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#1080 Croatia 16/12/03

croatia-161203Ivanka has sent this nice Christmas cover from Croatia, thank you!

It was posted in Bjelovar on December 3 and arrived on December 7, 2016.

croatia-161203backOn the back Ivanka has attached another beautiful illustration:

#1071 Tokelau 15/??/??

tokelau-16xxxxMy first cover from Tokelau was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted sometimes in 2015 and arrived on November 25, 2016. The postmark shows no date only the name of the Fakaofo atoll.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Language Week”, which was issued on October 15, 2014. The next stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Vaka” (issued on June 18, 2014). The third stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Weaving”, which was issued on April 23, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Scenic Definitives”, which was issued on April 11, 2012.

tokelau-pc-front-16xxxxJean Pierre has also included a postcard.

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.

The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.

#1053 France 16/06/05

France 160606Jean-Pierre has sent this nice first day cover from France, thank you! It was posted in Paris on June 5 and arrived on June 8, 2016.

The stamp depicts the painting “Lost Illusions” by Charles Gleyre (1806–1874).

#1040 Liechtenstein 16/03/09

Liechtenstein 160309This nice cover from Liechtenstein was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on March 9 and arrived on March 11, 2016.

The right stamp depicts the painting “Ruggeller Riet” by Alois Ritter (1910–1986).

#1014 France 16/01/22

France 160122Jean-Pierre has sent this nice FDC from France, thank you!

The FDC was issued on January 22 and arrived on January 28, 2016. It commemorates the American painter Mark Rothko (1903–1970).

#1013 Norway 15/10/21

Norway 151021Paul has sent this nice cover from Norway, thank you! It was posted in Oslo on October 21 and arrived on October 23, 2015.

#996 Kazakhstan 15/06/24

Kazakhstan 150624Marat has sent this beautiful cover from Kazakhstan, thank you! It was posted in Aktobe (Ақтөбе) on June 24 and arrived on July 3, 2015.

The left stamps0 are part of the set “Children’s Drawings”, which was issued on January 15, 2015. The right stamp is one of the 2014 EUROPA stamps, which were issued on January 15, 2015.

See also: #932 Kazakhstan 15/03/02

#993 Costa Rica 15/10/16

Costa Rica 151016This very nice airmail from Costa Rica was sent by Erick, thank you! It was posted in Heredia on October 16 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Musical Instruments of Guanacaste. The set was issued on July 25, 2007.

The middle stamp was issued on January 30, 2015. It is part of a mini-sheet, which commemorate the 50th anniversary of legal medicine in Costa Rica. The stamp depicts Dr. Alfonso Acosta Guzmán.

The top right stamp depicts Costa Rica’s highest mountain, the Cerro Chirripó (3820 m). The stamp is part of the set “National Parks”, which was issued on August 24, 2009.

The bottom right stamp is part of the “Volcanoes” set (issued on June 24, 2004) and depicts the Arenal Volcano (1670 m).

#992 Cuba 15/07/24

Cuba 150724Frank has sent this very nice cover from Cuba, thank you! It was posted in Colón on July 24 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

Frank used a FDC and added a stamp of the set “World Stamp Exhibition BRASILIANA 2013”, which depicts a rumba dancer. The set was issued on October 16, 2013.

The FDC stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence of Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

#983 Denmark 15/10/06

Danmark 151006Hans Jørgen has sent another beautiful cover from Denmark, thank you! It was posted in Horsens, cancelled at the Sydjyllands Postcenter on October 6, and arrived already on October 8, 2015.

On the left there are some definitives, which were issued on October 28, 2005.

The right stamp was issued on June 13. It is entitled “Stamp Art” and depicts a design by Jesper Christiansen and Ella Clausen.

See also: #882 Denmark 14/10/06

#982 France 15/10/12

France 151012Jean-Pierre has sent this very nice FDC from France, thank you! It was posted on October 12 and arrived on October 14, 2015.

The mini-sheet commemorates the Ballet Preljocaj.

#973 Canada 15/08/28

Canada 150828This beautiful cover from Canada was sent by Mike, thank you very much! It was posted in Stratford on August 28 and arrived on September 4, 2015.

The stamp on the left commemorates the 100th anniversary of the “In Flanders Fields” poem by John McCrae. It was issued on May 3, 2015.

The “Pansies” stamp set on the right was issued on March 2, 2015.

#937 Japan 15/01/09

Japan 150109Hiroshi has sent this beautiful first day cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Osaka on January 9 and arrived on January 19, 2015.

The stamp set commemorates the children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943).

#935 United Nations 15/04/17

UN Vienna 150417This very nice cover from the United Nations Vienna was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted on April 17 and arrived on April 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the definitive set, which was issued on January 28, 2008. It depicts the monument for Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) in Vienna.

The stamp set on the right was issued on October 21, 2014. It is part of the “Endangered Species”-series. The stamps depict the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), the giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), and the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).

 

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