Archive for the ‘writer’ Category

#1365 North Macedonia 22/05/25

Martin has sent this very nice registered cover from Northern Macedonia, thank you! It was posted in Ohrid on May 25 and arrived on May 30, 2022.

The stamps commemorate the Albanian writer and translator Kostandin Kristoforidhi (1827-1895).

#1360 Northern Mariana Islands 20/01/22

This very nice cover from the Northern Mariana Islands was sent by Alexander, thank you! It was posted in Rota on January 22 and arrived on March 3, 2020.

The right stamp commemorates the Italian philosopher and political activist Philip Mazzei (1730–1816).

See also: #917 Northern Mariana Islands 15/03/12

#1334 USA 21/02/12

This very nice cover from the USA was sent by Dennis, thank you! It was posted in Tacoma on February 12 and arrived on March 1, 2021.

The stamps commemorate the writer August Wilson (1945–2005), the civil rights activist Roy Wilkins (1901–1981), and the politician Shirley Chisholm (1924–2005).

#1310 Czech Republic 21/02/20

Ivan has sent this very nice cover from the Czech Republic, thank you very much! It was posted in Milostín on February 20 and arrived on February 15, 2021.

The left stamps commemorate the writer Adolf Branald (1910–2008) and film director Karel Zeman (1910–1989).

#1290 Serbia 19/07/25


This very nice cover from Serbia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Belgrade on July 25 and arrived on July 31, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Air Serbia. The right stamps commemorate the writers Ivan Turgenev, Kosta Trifković, and Maxim Gorky.

#1287 Lithuania 18/06/16

Andrius has sent this nice cover from Lithuania, thank you! It was posted in Druskininkai on June 16 and arrived on June 19, 2018.

The left stamp depicts the Northern birch mouse (Sicista betulina), the right stamp commemorates the 100th birthday anniversary of the  Lithuanian poet Kazys Bradūnas (1917-2009).

#1243 Moldova – Transnistria 18/10/12

Patrik has sent this very nice postcard from Tiraspol, Transnistria, thank you! It was posted on October 12 and arrived on October 17, 2018.

The card depicts a map of Transnistria. The stamp commemorates the writer Jonathan Swift (1667–1745).

#1211 Moldova – Gagauzia 18/10/15

This interesting card from Moldova was sent by Patrik, thank you! It was posted in Comrat, the capital of the autonomous region of Gagauzia, on October 15, 2018.

The card depicts a map of the Gaugazian territory. The Moldovan stamp commemorates the British writer Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).

#1045 Andorra 16/07/05

Andorra 160705This beautiful cover from Andorra was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on July 5 and arrived on July 8, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on January 13, 2015. It commemorates the patron saint of Andorra: Our Lady of Meritxell. The next stamp (issued Juni 11, 2003) depicts the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). The next stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 27, 2002. It depicts the alpine accentor (Prunella collaris). The right stamp commemorates the Catalan poet Salvador Espriú (1913–1985). It was issued on January 10, 2013.

#962 Abkhazia 15/07/21

Abkhazia 150721This very interesting cover from the disputed territory of Abkhazia was sent by Radim, thank you very much!

It was cancelled in Sochi, Russia (Сочи) on July 21, but on the back there is an additional postmark of Sukhumi, Abkhazia (Аҟәа, Сухум), which proofs that the letter was posted there and then delivered by Russian post. Abkhazia 150721cancel

There are 4 Russian stamps attached: Two definitives of 2008, one definitive of the “Kremlins” set (issued on October 1, 2009), and one stamp, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the writer Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996). This stamp was issued on May 22, 2015.

#822 Azerbaijan 14/08/07

Leyla sent me this nice postcard from Azerbaijan, thank you! It was posted in Baku on August 7 and arrived on August 12, 2014.

The picture depicts the Flame Towers skyscraper in Baku. The 2013 stamp on the backside commemorates the poet Mahsati Ganjavi (ca. 1089-1159).

#787 Mozambique 14/04/09

Mozambique 140409My first cover from Mozambique was sent by Luís, thank you very much! It was posted in Maputo on April 9 and arrived on May 8, 2014.

The 2012 stamp commemorates the writer Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa. It also depicts the logo of the 2012 Lubrapex philatelic exhibition in São Paulo.

Luís included a card that shows some views of the Island of Mozambique.

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#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.

#643 Latvia 12/04/14

Juris sent me this nice FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was issued and posted in Riga on April 14, 2012.

The cover and special postmark commemorate the 175 birthday of Latvian writer Atis Kronvalds (1873-1875).

The stamp commemorates the restaurant Bibliotēka No. 1.

See also : #485 Latvia 10/10/31

#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).

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