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#1325 Germany 20/06/21

Ulf has sent this beautiful postcard from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted on June 21 and arrived on July 27, 2020.

The image and cancellation on the left commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Kiel Canal). The right stationery “stamp” commemorates the lighthouse in Holtenau, which has its 125th anniversary too, because it was erected at the entrance of the Kiel Canal.

#1317 Liechtenstein 21/02/23

Here is another very nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Triesenberg on February 23 and arrived on February 25, 2021.

#1315 Japan 21/03/12

This very nice first day cover from Japan was sent by Akira, thank you! It was posted in Totsuka (戸塚), Yokohama on March 12 and arrived on March 22, 2021.

The cover and stamps commemorate the 150th anniversary of nautical charts in Japan.

#1306 Mauritius 11/06/??

This nice cover from Mauritius was sent by David, thank you! It was posted in Port Louis and arrived on June 21, 2011.

The left stamp is part of the “Fish” set, which was issued on October 9, 2000. It depicts the tomato hind (Cephalopholis sonnerati). The right stamps is part of the set “Mauritius in World Heritage” and depicts the Le Morne peninsula. The stamp set was issued on April 18, 2011.

#1304 Austria 20/10/30

This nice cover from Austria was sent by Alfred, thank you! It was  posted in Vienna on October 30 and arrived on November 13, 2020.

#1291 United Nations NY 17/08/03

This beautiful FDC from the United Nations New York was sent by Yue, thank you very much! It was posted on August 3 and arrived on September 1, 2017.

The stamp and FDC commemorates the World Heritage “Along The Silk Roads”. The stamp depicts the Longmen Grottoes in China.

#1288 Australian Antarctic Territory 20/03/16

On August 12, 2020 I received this very nice cover from the Australian Antarctic research station on Macquarie Island. It was cancelled on March 16, 2020. A big thank you goes to the postmaster there! The island is part of the state of Tasmania, but the station is managed by the Australian Antarctic Division.

The stamp set was issued on August 20, 2019. It is entitled “Mapping the Australian Antarctic Territory”.

See also: #1133 Australian Antarctic Territory 17/10/01

#1284 Chilean Antarctic ??/??/??

This very interesting cover was arranged by Wolfgang, thank you very much! The stamps were cancelled with a cancellation depicting the Chilean Base Eduardo Frei, but on the cover there is an additional cachet of the Russian Bellingshausen Station. Unfortunately there is no cancellation date but the cover arrived on February 7, 2018 via Berlin (inside an extra cover).

See also: #1172 Chilean Antarctic Territory 18/04/18

#1280 Kenya 18/02/20

Déo has sent this nice cover from Kenya, thank you! It was posted in Nairobi on February 20 and arrived on March 6, 2018.

The left stamp depicts Mount Kenya and commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence in 1964. The other stamp commemorates Barack Obama‘s visit to Kenya, his father’s country of birth.


#1276 Indonesia 20/03/02

Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Indonesia, thank you! It was posted on March 2 and arrived on March 16, 2020.

The left stamp depicts the Puncak Darma on Java. The other stamps depict the knobbed hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix), the ursine tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus ursinus), and the Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra).

#1261 Germany 20/01/18

This very nice cover from Germany was sent by Alexander, thank you very much! It was posted at the Zugspitze on January 18 and arrived on January 22, 2020.

#1259 São Tomé and Príncipe 19/03/08

This beautiful registered cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Lai, thank you very much! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 20, 2019.

The left stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Beaches and Slopes”, which was issued on March 16, 2015. The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It was issued on March 10, 2008.

See also: #1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

#1243 Moldova – Transnistria 18/10/12

Patrik has sent this very nice postcard from Tiraspol, Transnistria, thank you! It was posted on October 12 and arrived on October 17, 2018.

The card depicts a map of Transnistria. The stamp commemorates the writer Jonathan Swift (1667–1745).

#1224 Belize 19/01/15

This is my second cover from Belize, it was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on January 15 and arrived on January 23, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Guanacaste National Park. The middle stamp commemorates the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Belize. The right stamp commemorates the archeological reserve of Nohoch Che’en.

#1211 Moldova – Gagauzia 18/10/15

This interesting card from Moldova was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted in Comrat, the capital of the autonomous region of Gagauzia, on October 15, 2018.

The card depicts a map of the Gaugazian territory. The Moldovan stamp commemorates the British writer Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).

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