Archive for the ‘bridges’ Category

#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.


#905 Laos 15/02/02

Laos 150202Patrik has sent this nice cover from Laos, thank you! It was posted in Luangprabang (ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ) on February 2 and arrived on February 10, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Antiquity of Laos”, which was issued on January 3, 2009. The middle stamp is part of the “Orchids” stamp set (issued May 22, 2011) and depicts a flower of the Paphiopedilum barbigerum species.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over the Mekong. The sheet was issued on April 8, 2014.

See also: #861 Laos 14/10/07

#777 China 13/12/25

PRC 131225Mr. XU Hui sent me this very nice cover from the People’s Republic of China, thank you! It was posted in Nanchang (南昌) on December 25, 2013, and arrived on January 13, 2014.

On the left there is the stamp set “Bridges”, which is a joint issue with Turkey and was issued on November 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge and the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul.

The stamp set on the right was issued on July 27, 2013. It commemorates the Dragon and Tiger Mountain (Mount Longhu).


#745 Vietnam 13/06/09

Vietnam 130609-2This nice cover from Vietnam was sent by Wee Leong, thank you! It was posted in Saigon on June 9 and arrived on June 17, 2013.

The attached stamps are part of the architecture set, which was issued on January 16, 2012. The stamps depict the One Pillar Pagoda (Chùa Một Cột) in Hanoi and the Chùa Cầu bridge in Hội An.

See also: #689 Vietnam 13/06/09

#743 India 13/06/11

India 130611This nice cover from India was sent by P. Manvasagan, thank you! It was posted in Pudunaduvalur in Perambalur district on June 11 and arrived on June 17, 2013.

The stamp set on top commemorates the 100th anniversary of the  Satyagraha philosophy, which was developped by Mahatma Gandhi. The set was issued on October 2, 2007.

The bottom stamp is part of the bridges set, which was issued on August 17, 2007. It depicts the Pamban Bridge.

See also: #695 India 13/07/17

#544 Russia 11/07/15

Thank you, Tanya, for sending this nice cover from Moscow (Москва́), Russia! It was posted on July 15 and arrived on July 25, 2011.

The top left stamp is part of the set “Old Carriages”, which was issued on July 25, 2002. It depicts a closed sleigh of Moscow 1732.

The top middle stamp was issued on September 26, 2007. It is part of the joint issue set Russia/PDR Korea and depicts the flower Gladiolus gandavensis.

The stamp top right is part of the bridges set (issued on November 28, 2008) and commemorates the Zhivopisnyi Bridge (Живописный Мост) across Moskva River.

The two definitives on the left were issued on August 29, 2008, and depicts a hare and a fox. The bottom middle stamp is part of the beetles set and depicts a Lucanus cervus. It was issued on July 22, 2003.

Finally, the last stamp commemorates the 1946 bicycle ZiCh-1 (ЗиЧ-1). This bicycle stamp set was issued on December 11, 2008.

See also: Russia 08/11/28

#427 Thailand 09/04/27

Thank you, Gladdie, for this nice cover from Khlong Tan, Thailand! It was posted on April 27, 2004.

The left stamp was issued onAugust 9, 2008, and depicts a peacock.

The right stamp is part of the bridges set, which was issued on July 1, 2004. It depicts the Rama VIII Bridge.

See also: #290 Thailand 10/01/15

#418 USA 10/08/10

Willie sent me this beautiful registered cover from the USA, thank you! It was posted in Menomonie on August 10 and arrived on August 19, 2010.

There are several UN stamps attached, which have been normally cancelled by US post! Two stamps of the flags series, depicting the flags of Kampuchea and Honduras, and two stamps of the “Human Rights” set.

Two of the US stamps commemorate the Mackinac Bridge, which was issued on February 3, 2010. Three are part of the 2010 set “Animal Rescue”. The two top middle US stamps commemorate the Zion National Park, they were issued on June 28, 2009. The definitive in the middle commemorates the author Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).

#370 Germany 10/02/13

Thank you, my German friend for sending this nice cover from Vaterstetten! The cover was posted on February 13 and arrived on February 16, 2010.

The attached stamp was issued on September 4, 2008. It commemorates the “Alte Rheinbrücke” (Old Bridge over Rhine) between Bad Säckingen and Stein in Aargau. It is a German/Swiss joint issue.

#296 Australia 09/12/07

On December 7, 2009, Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Darlinghurst, Australia. Thank you very much!

The cover is a postal stationery, which has attached the Christmas stamp, which was issued on November 2, 2009. The three middle stamps are part of the set “Australia’s Favourite Stamps” (issued on June 26, 2009) and commemorate the stamps “£2 Kangaroo & Map” (1913-1938), “5/- Opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge” (1932), and “2½d Peace & Victory” (1946). More info on the original stamps can be found at

#291 Singapore 09/08/28

Jan Ang sent me these beautiful first day covers from Singapore, thank you very much!

The FDC and joint issue stamps were issued on August 28, 2009. They commemorate 40 years of diplomatic relations betwen Singapore and the Philippines. The stamps depict the Bamban Bridge, the Cavenagh Bridge, the Henderson Waves, and the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge.

#170 Germany 09/03/08

Germany 090308Igor sent me this nice cover, thank you!
It is a postal stationery commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Bietigheim Enz Valley Bridge. The two additional stamps are the tulip definitive and one ATM. The special cancellation has the date March 08, 2009, and commemorates the lighthouse Balje and the stranded fire-ship.

#165 New Zealand 09/07/??

0907xx New ZealandMy first cover from New Zealand was sent ot me by Pat, thank you!

It was posted in Auckland in July 2009. Unfortunately the postmark is too blurred to read well. The left stamp depicts Tolaga Bay with New Zealands longest wharf, the middle stamp commemorates Formula One champion Bruce McLaren (1937-1970), and the right stamps commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

#145 Germany 09/02/16

Germany 090216Julia sent me this nice letter from Germany, which was posted on February 16, 2009.

The stamp depicts the “Alte Rheinbrücke” (Old Rhine-Bridge) between Bad Säckingen and Stein/Aargau.

#135 Algeria 09/01/08

algeria-090108FDC from Algeria, posted in Sétif on January 08, 2009.

Ouari sent me this nice FDC of the bridges mini-sheet, which was issued on November 26, 2008, thank you!

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