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#1162 Burkina Faso 18/03/23

This nice registered cover from Burkina Faso was sent by Rasmane, thank you! It was posted in Ougadougou on March 23, 2018.

Rasmane included a postcard, which depicts the Grand Séminaire Saint Pierre Claver de Koumi.

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#1161 Ivory Coast 18/06/08

On June 26 I received this nice cover from Ivory Coast, thank you, Barry! It was posted on June 8 in Abidjan.

The left stamp depicts the first post office in Grand-Bassam. The right stamps commemorate the African green pigeon (Treron calvus), although the stamp’s inscription says “Treron Vinago Australis”.

Barry included a nice postcard of Bassam too.

#1153 Palestine 18/03/18

This excellent registered cover from Palestine was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Ramallah on March 18 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The left 2008 stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day; the middle stamp depicts the daisy Inula viscosa. The right 2014 stamp commemorates the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

#1142 Canada 18/01/11

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Marcel, thank you very much! It was posted in Notre-Dame-des-Pins on January 11 and arrived on January 17, 2018.

Marcel used a FDC from January 5, 2007 and added some additional stamps.

#1130 UN New York 17/06/05

Yue has sent this nice FDC from UN New York, thank you very much! It was issued on June 5 and arrived on July 24, 2017.

The FDC and stamp commemorates the World Environment Day.

#1112 Philippines 17/06/14

This beautiful cover from the Philippines was sent by Helen, thank you! It was posted in Manila on June 14 and arrived on June 26, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on December 7, 2009. It commemorates the 65th anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The stamp set on the right was issued on March 27, 2017. It depicts the lizards Luzon Bicolored Earth Skink (Brachymeles bicolor), Philippine False Gecko (Pseudogekko brevipes), Gigante Limestone Gecko (Gekko gigante), and Striped Tree Skink (Lipinia pulchella).

 

#1111 South Korea 15/07/17

Korea 150717This very nice cover from South Korea was sent by Mr. Park, thank you! It was posted at Gwanghwamun in Jongno-gu, Seoul on July 17 and arrived on August 3, 2015.

The stamp set commemorates the “50th Anniversary of Korea-Peru Diplomatic Relations”. The set is a joint issue and was issued on April 1, 2013.

The bird stamps on the left depict the Chinese grosbeak (Eophona migratoria).

#1093 Sri Lanka 16/09/08

sri-lanka-160908Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 14, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The right stamp depicts the Western Spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) and commemorates the Vankalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

#1088 Andorra 16/05/06

andorra-160506This nice cover from Andorra was sent by Olivier, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on May 6 and arrived on May 10, 2016.

#1087 Sudan 17/02/08

My first cover from Sudan was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Wadi Halfa on February 8 and arrived on March 6, 2017.

The top left stamp commemorates the 2015 World Statistics Day.

 

#1086 Namibia 17/02/07

namibia-170207This very nice cover from Namibia was sent by Kyle, thank you very much! It was posted in Windhoek on February 7 and arrived on February 15, 2017.

The left stamp is part of the “Antelopes” set, which was issued on September 30, 2013. It commemorates the common eland (Taurotragus oryx). The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Allgemeine Zeitung. The sheet was issued on March 4, 2016.

#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

#1070 Oman 16/10/04

oman-161004This nice cover from Oman was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Ruwi on October 4 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on November 30, 2015. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The two stamps on the right commemorate the Omani Philatelic Association. The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 21, 2014.

#1069 Bahrain 16/10/09

bahrain-161009Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Bahrain, thank you! It was posted in Manama on October 9 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day.

#1064 Germany 16/10/27

germany-161027Olivier has sent this beautiful cover from the Internationale Briefmarken-Börse Sindelfingen (International Stamp Fair), thank you! It was posted on October 27 and arrived on November 2, 2016.

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