Archive for the ‘special delivery’ Category

#1092 UN Austria 16/10/26

austria-161026I received this beautiful registered cover from UN Vienna on October 28, 2016.

It was delivered on October 26 with the balloon “OE-SGS” in Puch bei Weiz during the course of the Pinkabria stamp exhibition.

The sales revenue of this event was donated to a children’s cancer research institute.

See also: #1066 Austria 16/10/26

#1066 Austria 16/10/26

austria-161026-2On October 28, 2016 I received this beautiful registered cover from Austria. It was delivered on October 26 with the balloon “OE-SGS” in Puch bei Weiz during the course of the Pinkabria stamp exhibition.

The sales revenue of this event is donated to a children’s cancer research institute.

#1016 Argentine Antarctica 15/11/09

Argentina 151109This stunning cover from the Argentine Antarctica was arranged by Wolfgang and sent by Roberto, thank you very much!

The cover was delivered via Marambio Base with a DHC-6 Twin Otter airplane.

The top stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operación 90, which was the first Argentine ground expedition to the South Pole in 1965. The mini-sheet was issued on March 9, 2015.

#999 Austria 15/11/29

Austria 151129Here is another special delivery cover from Austria. It was delivered by the balloon “D-ORIE” on November 29 from Christkindl to Steyr, where it was handed over to the post office. The cover arrived at my place on December 4, 2015.

In the top left corner there is the boarding cancel, in the middle there are the day cancel of Steyr and the special cancel of the event “55. Weihnachtsballonpost” (55th Christmas Balloon Post), and on the right there is the “Christkindl”-postmark.

See also: #877 Austria 14/11/30

#998 Austria 15/11/28

Austria 151128On December 2, 2015 I received this beautiful cover, which was delivered with a classic post bus from Garsten to Christkindl.

See also: #876 Austria 14/11/29

#902 German Antarctic Station 15/02/01

German Antarctic Station 150201Here is another marvelous cover from Antarctica: It was cancelled at the German Antarctic research station Neumayer III.

The letter was carried by the icebreaker FS Polarstern, where it was cancelled on February 1. On February 2 the cover was cancelled with a “PAQUEBOT” postmark and handed over to the South African postal service in Cape Town. Finally it arrived at my place on February 23, 2015.

The large cachet in the top left corner depicts the Neumayer-Station III, which is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The small cachet below shows the inscription “35. Überwinterung Neumayer III” (35th overwinter survival), the cachet next to it has the inscription “2014 Antarktis 34. Überwinterung” (34th overwinter survival 2014).

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and South Korea. It is a joint issue and was issued on June 6, 2013.

I have sent another cover via Neumayer Station to Radim, which you can see here.

#877 Austria 14/11/30

Austria 141130This very nice cover arrived on December 3, 2014. It is an FDC of the Christmas stamp, which was on board of the balloon “D-ORIE”. Unfortunately the balloon flight was cancelled due to adverse weather.

In the top left corner there is the boarding cancel, in the middle there is the special cancel of the event “54. Weihnachtsballonpost” (54th Christmas Balloon Post), and on the right there is the “Christkindl”-postmark of the issue day of the Christmas-stamp (28.11.2014).

The green rectangular cancel in the bottom left corner shows the dates of the balloon flight: there the flight cancellation is noted.

See also: #730 Austria 13/12/01

#876 Austria 14/11/29

Austria 141129On December 2, 2014, I received this beautiful cover from Garsten, Austria. On November 29 it was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl.

The postmark on the top is this year’s Christkindl postmark. Below are the special postmarks of the stagecoach event (“25. Kutschenpost”) and of the event “38. Garstner Advent”.

You can find more information of this event in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #733 Austria 13/11/30

#733 Austria 13/11/30

Austria 131130On December 3 I received this year’s stagecoach cover from Garsten. It was delivered by a stagecoach on November 30, 2013, from Garsten to Christkindl.

There are three special postmarks applied: The postmark of the stagecoach event (“24. Kutschenpost”), the postmark of the event “37. Garstner Advent”, which took place on November 29, and this year’s Christkindl postmark.

I already wrote about this special event, which is held every year since 1989, in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #605 Austria 12/12/01

#730 Austria 13/12/01

Austria 131201Another special Christmas cover from Christkindl, Austria: This letter was delivered by the balloon “D-OSDS”, which started on 1 December 2013 in Christkindl and landed in Garsten. The cover is a first day cover of the Christmas stamp too.

The green cancel shows the exact dates of the balloon flight.

See also: #619 Austria 12/12/02

#719 United Nations 13/10/12

Austria 131012On October 16, 2013, I received this beautiful balloon post cover from Austria. It was posted at UN Vienna on September 30, then delivered by the balloon OE-ZVS, which started and landed in Pinkafeld on October 12, 2013.

Again the event was organised by the stamp collectors club BSV Pinkafeld. The sales revenue is used to aid the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

See also: #600 United Nations 12/10/19

#620 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 11/07/14

taaf-110714A big THANK YOU to Eric for sending this marvelous cover from the Alfred Faure Station on the Île de la Possession, which is part of the Crozet Islands. The cover was cancelled on July 14 and arrived on September 16, 2011.

The attached mini-sheet was issued on January 1, 2011, and commemorates whales of the southern oceans.

According to the blue hexagonal postmark on the front, the cover was posted at the TAAF Philatelic Days on January 14 and 15, 2011 in Chambéry.

On the back of the cover there are three marks of the 46th mission to Crozet. The middle mark shows the name of the Chef de District Marianne-Frédérique Pussiau. It was also signed by Mme Pussiau. The blue mark on the right shows the name of the Chef de District Capitaine Patrick Haon.

See also:
#505 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/01/01
#300 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 10/02/12

#619 Austria 12/12/02

Austria 121202In December I received this beautiful balloon post cover from Christkindl, Austria.

The cover is a first day cover of the Christmas stamp, which was issued on November 30, 2012. The cover was on board of the balloon “D-BOSCH III”, which started on 2 December 2012 in Christkindl and landed in Weistrach. The exact dates of the balloon flight can be seen on the green rectangular cancellation. In addition there is a special cancellation of the balloon post event applied (“52. Weihnachtsballonpostbeförderung”).

See also: #182 Austria 09/09/22

#605 Austria 12/12/01

Austria 121201I received this beautiful cover from Austria on December 4, 2012. It was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl on December 1.

The attached stamp is a personalised one, which was available only for this event. It was cancelled with a special cancellation of the 36th Garstner Advent, which took place on November 30. In addition to the “Kutschenpost”-cancellation there is the Christkindl cancel applied.

I already wrote about this special event, which is held every year since 1989, in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #477 Austria 10/11/27

#600 United Nations 12/10/19

On 24 October 2012 I received this beautiful cover from Austria. The cover was delivered by balloon post with the Nivea balloon OE-ZNI, which started in Pinkafeld on October 19 and landed in Pinggau.

The attached UN stamp is cancelled with the first day cancel of September 5, 2012. It is part of the World Heritage set and commemorates the lakes of the Great Rift Valley, Kenya.

Again the balloon post event was organised by the stamp collectors club BSV Pinkafeld and the sales revenue is used to aid the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

See also:
#502 United Nations 11/09/03
#182 Austria 09/09/22

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