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#1044 Turkey 16/05/30

Turkey 160530Vural has sent this nice cover from Turkey, thank you! It was posted in Aydın on May 30 and arrived on June 10, 2016.

The left stamp is part of the 2015 EUROPA stamps, which were issued on May 9, 2015. The right stamp is part of the set “Anatolian Civilizations: Hittites“, which was issued on March 30, 2007.

#992 Cuba 15/07/24

Cuba 150724Frank has sent this very nice cover from Cuba, thank you! It was posted in Colón on July 24 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

Frank used a FDC and added a stamp of the set “World Stamp Exhibition BRASILIANA 2013”, which depicts a rumba dancer. The set was issued on October 16, 2013.

The FDC stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of independence of Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

#989 Seychelles 15/10/13

Seychelles 151013frontMartin has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Seychelles, thank you very much! It was posted in Baie Sainte Anne (on Praslin Island) on October 13 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The left and the bottom right stamps are part of the “fishes” set, which was issued on October 3, 2005. They depict the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus and the emperor red snapper (Lutjanus sebae).

The middle stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first man on the moon. The set was issued on July 20, 2009.

Finally, the top right stamp depicts the white-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata). It is part of the set, which commemorates the BirdLife World Bird Festival 2001. The set was issued on October 4, 2001.

#967 Rwanda 14/08/27

Rwanda 140827-2Here is another very nice cover from Rwanda, which was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Kigali on August 27 and arrived on September 16, 2014.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Rwanda Scout Association. The set was issued on February 20, 1978.

The middle stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. It is part of a set, which was issued on January 30, 1976.

The right stamp is part of the “Folklore” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010.

See also: #844 Rwanda 14/08/27

#964 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 15/05/26

SPM 150526Jean Pierre has sent a cover from Saint Pierre and Miquelon again, thank you! It was posted in Saint-Pierre on May 26 and arrived on June 2, 2015.

The left stamp was issued on August 14, 2004. It commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first post-transport from Miquelon to Newfoundland. The next stamp is part of the “Bird” series: it depicts the American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). The stamp was issued on January 17, 2015.

The next stamp was issued on March 26, 2014. It commemorates Albert Briand (1909–1966), who was president of the Territorial Council of SPM from 1964 to 1966. The right stamp is part of the “Birds” series too: it depicts the Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garralus), and it was issued on January 15, 2014.

See also: #277 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 09/11/04

#953 Belgium 15/05/30

Belgium 150530This very nice FDC from Belgium was sent by Freddy, thank you! It was issued in Mons on May 30 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The stamps commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The stamps depict Marshal Michel Ney (1769 – 1815) and Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821).

#941 Saint Lucia 15/05/20

St Lucia 150520Jean Pierre has sent this beautiful cover from St. Lucia, thank you very much! It was posted on May 20 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Flags and Ships”, which was issued on September 16, 1996. The stamp depict the 1766 flag of Martinique & St. Lucia and a French brig.

The middle stamp is part of the set “Old and New Views of Saint Lucia”, which was issued on August 10, 1971. The right stamp (issued on July 25, 1994) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in St. Lucia.

#933 Nagorno Karabakh 15/05/04

Nagorno 150504This beautiful cover from Nagorno-Karabakh was sent by Sergey, thank you! It was posted in Stepanakert on May 4 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The top left stamp is part of the 1998 set “The 5th Anniversary of Liberation of Shushi“. The bottom left stamp is part of the set “The 20th Anniversary of the Liberation of Shushi”, which was issued on May 8, 2012.

The top right stamp commemorates the monastery of Dadivank. The stamp is part of the “Buildings” set, which was issued on September 2, 1996. The bottom right stamp depicts an Eurasian lynx (Felis lynx); the stamp is part of a set that was issued on September 10, 2009.

#928 Thailand 14/12/02

Thailand 141202This very nice cover from Thailand was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on December 2 and arrived on December 9, 2014.

The two left stamps were issued on July 1, 2014. They commemorate the centenary of Don Mueang International Airport.

The middle stamp (issued on August 4, 2013) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Thai postal system. The stamp on the right is part of the mini-sheet (issued on August 13, 2013), which commemorates the 120th anniversary of the Paknam incident. It depicts King Chulalongkorn (1853 – 1910).

#909 Iraq 14/01/20

Iraq 140120Zakariya has sent this beautiful cover from Iraq, thank you! This one was posted in Mosul on January 20 and arrived on February 21, 2014.

See also: #757 Iraq 14/01/20

#905 Laos 15/02/02

Laos 150202Patrik has sent this nice cover from Laos, thank you! It was posted in Luangprabang (ຫຼວງພຣະບາງ) on February 2 and arrived on February 10, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Antiquity of Laos”, which was issued on January 3, 2009. The middle stamp is part of the “Orchids” stamp set (issued May 22, 2011) and depicts a flower of the Paphiopedilum barbigerum species.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over the Mekong. The sheet was issued on April 8, 2014.

See also: #861 Laos 14/10/07

#901 Australian Antarctic Territory 14/12/05

AAT 141205My first cover from the Australian Antarctic Territory was sent with the help of the postmaster at Casey Station, thank you! It was postmarked with a first day cancel on December 5, 2014. On February 12 it was cancelled again in Hobart and finally arrived on February 19, 2015.

The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on February 18, 2014. They commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–1914).

#848 Congo Republic 14/08/22

Congo 140822My first cover from the Republic of the Congo was sent by Matthew, thank you very much! It was posted in Brazzaville on August 22 and arrived on October 6, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. It was issued on May 30, 1991, and depicts the ship Santa María.

The next stamp depicts the flower Strelitzia reginae. It is part of a set, which was issued on December 23, 1976. The middle stamp (issued May 5, 1980) commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II.

The next stamp is part of the “Flowers” set (issued May 10, 1996) and depicts the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus). The right stamp commemorates the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It is part of a stamp set, which was issued on July 30, 1964.

#835 Slovakia 14/04/30

Slovakia 140430This amazing cover from Slovakia was sent by Michal, thank you! It was posted in Handlová on April 30 and arrived on May 5, 2014.

Michal used a FDC of 2009, which commemorates Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977), and added another stamp, which is part of the joint issue with Austria (issued September 11, 2009).

The right stamp is part of the “Cultural Heritage” definitive set, which was issued on January 2, 2009.

See also: #511 Slovakia 10/11/25

#829 Italy 14/01/08

Italy 140108This nice cover from Italy was sent by Alfredo, thank you! It was posted in Turin on January 8 and arrived on January 10, 2014.

The stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Expedition of the Thousand in 1860. The sheet was issued on May 5, 2010. The stamp itself commemorates the Battle of Calatafimi.

Interestingly the stamp was already cancelled with a special Christmas postmark on December 16, 2013.

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