Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

#1113 Ukraine 16/12/05

ukraine-161205This nice cover from Ukraine was sent by Basil, thank you! It was posted in Kiev on December 5 and arrived on December 12, 2016.

The stamp set on the right was issued on November 19, 2015. It commemorates the orchids Epipactis palustris, Cephalanthera rubra, and Ophrys taurica.

#1110 Vatican 15/07/04

Vatican 150704-2Anton has sent this very nice cover from the Vatican, thank you very much! It was posted on July 4 and arrived on July 9, 2015.

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the beginning of the Pontificate of Pope Francis. The set was issued on May 2, 2013.

#1109 Lithuania 15/06/26

Lietuva 150626-2Here is anothe nice cover from Lithuania, which was sent by Andrius, thank you! It was posted in Josvainiai on June 26 and arrived on June 30, 2015.

The stamp commemorates the first Lithuanian satellites LitSat-1 and Lituanica SAT-1, which were launched on January 9, 2014. The stamp was issued on September 20, 2014.

#1108 Portugal 17/02/16

This very nice cover from Portugal was sent by António, thank you! It was posted in Porto on February 16 and arrived on February 20, 2017.

The stamps depict the lighthouse Penedo da Saudade in São Pedro de Moel, the Cabo da Roca Lighthouse, and the Farol do Bugio in São Lourenço da Cabeça Seca.

#1102 Iceland 17/05/19

Here is another beautiful cover from Iceland, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Blönduós on May 19 and arrived on May 26, 2017.

The middle stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 16, 2017. It commemorates contemporary Icelandic design.

The middle stamp is part of the “Seals” set, which was issued on January 28, 2010. It commemorates the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).

#1101 Iceland 17/05/18

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful cover from Iceland, thank you very much! It was posted in Laugar on May 18 and arrived on May 24, 2017.

The mini-sheet was issued on March 27, 2017.

#1095 Estonia 14/11/15

Estonia 141115Patrik has sent this very nice cover from Estonia, thank you very much! It was posted in Laagri on November 15 and arrived on November 19, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on August 25, 2014. It commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Tallinn Zoo and depicts the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

#1094 Latvia 11/05/14

Latvia 110514Here is another beautiful cover from Latvia, which was sent by Juris, thank you! It was posted in Rīga on May 14 and arrived on May 17, 2011.

See also: #871 Latvia 14/09/24

#1091 Andorra 17/03/09

This very nice first day cover from Andorra was sent by Olivier, thank you! It was posted on March 9 and arrived on March 16, 2017.

The stamps commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Philandorre.

#1089 Monaco 16/11/15

monaco-161115Here is another very nice cover that was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Monte Carlo on November 15 and arrived on November 17, 2016.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the Mercantour National Park. It was issued on April 20, 2011 and depicts the Bertoloni columbine (Aquilegia bertolonii).

The middle stamp was issued on February 5, 2016. It commemorates the Princess Grace Rose Garden. The right stamp was issued on April 30, 2014. It commemorates the Evolution of Transportation.

#1088 Andorra 16/05/06

andorra-160506This nice cover from Andorra was sent by Olivier, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on May 6 and arrived on May 10, 2016.

#1081 Falkland Islands 17/01/02

falkland-170102Here is another beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands that was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much!

It was posted in Stanley on January 2 and arrived on January 19, 2017. This registered cover was delivered by GLS, the GLS sticker is on the back. On the left there is the cachet of the ship MS Midnatsol.

The left stamp is part of the set “The 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elizabeth II”, which was issued on April 29, 2016. The stamp set on the right commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group (ESRG). It was issued on November 30, 2015.

See also: #906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11

#1080 Croatia 16/12/03

croatia-161203Ivanka has sent this nice Christmas cover from Croatia, thank you!

It was posted in Bjelovar on December 3 and arrived on December 7, 2016.

croatia-161203backOn the back Ivanka has attached another beautiful illustration:

#1079 Liechtenstein 16/10/18

liechtenstein-161018Here is another nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on October 18 and arrived on October 20, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the motorcycle Norton Commando.

See also: #1040 Liechtenstein 16/03/09

#1078 France 16/10/26

france-161026This very nice FDC from France was sent by Jean-Pierre, thank you very much! It was issued in Château-Chinon on October 26 and arrived on October 28, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the former French president François Mitterrand (1916–1996).

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