Archive for the ‘bird’ Tag

#1227 Moldova 19/04/19

This beautiful first day cover from Moldova was sent by Valeriu, thank you very much! It was cancelled on April 19 and arrived on April 26, 2019.

The stamp and cover depict the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).

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#1226 Cuba 16/08/05

This very nice cover from Cuba was sent by Manuel, thank you very much! It was posted in Cienfuegos on August 5 and arrived on August, 29, 2016.

The stamps depict the belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) and the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus).

#1222 Hong Kong 16/07/12

Alice and Loretta have sent this nice aerogram from Hong Kong, thank you! It was posted on July 12 and arrived on August 8, 2016.

#1214 Czech Republic 19/04/24

Thank you, Radim for sending this nice cover from Czech Republic! It was posted in Olomouc on April 24 and arrived on April 26, 2019. The stamp is the 2019 EUROPA stamp and commemorates the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

#1204 Japan 18/12/06

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Hiroshi, thank you! It was posted in Kobe (神戸) on December 6 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The right stamp commemorates Elisabeth of Austria</span) (1837 – 1898).

#1198 Cape Verde 19/01/17

My first cover from Cape Verde was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was cancelled in Mindelo on January 17 and arrived on January 28, 2019.

The left stamp is part of the “birds” set, which was issued on November 25, 2008. It depicts the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

The right stamp commemorates the 30th anniversary of Inforpress, the Capeverdean News Agency.

#1197 Mauritania 18/11/23

This very nice cover from Mauritania was sent by Alena, thank you! It was posted on November 23 and arrived on December 17, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Birds of the Banc d’Arguin National Park“, which was issued on October 24, 2011. It depicts the dimorphic egret (Egretta dimorpha).

The right stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of Chinese medical aid in Mauritania.

Alena included a postcard too:

See also: #751 Mauritania 14/01/12

#1161 Ivory Coast 18/06/08

On June 26 I received this nice cover from Ivory Coast, thank you, Barry! It was posted on June 8 in Abidjan.

The left stamp depicts the first post office in Grand-Bassam. The right stamps commemorate the African green pigeon (Treron calvus), although the stamp’s inscription says “Treron Vinago Australis”.

Barry included a nice postcard of Bassam too.

#1150 Malawi 18/03/12

Tristan has sent this cover and postcard from Malawi, thank you very much! It was posted in Zomba on March 12 and arrived on March 21, 2018.

The two stamps on the left commemorate the Lake Malawi. They are part of a set, which was issued on April 25, 2014. The right stamp depicts the white-tailed crested flycatcher (Elminia albonotata).

#1095 Estonia 14/11/15

Estonia 141115Patrik has sent this very nice cover from Estonia, thank you very much! It was posted in Laagri on November 15 and arrived on November 19, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on August 25, 2014. It commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Tallinn Zoo and depicts the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

#1093 Sri Lanka 16/09/08

sri-lanka-160908Jean Pierre has sent this very nice cover from Sri Lanka, thank you! It was posted on September 8 and arrived on September 14, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

The right stamp depicts the Western Spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) and commemorates the Vankalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

#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

#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.

#1050 Mozambique 16/07/18

Mocambique 160718This amazing registered cover from Mozambique was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Maputo on July 18 and arrived on August 8, 2016.

The attached 2011 stamps on top depict the common eland (Taurotragus oryx), the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), and the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The 2015 bottom stamp commemorates the bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus).

 

#1045 Andorra 16/07/05

Andorra 160705This beautiful cover from Andorra was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Ordino on July 5 and arrived on July 8, 2016.

The left stamp was issued on January 13, 2015. It commemorates the patron saint of Andorra: Our Lady of Meritxell. The next stamp (issued Juni 11, 2003) depicts the northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). The next stamp is part of a set, which was issued on March 27, 2002. It depicts the alpine accentor (Prunella collaris). The right stamp commemorates the Catalan poet Salvador Espriú (1913–1985). It was issued on January 10, 2013.

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