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#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.

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#830 French Guiana 13/07/13

French Guyana 130713This interesting cover from French Guiana was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Cayenne on July, 13, 2013. The letter was returned, because Jean Pierre used my old address, and missent to Guyana.

See also: #444 French Guiana 11/01/04

#444 French Guiana 11/01/04

Thank you Jean Pierre for sending this beautiful letter from French Guiana! It was posted in Kourou on January 4 and arrived on January 10, 2011.

The postal stationery commemorates the Guiana Space Centre and the Ariane rockets.

Macedonia 08/11/06

macedonia-081106Cover from Macedonia, posted in Skopje on November 6, 2008.

The left stamp (issued October 4, 2007) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Russian satellite Sputnik 1, which was launched on that date in 1957.

The two stamps at the right were issued on September 6, 2006. They are part of the set “Fauna of Macedonia” and depict the shells Ancylus scalariformis (Stanković & Radoman) and Macedopyrgula pavlovici (Polinski).

Goran, thank you for this nice cover!

France 2008/10/27

Cover from France, posted in Lyon on October 27, 2008.

The top left stamp is the 2008 EUROPA issue of the French post. The top right stamps are part of a mini-sheet commemorating French lighthouses, which was issued on November 12, 2007. The stamps show the lighthouses in Porquerolles and Chassiron. The stamps have a face value of 54 cent.

The stamp in the bottom left corner is part of the mini-sheet “Bloc Grands projets européens” (Mini-sheet Great European Projects), which was issued on July 1, 2008. The stamp depicts the satellite Galileo, which is intended as a global navigation system that is an alternative to GPS (USA) and GLONASS (Russia). It has a face value of 55 cent, which is one cent more than the 2007 stamps (did the French post raise the postage by one cent last year?).

Eric, thank you for this beautiful cover!

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