Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

#1248 United Arab Emirates 19/10/28

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the United Arab Emirates, thank you! It was posted in AL Seyahi, Dubai on October 28 and arrived on November 7, 2019.

#1246 India 19/07/27

K. has sent this nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted on July 17 in Pattukotai and arrived on August 7, 2019.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Holiday Destinations in India”, which was issued on August 15, 2018. They depict the Stone Chariot in Hampi and the Udaipur City Palace.

#1245 Germany 19/04/01

Here is another nice cover from Cottbus, Germany, which was delivered by the private post service “RPV Briefservice” and PostNL. Thank you, Ulf for sending this interesting cover! It was posted on April 1 and arrived on April 8, 2019.

The stamps depict the Spremberg Tower of Cottbus and the Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst (Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art), which is located in the former diesel power station of Cottbus.

#1238 Germany 19/06/22

This amazing cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Kiel on June 22 and arrived on August 1, 2019.

The top left definitive stamp depicts the flower Cardamine pratensis. The top middle and right stamps depict the lighthouses of Kiel-Holtenau and Darßer Ort Natureum.

The postmarks commemorate the schooner Mare Frisium, the museum ship Bussard, the Berlin-class replenishment ship Bonn, and the European championship of the OK-dinghies. All of the postmarks were issued during the course of the Kiel Week.

#1232 Algeria 19/01/29

This nice cover from Algeria was sent by Abdelkrim, thank you! It was posted in Bordj El Bahri on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2019.

The top left stamps depict the Fort Du Phare in Algier. The stamp below depicts a bird of the Serinus species. The middle stamps depicts the common dentex (Dentex dentex), and the right stamp depicts a part of the Mosaique Des Muses, which is hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell.

#1213 United Kingdom – Lundy 19/04/02

On April 8 I received this cover from Lundy. It was posted on April 2, 2019. The left stamp depicts the North Lighthouse, the right stamp depicts some puffins (Fratercula sp.).

#1209 Germany 19/04/01

This very nice cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Cottbus on April 1 and delivered by the private post “RPV Briefservice” and PostNL. It arrived on April 8, 2019.

The stamps are part of the set “Regionale Grüsse aus Cottbus” (regional greetings from C.), which was issued on September 28, 2018. The stamps depict the Gerberhäuser (Tanners’ Houses) and the Staatstheater.

#1208 Kosovo 18/12/05

This very nice registered cover from Kosovo was sent by Cengiz, thank you very much! It was posted in Prizren on December 5 and arrived on December 18, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “National Costumes”, which was issued on October 19, 2011. The next stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Albanian alphabet. It was issued on November 14, 2008.

The next stamp commemorates the edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum). It is part of the flowers set, which was issued on August 24, 2018. The right stamp was issued on May 9, 2017. It is part of a set of three stamps, and depicts the castle of Ulpiana.

#1200 Mali 19/01/21

Alena has arranged this very nice cover from Mali, thank you! It was posted on January 21 and arrived on February 11, 2019.

The 2015 stamps commemorate the Timbuktu Manuscripts.

Inside the letter a card has been included, which depicts the Dogon village Yougadougourou.

#1184 Sierra Leone 18/10/16


My first cover from Sierra Leone was sent by Alena, thank you very much! It was posted on October 16 and arrived on October 25, 2018.

Alena included a postcard too, which depicts the city hall of Freetown.

#1171 Latvia 15/07/28

Here is another very nice cover from Latvia, which was sent by Andrius, thank you! It was posted in Liepāja on July 28 and arrived on July 30, 2015.

The stamp was issued on July 24, 2015. It commemorates the Rundāle Palace.

Andrius included a nice postcard too.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#1108 Portugal 17/02/16

This very nice cover from Portugal was sent by António, thank you! It was posted in Porto on February 16 and arrived on February 20, 2017.

The stamps depict the lighthouse Penedo da Saudade in São Pedro de Moel, the Cabo da Roca Lighthouse, and the Farol do Bugio in São Lourenço da Cabeça Seca.

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