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#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.

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#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.

#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).

 

#926 Poland 15/02/06

Poland 150206This nice cover from Poland was sent by Ryszard, thank you! It was posted in Legnica on February 06 and arrived on February 11, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the series “Polish Cities” and commemorates Katowice. It was issued on October 5, 2005. The next stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. The set was issued on August 5, 2005.

The two stamps on the right are part of the “Composers” set, which was issued on October 18, 2008. They commemorate the composers Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933 – 2010) and Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876 – 1909).

#925 Iceland 15/04/08

Iceland 150408Steinunn has sent this very nice cover from Iceland, thank you! It was posted in Reykjavík on April 8 and arrived on April 13, 2015.

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

The right stamp is part of the 2014 EUROPA stamp set (issued March 27, 2014) and depicts a rather modern  instrument: the segulharpa.

#918 Turkey 15/04/07

Turkey 150407Vural has sent this nice cover from Turkey, thank you! It was posted in Karacasu on April 7 and arrived on April 16, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet that commemorates the city of Van. It was issued on July 12, 2011.

The right stamp is part of the EUROPA set, which was issued on May 9, 2014. The stamp depicts an oud.

See also: #785 Turkey 14/04/24

#884 Finland 15/01/07

Finland 150107Seppo has sent this nice cover from Finland, thank you! It was posted in Raahe on January 7 and arrived on January 12, 2015.

The attached stamps are the EUROPA stamp set, which was issued on May 5, 2014.

#881 Argentina 14/12/19

Argentine 141219Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from Argentina, thank you! It was posted in Ushuaia on December 19, 2014 and arrived on January 5, 2015. Ushuaia is regarded as the southernmost city of the world, which is stated on the postmarks as well: “La ciudad mas Austral del Mundo”.

The two stamps on the left are part of a set, which was issued on January 20, 2014. The second stamp (issued on November 30, 2013) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Argentine National Anthem.

The next two stamps commemorate the 110th anniversary of Argentinian presence in Antarctica. It was issued on March 25, 2014. The green stamp below is part of the set “Argentine Culture”, which was issued on August 30, 2000. It depicts a basket of the Mbayá people.

#847 Jersey 14/09/22

Jersey 140922On September 26, 2014, I received this nice cover from Jersey, thank you Chris! It was posted on September 22.

The top left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Victoria College. The set was issued on September 29, 1977. The bottom left stamp commemorates the composer John Ireland (1879 – 1962) and his work “The Forgotten Rite”. It is part of the EUROPA set, which was issued on April 23, 1985.

The two middle stamps are part of a set, which was issued on April 24, 1979. It commemorates the 25th anniversary of the International Air Rally.

The two right stamps (part of a set, which was issued on November 25, 1976) commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Lilian Mary Grandin (1876 – 1924), who was Jersey’s first female doctor.

#815 Switzerland 14/07/21

Switzerland 140721On July 20 I received this very nice cover from Switzerland, thank you Vural! It was posted in Geuensee on July 21, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the “Mushrooms”-set, which was issued on March 6, 2014. It depicts the chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). The middle stamp is the EUROPA stamp of 1975 and the right stamp is part of the 2014 EUROPA set (issued May 8) and depicts an Alphorn.

See also: #361 Switzerland 10/03/08

#801 South Korea 14/05/19

South Korea 140519This stunning FDC from South Korea was sent by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on May 19 and arrived on June 5, 2014. The stamp set commemorates the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. The stamps depict a Minhwa painting, an Hahoe Mask, a children’s dress (Hanbok), an example of the Gungche script style of Hangul, some Onggi pots, a Gayageum (string instrument), a Joseon white porcelain, and eaves as example of Korean architecture.

See also: #767 South Korea 14/02/28

#780 Guinea 14/03/30

Guinea 140330My first cover from Guinea was sent by Madeleine, thank you very much! It was posted in Kissidougou on March 30 and arrived on April 22, 2014.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. They depict the footballers Ibrahima Camara, Ibrahima Bangoura, and Kamil Zayatte. The mini-sheet was issued on January 20, 2008.

Guinea 140330 cardMadeleine enclosed a postcard that depicts a singer with a djabara rattle, which is similar to a shekere.

#775 Brazil 14/02/13

Brazil 140213This nice cover from Brazil was sent by João ,thank you! It was posted in São Paulo on February 14 and arrived on February 18, 2014.

João used a FDC of the “Ants” set, which was issued on June 5, 2013. The stamp depicts an  ant of the species Odontomachus bauri. The left stamp was issued 2002 and depicts a trumpet.

See also: #616 Brazil 12/12/03

#768 The Gambia 14/02/24

Gambia 1402xxMy first cover from The Gambia was sent by Aminata, thank you! It was posted in Serekunda on February 24 (according to the sender) and arrived on March 20, 2014.

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

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