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#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.

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#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).

#514 Mauritius 10/11/22

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 middle stamp is entitled “Mauritius in World Literature”. It commemorates the writer Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) and his novel “Georges“.

The right stamp commemorates Dr. K. Hazareesingh, the former director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and a well-known Mauritian writer.

#496 Sweden 11/08/09

Bo sent me this nice cover from Sweden, thank you! It was posted at the postal museum in Stockholm on August 9 , 2011.

The stamp set commemorates the Swedish authors Henning Mankell (*1948) and Maj Sjöwall (*1935) and Per Wahlöö (1926-1975).

#485 Latvia 10/10/31

Juris sent me this nice FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was issued on October 31 and arrived on November 2, 2010.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Latvian writer Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923).

#440 Russia 10/03/15

Alexandr sent me this nice cover from Astrakhan, Russia, thank you! It was posted on March 15 and arrived on March 24, 2010.

The 2010 mini-sheet commemorates the famous author Anton Chekhov (1860-1904).

#435 Tunisia 10/11/25

On December 6, 2020, I received this nice cover from Tunisia, thank you my friend!

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).

#406 Estonia 10/06/18

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).

#259 Ukraine 10/01/15

Thank you, Anna, for this beautiful cover from Kiev!

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).

Croatia 08/11/21

croatia-081121Cover 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.

The stamps attached commemorate the Croatian writer Josip Kozarac (1858-1906) and the city of Cavtat.

Thank you, Željko, for this nice cover!

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