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#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.

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#1206 Djibouti 19/03/13

My first cover from Djibouti was arranged by Alena, thank you! It was posted on March 13 and arrived on March 22, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of Djibouti’s Chamber of Commerce. It was issued on November 7, 2008. The middle stamp depicts a blacksmith. The stamp was issued on May 14, 2000. The right stamp was issued on August 8, 2005. It commemorates the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

A postcard was inside the letter too:

#1204 Japan 18/12/06

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Hiroshi, thank you! It was posted in Kobe (神戸) on December 6 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The right stamp commemorates Elisabeth of Austria</span) (1837 – 1898).

#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.

#1180 Liberia 18/10/11

My first cover from Liberia was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted in Monrovia on October 11 and arrived on October 18, 2018.

The top left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 14, 2012. It commemorates the 30th anniversary of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia. The next stamp commemorates president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (*1938). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 22, 2006. The top right stamp depicts US president Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); the stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 4, 2009.

The bottom left stamp is part of the set “Traditional Dances and Masks”, which was issued on August 2, 2009. The last stamp is part of the mini-sheet “The Aliens of Star Trek”, which was issued on December 21, 2015.

Alena also included a postcard, which depicts Liberia’s largest lake: Lake Piso.

 

#1177 Japan 18/03/01

Li Ming has sent this very nice registered cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Wadomari (和泊) on March 1 and arrived on March 8, 2018.

#1173 Cuba 16/10/19

This nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you! It was posted in Cienfuegos on October 19, 2016 and arrived on January 24, 2017.

The left stamp depicts a crocodile; it is part of the fauna set, which was issued on December 14, 1981. The right stamp is part of the set “The Language of the Fan“, which was issued on February 14, 2014.

#1159 Canada 18/04/20

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Edward, thank you! It was posted in Canoe BC on April 20 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The stamp set is entitled “Canadian Opera” and was issued on February 4, 2017. The stamps depict the opera houses of Calgary and Toronto,  the opera singers Gerald Finley and Adrianne Pieczonka, and the stage director Irving Guttman.

#1154 PR China 18/02/02

This beautiful registered cover from China was sent by Li Ming, thank you very much! It was posted in Fuzhou (福州) on February 2 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The stamp set on the right was issued on January 24, 2018. It commemorates the Chinese traditional art of papercutting.

#1146 Liechtenstein 18/02/08

Vural has sent another very nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on February 8 and arrived on February 12, 2018.

The middle stamp depicts a painting by Peter Fendi (1796–1842).

#1125 The Gambia 17/09/08

Thank you, Wolfgang, for sending this nice registered cover from The Gambia! It was posted in Bakau on September 8 and arrived early in October 2017.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Musical Instruments”, which was issued on May 24, 2010. They depict a riity of the Fula and a kontingo of the Madinka.

#1120 Belgium 16/03/14

This nice FDC was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued and posted on March 14, 2016 and arrived on March 17, 2016.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cartoon character Cédric.

#1107 Israel 16/07/26

israel-160726This nice cover from Israel was sent by Ilana, thank you! It was posted in Tel Aviv on July 26 and arrived on August 2, 2016.

#1102 Iceland 17/05/19

Here is another beautiful cover from Iceland, which was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Blönduós on May 19 and arrived on May 26, 2017.

The middle stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 16, 2017. It commemorates contemporary Icelandic design.

The middle stamp is part of the “Seals” set, which was issued on January 28, 2010. It commemorates the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).

#1100 Guam 17/04/22

This beautiful cover from Guam was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Dededo on April 22 and arrived on May 9, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on January 30, 1987. The middle stamp commemorates the Kwanzaa festival; it was issued on October 9, 2009. The right stamps depict a ballet dancer; they were issued on September 16, 1998.

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