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#1109 Lithuania 15/06/26

Lietuva 150626-2Here is anothe nice cover from Lithuania, which was sent by Andrius, thank you! It was posted in Josvainiai on June 26 and arrived on June 30, 2015.

The stamp commemorates the first Lithuanian satellites LitSat-1 and Lituanica SAT-1, which were launched on January 9, 2014. The stamp was issued on September 20, 2014.

#1106 Mauritius 17/03/30

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from Mauritius, thank you! It was posted in Flic-en-Flac on March 30 and arrived on April 10, 2017.

#1101 Iceland 17/05/18

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful cover from Iceland, thank you very much! It was posted in Laugar on May 18 and arrived on May 24, 2017.

The mini-sheet was issued on March 27, 2017.

#1089 Monaco 16/11/15

monaco-161115Here is another very nice cover that was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Monte Carlo on November 15 and arrived on November 17, 2016.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the Mercantour National Park. It was issued on April 20, 2011 and depicts the Bertoloni columbine (Aquilegia bertolonii).

The middle stamp was issued on February 5, 2016. It commemorates the Princess Grace Rose Garden. The right stamp was issued on April 30, 2014. It commemorates the Evolution of Transportation.

#1079 Liechtenstein 16/10/18

liechtenstein-161018Here is another nice cover from Liechtenstein that was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on October 18 and arrived on October 20, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the motorcycle Norton Commando.

See also: #1040 Liechtenstein 16/03/09

#1068 Switzerland 16/08/08

switzerland-160808Vural has sent another nice cover from Switzerland, thank you! It was posted in Geuensee on August 8 and arrived on August 10, 2016.

The left stamp is part of the “Mushrooms” set, which was issued on March 6, 2014. It depicts a Strobilomyces strobilaceus.

The right stamp was issued on July 26, 2016 and depicts the Solar Impulse aircraft.

#1067 San Marino 16/10/03

san-marino-161003This very nice cover from San Marino was sent by Olivier, thank you! It was posted in Fiorentino on October 3 and arrived on October 12, 2016.

The left stamps are part of a set, which was issued on March 17, 2014. It commemorates a campaign against gender-based violence.

The middle stamps are part of the set “3D Printing Revolution”, which was issued on March 10, 2015.

The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Communes of San Marino”, which was issued on June 5, 2014. It depicts the Church of San Paolo Apostolo in Faetano.

#989 Seychelles 15/10/13

Seychelles 151013frontMartin has sent this beautiful registered cover from the Seychelles, thank you very much! It was posted in Baie Sainte Anne (on Praslin Island) on October 13 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The left and the bottom right stamps are part of the “fishes” set, which was issued on October 3, 2005. They depict the surgeonfish Paracanthurus hepatus and the emperor red snapper (Lutjanus sebae).

The middle stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first man on the moon. The set was issued on July 20, 2009.

Finally, the top right stamp depicts the white-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata). It is part of the set, which commemorates the BirdLife World Bird Festival 2001. The set was issued on October 4, 2001.

#972 Cook Islands 15/08/21

Cook Islands 150821Thank you, Jinesh, for sending this very nice cover from the Cook Islands! It was posted in Rarotonga on August 21 and arrived on September 1, 2015.

The stamps depict the Canadian train “Super Continental“.

#959 Portugal 15/03/30

Portugal 150330This nice cover from Portugal was sent by Paulo, thank you! It was posted on March 30 and arrived on April 1, 2015.

#941 Saint Lucia 15/05/20

St Lucia 150520Jean Pierre has sent this beautiful cover from St. Lucia, thank you very much! It was posted on May 20 and arrived on June 3, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the set “Flags and Ships”, which was issued on September 16, 1996. The stamp depict the 1766 flag of Martinique & St. Lucia and a French brig.

The middle stamp is part of the set “Old and New Views of Saint Lucia”, which was issued on August 10, 1971. The right stamp (issued on July 25, 1994) commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in St. Lucia.

#931 Austria 15/03/12

Austria 150312On March 13 I received this cover from Austria’s first and only private post service “stampservice“. The cover was posted in Vienna on March 12, 2015; then handed over to Austrian post, which added an additional postmark and a cancellation “Briefsendung Bar freigemacht” (“postage paid”).

The stamp is part of the set “175 Anniversary of Shipping on Traunsee”, which was issued on August 29, 2014.

 

#902 German Antarctic Station 15/02/01

German Antarctic Station 150201Here is another marvelous cover from Antarctica: It was cancelled at the German Antarctic research station Neumayer III.

The letter was carried by the icebreaker FS Polarstern, where it was cancelled on February 1. On February 2 the cover was cancelled with a “PAQUEBOT” postmark and handed over to the South African postal service in Cape Town. Finally it arrived at my place on February 23, 2015.

The large cachet in the top left corner depicts the Neumayer-Station III, which is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). The small cachet below shows the inscription “35. Überwinterung Neumayer III” (35th overwinter survival), the cachet next to it has the inscription “2014 Antarktis 34. Überwinterung” (34th overwinter survival 2014).

The stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and South Korea. It is a joint issue and was issued on June 6, 2013.

I have sent another cover via Neumayer Station to Radim, which you can see here.

#900 South Georgia 14/12/26

South Georgia 141226Wolfgang has sent this very nice cover from his trip to Antarctica, thanks a lot! It was posted at King Edward Point (South Georgia) on December 26, 2014 and arrived on February 16, 2015.

The left stamps are part of the set “Habitat Restoration”, which was issued on December 15, 2013. The stamps depict the ship RRS Ernest Shackleton.

The stamp on the right is part of the “Penguins” set (issued October 25, 2010); it commemorates the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) .

#878 United Kingdom – Talyllyn Railway Letter Service 14/12/29

Talyllyn 141229On January 5, 2015 I received this letter from the UK, which was carried by the Talyllyn Railway Letter Service (more info here). This service is one of Great Britain’s railway letter services still in operation.

The stamp for the railway letter fee was cancelled on December 29, 2014. Unfortunately the Royal Mail did not apply any postmark. The attached stamps are part of the “Wales” set, which was issued on July 15, 2004. They depict the Marloes Sands, the Barmouth Bridge, and Rhewl in Dee Valley.

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