Archive for the ‘writer’ Category
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.
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.
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.
My 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.
Thank 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.
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).
David sent me this nice cover from Mauritius, thank you very much! It was posted in Port Louis on December 12, 2010.
The left two stamps commemorate the fish species Cephalopholis sonnerati.
The right stamp commemorates Dr. K. Hazareesingh, the former director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and a well-known Mauritian writer.
The cover and stamps commemorate the Latvian writer Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923).
It was posted on November 25 in Tunis. The top 2005 stamp commemorates Jebba Karmassoud. The bottom 2009 stamp commemorates the 100th birthday of the poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi (1909-1934).
Thank you, Janek, for sending this nice cover from Saue, Estonia!
It was posted on June 18 and arrived on June 21, 2010. The attached 2002 mini-sheet commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Estonian kroon. The top stamp depicts a part of the 100 krooni banknote showing the poet Lydia Koidula (1843-1886). The bottom stamp depicts a part of the 500 krooni banknote showing the writer Carl Robert Jakobson (1841-1882).
The cover commemorates the Ukrainian ballet dancer Serge Lifar (Сергій Лифар; 1905-1986).
The left two stamps were issued on April 1, 2009, the right one on March 21, 2008. All three commemorate the 200th birthday of Nikolai Gogol (Никола́й/Мико́ла Го́голь; 1809-1852).
Cover from Croatia, posted in Sisak on November 21, 2008.
The cover commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Briefmarkenfreunde Heidenheim e. V. (Stamp Friends Heidenheim) and the 33th partnership congress in 2003.
Thank you, Željko, for this nice cover!