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#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

#1083 Uganda 17/01/23

uganda-170123Déo has sent this very nice cover from Uganda, thank you very much! It was posted on January 23 and arrived on February 1, 2017.

The stamp on the left depicts a Nile crocodile. The middle stamp depicts the banana plant (Musa sapientum). The right stamp commemorates the visit of Pope Francis to Uganda in November 2015.

#1080 Croatia 16/12/03

croatia-161203Ivanka has sent this nice Christmas cover from Croatia, thank you!

It was posted in Bjelovar on December 3 and arrived on December 7, 2016.

croatia-161203backOn the back Ivanka has attached another beautiful illustration:

#1075 Latvia 16/12/12

latvia-161212Artūrs has sent this beautiful FDC from Latvia, thank you! It was posted on December 12 in Rīga and arrived on December 15, 2016.

#1074 Czech Republic 16/12/23

czech-161223This very nice Christmas cover from the Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Boží Dar on December 23 and arrived on December 28, 2016.

See also: #1005 Czech Republic 15/12/23

#1072 Lithuania 16/11/12

lietuva-161211This very nice Christmas FDC from Lithuania was sent by Leonardas, thank you very much! It was issued on November 12 and arrived on December 13, 2016.

#1054 Malawi 16/07/28

Malawi 160728My first cover from Malawi was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted registered in Mangochi on July 28 and arrived on August 18, 2016. It was delivered by GLS inside a transparent cover with GLS sticker on it.

The left and right stamps are part of the set “50th Anniversary of Independence”, which was issued on July 6, 2014. They depict maize silos.

The middle stamps are part of the “Christmas” set, which was issued on December 20, 2010.

 

#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.

#1018 France 15/12/23

France 151223This very nice cover with special Christmas postmark was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted in Paris on December 23 and arrived on December 29, 2015.

The right stamp was issued on June 11, 2012.

#1006 Brazil 15/11/30

Brazil 151130Ronaldo has sent this beautiful Christmas FDC from Brazil, thank you!

It was issued on October 1, posted on November 30, and arrived on December 28, 2015.

#1005 Czech Republic 15/12/23

Czech 151223This beautiful Christmas cover was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Boží Dar on December 23 and arrived on December 29, 2015.

See also: #875 Czech Republic 14/12/18

#1004 Lithuania 15/11/14

Lietuva 151114Leonardas has sent this beautiful Christmas FDC, thank you! It was issued on November 14 and arrived on December 9, 2015.

See also: #874 Lithuania 14/11/08

#999 Austria 15/11/29

Austria 151129Here is another special delivery cover from Austria. It was delivered by the balloon “D-ORIE” on November 29 from Christkindl to Steyr, where it was handed over to the post office. The cover arrived at my place on December 4, 2015.

In the top left corner there is the boarding cancel, in the middle there are the day cancel of Steyr and the special cancel of the event “55. Weihnachtsballonpost” (55th Christmas Balloon Post), and on the right there is the “Christkindl”-postmark.

See also: #877 Austria 14/11/30

#998 Austria 15/11/28

Austria 151128On December 2, 2015 I received this beautiful cover, which was delivered with a classic post bus from Garsten to Christkindl.

See also: #876 Austria 14/11/29

#988 Thailand 15/10/09

Thailand 151009This is another beautiful airmail cover from Thailand, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on October 9 and arrived on October 14, 2015 (Thai year 2558).

The stamp on the left commemorates the World Post Day. It was issued on October 9, 2015.

The right stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Visakhapuja Day“, which was issued on June 15, 2015.

See also: #928 Thailand 14/12/02

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