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#1290 Serbia 19/07/25

This very nice cover from Serbia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Belgrade on July 25 and arrived on July 31, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Air Serbia. The right stamps commemorate the writers Ivan Turgenev, Kosta Trifković, and Maxim Gorky.


#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.

#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.

#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).

#882 Denmark 14/10/06

Danmark 141006Here is another beautiful cover from Denmark, thank you Hans Jørgen! It was posted in Horsens on October 6 and arrived on October 8, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on August 30, 2014. It commemorates the fairy tales “Thumbelina” (“Tommelise“) and “Blockhead Hans” (“Klods-Hans“) by Hans Christian Andersen.

See also: #863 Denmark 14/08/18

#863 Denmark 14/08/18

Denmark 140818Hans Jørgen sent another nice cover from Denmark, thank you! It was cancelled at the Sydjyllands Postcenter on August 18 and arrived on August 20, 2014.

The bottom left stamp was issued on September 2, 2013. It depicts an artwork of Per Ingemann.

The top middle stamp commemorates the fairy tale “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875). It is part of a set of four, which was issued on June 1, 2012.

See also: #825 Denmark 14/07/22

#822 Azerbaijan 14/08/07

Leyla sent me this nice postcard from Azerbaijan, thank you! It was posted in Baku on August 7 and arrived on August 12, 2014.

The picture depicts the Flame Towers skyscraper in Baku. The 2013 stamp on the backside commemorates the poet Mahsati Ganjavi (ca. 1089-1159).

#810 Switzerland 14/04/16

Switzerland 140416This 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.

#626 Ascension Island 13/01/18

On January 29 I received this registered cover from Ascension Island. It was posted in Georgetown on January 18, 2013.

The attached stamps are part of the Christmas set, which was issued on November 15, 2012. The set commemorates the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

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.

#563 Croatia 11/07/28

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.

#551 China 11/12/22

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).

#514 Mauritius 10/11/22

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 middle stamp is entitled “Mauritius in World Literature”. It commemorates the writer Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) and his novel “Georges“.

The right stamp commemorates Dr. K. Hazareesingh, the former director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and a well-known Mauritian writer.

#485 Latvia 10/10/31

Juris sent me this nice FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was issued on October 31 and arrived on November 2, 2010.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Latvian writer Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923).

#440 Russia 10/03/15

Alexandr sent me this nice cover from Astrakhan, Russia, thank you! It was posted on March 15 and arrived on March 24, 2010.

The 2010 mini-sheet commemorates the famous author Anton Chekhov (1860-1904).

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