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#1085 Algeria 16/11/17

algeria-161117Hocine has sent this nice cover from Algeria, thank you! It was posted in Bir-Mourad-Raïs on November 17 and arrived on December 14, 2016.

The stamps are part of the set “Folklore Dancing”, which was issued on July 20, 2016.

#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

#1083 Uganda 17/01/23

uganda-170123Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you very much! It was posted on January 23 and arrived on February 1, 2017.

The stamp on the left depicts a Nile crocodile. The middle stamp depicts the banana plant (Musa sapientum). The right stamp commemorates the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda in November 2015.

#1082 Rwanda 17/01/20

rwanda-170120-2Déo has sent this beautiful cover from Rwanda, thank you very much! It was posted in Kigali on January 20 and arrived on January 30, 2017.

The left stamps are part of the “Folklore” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010. The stamps on the right are part of the set “National Breeding Year”, which was issued on December 28, 1978.

See also:#967 Rwanda 14/08/27

#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

#1080 Croatia 16/12/03

croatia-161203Ivanka has sent this nice Christmas cover from Croatia, thank you!

It was posted in Bjelovar on December 3 and arrived on December 7, 2016.

croatia-161203backOn the back Ivanka has attached another beautiful illustration:

#1079 Liechtenstein 16/10/18

liechtenstein-161018Here is another nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on October 18 and arrived on October 20, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the motorcycle Norton Commando.

See also: #1040 Liechtenstein 16/03/09

#1078 France 16/10/26

france-161026This very nice FDC from France was sent by Jean-Pierre, thank you very much! It was issued in Château-Chinon on October 26 and arrived on October 28, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the former French president François Mitterrand (1916–1996).

#1077 India 16/11/04

india-161104Anandita has sent this nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Kolkata on November 4 and arrived on December 1, 2016.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which was issued on July 29, 2016. They commemorate the tigers in the Tadoba-Andhari National Park.

#1075 Latvia 16/12/12

latvia-161212Artūrs has sent this beautiful FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was posted on December 12 in Rīga and arrived on December 15, 2016.

#1074 Czech Republic 16/12/23

czech-161223This very nice Christmas cover from the Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Boží Dar on December 23 and arrived on December 28, 2016.

See also: #1005 Czech Republic 15/12/23

#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).

#1072 Lithuania 16/11/12

lietuva-161211This very nice Christmas FDC from Lithuania was sent by Leonardas, thank you very much! It was issued on November 12 and arrived on December 13, 2016.

#1071 Tokelau 15/??/??

tokelau-16xxxxMy first cover from Tokelau was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted sometimes in 2015 and arrived on November 25, 2016. The postmark shows no date only the name of the Fakaofo atoll.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Language Week”, which was issued on October 15, 2014. The next stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Vaka” (issued on June 18, 2014). The third stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Weaving”, which was issued on April 23, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Scenic Definitives”, which was issued on April 11, 2012.

tokelau-pc-front-16xxxxJean Pierre has also included a postcard.

#1070 Oman 16/10/04

oman-161004This nice cover from Oman was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Ruwi on October 4 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on November 30, 2015. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The two stamps on the right commemorate the Omani Philatelic Association. The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 21, 2014.

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