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#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.

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#1128 PR China 17/05/31


Charlie has sent this very nice FDC from PR China, thank you! It was posted in Beijing (北京) on May 31 and arrived on June 13, 2017.

The stamp set commemorates children’s games.

#1127 Bahamas 17/02/06

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the Bahamas, thank you very much! It was posted in Freeport on February 6 and arrived on February 27, 2017.

The three stamps on top and the bottom right one are part of the “Marine Life” set, which was issued on January 3, 2012. They depict the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), the purple sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), and the red cushion seastar (Oreaster reticulatus).

The bottom left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The bottom middle stamp depicts the butterfly zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia).

#1126 Mauritius 17/10/09

On my trip to Mauritius I have posted this cover in Moka on October 9. It arrived on October 17, 2017.

The stamp is part of the 2016 set “Freshwater Flora”; it depicts a lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) flower.

#1125 The Gambia 17/09/08

Thank you, Wolfgang, for sending this nice registered cover from The Gambia! It was posted in Bakau on September 8 and arrived early in October 2017.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Musical Instruments”, which was issued on May 24, 2010. They depict a riity of the Fula and a kontingo of the Madinka.

#1124 South Africa 17/09/07

Kyle has sent this very nice cover from South Africa, thank you very much! It was posted at South Africa’s oldest “post office”, the Post Office Tree in Mossel Bay, on September 7 and arrived on September 20, 2017.

The stamps are part of the set “South African Geology”, which was issued on August 26, 2016.

#1123 Poland 17/09/18

This beautiful FDC from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you very much! It was posted in Gdańsk on September 18, 2017.

The FDC and stamps were issued on August 31, 2017.

#1122 Singapore 17/08/23

Terence has sent this very nice cover from Singapore, thank you! It was posted on August 23 and arrived on September 1, 2017.

The two stamps on top are part of the “Kingfisher” stamp set, which was issued on April 26, 2017. The stamps depict the black-capped kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) and the blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting).

The bottom stamp was issued on August 8, 2017. It is part of the joint issue stamp series of the ASEAN postal operators and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN foundation. The stamp depicts the national flower of Singapore, the orchid Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’.

#1121 Norway – Jan Mayen 17/09/04

Wolfgang has sent this nice postcard from Jan Mayen, thank you! It was posted on September 4 and arrived on September 11, 2017.

The stamp is part of the 2015 EUROPA stamp set, which was issued on June 5, 2015.

#1120 Belgium 16/03/14

This nice FDC was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued and posted on March 14, 2016 and arrived on March 17, 2016.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cartoon character Cédric.

#1118 Malaysia 11/07/07

Malaysia 110707This beautiful FDC from Malaysia was sent by Khor Kok Keong, thank you very much! It was issued on July 7 and arrived on July 13, 2011.

The FDC and stamps commemorates “100 Years of Aviation”.

#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.

#1115 Sri Lanka 15/05/15

Sri Lanka 150515This nice cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Gayanth, thank you! It was posted in Piliyandala on May 15 and arrived on May 22, 2015.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Pigeon Island Marine National Park“, which was issued on August 22, 2014. The stamps depict the knotted fan coral (Melithaea ochracea), the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), and the blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus).

#1114 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 10/04/09

TAAF 100409Here is anothe beautiful cover from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! The cover was cancelled with postmark of Martin-de-Viviès  on April 4 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “minerals” series and depicts a tourmaline crystal. The three stamps on top are part of the “Elephant Seal” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp on the right depicts a pyrite crystal. It was issued on January 1, 2009.

On the back there is the mission cachet of the 61st mission.
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See also: #548 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/04/20

#1113 Ukraine 16/12/05

ukraine-161205This nice cover from Ukraine was sent by Basil, thank you! It was posted in Kiev on December 5 and arrived on December 12, 2016.

The stamp set on the right was issued on November 19, 2015. It commemorates the orchids Epipactis palustris, Cephalanthera rubra, and Ophrys taurica.

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