Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

#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.

 

#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

#891 Canada 14/08/28

Canada 140828Sheila has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Westmount on August 28 and arrived on September 5, 2014.

The top stamps are part of the series “Canadian Art” and were issued on May 6, 1994 and April 21, 1995. They depict the paintings Vera (1931) by Frederick Varley (1881 – 1969) and Blossoming (c. 1950) by Alfred Pellan (1906 – 1988).

The bottom stamp is part of the “Christmas” set, which was issued on November 1, 1997.

#879 Canada 14/12/22

Canada 141222On January 5, 2015 I received this beautiful Christmas letter from Canada, thank you Papillon! It was cancelled at Christmas Island, Nova Scotia, on December 22, 2014.

The attached stamps are part of the 2013 Christmas stamp set, which was issued on October 22, 2013.

#877 Austria 14/11/30

Austria 141130This very nice cover arrived on December 3, 2014. It is an FDC of the Christmas stamp, which was on board of the balloon “D-ORIE”. Unfortunately the balloon flight was cancelled due to adverse weather.

In the top left corner there is the boarding cancel, in the middle there is the special cancel of the event “54. Weihnachtsballonpost” (54th Christmas Balloon Post), and on the right there is the “Christkindl”-postmark of the issue day of the Christmas-stamp (28.11.2014).

The green rectangular cancel in the bottom left corner shows the dates of the balloon flight: there the flight cancellation is noted.

See also: #730 Austria 13/12/01

#876 Austria 14/11/29

Austria 141129On December 2, 2014, I received this beautiful cover from Garsten, Austria. On November 29 it was delivered by a stagecoach from Garsten to Christkindl.

The postmark on the top is this year’s Christkindl postmark. Below are the special postmarks of the stagecoach event (“25. Kutschenpost”) and of the event “38. Garstner Advent”.

You can find more information of this event in this post: Austria 08/11/29

See also: #733 Austria 13/11/30

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