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#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

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#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.

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