Archive for the ‘birds’ Category

#1227 Moldova 19/04/19

This beautiful first day cover from Moldova was sent by Valeriu, thank you very much! It was cancelled on April 19 and arrived on April 26, 2019.

The stamp and cover depict the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).

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#1226 Cuba 16/08/05

This very nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you very much! It was posted in Cienfuegos on August 5 and arrived on August, 29, 2016.

The stamps depict the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) and the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus).

#1221 Mongolia 19/04/21

This very nice cover from Mongolia was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted on April 21 and arrived on May 3, 2019.

The stamps commemorate the Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and the dinosaur species Tarbosaurus bataar.

#1219 Åland 19/05/09

On May 20, 2019 I received this beautiful FDC from Åland, thank you very much, Ulf! The FDC was issued on May 9 and commemorates the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).

#1214 Czech Republic 19/04/24

Thank you, Radim for sending this nice cover from Czech Republic! It was posted in Olomouc on April 24 and arrived on April 26, 2019. The stamp is the 2019 EUROPA stamp and commemorates the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

#1213 United Kingdom – Lundy 19/04/02

On April 8 I received this cover from Lundy. It was posted on April 2, 2019. The left stamp depicts the North Lighthouse, the right stamp depicts some puffins (Fratercula sp.).

#1204 Japan 18/12/06

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Hiroshi, thank you! It was posted in Kobe (神戸) on December 6 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The right stamp commemorates Elisabeth of Austria</span) (1837 – 1898).

#1199 Australia 18/10/24

This very nice cover from Australia was sent by Alfred, thank you! It was posted in Fairfield Heights on October 24 and arrived on October 30, 2018.

Alfred attached some stamps of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The top left stamp commemorates the Antarctic Treaty System. The top right stamp depicts some emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri).

The bottom stamps depict the Prince Charles Mountains and an “Iceberg Alley” at Mawson Station.

#1198 Cape Verde 19/01/17

My first cover from Cape Verde was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Mindelo on January 17 and arrived on January 28, 2019.

The left stamp is part of the “birds” set, which was issued on November 25, 2008. It depicts the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

The right stamp commemorates the 30th anniversary of Inforpress, the Capeverdean News Agency.

#1197 Mauritania 18/11/23

This very nice cover from Mauritania was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted on November 23 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Birds of the Banc d’Arguin National Park“, which was issued on October 24, 2011. It depicts the dimorphic egret (Egretta dimorpha).

The right stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of Chinese medical aid in Mauritania.

Alena included a postcard too:

See also: #751 Mauritania 14/01/12

#1186 Moldova – Transnistria 18/10/12

My first cover from Transnistria (PMR) was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Tiraspol on October 12 and arrived on October 17, 2018.

The stamp sheet was issued on March 31, 2001. It commemorates the corn crake (Crex crex).

Patrik has attached a stamp of the PMR too, which is not valid for international postage and therefore was not cancelled.

 

 

#1181 Malawi 18/04/09

This very nice cover from Malawi was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was posted in Chichiri, Blantyre on April 9 and arrived on April 25, 2018.

The left stamp depicts the grey cuckooshrike (Coracina caesia).

The right stamps are part of the set “Lake Malawi”, which was issued on April 25, 2014.

#1176 Curaçao 11/09/23

In October 2011 I received this registered letter from Curaçao. It was posted on September 23, 2011.

The left stamp is part of the set “Sea Shells”, which was issued on 19 September 2008. It commemorates the shell Strombus gigas.

The right mini-sheet was issued on 25 October 2010. It depicts the sapphire-rumped parrotlet (Touit purpuratus).

The cover is interesting because stamps of two different countries were used. The country Netherlands Antilles was dissolved on 10 October 2010, but the stamps were still valid.

#1167 Samoa 18/05/08

This very nice airmail cover from Samoa was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Apia on May 8 and arrived on May 22, 2018.

The WWF stamps commemorate the Norfolk robin (Petroica multicolor; the stamp inscription is “Pacific robin”) and the Polynesian starling (Aplonis tabuensis).

#1164 Chad 18/05/08

My first cover from Chad was sent by Jinesh, thank you very much! It was posted on May 8 and arrived on May 29, 2018.

The stamp depicts the Arabian bustard (Ardeotis arabs). It is part of the WWF stamp set, which was issued on July 10, 2017.

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