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#1160 Fiji 18/04/26

This beautiful registered cover from Fiji was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tavua on April 26, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set “Endangered Flora”, which was issued on April 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Lau Fan palm (Pritchardia thurstonii), the cycad Cycas seemannii, and the Fiji magnolia (Degeneria vitiensis).

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#1159 Canada 18/04/20

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Edward, thank you! It was posted in Canoe BC on April 20 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The stamp set is entitled “Canadian Opera” and was issued on February 4, 2017. The stamps depict the opera houses of Calgary and Toronto,  the opera singers Gerald Finley and Adrianne Pieczonka, and the stage director Irving Guttman.

#1158 Aitutaki 18/04/19

Here is another very nice cover from Aitutaki, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted on Tapuaetai (One Foot Island) on April 19 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The stamp depicts the blue moon butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina).

#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.

#1156 Portugal 18/02/20

Here is another very nice cover from Portugal, which was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on February 20 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The attached stamps are part of the set “Native Livestock Breeds of Portugal”, which was issued on February 8,2018. It commemorates the cattle breeds Barrosã and Mertolenga.

See also: #1145 Portugal 17/01/07

#1155 Aitutaki 18/04/16

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from Aitutaki, thank you very much! It was posted on April 16 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The left stamp commemorates the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus).  The right stamp commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

The UPU registered sticker can be found on the back of the cover.

See also: #843 Cook Islands 14/09/05

#1154 PR China 18/02/02

This beautiful registered cover from China was sent by Li Ming, thank you very much! It was posted in Fuzhou (福州) on February 2 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The stamp set on the right was issued on January 24, 2018. It commemorates the Chinese traditional art of papercutting.

#1153 Palestine 18/03/18

This excellent registered cover from Palestine was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Ramallah on March 18 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The left 2008 stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day; the middle stamp depicts the daisy Inula viscosa. The right 2014 stamp commemorates the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

#1152 Mali 18/01/16

On February 12, 2018 I received this nice postcard from Mali. It was posted in Timbuktu on January 16 by the people of postcardsfromtimbuktu.com, thank you! The card depicts the Djinguereber Mosque.

#1150 Malawi 18/03/12

Tristan has sent this cover and postcard from Malawi, thank you very much! It was posted in Zomba on March 12 and arrived on March 21, 2018.

The two stamps on the left commemorate the Lake Malawi. They are part of a set, which was issued on April 25, 2014. The right stamp depicts the white-tailed crested flycatcher (Elminia albonotata).

#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.

#1147 Lithuania 18/02/19

Andrius has sent another very nice cover from Lithuania, thank you! It was posted in Palanga on February 19 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The stamps are part of the recent definitive set, which was issued on January 5, 2018. They commemorate the Columns of Gediminas.

#1146 Liechtenstein 18/02/08

Vural has sent another very nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on February 8 and arrived on February 12, 2018.

The middle stamp depicts a painting by Peter Fendi (1796–1842).

#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.

#1142 Canada 18/01/11

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Marcel, thank you very much! It was posted in Notre-Dame-des-Pins on January 11 and arrived on January 17, 2018.

Marcel used a FDC from January 5, 2007 and added some additional stamps.

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