Archive for the ‘British Overseas Territories’ Category

#1258 Cayman Islands 20/01/10

Here is another very nice cover from the Cayman Islands, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Watering Place Post Office on Cayman Brac on January 10 and arrived on January 20, 2020.

#1257 Cayman Islands 20/01/08

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in North Side on January 8 and arrived on January 20, 2020.

The left stamp depicts a Grand Cayman parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis), the right stamp commemorate the XX Commonwealth Games.

#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.

#1223 Cayman Islands 18/12/27

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in Hell on December 27, 2018 and arrived on February 11, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Boer goat.

 

#1175 Bermuda 18/06/14

This very nice cover from Bermuda was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Hamilton on June 14 and arrived on June 26, 2018.

#1148 Anguilla 18/02/12

This very nice registered cover from Anguilla was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in The Valley on February 12 and arrived on February 23, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the “Wildflowers” set, which was issued on September 12, 2009. It depicts the jimsonweed (Datura stramonium).

The right stamp is part of the set “40th Anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution“, which was issued on July 12, 2007. The stamp depicts Jeremiah Gumbs, one of the leaders of the secessionist movement.

#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

#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

#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

#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).

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