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#1228 Austria 18/10/06

On October 9, 2018 I received this special cover, which was delivered by a replica of the Hansa-Brandenburg C.I airplane.

The cover was cancelled in Wiener Neustadt. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of civil airmail.


#1223 Cayman Islands 18/12/27

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Tristan, thank you very much! It was posted in Hell on December 27, 2018 and arrived on February 11, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Boer goat.


#1217 Eritrea 19/04/23

My first cover from Eritrea was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Asmara on April 23 and arrived on May 28, 2019.

The stamps commemorate the Red Sea dascyllus (Dascyllus marginatus), the Orange-lined triggerfish (Balistapus undulatus), and the Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus assasi).

#1174 El Salvador 18/05/04

William has sent this registered cover from El Salvador, thank you very much! It was posted on May 4 and arrived on May 24, 2018.

The four stamps on the front side are part of the set “200th Anniversary of the First Shout of Independence”, which commemorates the 1811 Independence Movement. The set was issued on May 25, 2011.

The left stamp on the back is the 2017 Christmas stamp (issued on November 13). The stamp on the right is part of a set, which commemorates the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan. That set was issued on February 13, 2015.

#1167 Samoa 18/05/08

This very nice airmail cover from Samoa was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Apia on May 8 and arrived on May 22, 2018.

The WWF stamps commemorate the Norfolk robin (Petroica multicolor; the stamp inscription is “Pacific robin”) and the Polynesian starling (Aplonis tabuensis).

#988 Thailand 15/10/09

Thailand 151009This is another beautiful airmail cover from Thailand, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on October 9 and arrived on October 14, 2015 (Thai year 2558).

The stamp on the left commemorates the World Post Day. It was issued on October 9, 2015.

The right stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Visakhapuja Day“, which was issued on June 15, 2015.

See also: #928 Thailand 14/12/02

#646 Anguilla 13/03/21

Anguilla 130321Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this beautiful cover from Anguilla! It was posted in The Valley on March 21 and arrived on March 28, 2013.

The stamps are part of the set “Anguilla Revolutionary Coins”, which was issued on February 28, 2012. The stamps depict a 1968 coin commemorating the first year of independence, a 1967 Liberty Dollar counterstamp on Mexican Peso, and a 1967 Liberty Dollar counterstamp on Panama Balboa.

#258 Zambia 10/01/20

Mellah sent me this airmail letter from Zambia, thanks! It was posted on January 20, 2010, and one day later was cancelled again in Lusaka (the postmark is on the back).

The stamp (issued May 29, 2009) depicts the aardwolf (Proteles cristata).

#202 Brazil 09/07/10

090710 BrasilThis nice airmail cover from Brazil was sent by João, thank you!

It was posted in Jundiaí on July 10, 2009. The left stamp depicts a postman and was issued in 2009. The other three stamps were issued on December 19, 2005, and in 2007 and commemorate the professions taylor, carpenter, and barber.

#194 Czech Republic 09/10/13

Ceska 091013This beautiful cover from the Czech Republic was sent to me by Milan, thank you!

The two stamps depict a painting resp. an engraving of Antonín Chittussi (1847-1891) and Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533).

The cover was cancelled with a special postmark “100 Let Ob Rekonstrukce Hlavní Pošte” (100 Years Since the Reconstruction of the Main Post Office) in Prag on October 13, 2009.

#168 Bangladesh 09/06/24

Bangladesh 090624Subrata sent me this nice airmail cover from Bangladesh, thank you! It was posted in Ghoramara on June 24, 2009.

The left stamp commemorates the Beijing Olympics 2008, the middle stamp welcomes the Bengali New Year (April 14th), and the right stamp commemorates the “30th Year of Victory in the War of Liberation” (1971).

#142 Thailand 09/05/13

Thailand 090513My friend Terdsak sent me this nice airmail cover, which was posted in Lat Phrao/Bangkok on May 13, 2009. Thank you!

The left stamp depicts the famous island Ko Tapu.

#127 Burkina Faso 09/02/16

burkina-faso-0902161Thank you, Jacques, for my first cover from Burkina Faso!

This nice airmail cover was posted in Koudougou on February 16, 2009.

Malaysia 08/12/31

malaysia-081231Cover from Malaysia, posted in Johor Bahru on December 31, 2008.

This airmail cover has a triangular 50 sen stamp of 2008, which depicts a kukur kelapa (coconut grater). The mini-sheet on the right commemorates the highland flowers of Malaysia and depicts white and red Rhododendron malayarum.

Hassan, thank you for this nice cover!

Japan 08/10/29

japan-081029Nice airmail cover from Japan, posted in Tokyo on October 29, 2008.

The attached stamp commemorates the International Letter-Writing Week 2008.

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