Archive for the ‘flora’ Category

#1254 Germany 19/12/30

Here is an interesting cover from Germany, which was sent by Ulf, thank you! It was posted on December 30 and arrived on January 3, 2020.

The stamp on the right commemorates the 250 birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). The issue date of the stamp was January 2, so it was already used a few days before it got valid.

#1253 Czech Republic 19/12/27

This nice Christmas cover from Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you! It was posted in Brno on December 27 and arrived on December 30, 2019.

#1250 Guyana 19/05/14

This cover from Guyana was sent by Patrick, thank you! It was posted in Georgetown on May 14 and arrived on May 29, 2019.

The stamp depicts the Queen Victoria’s water lily (Victoria amazonica).

#1247 USA 19/09/17

This nice FDC from the USA was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Tulsa on September 17 and arrived on November 12, 2019.

The stamps commemorate the juniper berry, the winterberry, the beautyberry, and the soapberry.

#1242 Poland 18/01/22

This nice cover from Poland was sent by Roman, thank you! It was posted in Gdańsk on January 22 and arrived on January 31, 2018.

#1238 Germany 19/06/22

This amazing cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Kiel on June 22 and arrived on August 1, 2019.

The top left definitive stamp depicts the flower Cardamine pratensis. The top middle and right stamps depict the lighthouses of Kiel-Holtenau and Darßer Ort Natureum.

The postmarks commemorate the schooner Mare Frisium, the museum ship Bussard, the Berlin-class replenishment ship Bonn, and the European championship of the OK-dinghies. All of the postmarks were issued during the course of the Kiel Week.

#1236 Botswana 19/08/20

My first cover from Botswana was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It is a FDC, which was cancelled again in Poso House on August 20. The cover was delivered by GLS and arrived on September 10, 2019.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Nxai Pan. They depict a baobab tree, a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), a gemsbok (Oryx gazella), a lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus), and two bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis).

#1220 Cyprus 17/03/16

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from Cyprus, thank you! It was posted in Paralimni on March 16 and arrived on March 22, 2017.

The stamps depict the flowers Carlina pygmaea, Tulipa cypria, Centaurea akamantis, Crocus hartmannianus, and Origanum dubium.

#1218 Niuafo’ou 19/05/01

This beautiful cover from Niuafo’ou was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted on May 1 and arrived on May 16, 2019.

The top left stamp depicts the Pipi Tui flower (Hernandia moerenhoutiana), the bottom left stamp depicts the Cananga tree and flowers (Cananga odorata). The next stamp commemorates the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

The next stamp depicts flowers of Coleus amboinicus. Finally, the right stamp commeorates the butterfly “dark cerulean” (Jamides bochus).

#1216 American Samoa 19/04/17

My first cover from American Samoa was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in Pago Pago on April 17, delivered via Honolulu (cancelled on April 20), and arrived on May 6, 2019.


#1212 Latvia 15/05/06

This very nice flower cover from Latvia was sent by Andris, thank you very much! It was posted in Liepāja on May 6 and arrived on May 8, 2015.

#1208 Kosovo 18/12/05

This very nice registered cover from Kosovo was sent by Cengiz, thank you very much! It was posted in Prizren on December 5 and arrived on December 18, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “National Costumes”, which was issued on October 19, 2011. The next stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Albanian alphabet. It was issued on November 14, 2008.

The next stamp commemorates the edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum). It is part of the flowers set, which was issued on August 24, 2018. The right stamp was issued on May 9, 2017. It is part of a set of three stamps, and depicts the castle of Ulpiana.

#1207 Liechtenstein 19/01/30

Here is another nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you Vural! It was posted in Vaduz on January 30 and arrived on February 1, 2019.

See also: #1146 Liechtenstein 18/02/08

#1160 Fiji 18/04/26

This beautiful registered cover from Fiji was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tavua on April 26, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set “Endangered Flora”, which was issued on April 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Lau Fan palm (Pritchardia thurstonii), the cycad Cycas seemannii, and the Fiji magnolia (Degeneria vitiensis).

#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.

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