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#970 Tonga 15/08/10

Tonga 150810-5This very nice cover from Tonga was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Nuku’alofa on August 10 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The top left and bottom right stamp are part of the “Butterflies and Flowers” set, which was issued on September 6, 2013. The stamps commemorate the Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) sitting on a Tahitian gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) and a meadow argus (Junonia villida) sitting on an elder (Sambucus nigra).

The top right stamp is part of the set “Royal Baby – Prince George of Cambridge“, which was issued on August 30, 2013.

The bottom left stamp are part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 8, 1997. They depict the anemone stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra) and the fungi Marasmiellus semiustus.

 

#968 Namibia 15/08/18

Namibia 150818Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover during his trip to Namibia, thank you very much! It was posted in Walvis Bay on August 18 and arrived on August 26, 2015.

The three stamps on the left are part of the set “Biodeversity of Namibia”, which was issued on February 15, 2007. The stamps depict the jewel beetle Julodis egho and a solifuge spider (Ceroma inermis).

The top right stamp is part of the “Geckoes” set (issued on September 30, 2009) and commemorates the giant ground gecko Chondrodactylus angulifer namibensis. The bottom right stamp depicts the Herero chat (Namibornis herero). The stamp is part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on February 15, 2012.

#966 Swaziland 15/08/07

Swaziland 150807This very nice registered cover from Swaziland was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Manzini on August 7 and arrived on August 26, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the “Butterflies” set. They depict the Queen Purple Tip (Colotis regina) and the Natal Barred Blue (Spindasis natalensis).

The top right stamp is part of the set “Postal History”, which was issued on May 8, 2006. It depicts a post office in Manzini in the 1920s.

The bottom right stamp depicts “King Mswati III delivering his first speech”.

#942 Samoa 15/04/14

Samoa 150414-4Steven has sent this beautiful letter from Samoa, thank you! It was posted in Asau on April 14 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The stamps depict the butterflies Vagrans egista, Dark Cerulean (Jamides bochus), and Godeffroy’s Swallowtail (Papilio godeffroyi).

#929 Mongolia 13/06/24

Mongolia 130624Enkhbold sent another very nice cover from Mongolia, thank you! It was posted on June 24 and arrived on July 1, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the “Calligraphy” set, which was issued on August 2, 2007. The depicted calligraphy is entitled “Leaves”. The middle stamp commemorates the butterfly swallowtail (Papilio machaon).

The two stamps on the right depict a Przewalski’s horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) and some onagers (Equus hemionus).

 

#923 Saint Lucia 15/04/07

St Lucia 150407This nice cover from Saint Lucia was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted in Gros Islet on April 7 and arrived on April 15, 2015.

The two stamps on top are part of the “Dragonflies” set, which was issued on April 8, 2013. They depict the dragonfly Tramea abdominalis and the damselfly Rambur’s forktail (Ischnura ramburii).

The bottom stamp was issued on January 1, 2013 and depicts the seagrape Coccoloba uvifera.

See also: #321 Saint Lucia 10/04/23

#849 Montserrat 14/09/26

Montserrat 140926Another new country for my collection: Wolfgang has sent this nice cover from Montserrat, thank you! The letter was posted on September 26 and arrived on October 14, 2014.

Wolfgang used a genuine envelope of the Montserrat Springs Hotel, which was devastated during the 1997 volcano eruption.

The stamps commemorate the butterflies Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius) and Nyctelius nyctelius. They are part of the definitives set, which was issued on March 5, 2013.

On the right it seems that a stamp was taken off the cover; there is a blank space above the postmark. Nevertheless it is a very nice cover!

See also: #838 Nevis 14/09/08

#784 Portugal – Azores 14/04/07

Acores 140407This nice cover from the Azores was sent with the help of Vítor, thank you! It was posted in Angra do Heroísmo on April 7 and arrived on April 11, 2014.

The stamps are part of the “Apiculture” set, which was issued on October 9, 2013.

#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

#748 Singapore 13/05/16

Singapore 130516Wee Leong, May 21, 2013

The stamps are part of the set “Life in the Pond”, which was issued on April 13, 2011. The stamps depict the Diving Beetle (Cybister rugosus), the Ornate Coraltail (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum), the Common Redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa), and the White-collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris).

See also: #722 Singapore 13/07/13

#698 Honduras 13/09/02

Honduras 130902This amazing registered cover from Honduras was sent by Raul, thank you! It was posted in Colonia Kennedy (part of Tegucigalpa) on September 2 and arrived on September 13, 2013.

The three top left stamps (issued March 23, 2011) commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the UPAEP (Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal) in 1911. They depict Yum Kaax, the god of the forest. The mini-sheet commemorates the butterfly Dryadula phaetusa (the inscription is “phalusa”, but the correct term is “phaetusa”).

The other six stamps are part of a set issued on August 25, 2012, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Honduras and South Korea. The stamps depict different artefacts and the presidents of Honduras and South Korea.

#694 Grenada 11/07/01

Arcadi sent me this nice postcard from Grenada, thank you! It was posted in St. George’s on July 1 and arrived on July 7, 2011.

The left stamp commemorates the Yellow-breasted Warbler (Seicercus montis). It is part of the definitives set issued by Grenada in 2000.

The second and fourth stamp are part of the orchids set of 1999, which was issued by Grenada Grenadines. They depict the flowers Broughtonia sanguinea (Blood Red Broughtonia) and Oncidium papilio.

The third stamp is part of a set that was issued by Grenada in 2006. It commemorates the butterfly Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa).

See also: #367 Grenada 10/05/19

#681 Spain 10/05/20

Spain 100520José Luís sent me this nice cover from Spain, thank you! It was posted in Gijón on May 20 and arrived on May 25, 2010.

The stamp set was issued on April 1, 2010. The stamps depict  the butterflies Zerynthia rumina and Euphydryas aurinia.

#631 Ghana 13/02/15

Ghana 130215Bonsie sent me this beautiful cover from Ghana, thank you very much! It was posted in Accra on February 15 and arrived on February 22, 2013.

The 2012 mini-sheet commemorates some butterflies of Africa: the Namibian Acraea (Acraea hypoleuca), the Purple Gem (Desmolycaena mazoensis), the Eriksson’s Highflier (Aphnaeus erikssoni), the Giant Blue (Lycaena gigantea), the Marshall’s Acraea Mimic (Mimacraea marshalli), and the Brown-line Sapphire (Iolaus alienus).

See also: #220 Ghana 09/11/16

#630 Japan 13/02/18

Japan 130218Thank you, Nobumasa, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted on February 18 at Nishi-Kawagoe Station in Kawagoe, Saitama (川越), and arrived on February 22, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the definitives set “Nature of Japan”, which was issued on November 28, 1997. It depicts a flower beetle (Koao-hanamuguri) and the Kantou dandelion.

The two stamps on the right are part of the Spring Greetings Set, which was issued on February 1, 2013.

See also:
#613 Japan 12/12/20
#387 Japan 10/06/14

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