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#1100 Guam 17/04/22

This beautiful cover from Guam was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Barrigada on April 22 and arrived on May 9, 2017.

The left stamp was issued on January 30, 1987. The middle stamp commemorates the Kwanzaa festival; it was issued on October 9, 2009. The right stamps depict a ballet dancer; they were issued on September 16, 1998.

#1096 India 17/02/28

This nice cover from India was sent by Anandita, thank you! It was posted on February 28 and arrived on April 14, 2017.

The stamps commemorate the 2016 Children’s Day.

#1085 Algeria 16/11/17

algeria-161117Hocine has sent this nice cover from Algeria, thank you! It was posted in Bir-Mourad-Raïs on November 17 and arrived on December 14, 2016.

The stamps are part of the set “Folklore Dancing”, which was issued on July 20, 2016.

#1082 Rwanda 17/01/20

rwanda-170120-2Déo has sent this beautiful cover from Rwanda, thank you very much! It was posted in Kigali on January 20 and arrived on January 30, 2017.

The left stamps are part of the “Folklore” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010. The stamps on the right are part of the set “National Breeding Year”, which was issued on December 28, 1978.

See also:#967 Rwanda 14/08/27

#1023 Lithuania 16/02/06

Lietuva 160206On February 9, 2016 I received this very nice cover, which was sent by Andrius, thank you! It was posted in Joniškis on February 6.

The stamps are part of a set, which commemorates the costumes of the Aukštaitians. The set was issued on May 20, 1995.

See also: #950 Lietuva 15/06/26

#979 Malaysia 15/08/23

Malaysia 150823Here is a beautiful aerogram from Malaysia, which was sent by Jeep Wa, thank you! It was posted in Johor Bahru on August 23 and arrived on September 1, 2015.

#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.

#946 Niue 15/05/12

Niue 150512Jean Pierre has sent another beautiful cover from Niue, thank you very much! It was posted in Alofi on May 15 and arrived on May 28, 2015.

The top stamps number 1,2, and 4 are part of the mini-sheet “A Tour Of Niue”, which was issued on October 18, 2014. They depict the village Mutalau, the Talava Arches, and Avaiki Caves.

The third stamp is part of the “Traditional Dress” mini-sheet, which was issued on April 23, 2014. The bottom left stamp depicts the whitemouth moray (Gymnothorax meleagris). The stamp is part of the “Fishes” mini-sheet, which was issued on June 18, 2014.

See also:
#495 Niue 10/01/19
#288 Niue 10/01/19

#908 Portugal 14/05/30

Portugal 140530Vitor Manuel has sent this nice cover from Portugal on May 30, 2014, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros and arrived on June 3, 2014.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Portuguese Festivities”, which was issued on April 30, 2013.

#867 Latvia 14/06/09

Latvia 140609This very nice cover from Latvia was sent by Oleg, thank you! It was posted in Rīga on June 9 and arrived on June 11, 2014.

The left stamp was issued on February 23, 2008, and depicts an Easter Egg.

The middle stamp commemorates Latvian fairy tales. It was issued on August 23, 2008.

The two stamps on the right are part of the series “Coat of Arms”. They were issued on March 15, 2012 and depict the coat of arms of Kurzeme (Courland) and Dobele.

See also: #472 Latvia 10/11/13

#862 Malaysia 14/10/??

Malaysia 1410xxThis amazing registered cover from Malaysia was sent by Randy, thank you! It was posted in Selangor and arrived on October 29, 2014.

The left stamp in the first row depicts the lizard Gonocephalus grandis. It is part of the set “Endangered Reptiles”, which was issued on September 28, 2005. The second stamp (part of the set “Protected Mammals”; issued July 27, 2005) commemorates the yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula). The next stamp depicts the leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). It is the 2006 joint issue of Malaysia and Brunei. The next stamp is part of the set “Traditional Transportation” (issued on August 18, 2004) and depicts a rickshaw. The four stamps on the right are part of the set “Garden Flowers”, which was issued on July 1, 2010. The stamps depict the flowers Canna indica.

The stamp set in the second row (issued on June 28, 2003) depicts the islands and maps of Ligitan and Sipadan.

In the third row there is the stamp set “Pitcher Plants”, which was issued on April 6, 1996. It commemorates the plants Nepenthes sanguinea, N. macfarlanei, N. rajah, and N. lowii. The stamp on the right (issued on May 8, 1998) is part of a set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

In the last row there is the stamp set, which commemorates the 2000 International Union of Forestry Research Organisations Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The set was issued on August 7, 2000. The stamp on the right is part of the 2010 “Garden Flowers” set too and commemorates the Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).

#851 Hong Kong 14/08/21

HK 140821This marvelous first day cover from Hong Kong was sent by Mr. XU Hui, thank you very much! It was posted on August 21 and arrived on August 27, 2014.

The attached stamp sheet depicts some Cantonese opera costumes.

#845 Moldova 14/09/15

Moldova 140915The stamps on the left of this nice cover from Moldova commemorate the Ralli Family Mansion in Dolna, Strășeni. They are part of the “Architecture” set, which was issued on February 15, 2011.

The middle stamp is part of the set “Folk Dances” (issued September 18, 2010). It commemorates a dance of the Călușari.

On the right there is a stamp that depicts a red fox (Vulpes vulpes). It is part of a stamp set, which commemorates threatened species of Moldova. The set was issued on July 29, 2011.

The cover was posted in Chișinău on September 15 and arrived on September 17, 2014. Thank you, Constantin!

See also: #790 Moldova 14/05/03

#844 Rwanda 14/08/27

Rwanda 140827This very nice cover from Rwanda was sent by Déo, thank you very much! It was posted in Kigali on August 27 and arrived on September 16, 2014.

The left stamps are part of the “Gorillas” set, which was issued on  November 15, 2010.

The right stamp is part of the “Folklore” set (issued on November 15, 2010).

#782 Rwanda 14/04/??

Rwanda 1404xxMy first cover from Rwanda was sent by Jean Paul, thank you! The registered letter was posted in Kigali and arrived on April 24, 2014. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

The stamps are part of the “Folklore” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010.

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