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#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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#1067 San Marino 16/10/03

san-marino-161003This very nice cover from San Marino was sent by Olivier, thank you! It was posted in Fiorentino on October 3 and arrived on October 12, 2016.

The left stamps are part of a set, which was issued on March 17, 2014. It commemorates a campaign against gender-based violence.

The middle stamps are part of the set “3D Printing Revolution”, which was issued on March 10, 2015.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Communes of San Marino”, which was issued on June 5, 2014. It depicts the Church of San Paolo Apostolo in Faetano.

#1041 Norway – Svalbard 16/05/17

Norway - Hopen 160517This superb cover from Hopen was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted on May 17 and arrived on June 16, 2016.

See also: #1026 Norway – Svalbard 16/03/06

#1015 Turkey 16/01/20

Turkey 160120This beautiful cover from Turkey was sent by Nail, thank you! It was posted in Izmir on January 20 and arrived on February 4, 2016.

The mini-sheet was issued on November 26, 2012. It is a joint issued with China and depicts the Bosphorus Bridge and the Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge.

#1009 Monaco 15/12/05

Monaco 151205This very nice cover from Monaco was sent by Olivier, thank you! It was posted on December 5 and arrived on December 10, 2015.

The stamp was issued on July 11, 2015. It commemorates the 800th anniversary of the fortress.

#1003 Bosnia and Herzegovina 15/11/10

Bosnia 151110This very nice cover from Bosnia and Herzegovina was sent by Milivoj, thank you! It was posted in Zalužani (Залужани) on November 10 and arrived on November 19, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Wooden Churches” (issued on July 17, 2014) and depicts a wooden church in Omarska (Омарска).

The top right stamp is part of the EUROPA set of 2006, which was issued on April 5. The bottom stamp is part of the 2011 EUROPA set, which was issued on April 6.

 

#995 Estonia 15/01/12

Estonia 150112This beautiful cover from Estonia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Laagri on January 12 and arrived on January 15, 2015.

The mini-sheet was issued on March 27, 2006. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Estonian National Theatre.

 

#994 Greece 15/08/31

Greece 150831This nice cover from Greece was sent by George, thank you! It was posted in Kallithea on August 31 and arrived on September 2, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Greek Sea Marine Life”, which was issued on February 21, 21012. It depicts a common lobster species Palinurus elephas.

The next stamp depicts the spa of Methana. The stamp is part of a set (issued on February 26, 2015), which commemorates thermal spas of Greece.

The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA). The set was issued on January 21, 2015.

#991 Barbuda 15/09/30

Barbuda 150930On October 12, 2015 I received this beautiful cover from Barbuda, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on September 30.

The left stamps are part of the set “Map of Barbuda”, which was issued on November 19, 1968.

The middle stamp depicts the French anglefish (Pomacanthus arcuatus). It is part of the “Fish” set, which was issued on February 5, 1969. The next stamp depicts the post office and treasury of Barbuda. It is part of the set “Local Motifs” (issued on October 15, 1974).

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the Royal visit to Antigua and Barbuda. It was issued on October 27, 1977.

 

#987 Indonesia 15/10/15

Indonesia 151015This is another beautiful cover from Indonesia, which was sent by Irene, thank you! It was posted in Malang on October 15 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The mini-sheet was issued on December 1, 2014. It commemorates the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Borobudur Temple.

#971 Germany 15/04/17

Germany 150417Jean Pierre has sent this nice cover from Germany, thank you! It was posted at the philatelic shop at the Berlin Zoological Garden on April 17 and arrived on April 20, 2015.

The stamp on the right depicts a Fachwerkhaus (timber-framed house) in Dinkelsbühl, which was built before 1600. The stamp was issued on December 6, 2012.

#965 United Nations New York 15/08/18

UN NY 150818Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the United Nations New York, thank you! It was posted on August 18 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The two stamps on the left were issued on June 5, 2015. They are part of the set “World Heritage – South East Asia” and commemorate the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Indonesia and the city of Luang Prabang in Laos.

The top right stamp is part of the “Roses” definitive set, which was issued on February 6, 2009. The bottom right stamp was issued on May 7, 1993.

See also: #310 United Nations 10/03/22

#962 Abkhazia 15/07/21

Abkhazia 150721This very interesting cover from the disputed territory of Abkhazia was sent by Radim, thank you very much!

It was cancelled in Sochi, Russia (Сочи) on July 21, but on the back there is an additional postmark of Sukhumi, Abkhazia (Аҟәа, Сухум), which proofs that the letter was posted there and then delivered by Russian post. Abkhazia 150721cancel

There are 4 Russian stamps attached: Two definitives of 2008, one definitive of the “Kremlins” set (issued on October 1, 2009), and one stamp, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the writer Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996). This stamp was issued on May 22, 2015.

#958 Mount Athos 15/06/02

Wolfgang has sent a postcard from Mount Athos too, thank you! It was postmarked in Karyes (Καρυές) on June 2 and arrived on June 5, 2015.

#956 Italy 14/01/??

Italy 14010xOn January 29, 2014, I received this letter from Florence, which was delivered by the private post service GPS. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

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