Archive for the ‘diplomacy’ Tag

#1224 Belize 19/01/15

This is my second cover from Belize, it was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted on January 15 and arrived on January 23, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the Guanacaste National Park. The middle stamp commemorates the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Belize. The right stamp commemorates the archeological reserve of Nohoch Che’en.

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#1179 Japan 18/08/02

This beautiful first day cover from Japan was sent by Fumiaki, thank you very much! It was posted in Shizuoka (静岡, Kachuo中央) on August 2 and arrived on August 14, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set, which commemorates 150th years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden.

#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.

#986 Sri Lanka 15/10/10

Sri Lanka 151010This very nice arimail cover from Sri Lanka was sent by Kisholi, thank you! It was posted in Moratuwa on October 10 and arrived on October 20, 2015.

The two stamps are part of a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan. The mini-sheet was issued on January 18, 2013.

#948 Cuba 15/02/24

Cuba 150224This beautiful cover from Cuba was sent by Ing. Modesto R. Garcia Castro, thank you! It was posted in Matanzas on February 24 and arrived on March 23, 2015.

The cover is a FDC of 2013, the stamps and cover depict some orchids. The stamp on the left was issued on January 17, 2013. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of relations between Cuba and Finland.

#774 Algeria 13/10/27

Algeria 131027This nice cover from Algeria was sent by Noreddine, thank you! It was posted in Collo (القل‎) on October 27 and arrived on November 8, 2013.

The left stamp (issued on December 20, 2008) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Algeria and China. The two middle stamps are part of the “roses” set, which was issued on September 7, 2004.The right stamp (issued on July 22, 2013) commemorates the Fête de la Police (Police Festival).

See also: #135 Algeria 09/01/08

#698 Honduras 13/09/02

Honduras 130902This amazing registered cover from Honduras was sent by Raul, thank you! It was posted in Colonia Kennedy (part of Tegucigalpa) on September 2 and arrived on September 13, 2013.

The three top left stamps (issued March 23, 2011) commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the UPAEP (Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal) in 1911. They depict Yum Kaax, the god of the forest. The mini-sheet commemorates the butterfly Dryadula phaetusa (the inscription is “phalusa”, but the correct term is “phaetusa”).

The other six stamps are part of a set issued on August 25, 2012, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Honduras and South Korea. The stamps depict different artefacts and the presidents of Honduras and South Korea.

#144 Thailand 09/01/15

Thailand 090115This nice cover from Thailand was sent to me by Leelas, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on January 15, 2009.

The top left stamp depicts the Buddhist temple Wat Rajabopit Sathitmahasimaram, the stamps below depict the flowers Utricularia bifida and Plumeria obtusa. The se-tenant stamps on the right commemorate the “50th Anniversary of Thailand-Turkey Diplomatic Relations”.

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