#1074 Czech Republic 16/12/23

czech-161223This very nice Christmas cover from the Czech Republic was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Boží Dar on December 23 and arrived on December 28, 2016.

See also: #1005 Czech Republic 15/12/23

#1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

sao-tome-161214My first cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Eric, thank you very much! It was posted on December 14 and arrived on December 27, 2016.

The mini-sheet commemorates the actress Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962). It is part of a set of stamps and mini-sheets, which was issued on April 15, 2003. It has a denomination of 38 000 dobras (= 1.55 Euro).

#1072 Lithuania 16/11/12

lietuva-161211This very nice Christmas FDC from Lithuania was sent by Leonardas, thank you very much! It was issued on November 12 and arrived on December 13, 2016.

#1071 Tokelau 15/??/??

tokelau-16xxxxMy first cover from Tokelau was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much!

It was posted sometimes in 2015 and arrived on November 25, 2016. The postmark shows no date only the name of the Fakaofo atoll.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Language Week”, which was issued on October 15, 2014. The next stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Tokelau Vaka” (issued on June 18, 2014). The third stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Weaving”, which was issued on April 23, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of the set “Scenic Definitives”, which was issued on April 11, 2012.

tokelau-pc-front-16xxxxJean Pierre has also included a postcard.

#1070 Oman 16/10/04

oman-161004This nice cover from Oman was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Ruwi on October 4 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on November 30, 2015. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The two stamps on the right commemorate the Omani Philatelic Association. The stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on May 21, 2014.

#1069 Bahrain 16/10/09

bahrain-161009Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Bahrain, thank you! It was posted in Manama on October 9 and arrived on October 25, 2016.

The right stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day.

#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.

#1066 Austria 16/10/26

austria-161026-2On October 28, 2016 I received this beautiful registered cover from Austria. It was delivered on October 26 with the balloon “OE-SGS” in Puch bei Weiz during the course of the Pinkabria stamp exhibition.

The sales revenue of this event is donated to a children’s cancer research institute.

#1065 Alderney 16/09/22

alderney-160922On September 26 I received this very nice cover with the help of the Alderney post officers, thank you! It was posted on September 22, 2016.

The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. They depict the Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) and the house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

See also: #846 Alderney 14/09/30

#1064 Germany 16/10/27

germany-161027Olivier has sent this beautiful cover from the Internationale Briefmarken-Börse Sindelfingen (International Stamp Fair), thank you! It was posted on October 27 and arrived on November 2, 2016.

#1063 Thailand 16/09/05

thailand-160905Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Thailand, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on September 5 and arrived on September 9, 2016.

The attached stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 88th birthday of the recently deceased King Bhumipol Adulyadej (1927–2016). The stamp set was issued on December 5, 2015.

#1062 Singapore 16/08/07

singapore-160807This beautiful registered cover from Singapore was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted at Killiney Road on August 7, 2016.

The top left stamp depicts the olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis). It is part of a set, which was issued on August 31, 2012. The two stamps on the bottom left are reissues of the set “Vanishing Trades”, which was issued on October 16, 2013.

The mini-sheet on the right was issued on August 9, 2005. It is part of the “National Day” commemorative set and depicts the fabric work of school children.

#1061 Greece 16/09/08

greece-160908Alfred has sent this very nice cover from Greece, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2016.

The left two stamps are part of the set “The 175th Anniversary of the National Bank of Greece“, which was issued on March 30, 2016. The right stamp commemorates the film director Costa-Gavras (born 1933). The stamp is part of a set, which was issued on September 1, 2016. It is cancelled with the first day cancel.

#1060 Caribbean Netherlands 16/09/06

saba-160906Radim has sent this beautiful cover from the Caribbean Netherlands, thank you very much! It was posted in Saba on September 6 and arrived on September 19, 2016.

The middle stamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which was constituted in 1815.

The right stamp commemorates the explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).

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