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#1117 Bermuda 13/06/06

Bermuda 130606This beautiful cover from Bermuda was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Hamilton on June 6 and arrived on June 17, 2013.

The mini-sheet (issued on February 2, 2013) commemorates the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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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.

#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

#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.

#991 Barbuda 15/09/30

Barbuda 150930On October 12, 2015 I received this beautiful cover from Barbuda, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted on September 30.

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.

 

#976 Slovenia 15/07/14

Slovenia 150714This 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 two stamps on the left are part of the set “Birds of Slovenia” (issued on May 29, 2015); they depict the stock dove (Columba oenas) and the black stork (Ciconia nigra).

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.

#975 Luxembourg 15/06/27

Luxembourg 150627Milena 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”.

#970 Tonga 15/08/10

Tonga 150810-5This very nice cover from Tonga was sent by Steven, thank you! It was posted in Nuku’alofa on August 10 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

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 bottom left stamp are part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 8, 1997. They depict the anemone stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra) and the fungi Marasmiellus semiustus.

 

#966 Swaziland 15/08/07

Swaziland 150807This very nice registered cover from Swaziland was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Manzini on August 7 and arrived on August 26, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the “Butterflies” set. They depict the Queen Purple Tip (Colotis regina) and the Natal Barred Blue (Spindasis natalensis).

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”.

#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).

#911 Saint Barthélemy 15/02/11

St Barthelemy 150211Radim has sent this beautiful cover from St. Barthélemy, thank you! It was posted in St. Jean on February 11 and arrived on February 18, 2015.

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

#857 Fiji 14/06/24

Fiji 140624This 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.

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#853 Thailand 14/09/??

Thailand 1409xxOn October 8 I received this registered letter from Thailand. It was posted in Bangkok in September 2014.

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.

#834 Qatar 14/04/14

Qatar 140414-2On 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

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