Archive for the ‘royalty’ Category
Here 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
Jean 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.
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.
The left stamps are part of the set “Map of Barbuda”, which was issued on November 19, 1968.
The middle stamp depicts the French anglefish (Pomacanthus arcuatus). It is part of the “Fish” set, which was issued on February 5, 1969. The next stamp depicts the post office and treasury of Barbuda. It is part of the set “Local Motifs” (issued on October 15, 1974).
The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the Royal visit to Antigua and Barbuda. It was issued on October 27, 1977.
This beautiful cover from Slovenia was sent by Daniela, thank you! It was posted in Cerklje na Gorenjskem on July 14 and arrived on July 20, 2015.
The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates coats of arms of nobility. It was issued on September 26, 2013. The stamp depicts the coat of arms of Herberstein.
Milena and Jean sent me this nice cover from Luxembourg, thank you! It was posted in Bettembourg (postcode 3290) on June 27 and arrived on July 1, 2015.
The left stamp depicts Grand Duke Henri (*1955). It is part of a set, which was issued on December 7, 2010.
The right stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 23, 2014. It is entitled “Habitat Soil”.
The top left and bottom right stamp are part of the “Butterflies and Flowers” set, which was issued on September 6, 2013. The stamps commemorate the Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) sitting on a Tahitian gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) and a meadow argus (Junonia villida) sitting on an elder (Sambucus nigra).
The top right stamp is part of the set “Royal Baby – Prince George of Cambridge“, which was issued on August 30, 2013.
The top right stamp is part of the set “Postal History”, which was issued on May 8, 2006. It depicts a post office in Manzini in the 1920s.
The bottom right stamp depicts “King Mswati III delivering his first speech”.
This 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).
The left stamp (issued on January 11, 2014) commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Anne de Bretagne (1477–1514).
The stamp on the right is part of the set “French Overseas Territories”, which was issued on November 25, 2011.
See also: #295 Saint Barthélemy 10/02/26
This amazing registered cover from Fiji was sent by Stephen, thank you! It was posted in Suva on June 24 and arrived on July 4, 2014.
On the front there is a stamp set, which commemorates the endangered Fijian monkey-faced bat (Mirimiri acrodonta). The set was issued on October 15, 1997. On the left there is a stamp of the Christmas set, which was issued on November 17, 1992.
On the back there is a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 18th birthday of Prince William (*1982). The sheet was issued one day after the prince’s birthday on June 22, 2000.
The left stamp is part of a set (issued on August 4, 1999), which commemorates the World Youth Stamp Exhibition “BANGKOK 2000”. The right stamp has gold foil applied. It is part of the set, which commemorates the 72th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The set was issued on December 5, 1999.
On April 14, 2014, Jean Pierre sent this nice cover from Qatar, thank you! It was posted at Abdul Aziz Street in Doha and arrived on April 17.
The stamps are part of the definitives set, which was issued on December 17, 2013. They depict the current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.#
See also: #795 Qatar 14/04/14
The cover is a postal stationery with an additional stamp, which is part of the set “60th Anniversary of the Accesion of Queen Elizabeth” (issued on July 19, 2012). The stationery imprint commemorates the sea snail species Lace Short-Frond Murex (synonyme: West Indian Murex; Chicoreus brevifrons).
See also: #759 Bahamas 13/06/13
This nice cover from the Bahamas weas sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted at the Airport Post Office in Nassau on June 13 and arrived on July 5, 2013. (Three weeks, although it was posted at the airport…)
The cover and stamps commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. The stamp set was issued on July 19, 2012.
See also: #671 Bahamas 13/06/11