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#990 France 15/10/12

France 151012-2Mr. A. has sent this very nice cover from France, thank you! It was posted in Dunkirk (Dunkerque) on October 12 and arrived on October 15, 2015.

The top stamps are part of the sets “Famous Frenchmen”, which were issued on February 14 and April 11, 1970. They commemorate Maurice de Broglie (1875–1960),  Louis Le Vau (1612–1670), Philibert de l’Orme (c. 1514–1570), and Édouard Branly (1844–1940).

The bottom left stamp was issued on March 26, 1949. It commemorates the Stamp Day.

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#842 France 14/02/12

France 140212On February 17 I received this nice cover from France, thank you, François! It was posted in Pornichet on February 14, 2014.

The stamp set (issued on September 20, 2013) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous French physician Alexandre Yersin (1863–1943). The set is a joint issued with Vietnam.

#590 Romania 12/03/26

This marvellous cover was sent to me by Dan, thank you very much! It was posted in Bucharest on March 26 and arrived on March 29, 2012.

The left stamp is part of the set “Romania – A European Source of Energy” (România – Sursă Europeană de Energie), which was issued on June 2, 2009. It depicts the Orthodox Cathedral of Turda together with a gaslight as well as a description of Sărmăşel and Turda. In Sărmăşel there was the first natural gas deposit in Romania, which was discovered in 1909. Turda was the first city in Europe to have public street lights fuelled by natural gas in 1917.

The set of six stamps was issued on July 23, 1986. It commemorates the Romanian Arctic explorers Julius Popper (1857-93), Bazil G. Assan (1860-1918), Emil Racoviță (1868-1947), and Constantin Dumbravă (1898-1935). The other two stamps commemorate the Romanian participation at the 17th Soviet Antarctic Expedition and krill fishery.

#540 Poland 12/02/27

Thank you, Roman, for sending this beautiful cover from Poland! It was posted on February 27 in Kraków and arrived on March 1, 2012.

The cover and cancel commemorate the 11th Nationwide Week of Cystic Fibrosis and the MATIO foundation.

The left stamp is part of the set “Polish People around the World”, which was issued on August 29, 2011. It depicts the alchemist Michał Sędziwój (1566-1636).

The right stamp was issued on February 28, 2011. It commemorates the National Day of Cystic Fibrosis.

#463 France 11/01/27

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice FDC from France! It was issued on January 27 and arrived on January 31, 2011.

The stamp and cancellation commemorates the International Year of Chemistry 2011. It depicts Marie Curie.

#412 Malta 09/08/24

Thank you, John, for sending this nice cover from Pietà, Malta!

The left stamp is part of a set issued on December 29, 2007. It commemorates the Maltese ethnographer Manwel Magri (1851-1907). The three football stamps were issued on the same date. They commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Youth Football Association. The middle top stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the XIIIth Games of the Small States of Europe (hosted in Cyprus). It was issued on the opening day of the games: June 1, 2009.

The bottom left pair is part of the mushrooms set (issued on March 27, 2009). They depict the mushroom Laetiporus sulphureus. The bottom right stamp is part of the motorcycles set, which was issued on September 12, 2007. It depicts a Royal Enfield of 1954.

#201 Nigeria 09/10/09

Nigeria 091009My first cover from Nigeria was sent to me by Edwin, thank you! It was posted in Calabar on October 9, 2009.

The left stamp was issued in 2008 and has the inscriptions “Overloading Is Dangerous/Stop It!” and “Safer Roads, Fuller Lives”. It commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Federal Road Safety Commision.

The top middle stamp depicts the Nigerian coat of arms. The top right stamp commemorates the “24th UPU Congress Nairobi 2008” (inscription), which is interesting, because the 24th congress was held in Geneva! The stamp depicts the ceremonial customes of a Tiv couple in north-central Nigeria.

Finally, the last stamp commemorates the bicentennial anniversary  of Mungo Park (1771-1806), a Scottish explorer of Africa.

#199 Italy 09/08/19

Italy 090819Alfredo sent me this nice cover from Italy, which has attached a stamp commemorating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. The stamp was issued on February 12, 2009.

The special cancellation has the inscription “Campionate Mondiale Cercatori D’Oro” (World Championship of Gold Miners), which was held in Biella.

Thank you for the cover!

#188 Norway 09/04/23

Norway 090423This nice cover from Norway was posted in  Stavanger on April 23, 2009.

The top left stamp was issued in 1970 and commemorates the Norwegian biologist Georg Sars (1837-1927). The middle two stamps commemorate the fight against tuberculosis (“kampen mot tuberkulosen”). The other three stamps were issued in 1981 and depict sailors at work and a sailing ship.

Thank you, Joey!

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