the warrior Pai drove him back by throwing a lance at him. The lance pierced the other famous mountain of the island, which since then is called Moua Puta, “pierced mountain”

#448 French Polynesia 11/01/03

Jean Pierre sent me again a nice cover from French Polynesia, thank you! It was posted in Papeete (Tahiti) on January 3 and arrived on January 12, 2011.

The left stamp depicts the Tiare Apetahi, a plant, which is endemic to the island Ra’iatea. The right stamp commemorates the mango fruit.

See also posts #245 and #436.

#436 French Polynesia 10/11/04

Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Tahiti, French Polynesia, thank you very much!

The two 2010 stamps commemorates the 1948 airmail stamps issue of French Oceania (Français de L’Oceanie). The special cancellation commemorates the 64ème Salon philatélique d’automne (64th Philatelic Salon of Autumn), which was held in Paris from November 4 to 7, 2010.

See also: #245 French Polynesia 09/11/24

#245 French Polynesia 09/11/24

This beautiful cover from Mahina, French Polynesia, was sent to me by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted on Tahiti on November 24, 2009.

The three 1992 stamps on the left have the title “Activités touristiques”, the middle stamp is part of the “shells” set, which was issued on April 25, 2007. It depicts the shell Lambis crocata pilsbryi. The right 2009 stamp depicts a whale.

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