Archive for the ‘literature’ Category
This 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 “Pansies” stamp set on the right was issued on March 2, 2015.
Here is another beautiful cover from Denmark, thank you Hans Jørgen! It was posted in Horsens on October 6 and arrived on October 8, 2014.
See also: #863 Denmark 14/08/18
The bottom left stamp was issued on September 2, 2013. It depicts an artwork of Per Ingemann.
See also: #825 Denmark 14/07/22
This nice Swiss cover was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in La Côte-aux-Fées on April 16 and arrived on April 18, 2014.
The middle stamp commemorates the beaver. It was issued on March 8, 2012. The stamp on the right is the 2010 EUROPA stamp (issued on May 6). It commemorates the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri.
Attached on the back of the cover there is the GLS sticker, which shows the date “28.01.2013”. I suppose this letter is one of a few, which are delivered by GLS in Austria.
Ivan sent me this nice cover from Križevci, Croatia. It was posted on July 28 and arrived on August 1, 2011.
The stamp set on top was issued on 15 January 2003 and commemorates the Croatian Fairy World. It depicts the fairies Kosjenka and Tintilinić.
The bottom stamp was issued on 25 March 2003. It commemorates the 600th anniversary of Hrvoje’s Missal.
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 22, 2011, and arrived on January 4, 2012.
The stamp set on the left is entitled “Liangzhu Jade“. It was issued on March 8, 2011.
The right stamp set was issued on 12 June 2010 and commemorates the Kunqu Opera. It depicts scenes from the plays “The Palace of Long Life”, “The Peony Pavilion” (牡丹亭), and “Washing the Silken Gauze” (浣紗記).
David sent me this nice cover from Mauritius, thank you very much! It was posted in Port Louis on December 12, 2010.
The left two stamps commemorate the fish species Cephalopholis sonnerati.
The right stamp commemorates Dr. K. Hazareesingh, the former director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and a well-known Mauritian writer.
The cover and stamps commemorate the Latvian writer Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923).
It was posted on November 25 in Tunis. The top 2005 stamp commemorates Jebba Karmassoud. The bottom 2009 stamp commemorates the 100th birthday of the poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi (1909-1934).
Thank you, Janek, for sending this nice cover from Saue, Estonia!
It was posted on June 18 and arrived on June 21, 2010. The attached 2002 mini-sheet commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Estonian kroon. The top stamp depicts a part of the 100 krooni banknote showing the poet Lydia Koidula (1843-1886). The bottom stamp depicts a part of the 500 krooni banknote showing the writer Carl Robert Jakobson (1841-1882).
The cover commemorates the Ukrainian ballet dancer Serge Lifar (Сергій Лифар; 1905-1986).
The left two stamps were issued on April 1, 2009, the right one on March 21, 2008. All three commemorate the 200th birthday of Nikolai Gogol (Никола́й/Мико́ла Го́голь; 1809-1852).