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#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

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#906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11

Falkland 150211This beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Stanley on February 11 and arrived on February 20, 2015.

The stamps are part of the “Whales & Dolphins” stamp set, which was issued on November 9, 2012. They commemorate the Peale’s dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis), the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), and the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus).

#900 South Georgia 14/12/26

South Georgia 141226Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from his trip to Antarctica, thanks a lot! It was posted at King Edward Point (South Georgia) on December 26, 2014 and arrived on February 16, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Habitat Restoration”, which was issued on December 15, 2013. The stamps depict the ship RRS Ernest Shackleton.

The stamp on the right is part of the “Penguins” set (issued October 25, 2010); it commemorates the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) .

#895 British Antarctic Territory 15/01/14

BAT 150114Here is another beautiful cover from the British Antarctic Territory. This one was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was cancelled at Signy Station on January 14 and arrived on February 6, 2015.

The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of BAT stamps. The set was issued on November 27, 2013.

See also: #889 British Antarctic Territory 15/01/01

#889 British Antarctic Territory 15/01/01

BAT 150101Wolfgang has sent this beautiful cover from his trip to Antarctica, thank you very much! The cover was posted in Port Lockroy on January 1 and arrived on January 23, 2015.

The stamps are part of the set “Atmospheric Phenomena”, which was issued on December 22, 1992.

On the back of the cover there is a cachet of the ship MS Fram. BAT 150101back

See also: #859 British Antarctic Territory 14/10/27

#878 United Kingdom – Talyllyn Railway Letter Service 14/12/29

Talyllyn 141229On January 5, 2015 I received this letter from the UK, which was carried by the Talyllyn Railway Letter Service (more info here). This service is one of Great Britain’s railway letter services still in operation.

The stamp for the railway letter fee was cancelled on December 29, 2014. Unfortunately the Royal Mail did not apply any postmark. The attached stamps are part of the “Wales” set, which was issued on July 15, 2004. They depict the Marloes Sands, the Barmouth Bridge, and Rhewl in Dee Valley.

#866 United Kingdom 14/09/08

UK 140908This nice cover from the UK was sent by C., thank you! It was posted in London on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2014.

The top left stamp is part of the “Swans” set, which commemorates the 600th anniversary of the Abbotsbury Swannery. It was issued on January 19, 1993. The top right stamp is part of the set (issued on April 12, 2011), which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The bottom stamp commemorates the 1983 Commonwealth Day. It is part of a set, which was issued on March 9, 1983.

#859 British Antarctic Territory 14/10/27

BAT 141027On November 10, 2014 I received this very nice cover from the British Antarctic Territory. It was posted on October 27 at the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island.

The stamps are part of the set “Naval Aviation Week”, which was issued on January 1, 2009. The stamps depict the airplanes Supermarine Walrus and Fairey Seafox.

#849 Montserrat 14/09/26

Montserrat 140926Another new country for my collection: Wolfgang has sent this nice cover from Montserrat, thank you! The letter was posted on September 26 and arrived on October 14, 2014.

Wolfgang used a genuine envelope of the Montserrat Springs Hotel, which was devastated during the 1997 volcano eruption.

The stamps commemorate the butterflies Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius) and Nyctelius nyctelius. They are part of the definitives set, which was issued on March 5, 2013.

On the right it seems that a stamp was taken off the cover; there is a blank space above the postmark. Nevertheless it is a very nice cover!

See also: #838 Nevis 14/09/08

#847 Jersey 14/09/22

Jersey 140922On September 26, 2014, I received this nice cover from Jersey, thank you Chris! It was posted on September 22.

The top left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Victoria College. The set was issued on September 29, 1977. The bottom left stamp commemorates the composer John Ireland (1879 – 1962) and his work “The Forgotten Rite”. It is part of the EUROPA set, which was issued on April 23, 1985.

The two middle stamps are part of a set, which was issued on April 24, 1979. It commemorates the 25th anniversary of the International Air Rally.

The two right stamps (part of a set, which was issued on November 25, 1976) commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Lilian Mary Grandin (1876 – 1924), who was Jersey’s first female doctor.

#846 Alderney 14/09/30

Alderney 140930On October 6, 2014, I received this nice cover from Alderney. It was posted on September 30 with the help of the Alderney post officers, thanks!

The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. The stamps depict the common blackbird (Turdus merula), the Eurasian blue tit (Parus caeruleus), and the Western jackdaw (Corvus monedula).

#818 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/03

 

Tristan 140403The philatelic bureau of Tristan da Cunha sent me this nice registered cover on April 3, 2014; it arrived on May 20, 2014. The whole letter was wrapped in transparent plastic foil and delivered via South Africa (see the registered sticker, which was applied on the foil).Tristan 140403reco

The stamps depict the Gough Bunting (Rowettia goughensis) and some Northern Rockhopper Penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi). The stamps are part of the definitive set, which was issued on November 1, 2010.

See also: #789 Tristan da Cunha 14/04/01

#814 British Virgin Islands 14/06/03

BVI 140603A few days ago I received this very nice cover from the British Virgin Islands. The letter was sent with the help of the philatelic bureau, thank you! It was cancelled at the T.B.L. Airport on Beef Island on June 3, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on January 30, 2014. It is part of the “Birds” stamp set and depicts an Antillean crested hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus).

#807 Saint Helena 14/06/21

St Helena 140621Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Saint Helena, thank you very much!

It was posted in Jamestown on June 21 and arrived on July 7, 2014.

The stamp is part of the Christmas set, which was issued on October 25, 2010. It depicts the Heart Shaped Waterfall and a honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.).

#799 British Indian Ocean Territory 14/05/27

BIOT 140526On June 17, 2014, I received this letter from the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Islands). It was dispatched out from Diego Garcia on May 27 and delivered via Singapore.

The stamps are part of a sheet that was issued on October 5, 2009. They commemorate the Scaevola Bush (Scaevola taccada) and the Madagascan Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis).

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