Archive for the ‘battle’ Tag

#1364 Greece 20/11/03

This very nice FDC was sent by Alfred, thank you very much! It was issued on November 3 and arrived on November 11, 2020.

The mini-sheet commemorates the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

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#562 France 12/05/22

Jean-Pierre sent me this nice cover from France, thank you! It was posted in Tannay, Nièvre, on May 22 and arrived on May 24, 2012.

The mini-sheet was issued on May 14, 2012. It commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Denain, which was fought on 24 July 1712 between Austria/Dutch and France.

The painting was made by Jean Alaux (1786–1864) in 1839.

#535 Serbia 10/12/02

S. Marković sent me this nice cover from Serbia, thank you! It was posted in Niš (Ниш) on December 2 and arrived on December 7, 2010.

The 2009 stamp and cover commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Čegar. The images depict the Serbian commander Stevan Sinđelić (Стеван Синђелић; 1770-1809), who lost his life in this battle against the Ottoman Empire.

#487 Poland 10/07/31

Thank you Andrzej for sending this registered FDC from Poland! It was posted on July 31 in Malbork and arrived on August 4, 2010. The postmark from July 31 was applied on the back.

The FDC and stamp commemorates the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald (July 15, 1410.). The mini-sheet depicts the 1878 painting by Jan Matejko (1838-1893).

#349 Uruguay 10/02/17

Nicolás sent me this nice registered cover from Montevideo, Uruguay. It was posted on February 26, 2010.

The Christmas stamp on the left was issued on November 17, 2009. The right mini-sheet (issued on December 16, 2010) commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate (Batalla del Río de la Plata).

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