Archive for the ‘local/private post’ Category

#1332 France – Empire of Angyalistan 21/05/09

On May 19 I received this postcard from the Empire of Angyalistan, which was posted on May 9, 2021.

The bottom stamps commemorate the quokka and the ant bear. The top stamp commemorates the launch of the first prototype of the Ocean Cleanup.


#1269 Thailand – Phuketia 19/05/05

Thank you Mark, for sending this interesting letter from Thailand! It was delivered with the private postal service Tuk-Tuk-Express and has stamps of the “Muang Phuket Local Post” attached. The letter was cancelled on April 5 and arrived on May 7, 2019.

#1245 Germany 19/04/01

Here is another nice cover from Cottbus, Germany, which was delivered by the private post service “RPV Briefservice” and PostNL. Thank you, Ulf for sending this interesting cover! It was posted on April 1 and arrived on April 8, 2019.

The stamps depict the Spremberg Tower of Cottbus and the Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst (Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art), which is located in the former diesel power station of Cottbus.

#1241 United Kingdom – Lundy 19/08/29

On September 2 I received this nice cover from Lundy, UK. It was posted on August 29 and cancelled again by the Royal Mail on August 30, 2019.

The stamp commemorates the visit of the royal family to Lundy in 1977.

#1213 United Kingdom – Lundy 19/04/02

On April 8 I received this cover from Lundy. It was posted on April 2, 2019. The left stamp depicts the North Lighthouse, the right stamp depicts some puffins (Fratercula sp.).

#1209 Germany 19/04/01

This very nice cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Cottbus on April 1 and delivered by the private post “RPV Briefservice” and PostNL. It arrived on April 8, 2019.

The stamps are part of the set “Regionale Grüsse aus Cottbus” (regional greetings from C.), which was issued on September 28, 2018. The stamps depict the Gerberhäuser (Tanners’ Houses) and the Staatstheater.

#956 Italy 14/01/??

Italy 14010xOn January 29, 2014, I received this letter from Florence, which was delivered by the private post service GPS. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

#955 Germany 15/06/13

Germany 150613This cover from Germany was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted with the private LMF Postservice in Augsburg on June 13 and arrived on June 16, 2015.

Unfortunately the German Post put a sticker on the private stamp and applied an additional meter mark.

Germany 150613detailI made a see-through photo of the sticker and the stamp. It is part of a set, which commemorates the 550th birthday of Jakob Fugger (1459 – 1525). The stamp depicts the Fuggerstadt Weißenhorn.

#931 Austria 15/03/12

Austria 150312On March 13 I received this cover from Austria’s first and only private post service “stampservice“. The cover was posted in Vienna on March 12, 2015; then handed over to Austrian post, which added an additional postmark and a cancellation “Briefsendung Bar freigemacht” (“postage paid”).

The stamp is part of the set “175 Anniversary of Shipping on Traunsee”, which was issued on August 29, 2014.


#878 United Kingdom – Talyllyn Railway Letter Service 14/12/29

Talyllyn 141229On January 5, 2015 I received this letter from the UK, which was carried by the Talyllyn Railway Letter Service (more info here). This service is one of Great Britain’s railway letter services still in operation.

The stamp for the railway letter fee was cancelled on December 29, 2014. Unfortunately the Royal Mail did not apply any postmark. The attached stamps are part of the “Wales” set, which was issued on July 15, 2004. They depict the Marloes Sands, the Barmouth Bridge, and Rhewl in Dee Valley.

#596 USA – Principality of Lichtenberg 12/05/08

This truly interesting cover was sent by Maximilian, Sovereign Prince of Lichtenberg, thank you very much! It was posted in Gaylord, MI on May 8 and arrived on May 14, 2012. The cover was delivered by US postal service as can be seen on the machine label on the right.

There are two stamps of the Principality of Lichtenberg attached, which were cancelled with the “Lichtenberg Post” postmark. The stamps are part of the second issue 2012 and depict the archangel Michael. To find out more about the self-proclaimed nation of Lichtenberg see the website

#137 Germany 09/05/06

Germany 090506Tim sent me this nice letter from Germany, which was delivered by the private post organisation “Morgenpost“.

The stamp of 52 cent was issued in 2007 and depicts a bus of the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH. In addition to the stamp there is a machine label attached. The letter was posted in Heidelberg on May 6 and the Morgenpost handed it over to TNT post, which applied a meter marking on May 7.

Thank you for this interesting letter!

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