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#1193 Germany 18/09/14

Ulf has sent this beautiful first day cover from Germany, thank you very much! It was posted in Hamburg on September 14 and arrived on September 18, 2018.

The top left cancellation commemorates Hamburg’s honorary citiztens Hannelore “Loki” and Helmut Schmidt. The bottom left cancellation commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Kulturpalast Hamburg (cultural centre).

The right stamp and its cancellation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the North German Postal Union.

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#1180 Liberia 18/10/11

My first cover from Liberia was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted in Monrovia on October 11 and arrived on October 18, 2018.

The top left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on February 14, 2012. It commemorates the 30th anniversary of SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia. The next stamp commemorates president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (*1938). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 22, 2006. The top right stamp depicts US president Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); the stamp is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 4, 2009.

The bottom left stamp is part of the set “Traditional Dances and Masks”, which was issued on August 2, 2009. The last stamp is part of the mini-sheet “The Aliens of Star Trek”, which was issued on December 21, 2015.

Alena also included a postcard, which depicts Liberia’s largest lake: Lake Piso.

 

#1148 Anguilla 18/02/12

This very nice registered cover from Anguilla was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in The Valley on February 12 and arrived on February 23, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the “Wildflowers” set, which was issued on September 12, 2009. It depicts the jimsonweed (Datura stramonium).

The right stamp is part of the set “40th Anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution“, which was issued on July 12, 2007. The stamp depicts Jeremiah Gumbs, one of the leaders of the secessionist movement.

#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).

#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.

#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).

#927 North Korea 14/07/25

North Korea 140725-2Here is another beautiful cover from North Korea, which has been sent by John, thank you! It was posted on July 25 and arrived on August 11, 2014.

The mini-sheet is part of a set, which was issued on September 5, 2010. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung (1912 – 1994).

See also: #824 North Korea 14/07/25

#912 Trinidad & Tobago 15/02/10

Trinidad 150210This nice cover from Trinidad & Tobago was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted on February 10 and arrived on February 20, 2015.

The stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Eric Williams (1911–1981), who was the first prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago. The stamp set was issued on April 5, 2011.

See also: #164 Trinidad 09/07/15

#831 DR Congo 14/08/13

DR Congo 140813 On August 21 I received this nice cover from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Uvira on August 13, 2014 (the postmark shows the date “13.08.04-10”).

The stamps commemorate the former president Joseph Kabila. They are part of a set, which was issued on November 25, 2002.

See also: #683 DR Congo 13/07/08

#816 Argentina 14/05/19

Argentina 140519This nice cover from Argentina was sent by Tomas, thank you! It was posted in Villa La Angostura on May 19 and arrived on May 26, 2014.

The stamp set was issued on March 5, 2014. It is the UPAEP issue and commemorates Hugo Chávez (1954-2013).

#732 USA 13/12/04

USA 131204This nice Christmas cover from the USA was sent by Scott, thank you! It was posted in Fayetteville on December 4 and arrived on December 10, 2013.

The left stamp is part of the Christmas stamp set, which wa issued on October 11, 2013. The middle stamp is part of the stamp booklet “Gingerbread Houses”, which was issued on November 6, 2013. The left stamp was issued on April 11, 2011, and commemorates president George Washington (1732-1799).

See also: #228 USA 09/12/12

#706 Panama 13/05/??

Panama 1305xxThis nice registered cover from Panama was sent by Israel, thank you! It was posted in Panama City and arrived on May 27, 2013.

The stamps were issued in 2000 and commemorate Mireya Moscoso, who was the first female president of Panama. She served from 1999 to 2004.

See also: #475 Panama 11/02/17

#699 Paraguay 13/09/17

Paraguay 130917My first cover from Paraguay was sent by Fernando, thank you! It was posted in Asunción on September 17 and arrived on September 27, 2013.

The attached stamps were cut out of their mini-sheets, which both were issued in 2012. The top stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of Carlos Antonio López (1792-1862), who was the first president of Paraguay.

The second stamp is the UPAEP stamp and commemorates Kerana, a figure in Guarani mythology.

Paraguay 130917backOn the back of the cover, there is another postmark of Asunción and tax cancels.

#647 Madagascar 13/03/07

Madagascar 130307Thank you, Johnny, for sending this nice cover from Madagascar! It was posted in Ihosy on March 7 and arrived on March 28, 2013.

The flower stamps are part of a set, which was issued on February 16, 2011. They commemorate the Madagascan endemic plants Physena sessiliflora and Rhopalocarpus similis Hemsley.

The middle stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Senegalese poet and politician Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001). The stamp was issued on March 20, 2006.

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