Archive for the ‘castle’ Tag

#1307 Liechtenstein 21/01/14

Vural has sent another nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on January 14 and arrived on January 18, 2021.

The stamp is part of the EUROPA stamp set, which was issued on March 6, 2017. It depicts Gutenberg Castle in Balzers.

See also: #1240 Liechtenstein 19/05/08, #1207 Liechtenstein 19/01/30


#1208 Kosovo 18/12/05

This very nice registered cover from Kosovo was sent by Cengiz, thank you very much! It was posted in Prizren on December 5 and arrived on December 18, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “National Costumes”, which was issued on October 19, 2011. The next stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Albanian alphabet. It was issued on November 14, 2008.

The next stamp commemorates the edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum). It is part of the flowers set, which was issued on August 24, 2018. The right stamp was issued on May 9, 2017. It is part of a set of three stamps, and depicts the castle of Ulpiana.

#702 Ethiopia 13/09/23

Ethiopia 130923 Ethiopia 130923cardThank you, Kate, for sending this nice cover and postcard from Ethiopia! The cover was posted in Gondar (ጎንደር) on September 23 and arrived on October 1, 2013.

The left stamp is part of a set of 25 stamps, which was issued on December 12, 2000. All of the stamps show the same picture of a Menelik’s Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The right stamp is part of a set of 23 stamps, which was issued on June 19, 2008. The picture is very similar to the other stamp set.

Kate included a card, which depicts a view on the Gondar Atsse Fasile Castle (Fasil Ghebbi).

Kate has an excellent website about her life and projects in Ethiopia. You can find it here.

#534 Germany 12/01/24

Thank you, Simon, for sending this very nice cover from Hamburg, Germany! It was posted on January 24 and arrived on January 26, 2012.

The cover is a postal stationery, which was issued on May 4, 2006. It commemorates the 800th anniversary of the Godesburg. This German castle was founded on October 15, 1210. The cover depicts an aquatint print by Friedrich Salathé reproducing a painting by Karl Bodmer (1809-1893).

#511 Slovakia 10/11/25

Thank you, Václav, for sending this cover from Slovakia! It was posted in Žilina on November 25, 2010.

The three definitives on the left are part of the set “Cultural Heritage of Slovakia”, which was issued on January 2, 2009. They depict the Church of St. John the Baptist in Sedmerovec and the Round Church of St. Margaret in Šivetice.

The right pair of stamps was issued on September 17, 2010. It commemorates the castle ruin of Topoľčany.

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