Archive for the ‘food’ Category
This cover from Costa Rica was sent by Enrique, thank you! It was posted in San José on December 30, 2014 and arrived on January 12, 2015. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover (Enrique told me, when he had sent).
The stamp set on the top was issued on October 5, 2001. They depict the orchids Cattleya dowiana “Guaria turrialba” and Trichopilia sp. and commemorate the Costa Rican-Spain Stamp Exhibition in San José.
The bottom left stamp is part of a set (issued on December 1, 2014), which commemorates traditional dishes.
The last stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Costa Rican Comic Strips”, which was issued on June 15, 2011.
See also: #278 Costa Rica 10/02/18
This very nice cover from the US Virgin Islands was sent by Steven, thank you very much!
The attached stamp set is entitled “Farmer’s Markets” and was issued on August 7, 2014.
The stamp on the left commemorates the pottery handicraft. It is part of the set “Lao handicrafts”, which was issued on March 14, 2011. The middle stamp is part of the “Aubergines/Eggplant” set, which was issued on October 1, 2008. The right stamp is part of the stamp set, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the ASEAN. It was issued on August 8, 2007.
See also:#628 Laos 13/01/24
Kia has sent this beautiful first day cover from Taiwan, thank you very much! It was cancelled on October 16 (Minguo calendar year: 103) and arrived on November 5, 2014.
The special postmarks and the right stamp commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Taipei Zoo. The stamp is part of a mini-sheet and depicts a panda bear and its baby.
The left stamp is part of the set “Taiwanese Delicacies”, which was issued on January 31, 2013.
V.V. sent this beautiful cover from Ukraine, thank you! It was posted in Uzhgorod on November 1 and arrived on November 11, 2013.
The cover is a postal stationery and commemorates the Ukrainian sculptor Vasil’ Svida (1913-1989).
The left stamp was issued on August 24, 2013, and depicts some pumpkins. The right stamp (issued October 9, 2013) is entitled “History of National Communication”.
See also: #772 Ukraine 14/03/12
Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice cover from Mayotte! It was posted in Mamoudzou on September 8 and arrived on September 16, 2011.
The left stamp was issued on 10 September 2011 and therefore was used before its issuing date! It depicts a Madjiliss ceremony. The two stamps on the right depict an orange (Citrus × sinensis) and kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) with fruits. This set was issued on 18 August, 2011.
The left stamp is part of the set “Ancient Locomotives”, which was issued on August 17, 1995. It depicts the 1937 Norris steam locomotive model “Lafayette”.
The middle stamp is part of the definitive set “Rice Cultivation”, which was issued on 1 March 2000, and the right stamp is a definitive of 1997.
See also: #131 Cambodia 09/02/28
Thank you, Eric, for sending this beautiful first day cover from France! It was issued and posted on February 26 and arrived on March 8, 2011.
The mini-sheet and the two stamps commemorate the Stamp Day 2011. They are part of a set of 12 designs.
Thank you,Khor Kok Keong, for sending this beautiful FDC from Malaysia! It was issued and posted on April 28 and arrived on May 5, 2011. The stamp set is entitled “Setem Ku” and the stamps commemorate the traditional art of woodcarving, a hibiscus flower (Bunga Raya), a traditional kite (Wau Bulan), and the durian fruit.
It was posted in Djura on December 28 and arrived on December 30, 2010. The meter cancellation has the inscription “Gott Nytt År 2011” (Happy New Year 2011).
The two stamps are part of the set “Tasty Morsels”, which was issued on September 27, 2007.
Vural sent me this nice cover from Geuensee, Switzerland, thank you! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 10, 2010.
The left stamp is part of the cereal set, which was issued on September 4, 2008. The middle stamp commemorates the fairy tale “Hänsel und Gretel“. It is a 1985 surcharge stamp supporting the Pro Juventute foundation. The right stamp was issued on March 4, 2010. It is part of the set “Centenary of Aviation in Switzerland” and commemorates the aviator Ernest Failloubaz (1892-1919).
It was posted on June 21 and arrived on June 23, 2010.
Eric used a FDC (issued on June 12, 2010), which commemorates “Les saveurs des nos régions” (The flavours of our regions). The mini-sheet depicts the dishes Éclade, Baeckeoffe, Tomme des Pyrénées, and Tarte aux mirabelles.