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#1114 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 10/04/09

TAAF 100409Here is anothe beautiful cover from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! The cover was cancelled with postmark of Martin-de-Viviès  on April 4 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “minerals” series and depicts a tourmaline crystal. The three stamps on top are part of the “Elephant Seal” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp on the right depicts a pyrite crystal. It was issued on January 1, 2009.

On the back there is the mission cachet of the 61st mission.
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See also: #548 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/04/20

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#854 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 10/03/27

TAAF 100327Here is another very nice cover from the Crozet Islands, thank you Jean Pierre! It was cancelled at the Alfred Faure base on Île de la Possession on March 27 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

On the back there is the cancel of Bruno Jean, who was the gérant postal of the 47th mission.

TAAF 100327 backThe left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “Minerals” series and commemorates a tourmaline. The stamps on the right commemorate Dr Jean Rivolier, who was the physician of the 1952/53 French Antarctic expedition.

See also: #620 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 11/07/14

#850 Lithuania 14/10/11

Lithuania 141011This very nice FDC from Lithuania was sent by Leonardas, thank you very much! It was issued in Vilnius on October 11 and arrived on October 14, 2014.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the first heart surgery in Lithuania, which took place 50 years ago.

See also: #736 Lithuania 13/11/09

#841 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Kerguelen Islands 14/03/21

TAAF 140321Jean Pierre sent me this wonderful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, thank you very much!

On March 21, 2014, it was cancelled at Port-aux-Français and arrived on September 21 the same year.

The left stamp is part of the “Logos” set, which was issued on April 29, 2013. The stamp set on the right was issued on January 2, 2012. It commemorates the former observatory station at Point Molloy on the main Kerguelen island La Grande Terre.

On the back of the cover there are the cachets of the Chef de District Christian Fressignac and the Gérant Postal Alain Neufville.

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#779 Afghanistan 14/04/10

Afghanistan 140410This very nice cover from Afghanistan was sent by Martin, thank you very much! I tried for some years to receive a cover from there, which seemed nearly impossible, but finally it worked! :D

The letter was posted in Kandahar on April 10 and arrived on April 22, 2014. On the back of the cover there is an additional postmark: “14.-4.2014 KABOUL Depart”.

The top left stamp was issued on September 9, 2006. It commemorates the World Post Day. The stamp below is part of a set (issued on June 1, 1985), which commemorates the International UNICEF Child Survival Campaign.

The top middle stamp is part of a set (issued on December 16, 2003), which commemorates the Tourism Day. The stamp below commemorates the United Nations Day. It was issued on October 25, 1969.

Last but not least, the right stamp is part of the set “Working Towards a Mine Free Afghanistan”, which was issued on April 4, 2006.

#744 Mexico 13/07/17

Mexiko 130717This nice cover from Mexico was sent by Jose, thank you! It was posted in Mexico City on July 17 and arrived on August 6, 2013.

The top left stamp was issued on September 27, 2001, and commemorates Mexican pharmacy.

The right stamp (issued November 22, 2005) commemorates the castle of San Juan de Ulúa and the last Spanish Resistance.

See also: Mexico 08/12

#648 Italy 13/01/25

Italy 130125Thanks, Ivan, for sending this nice cover from Italy! It was posted in Pordenone on January 25 and arrived on February 4, 2013.

The left stamp was issued on December 10, 2012, and commemorates the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

The middle stamp commemorates the abatement of architectural barriers (“Abbattimento delle Barriere Architettoniche”). It was issued on November 9, 2012.

The right stamp (issued on September 23, 2012) has the inscription “Unitá e Valore/ Chirurgia Italiana/ Congresso Chirurghi Italiani/ Roma 23-27 Settembre 2012” (Unity and Worthiness of the Italian Surgery/ Italian Surgical Congress: Rome, 23-27 September 2012).

See also: #161 Russia 09/06/23

#594 Japan 12/08/06

Thank you, Dr. Masaki Nomura, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted in Kanda, Tokyo (神田) on August 6 and arrived on  August 9, 2012.

The left stamp was issued on July, 15, 1994. It is an issue of the Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県).

The middle stamp (issued 1974) commemorates the different blood types. The right stamp of 1965 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which was founded in 1865.

See also:
#557 Japan 12/04/08
#342 Japan 10/01/04
#208 Japan 09/10/24

#592 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Adélie Land 11/01/01

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this amazing FDC from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The cover was cancelled in Dumont d’Urville Station (Adélie Land) on January 1, 2011 and arrived on January 27, 2012!

The left stamp set was issued on January 1, 2011. It commemorates the mineral Zircon. The stamp on the right was issued on January 1 too. It depicts the Concordia Station and the star constellation Southern Cross (Crux).

The cover was posted in the course of the 61th French Antarctic Expedition 2011, which was confirmed by the cancellation on the left border.

In combination with the red forwarding sticker of Austrian post this is truly an unique cover!

See also: #318 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 10/02/07

#581 Spain 12/07/11

This beautiful FDC from Spain was sent by Antonio, muchas gracias! It was issued on July 11 and arrived on August 8, 2012.

The stamps commemorate the sciences geology and palaeontology.

#549 Brazil 12/02/03

Matheus sent me this nice cover from Brazil, thank you! It was posted in Caculé on February 3 and arrived on February 20, 2012.

The left 2011 stamp is part of the AIDS stamp set. The right stamp was issued 2002 and depicts a trumpet.

 

#548 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/04/20

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this amazing cover from the Île Amsterdam! It was cancelled on Martin-de-Viviès on April 20 and arrived on September 16, 2011.

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2009, and depicts the minerals pyrite.The second stamp commemorates the mineral tourmaline and was issued on January 1, 2010. The two stamps at the right are part of the set “Amsterdam Seals”, which was issued on June 2, 2010.

The cover also has a mission cancel of the 62nd mission to St. Paul and Amsterdam, which is signed by the ornithologist Benjamin Callard.

See also: #505 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 11/01/01

#540 Poland 12/02/27

Thank you, Roman, for sending this beautiful cover from Poland! It was posted on February 27 in Kraków and arrived on March 1, 2012.

The cover and cancel commemorate the 11th Nationwide Week of Cystic Fibrosis and the MATIO foundation.

The left stamp is part of the set “Polish People around the World”, which was issued on August 29, 2011. It depicts the alchemist Michał Sędziwój (1566-1636).

The right stamp was issued on February 28, 2011. It commemorates the National Day of Cystic Fibrosis.

#505 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/01/01

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this beautiful cover from Martin-de-Viviès on Amsterdam Island! It was cancelled on January 1 and arrived on September 16, 2011!

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2009, and depicts the mineral pyrite. The right stamp was issued on January 7, 2011, and therefore was cancelled before its issuing date! It depicts the station Martin-de-Viviès.

The cover also has two mission cancels of the 62nd mission to St. Paul and Amsterdam, which are signed by the ornithologist Benjamin Callard and Romain Buenadicha resp. Mr. Callard has a nice blog (in French) about the expedition.

#463 France 11/01/27

Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice FDC from France! It was issued on January 27 and arrived on January 31, 2011.

The stamp and cancellation commemorates the International Year of Chemistry 2011. It depicts Marie Curie.

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