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#1236 Botswana 19/08/20

My first cover from Botswana was sent by Ulf, thank you very much! It is a FDC, which was cancelled again in Poso House on August 20. The cover was delivered by GLS and arrived on September 10, 2019.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Nxai Pan. They depict a baobab tree, a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), a gemsbok (Oryx gazella), a lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus), and two bat-eared foxes (Otocyon megalotis).

#949 Kyrgyzstan 15/07/08

Kyrgyzstan 150708Finally I received a cover from Kyrgyzstan with stamps applied! This one was sent by the philatelic bureau of the Kyrgyz Express Post (KEP), which is the second designated postal operator of Kyrgyzstan. The cover was posted in Bishkek on July 8 and arrived on July 13, 2015.

The attached stamp set was issued on November 19, 2014. It is the second stamp issue of KEP and commemorates the fauna of Kyrgyzstan: the saker falcon (Falco cherrug), the yak (Bos grunniens), the Alay Mountains subspecies of the Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana), and the snow leopard (Panthera uncia).

#184 United Arab Emirates 09/09/09

UAR 090909Obsessed sent me this nice cover from the United Arab Emirates on the lucky date 09-09-09, thank you!

The cover has attached three different 2009 stamps. The left stamps commemorate “100 Years of Postal Services”. The right triplett of stamps depict the falcon, which is the heraldic animal of the coat of arms. The cover was posted in Al Rashidiya, Dubai.

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