Archive for the ‘railway’ Category

#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“.

#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.

#868 USA 14/07/01

USA 140701This beautiful cover from the USA was sent by Nehemiah, thank you! It was posted in Paris, IL, on July 1 and arrived on July 8, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set “Winter Flowers”, which was issued on February 14, 2014. The two stamps on the right commemorate the trains Congressional and 20th Century Limited. The stamps are part of the “Trains” stamp set (issued on August 26, 1999).

See also: #723 USA 13/04/26

#827 Ireland 14/08/27

Ireland 140827This beautiful cover from Ireland was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Dublin (Baile Átha Claith) on August 27 and arrived on August 29, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on April 5, 2005, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the railway line Dublin–Belfast.

#747 Czech Republic 13/09/09

Czech 130909This nice cover from the Czech Republic was sent by Vlastimil, thank you! It was posted in Brno on September 9 and arrived on September 11, 2013.

The left stamp is part of a stamp set (issued June 12, 2013), which commemorates historic vehicles. It depicts a railcar Tatra 15/30. The right stamp (issued May 29, 2013) commemorates the cartoon “The Mole and the Rocket” (1966).

See also: #611 Czech Republic 12/11/26

#554 Cambodia 12/02/25

Thanks, Juris, for sending this nice cover from Cambodia! It was posted in Phnom Penh on February 25 and arrived on March 12, 2012.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ancient Locomotives”, which was issued on August 17, 1995. It depicts the 1937 Norris steam locomotive model “Lafayette”.

The middle stamp is part of the definitive set “Rice Cultivation”, which was issued on 1 March 2000, and the right stamp is a definitive of 1997.

See also: #131 Cambodia 09/02/28

#462 Hong Kong 10/09/28

Brian sent me this nice first day cover from Hong Kong, thank you! It was posted on October 5 (postmark on back) and arrived on October 11, 2010.

The stamp was issued on September 28, 2010. It commemorates the “Centenary of Railway Service in Hong Kong”.

#299 Serbia 10/02/23

On March 5, 2010, I received this cover from Belgrade, Serbia. It was posted on February 23 by Zvonimir, thank you!

The stamp was issued on September 8, 2009, and commemorates the 125th anniversary of railroad in Serbia.

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