Archive for the ‘postcard’ Category

#1039 Monaco 16/04/13

Monaco 160413François has sent this very nice cover from Monaco, thank you! It was posted on April 13 and arrived on April 15, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the great tit (Parus major). The right stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on April 1, 2016. It depicts the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

François included a nice postcard too.

Monaco 160413 card

#1021 Croatia 15/07/17

Croatia 150717Freddy has sent this very nice cover from Croatia, thank you! It was posted in Dubrovnik on July 17 and arrived on July 21, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the orchid Ophrys dinarica.

Freddy added a postcard of Dubrovnik too: Croatia 150717card

#958 Mount Athos 15/06/02

Wolfgang has sent a postcard from Mount Athos too, thank you! It was postmarked in Karyes (Καρυές) on June 2 and arrived on June 5, 2015.

#832 Portugal 14/08/19

Portugal 140819backOn August 25 I received this wonderful postcard, thank you Vítor! It is made entirely of cork and was issued on May 9, 2011.

The card was posted at the Restauradores Square in Lisbon on August 19, 2014.

#822 Azerbaijan 14/08/07

Leyla sent me this nice postcard from Azerbaijan, thank you! It was posted in Baku on August 7 and arrived on August 12, 2014.

The picture depicts the Flame Towers skyscraper in Baku. The 2013 stamp on the backside commemorates the poet Mahsati Ganjavi (ca. 1089-1159).

#789 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/01

The philatelic bureau of Tristan da Cunha sent me this nice postcard, thank you! It was posted on April 1 and arrived on May 15, 2014.

The card depicts the location of Tristan da Cunha and two views of the only settlement Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. The stamp on the backside is part of the set “Volcano pt. III”, which was issued on November 11, 2013. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the resettlement of the island, which was evacuated after the volcanic eruption in 1961.

#787 Mozambique 14/04/09

Mozambique 140409My first cover from Mozambique was sent by Luís, thank you very much! It was posted in Maputo on April 9 and arrived on May 8, 2014.

The 2012 stamp commemorates the writer Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa. It also depicts the logo of the 2012 Lubrapex philatelic exhibition in São Paulo.

Luís included a card that shows some views of the Island of Mozambique.

Mozambique 140409card

#740 Maldives 13/12/01

My father sent me this nice postcard from his holidays on the Maldives. It was posted on December 1 and arrived on December 18, 2013. It depicts the Kuredu Maldives Island Resort.

See also: #207 Maldives 09/10/21

#737 Yemen 13/12/07

Yemen 131207My first cover from Yemen was sent by Omar, thank you!

It was posted in Sana’a on December 7 and arrived on December 31, 2013. Interestingly, the stamp was cancelled with the Austrian postmark “WIEN mc 1000” too.

The attached stamp is part of the set “Heritage Sites”, which was issued on September 26, 1996. It commemorates the old city of Sana’a.

Yemen cardOmar included a postcard, which shows a view of Shibam with its famous mudbrick-made tower houses.

#731 Guyana 13/11/22

This nice postcard from Guyana was sent by the people at Postcardlocker.com, thank you! It was posted in Georgetown on 22 November and arrived on 10 December 2013.

The stamp commemorates the 10th Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta), which took place in Guyana from 22 to 31 August 2008.

#694 Grenada 11/07/01

Arcadi sent me this nice postcard from Grenada, thank you! It was posted in St. George’s on July 1 and arrived on July 7, 2011.

The left stamp commemorates the Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis). It is part of the definitives set issued by Grenada in 2000.

The second and fourth stamp are part of the orchids set of 1999, which was issued by Grenada Grenadines. They depict the flowers Broughtonia sanguinea (Blood Red Broughtonia) and Oncidium papilio.

The third stamp is part of a set that was issued by Grenada in 2006. It commemorates the butterfly Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa).

See also: #367 Grenada 10/05/19

#638 China – Tibet 13/02/08

Thank you, Mr. XU, for sending this nice postcard from Tibet! The card was posted in Lhasa (拉萨) on February 8 and arrived on February 26, 2013.

The stamp set on the right is entitled “Sunny Spring” and was issued on October 9, 2011.

See also:
#551 China 11/12/22
#446 China 10/12/29

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#559 Oman 11/10/29


Thank you, my Omani friend, for sending this nice postcard from Muscat! It was posted on October 29 and arrived on November 3, 2011.

See also: #510 Oman 11/10/29

#433 Tuvalu 10/11/??


Thank you very much, Wu, for sending this nice postcard from Tuvalu!

The card arrived on November 15, 2010. Unfortunately the postmark is heavily blurred and unreadable. A red postmark with the inscription “R FUNAFUTI TUVALU” is still visible.

The attached stamp depicts the coral Acropora aculeus.

The picture side shows a view on Funafala lagoon side beach of Funafuti.

#411 Morocco 08/10/??

My parents sent me this postcard from their trip to Morocco in October 2008.

The front side shows the entrance of the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakech. On the back side the stamp “Morocco of Champions”, which was issued on December 28, 2007, is attached.

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