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#1110 Vatican 15/07/04

Vatican 150704-2Anton has sent this very nice cover from the Vatican, thank you very much! It was posted on July 4 and arrived on July 9, 2015.

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the beginning of the Pontificate of Pope Francis. The set was issued on May 2, 2013.

#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

#1083 Uganda 17/01/23

uganda-170123Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you very much! It was posted on January 23 and arrived on February 1, 2017.

The stamp on the left depicts a Nile crocodile. The middle stamp depicts the banana plant (Musa sapientum). The right stamp commemorates the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda in November 2015.

#1081 Falkland Islands 17/01/02

falkland-170102Here is another beautiful cover from the Falkland Islands that was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much!

It was posted in Stanley on January 2 and arrived on January 19, 2017. This registered cover was delivered by GLS, the GLS sticker is on the back. On the left there is the cachet of the ship MS Midnatsol.

The left stamp is part of the set “The 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Elizabeth II”, which was issued on April 29, 2016. The stamp set on the right commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Elephant Seal Research Group (ESRG). It was issued on November 30, 2015.

See also: #906 Falkland Islands 15/02/11

#1078 France 16/10/26

france-161026This very nice FDC from France was sent by Jean-Pierre, thank you very much! It was issued in Château-Chinon on October 26 and arrived on October 28, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the former French president François Mitterrand (1916–1996).

#1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

sao-tome-161214My first cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Eric, thank you very much! It was posted on December 14 and arrived on December 27, 2016.

The mini-sheet commemorates the actress Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962). It is part of a set of stamps and mini-sheets, which was issued on April 15, 2003. It has a denomination of 38 000 dobras (= 1.55 Euro).

#1069 Bahrain 16/10/09

bahrain-161009Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Bahrain, thank you! It was posted in Manama on October 9 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day.

#1063 Thailand 16/09/05

thailand-160905Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Thailand, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on September 5 and arrived on September 9, 2016.

The attached stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 88th birthday of the recently deceased King Bhumipol Adulyadej (1927–2016). The stamp set was issued on December 5, 2015.

#1061 Greece 16/09/08

greece-160908Alfred has sent this very nice cover from Greece, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2016.

The left two stamps are part of the set “The 175th Anniversary of the National Bank of Greece“, which was issued on March 30, 2016. The right stamp commemorates the film director Costa-Gavras (born 1933). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 1, 2016. It is cancelled with the first day cancel.

#1060 Caribbean Netherlands 16/09/06

saba-160906Radim has sent this beautiful cover from the Caribbean Netherlands, thank you very much! It was posted in Saba on September 6 and arrived on September 19, 2016.

The middle stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which was constituted in 1815.

The right stamp commemorates the explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).

#1045 Andorra 16/07/05

Andorra 160705This beautiful cover from Andorra was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on July 5 and arrived on July 8, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on January 13, 2015. It commemorates the patron saint of Andorra: Our Lady of Meritxell. The next stamp (issued Juni 11, 2003) depicts the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). The next stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 27, 2002. It depicts the alpine accentor (Prunella collaris). The right stamp commemorates the Catalan poet Salvador Espriú (1913–1985). It was issued on January 10, 2013.

#1023 Lithuania 16/02/06

Lietuva 160206On February 9, 2016 I received this very nice cover, which was sent by Andrius, thank you! It was posted in Joniškis on February 6.

The stamps are part of a set, which commemorates the costumes of the Aukštaitians. The set was issued on May 20, 1995.

See also: #950 Lietuva 15/06/26

#1017 Canada 16/01/07

Canada 160107Evelyn has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in New Westminster, BC on January 7 and arrived on January 12, 2016.

#1007 Lithuania 15/05/02

Lithuania 150502This nice cover from Lithuania was sent by Andrius thank you! It was posted in Skirsnemunė on May 2 and arrived on May 7, 2015.

The top stamps commemorate bishop Motiejus Valančius (1801–1875). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on May 27, 1995. The stamp below is part of the EUROPA set, which was issued on May 3, 2008.

#994 Greece 15/08/31

Greece 150831This nice cover from Greece was sent by George, thank you! It was posted in Kallithea on August 31 and arrived on September 2, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Greek Sea Marine Life”, which was issued on February 21, 21012. It depicts a common lobster species Palinurus elephas.

The next stamp depicts the spa of Methana. The stamp is part of a set (issued on February 26, 2015), which commemorates thermal spas of Greece.

The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA). The set was issued on January 21, 2015.

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