Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

#1325 Germany 20/06/21

Ulf has sent this beautiful postcard from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted on June 21 and arrived on July 27, 2020.

The image and cancellation on the left commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Kiel Canal). The right stationery “stamp” commemorates the lighthouse in Holtenau, which has its 125th anniversary too, because it was erected at the entrance of the Kiel Canal.

#1314 Ethiopia 19/01/16

My mother has sent this postcard from Ethiopia, thank you! It was posted on January 16, 2019.

The left stamp depicts the Entoto Palace of emperor Menelik II. The next stamp depicts the Ethiopian house snake (Lamprophis erlangeri), the next two stamps depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki).

The bottom left stamp commemorates the shiny-leaf buckthorn (Rhamnus prinoides), and the next stamp Zoz Amba St. Georges monastery in Gonder.

 

#1309 Germany 21/03/08

Frank has sent this beautiful cover from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted in Leinefelde-Worbis on March 8 and arrived on March 10, 2021.

The cover commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Norddeutsche Seewarte (North German Naval Observatory, now the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany). The postal stationery and the additional stamps depict the research vessel Atair and the lighthouses in Wangerooge and Brunsbüttel.

#1273 Singapore 20/02/28

Thank you Jean Pierre for sending this very nice cover from Singapore! It was posted on February 28 and arrived on March 6, 2020.

The stamps commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Istana Singapore (palace and residence of the president).

 

#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.

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