Archive for the ‘North & Middle America’ Category

#1105 Canada 17/05/27

On June 12 I received this very nice cover from Canada. It was posted on May 27 at Canada’s most northern post office at Eureka Station, thank you postmaster of Eureka!

According to the coordinates (79°59’20”N), it actually is situated more northern than Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard, which lies at 78°55’30”N.

The stamp is part of the set “UNESCO World Heritage”, which was issued on July 3, 2015. It depicts the international park system of Kluane / Wrangell–St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.

On the back the postmaster applied a very nice cachet too.

#1100 Guam 17/04/22

This beautiful cover from Guam was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Dededo on April 22 and arrived on May 9, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on January 30, 1987. The middle stamp commemorates the Kwanzaa festival; it was issued on October 9, 2009. The right stamps depict a ballet dancer; they were issued on September 16, 1998.

#1098 Canada 17/04/05

Michael has sent this charming cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Stratford on April 5 and arrived on April 20, 2017.

The left stamp depicts the hortensia Hydrangea macrophylla.

 

#1060 Caribbean Netherlands 16/09/06

saba-160906Radim has sent this beautiful cover from the Caribbean Netherlands, thank you very much! It was posted in Saba on September 6 and arrived on September 19, 2016.

The middle stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which was constituted in 1815.

The right stamp commemorates the explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).

#1035 Sint Maarten 16/03/08

St Maarten 160308This nice cover from Sint Maarten was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 25, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the collared forest falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus). They are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on January 14, 2015.

The stamps on the right are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on November 11, 2011.

#1033 US Virgin Islands 16/03/23

US Virgin Islands 160323Here is another cover from the US Virgin Islands, which was sent by Steven, thank you! This one was posted at the East End Post Office on March 23. It was cancelled again in Puerto Rico on the same day and arrived on April 1, 2016.

#1032 US Virgin Islands 16/03/21

US Virgin Islands 160321Steven has sent this nice cover from the US Virgin Islands, thank you! It was posted in Cruz Bay on March 21 and arrived on March 25, 2016.

#1028 Caribbean Netherlands 16/02/26

Caribbean Netherlands 160226This nice cover from the Caribbean Netherlands was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Saba on February 26 and arrived on March 18, 2016.

See also: #691 Caribbean Netherlands 13/03/25

#1017 Canada 16/01/07

Canada 160107Evelyn has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in New Westminster, BC on January 7 and arrived on January 12, 2016.

#997 Grenada – Carriacou 15/10/28

Grenada 151028This very nice cover from the Grenadines was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on Carriacou on October 28 and arrived on November 26, 2015.

The stamps are part of the “Fish” mini-sheet, which was issued on December 12, 1997. The stamps depict the queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris), the clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), and the fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus).

#993 Costa Rica 15/10/16

Costa Rica 151016This very nice airmail from Costa Rica was sent by Erick, thank you! It was posted in Heredia on October 16 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Musical Instruments of Guanacaste. The set was issued on July 25, 2007.

The middle stamp was issued on January 30, 2015. It is part of a mini-sheet, which commemorate the 50th anniversary of legal medicine in Costa Rica. The stamp depicts Dr. Alfonso Acosta Guzmán.

The top right stamp depicts Costa Rica’s highest mountain, the Cerro Chirripó (3820 m). The stamp is part of the set “National Parks”, which was issued on August 24, 2009.

The bottom right stamp is part of the “Volcanoes” set (issued on June 24, 2004) and depicts the Arenal Volcano (1670 m).

#992 Cuba 15/07/24

Cuba 150724Frank has sent this very nice cover from Cuba, thank you! It was posted in Colón on July 24 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

Frank used a FDC and added a stamp of the set “World Stamp Exhibition BRASILIANA 2013”, which depicts a rumba dancer. The set was issued on October 16, 2013.

The FDC stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence of Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

#991 Barbuda 15/09/30

Barbuda 150930On October 12, 2015 I received this beautiful cover from Barbuda, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on September 30.

The left stamps are part of the set “Map of Barbuda”, which was issued on November 19, 1968.

The middle stamp depicts the French anglefish (Pomacanthus arcuatus). It is part of the “Fish” set, which was issued on February 5, 1969. The next stamp depicts the post office and treasury of Barbuda. It is part of the set “Local Motifs” (issued on October 15, 1974).

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the Royal visit to Antigua and Barbuda. It was issued on October 27, 1977.

 

#973 Canada 15/08/28

Canada 150828This beautiful cover from Canada was sent by Mike, thank you very much! It was posted in Stratford on August 28 and arrived on September 4, 2015.

The stamp on the left commemorates the 100th anniversary of the “In Flanders Fields” poem by John McCrae. It was issued on May 3, 2015.

The “Pansies” stamp set on the right was issued on March 2, 2015.

#964 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 15/05/26

SPM 150526Jean Pierre has sent a cover from Saint Pierre and Miquelon again, thank you! It was posted in Saint-Pierre on May 26 and arrived on June 2, 2015.

The left stamp was issued on August 14, 2004. It commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first post-transport from Miquelon to Newfoundland. The next stamp is part of the “Bird” series: it depicts the American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). The stamp was issued on January 17, 2015.

The next stamp was issued on March 26, 2014. It commemorates Albert Briand (1909–1966), who was president of the Territorial Council of SPM from 1964 to 1966. The right stamp is part of the “Birds” series too: it depicts the Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garralus), and it was issued on January 15, 2014.

See also: #277 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 09/11/04

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