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#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.

#1061 Greece 16/09/08

greece-160908Alfred has sent this very nice cover from Greece, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2016.

The left two stamps are part of the set “The 175th Anniversary of the National Bank of Greece“, which was issued on March 30, 2016. The right stamp commemorates the film director Costa-Gavras (born 1933). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 1, 2016. It is cancelled with the first day cancel.

#1055 Tanzania 14/08/06

Tanzania 140806This very nice cover from Tanzania was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Kigoma on August 6 and arrived on August 14, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ceremonial Costumes” and depicts a Kuria lady from Mara. The middle stamp depicts the chestnut bolete (Gyroporus castaneus). The right stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964. It depicts the 7th president of Zanzibar, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein.

See also: #1011 Tanzania 14/08/06

#1054 Malawi 16/07/28

Malawi 160728My first cover from Malawi was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted registered in Mangochi on July 28 and arrived on August 18, 2016. It was delivered by GLS inside a transparent cover with GLS sticker on it.

The left and right stamps are part of the set “50th Anniversary of Independence”, which was issued on July 6, 2014. They depict maize silos.

The middle stamps are part of the “Christmas” set, which was issued on December 20, 2010.

 

#1051 Cameroon 16/07/12

Cameroon 160712Here is another beautiful cover from Cameroon. This one was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! It was posted in Yaoundé on July 12 and arrived on July 28, 2016.

The left stamp is part of the set “Cameroon EMS Delivery Service”, which was issued on August 18, 2014. The next stamp is part of the set “E-Post Data Center”, which was issued on July 21, 2014. The stamp on the right commemorates the reunification monument in Buéa.

#1048 Cameroon 16/06/27

Cameroon 160627My first cover from Cameroon was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was posted in Kribi on June 27 and arrived on July 14, 2016.

The attached stamps are part of the set “E-Post Data Center”, which was issued on July 21, 2014.

#1020 Palestine 15/12/10

Palestine 151210On February 22, 2016 I received this very nice cover from Palestine. It was prepared by Jinesh and sent by Patrik, thank you! The cover was posted in Bethlehem on December 10, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Year of the Child”, which was issued on May 15, 2000. The right stamp is part of the set “Anti-Corruption Day”, which was issued on December 9, 2013

 

#1012 Mauritius 15/06/22

Mauritius 150722Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Mauritius, thank you very much! It was posted in Flic-en-Flac on June 22 and arrived on July 1, 2015.

The attached stamp set was issued on December 21, 2012. It commemorates the 240th anniversary of mail conveyance in Mauritius.

#994 Greece 15/08/31

Greece 150831This nice cover from Greece was sent by George, thank you! It was posted in Kallithea on August 31 and arrived on September 2, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Greek Sea Marine Life”, which was issued on February 21, 21012. It depicts a common lobster species Palinurus elephas.

The next stamp depicts the spa of Methana. The stamp is part of a set (issued on February 26, 2015), which commemorates thermal spas of Greece.

The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA). The set was issued on January 21, 2015.

#986 Sri Lanka 15/10/10

Sri Lanka 151010This very nice arimail cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Kisholi, thank you! It was posted in Moratuwa on October 10 and arrived on October 20, 2015.

The two stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan. The mini-sheet was issued on January 18, 2013.

#985 Pakistan 15/09/28

Pakistan 150928On October 16, 2015 I received this very nice cover from Pakistan, which was sent by Malik, thank you very much! It was posted in Karachi on September 28.

The 2015 stamp set commemorates the year of “Pakistan-China Friendly Exchanges”. The three stamps on the left depict the Karakorum Highway, the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, and the Great Wall.

#981 Ecuador 15/07/21

Ecuador 150721Guillermo has sent this nice cover from Ecuador, thank you! It was posted in Quito on July 21 and arrived on July 29, 2015.

The stamp (issued August 28, 2014) commemorates the EXPO of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), which was held in Uruguay in 2014.

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