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#867 Latvia 14/06/09

Latvia 140609This very nice cover from Latvia was sent by Oleg, thank you! It was posted in Rīga on June 9 and arrived on June 11, 2014.

The left stamp was issued on February 23, 2008, and depicts an Easter Egg.

The middle stamp commemorates Latvian fairy tales. It was issued on August 23, 2008.

The two stamps on the right are part of the series “Coat of Arms”. They were issued on March 15, 2012 and depict the coat of arms of Kurzeme (Courland) and Dobele.

See also: #472 Latvia 10/11/13


#699 Paraguay 13/09/17

Paraguay 130917My first cover from Paraguay was sent by Fernando, thank you! It was posted in Asunción on September 17 and arrived on September 27, 2013.

The attached stamps were cut out of their mini-sheets, which both were issued in 2012. The top stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of Carlos Antonio López (1792-1862), who was the first president of Paraguay.

The second stamp is the UPAEP stamp and commemorates Kerana, a figure in Guarani mythology.

Paraguay 130917backOn the back of the cover, there is another postmark of Asunción and tax cancels.

#685 Chile 13/02/18

chile 130218Thank you, Jindrich, for sending this nice cover from Chile! It was posted in Concepción on February 18 and arrived on March 1, 2013.

The right stamp was issued on October 22, 2012. It commemorates the legend of El Trauco.

See also: #211 Chile 09/11/07

#563 Croatia 11/07/28

Ivan sent me this nice cover from Križevci, Croatia. It was posted on July 28 and arrived on August 1, 2011.

The stamp set on top was issued on 15 January 2003 and commemorates the Croatian Fairy World. It depicts the fairies Kosjenka and Tintilinić.

The bottom stamp was issued on 25 March 2003. It commemorates the 600th anniversary of Hrvoje’s Missal.

#537 Armenia 09/??/??

Thanks to my friend collector in Armenia for sending this nice FDC! The stamps and FDC was issued on December 14, 2007, but the cover was posted in 2009.

The stamp set is an Armenian-Greek joint issue. The stamps depict sculptures of the goddesses Aphrodite (left) and Anahit (right).

#471 French Polynesia 11/01/26

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice cover from French Polynesia! It was posted in Arue (Tahiti) on January 26 and arrived on February 2, 2011.

The left stamp was issued on October 14, 2010. It depicts a moth of the sphinx genus. The two right stamps were issued on December 9, 2010. They commemorate the Legend of Moua Puta. It is said that the god Hiro wanted to steal the mountain Rotui, which is the most beautiful place on the island of Moorea. At the Rotui the dead make a rest before they go to underworld. One night Hiro wanted to steal the mountain, but the warrior Pai drove him back by throwing a lance at him. The lance pierced the other famous mountain of the island, which since then is called Moua Puta, “pierced mountain”

#450 Finland 11/01/31

Taru sent me this beautiful cover from Finland, thank you! It was posted on January 31 and arrived on February 2, 2011.

The attached mini-sheet consists of five self-adhesive stamps depicting fairies. It was issued on January 25, 2010.

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