Archive for the ‘mini-sheet’ Category

#1180 Liberia 18/10/11

My first cover from Liberia was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted in Monrovia on October 11 and arrived on October 18, 2018.

The top left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 14, 2012. It commemorates the 30th anniversary of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia. The next stamp commemorates president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (*1938). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 22, 2006. The top right stamp depicts US president Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); the stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 4, 2009.

The bottom left stamp is part of the set “Traditional Dances and Masks”, which was issued on August 2, 2009. The last stamp is part of the mini-sheet “The Aliens of Star Trek”, which was issued on December 21, 2015.

Alena also included a postcard, which depicts Liberia’s largest lake: Lake Piso.

 

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#1179 Japan 18/08/02

This beautiful first day cover from Japan was sent by Fumiaki, thank you very much! It was posted in Shizuoka (静岡, Kachuo中央) on August 2 and arrived on August 14, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates 150th years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden.

#1176 Curaçao 11/09/23

In October 2011 I received this registered letter from Curaçao. It was posted on September 23, 2011.

The left stamp is part of the set “Sea Shells”, which was issued on 19 September 2008. It commemorates the shell Strombus gigas.

The right mini-sheet was issued on 25 October 2010. It depicts the sapphire-rumped parrotlet (Touit purpuratus).

The cover is interesting because stamps of two different countries were used. The country Netherlands Antilles was dissolved on 10 October 2010, but the stamps were still valid.

#1169 Thailand 18/07/23

Natta has sent this beautiful cover from Thailand, thank you! It was posted in Bang Na on July 23 and arrived on July 27, 2018.

The left stamps are part of the mini-sheets “The Thai Alphabet“, which were issued on July 29, 2011. The stamps depict the characters “ม” and “ย”.

The top right stamp commemorates the National Day and was issued on December 5, 2017.

The bottom right stamps are part of the set “National Children’s Day”, which was issued on January 13, 2018.

 

#1157 Order of Malta 18/03/30

Federico has sent this beautiful cover from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Rome, thank you! It was posted on March 30 and arrived on April 4, 2018.

The mini-sheet (a joint issue with Italy; issued on November 27, 2015) commemorates the San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Rome.

#1143 Portugal 18/01/08

Vítor has sent this beautiful cover from Portugal, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleros on January 8a and arrived on January 10, 2018.

Vítor attached a mini-sheet, which commemorates the city of Cascais, the 2018 European Youth Capital. The mini-sheet was issued on September 8, 2017. It depicts the Santa Marta Lighthouse and the House of Saint Mary in Cascais.

##1141 Guyana 17/12/08

My first cover from Guyana was arranged by Wolfgang and sent by Mark, thank you! It was posted on December 8, 2017 and arrived on January 9, 2018. It was delivered by GLS.

The left stamp depicts a jaguar (Panthera onca). It is part of the definitives set, which was issued on February 26, 2014.

The right stamp was cut out of a mini-sheet, which was issued on December 23, 2013. It commemorates the Dominican ground lizard (Ameiva fuscata).

#1133 Australian Antarctic Territory 17/10/01

On December 19 I received this beautiful cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory. It was cancelled on October 1 at the Davis Station, many thanks to the postmaster of Davis!

The stamp set was issued on March 7, 2017. It is entitled “East Antarctic Deep Sea Creatures” and depicts the Antarctic sea star (Odontaster validus), the Antarctic neosquid (Alluroteuthis antarcticus), a Pogonophryne ssp. and Antarctic pink anemone (Urticinopsis antarctica), and the Dorid nudibranch (Tritoniella belli) and deep sea coral.

See also: #1031 Australian Antarctic Territory 16/02/20

#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.

#1117 Bermuda 13/06/06

Bermuda 130606This beautiful cover from Bermuda was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Hamilton on June 6 and arrived on June 17, 2013.

The mini-sheet (issued on February 2, 2013) commemorates the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

#1112 Philippines 17/06/14

This beautiful cover from the Philippines was sent by Helen, thank you! It was posted in Manila on June 14 and arrived on June 26, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on December 7, 2009. It commemorates the 65th anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The stamp set on the right was issued on March 27, 2017. It depicts the lizards Luzon Bicolored Earth Skink (Brachymeles bicolor), Philippine False Gecko (Pseudogekko brevipes), Gigante Limestone Gecko (Gekko gigante), and Striped Tree Skink (Lipinia pulchella).

 

#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).

#1076 Portugal 16/12/03

portugal-161203This beautiful registered cover from Portugal was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted at the Loja do Cidadão (Civil Assistance Center) in Odivelas on December 3 and arrived on December 12, 2016.

#1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

sao-tome-161214My first cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Eric, thank you very much! It was posted on December 14 and arrived on December 27, 2016.

The mini-sheet commemorates the actress Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962). It is part of a set of stamps and mini-sheets, which was issued on April 15, 2003. It has a denomination of 38 000 dobras (= 1.55 Euro).

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