Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

#1132 Germany 17/10/01

Alexander has sent this very nice cover from the Oktoberfest in Munich, thank you! It was posted on October 1, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on April 7, 2016. It commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot. The right stamp was issued on September 9, 2010. It commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Oktoberfest.

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#1129 Poland 17/08/28

This stunning FDC from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you! It was posted in Gdańsk on August 28 and arrived on September 1, 2017.

The FDC and mini-sheet were issued on August 5. They commemorate the Tall Ships’ Race 2017, which ended in Szczecin.

#1123 Poland 17/09/18

This beautiful FDC from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you very much! It was posted in Gdańsk on September 18, 2017.

The FDC and stamps were issued on August 31, 2017.

#1121 Norway – Jan Mayen 17/09/04

Wolfgang has sent this nice postcard from Jan Mayen, thank you! It was posted on September 4 and arrived on September 11, 2017.

The stamp is part of the 2015 EUROPA stamp set, which was issued on June 5, 2015.

#1120 Belgium 16/03/14

This nice FDC was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued and posted on March 14, 2016 and arrived on March 17, 2016.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cartoon character Cédric.

#1114 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 10/04/09

TAAF 100409Here is anothe beautiful cover from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! The cover was cancelled with postmark of Martin-de-Viviès  on April 4 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “minerals” series and depicts a tourmaline crystal. The three stamps on top are part of the “Elephant Seal” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp on the right depicts a pyrite crystal. It was issued on January 1, 2009.

On the back there is the mission cachet of the 61st mission.
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See also: #548 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/04/20

#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.

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