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#873 USA – South Pole 14/11/23

US South Pole 141123On December 16 I received this marvelous cover from the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, a big thank you to the station’s philatelic clerk Mr. Smith!

The left stamp is part of the set “Antarctic Explorers”, which was issued on September 14, 1988. It commemorates the explorer Richard E. Byrd (1888 – 1957). The right stamp is an imperforated copy of the “Global Forever” stamp, which was issued on January 28, 2013.

On the left there are stamps of the Antarctica Local Post and the International Local Post.

US South Pole 141123backOn the back there is an additional cancel of the National Science Foundation.

#865 Estonia 14/08/13

Estonia 140813This very nice cover from Estonia was sent by Romeo, thank you! It was posted in Koeru on August 13 and arrived on August 18, 2014.

The right stamps are custom ones and depict Romeo’s photographs “Laine Laks” and “Jäääär”.

#864 Liechtenstein 14/03/04

Liechtenstein 140304Vural has sent this nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on March 4 and arrived on March 7, 2014.

The left stamps are part of the definitive series and were issued on November 16, 2009.

The right stamp is a custom one, which can be seen at the different inscription “Liechtensteinische Post AG” and the logo in the top left corner.

#688 Austria 13/03/20

Austria 130320Wolfgang sent me this nice registered cover with personalised stamps from Austria, thank you! It was posted in Wattens on March 13 and arrived on March 21, 2013.

#612 Austria 11/12/24

austria-111224This nice Christkindl cover was posted in Ilz on December 24, 2011, was delivered via Postamt Christkindl, and arrived on January 3, 2012.

The attached stamps are part of a personalised stamp set issued by Austrian post.

#605 Austria 12/12/01

Austria 121201I received this beautiful cover from Austria on December 4, 2012. It was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl on December 1.

The attached stamp is a personalised one, which was available only for this event. It was cancelled with a special cancellation of the 36th Garstner Advent, which took place on November 30. In addition to the “Kutschenpost”-cancellation there is the Christkindl cancel applied.

I already wrote about this special event, which is held every year since 1989, in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #477 Austria 10/11/27

Austria 09/01/30

austria-090130Registered FDC from Austria, posted in Villach-Landskron on January 30, 2009.

This is an interesting version of the first day cover of the definitive stamp “Burg Landskron” (Castle Landskron). On top there is a special printed meter marking of 1.55 euro depicting the Castle Landskron. Below are the new issued definitive and a personalised stamp, both showing a view on the castle. The BSV Donau installed a medieval post office, where these FDCs could be posted.

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