Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

#1255 Gibraltar 19/12/16

This very nice cover from Gibraltar was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on December 16 and arrived on December 30, 2019.

#1254 Germany 19/12/30

Here is an interesting cover from Germany, which was sent by Ulf, thank you! It was posted on December 30 and arrived on January 3, 2020.

The stamp on the right commemorates the 250 birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). The issue date of the stamp was January 2, so it was already used a few days before it got valid.

#1253 Czech Republic 19/12/27

This nice Christmas cover from Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you! It was posted in Brno on December 27 and arrived on December 30, 2019.

#1252 United Kingdom 19/10/14

Raymond has sent this very nice cover from Northern Ireland. It was posted in Belfast on October 14 and arrived on November 4, 2019.

The stamps depict a herring and a red gurnard.

#1251 Order of Malta 18/03/30

This very nice cover from the Order of Malta was sent by Federico, thank you! It was posted in Rome on March 30 and arrived on April 4, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the birth of Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582). The set was issued on June 30, 2015. The stamps depict a part of the painting Estasi di Santa Teresa by Pietro da Cortona.

#1249 Czech Republic 18/12/21

This beautiful Christmas cover from Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Boží Dar on December 21 and arrived on December 24, 2018.

#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.

#1244 Moldova 19/04/19

This beautiful FDC from Moldova was sent by Valeriu, thank you! It was issued and posted on April 19 and arrived on April 26, 2019.

The cover and stamp commemorate the white stork (Ciconia ciconia).

#1243 Moldova – Transnistria 18/10/12

Patrik has sent this very nice postcard from Tiraspol, Transnistria, thank you! It was posted on October 12 and arrived on October 17, 2018.

The card depicts a map of Transnistria. The stamp commemorates the writer Jonathan Swift (1667–1745).

#1242 Poland 18/01/22

This nice cover from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you! It was posted in Gdańsk on January 22 and arrived on January 31, 2018.

#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.

#1240 Liechtenstein 19/05/08

Here is another nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on May 8 and arrived on May 10, 2019.

The right stamp depicts the emperor dragonfly (Anax imperator).

#1239 Portugal 19/07/15

This beautiful cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you very much! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on July 15 and arrived on July 18, 2019.

The mini-sheet is the EUROPA issue of Madeira and depicts the European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and the Atlantic canary (Serinus canaria).

#1238 Germany 19/06/22

This amazing cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Kiel on June 22 and arrived on August 1, 2019.

The top left definitive stamp depicts the flower Cardamine pratensis. The top middle and right stamps depict the lighthouses of Kiel-Holtenau and Darßer Ort Natureum.

The postmarks commemorate the schooner Mare Frisium, the museum ship Bussard, the Berlin-class replenishment ship Bonn, and the European championship of the OK-dinghies. All of the postmarks were issued during the course of the Kiel Week.

#1235 Switzerland 18/11/16

This very nice cover from Switzerland was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in  Koppigen on November 16, 2018 and arrived on January 23, 2019.

The stamps depict a cheese fondue and a piece of Swiss cheese.

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