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#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.

#575 Philippines 12/03/06

Thank you, Gero, for sending this beautiful cover from the Philippines! It was posted in Lucena City on March 6 and arrived on March 15, 2012.

The 2011 mini-sheet commemorates the Philippine endemic frogs Gliding Tree Frog (Rhacophorus pardalis), Luzon Fanged Frog (Limnonectes macrocephalus), Northern Luzon Tree-Hole Frog (Kaloula kalingensis), Taylor’s Igorot Frog (Sanguirana igorota), and Mary Inger’s Wart Frog (Ingerana mariae). The stamps were issued on December 15, 2011.

On the back there are six stamps attached: The left one is part of a set, which commemorates the 150th birthday of José Rizal (1861-1896). It was issued on June 19, 2011. The stamp depicts the 7p 1935 Rizal Stamp and the Rizal Monument in Guinobatan, Albay.

The right stamps were issued on October 17, 2011. They depict the Picasso Trigger Fish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus).

#108 Pakistan 09/01/08

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Cover from Pakistan, posted in Karachi on January 9, 2009. Malik sent me this nice cover commemorating the famous assassinated Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (1953-2007). Malik added four stamps and a mini-sheet commemorating the 55th birthday celebrations of Bhutto; these stamps were cancelled with the special cancellation “1st Martyrdom Anniversary of Mothrama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed”, which was issued on her assassination date December 27. The two middle stamps of 4 rupees were cancelled with an ordinary date cancel.

In the bottom left corner information on the postage was written. The five stamps have the exact airmail postage of 38 rupees (approx. 0.37 €).

Thank you for this nice cover!

Pakistan 08/10/22

pakistan-081022front1Today I would like to present you a really extraordinary registered cover from Pakistan, which I received a few weeks ago. It was posted in Karachi on October 22, 2008.

The front side (shown above) has attached the two mini-sheets “Painters of Pakistan Series” (2006) and “US$ 10 Billion Exports ‘2002-03′” (2003). On the front side there are the registered stickers (the yellow one was attached by the Austrian post), a registered mark with handwritten number, and a postage calculation too.

The “Painters” stamp sheet was issued on August 14, 2006. It commemorates the painters Prof. Shakir Ali, Anna Molka Ahmed, Sadequain, Ali Imam, Zubeida Agha, Laila Shahzada, Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Zahoorul Akhlaque, and Askari Mian Irani.

The “Exports” stamp sheet was issued on October 20, 2003. It commemorates the “crossing of the psychological barrier of U.S. $ 10 billion in Pakistan’s exports.” (read more)

pakistan-081022backThe back side has attached the three mini-sheets “29th Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto”, “Golden Jubilee First Ascent of K2”, and “55th Birthday Celebrations of Benazir Bhutto”. In addition there are five different stamps depicting the fish Black Widow Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), Yellow Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma borrellii), and Tiger Barb (Capoeta tetrazona), “Two Decades of South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation”, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the “Father of the Nation”. (Thank you, Eric, for telling me.)

The stamps on the front side have a total value of 60 rupees and on the back side there are stamps of a total of 109 rupees. The total postage attached was 169 rupees. I am curious what the calculation on the front side means: 8.39 + 6.50 = 14.89. Is this the necessary postage?

Rabia, thank you for sending me this truly impressive cover!

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