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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.

#1083 Uganda 17/01/23

uganda-170123Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you very much! It was posted on January 23 and arrived on February 1, 2017.

The stamp on the left depicts a Nile crocodile. The middle stamp depicts the banana plant (Musa sapientum). The right stamp commemorates the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda in November 2015.

#1082 Rwanda 17/01/20

rwanda-170120-2Déo has sent this beautiful cover from Rwanda, thank you very much! It was posted in Kigali on January 20 and arrived on January 30, 2017.

The left stamps are part of the “Folklore” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010. The stamps on the right are part of the set “National Breeding Year”, which was issued on December 28, 1978.

See also:#967 Rwanda 14/08/27

#1081 Falkland Islands 17/01/02

falkland-170102Here is another beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands that was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much!

It was posted in Stanley on January 2 and arrived on January 19, 2017. This registered cover was delivered by GLS, the GLS sticker is on the back. On the left there is the cachet of the ship MS Midnatsol.

The left stamp is part of the set “The 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elizabeth II”, which was issued on April 29, 2016. The stamp set on the right commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group (ESRG). It was issued on November 30, 2015.

See also: #906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11

#1077 India 16/11/04

india-161104Anandita has sent this nice cover from India, thank you! It was posted in Kolkata on November 4 and arrived on December 1, 2016.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which was issued on July 29, 2016. They commemorate the tigers in the Tadoba-Andhari National Park.

#1065 Alderney 16/09/22

alderney-160922On September 26 I received this very nice cover with the help of the Alderney post officers, thank you! It was posted on September 22, 2016.

The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. They depict the Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) and the house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

See also: #846 Alderney 14/09/30

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.

The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.

#1058 Christmas Island 16/08/03

Christmas Island 160803This beautiful cover from the Christmas Island was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on August 3 and arrived on August 17, 2016.

The left stamp depicts a coral rabbitfish, the middle stamp depicts the Christmas Island red crab (Gecarcoidea natalis), and the right stamp depicts the robber crab (Birgus latro).

See also: #224 Christmas Island 09/11/02

#1050 Mozambique 16/07/18

Mocambique 160718This amazing registered cover from Mozambique was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Maputo on July 18 and arrived on August 8, 2016.

The attached 2011 stamps on top depict the common eland (Taurotragus oryx), the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), and the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The 2015 bottom stamp commemorates the bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus).

 

#1045 Andorra 16/07/05

Andorra 160705This beautiful cover from Andorra was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on July 5 and arrived on July 8, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on January 13, 2015. It commemorates the patron saint of Andorra: Our Lady of Meritxell. The next stamp (issued Juni 11, 2003) depicts the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). The next stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 27, 2002. It depicts the alpine accentor (Prunella collaris). The right stamp commemorates the Catalan poet Salvador Espriú (1913–1985). It was issued on January 10, 2013.

#1039 Monaco 16/04/13

Monaco 160413François has sent this very nice cover from Monaco, thank you! It was posted on April 13 and arrived on April 15, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the great tit (Parus major). The right stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on April 1, 2016. It depicts the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

François included a nice postcard too.

Monaco 160413 card

#1035 Sint Maarten 16/03/08

St Maarten 160308This nice cover from Sint Maarten was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 25, 2016.

The left stamps commemorate the collared forest falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus). They are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on January 14, 2015.

The stamps on the right are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on November 11, 2011.

#1028 Caribbean Netherlands 16/02/26

Caribbean Netherlands 160226This nice cover from the Caribbean Netherlands was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Saba on February 26 and arrived on March 18, 2016.

See also: #691 Caribbean Netherlands 13/03/25

#1026 Norway – Svalbard 16/03/06

Svalbard 160306Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from Bjørnøya (Bear Island), thank you very much! It was posted on March 6 and arrived on March 14, 2016.

See also: #633 Norway – Svalbard 13/01/31

#1025 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150414-3Here is anothe very nice cover from Samoa, which was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Salailua on April 14 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The right stamp commemorates the golden cowrie (Cypraea aurantium).

See also: #943 Samoa 15/04/14

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