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#1263 Jersey 19/12/16

Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Jersey, thank you very much! It was posted on December 16 and arrrived on December 30, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the European Football Championships, the next stamp commemorates the HMS Royal Sovereign, the right stamp commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

#1259 São Tomé and Príncipe 19/03/08

This beautiful registered cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Lai, thank you very much! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 20, 2019.

The left stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Beaches and Slopes”, which was issued on March 16, 2015. The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It was issued on March 10, 2008.

See also: #1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

#1257 Cayman Islands 20/01/08

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in North Side on January 8 and arrived on January 20, 2020.

The left stamp depicts a Grand Cayman parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis), the right stamp commemorate the XX Commonwealth Games.

#1256 North Korea 19/10/16

This very nice cover from North Korea was sent by Ulf, thank you! It was posted in Pyongyang on October 16 and arrived on November 12, 2019.

See also: #927 North Korea 14/07/25

#1238 Germany 19/06/22

This amazing cover from Germany was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It was posted in Kiel on June 22 and arrived on August 1, 2019.

The top left definitive stamp depicts the flower Cardamine pratensis. The top middle and right stamps depict the lighthouses of Kiel-Holtenau and Darßer Ort Natureum.

The postmarks commemorate the schooner Mare Frisium, the museum ship Bussard, the Berlin-class replenishment ship Bonn, and the European championship of the OK-dinghies. All of the postmarks were issued during the course of the Kiel Week.

#1230 Japan 19/05/03

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Makoto, thank you! It was posted in Kashiwa on May 3 and arrived on May 22, 2019.

The right stamp commemorates the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

#1225 Mexico 19/03/29

Víctor has sent this very nice cover from Mexico, thank you! It was posted on March 29 and arrived on May 6, 2019.

The mini-sheet commemorates the Mexican national football team.

#1206 Djibouti 19/03/13

My first cover from Djibouti was arranged by Alena, thank you! It was posted on March 13 and arrived on March 22, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of Djibouti’s Chamber of Commerce. It was issued on November 7, 2008. The middle stamp depicts a blacksmith. The stamp was issued on May 14, 2000. The right stamp was issued on August 8, 2005. It commemorates the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

A postcard was inside the letter too:

#1142 Canada 18/01/11

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Marcel, thank you very much! It was posted in Notre-Dame-des-Pins on January 11 and arrived on January 17, 2018.

Marcel used a FDC from January 5, 2007 and added some additional stamps.

#1131 Canada 17/09/19

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted on September 19 in Fort Simpson and arrived on September 29, 2017.

See also: #771 Canada 14/03/04

#1127 Bahamas 17/02/06

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the Bahamas, thank you very much! It was posted in Freeport on February 6 and arrived on February 27, 2017.

The three stamps on top and the bottom right one are part of the “Marine Life” set, which was issued on January 3, 2012. They depict the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), the purple sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), and the red cushion seastar (Oreaster reticulatus).

The bottom left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The bottom middle stamp depicts the butterfly zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia).

#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.

#1022 Croatia 16/02/03

Croatia 160203This beautiful hand-painted cover was sent by Vesna, thank you very much! It was posted in Bjelovar on February 3 and arrived on February 11, 2016.

The stamps commemorate the 2012 Summer Olympics in London 2012 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

#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.

#957 Brazil 15/04/25

Brazil 150425Carlos Alberto has sent this beautiful cover from Brazil, thank you! It was posted in Salvador on April 25 and arrived on May 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the “Professions” stamp set, which was issued on December 30, 2005.

The middle stamp commemorates the Brazilian athlete Adhemar Ferreira da Silva.

The two stamps on the right are part of a set, which announces the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio in 2016. The stamp sheet was issued on March 24, 2015.

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