Archive for the ‘medicine’ Tag

#1298 Canada 20/09/25

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted at the Muskoka Steamships in Gravenhurst on September 25 and arrived on October 9, 2020.

The stamps are part of a set, which was issued on September 14, 2020. They commemorate the physicians James Till (b. 1931) and Ernest McCulloch (1926-2011), Balfour Mount (b. 1939), and Julio Montaner (b. 1956).


#1293 South Sudan 20/09/30

This registered cover from South Sudan is not addressed to me, because there is no international postal service in South Sudan at the moment. It was sent from Juba to Juba and then brought to Austria.

The stamp set was issued on July 21, 2020. It commemorates the international campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic.

#1272 Australia 20/03/09

This beautiful cover from Australia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Sydney on March 9 and arrived on March 23, 2020.

The cover is a stationery, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Australian Pig Breeders Association (1909–2009). The left stamp depicts an echidna. The right stamp commemorates the invention of spray-on skin cells.

#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.

#993 Costa Rica 15/10/16

Costa Rica 151016This very nice airmail from Costa Rica was sent by Erick, thank you! It was posted in Heredia on October 16 and arrived on October 27, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the mini-sheet “Musical Instruments of Guanacaste. The set was issued on July 25, 2007.

The middle stamp was issued on January 30, 2015. It is part of a mini-sheet, which commemorate the 50th anniversary of legal medicine in Costa Rica. The stamp depicts Dr. Alfonso Acosta Guzmán.

The top right stamp depicts Costa Rica’s highest mountain, the Cerro Chirripó (3820 m). The stamp is part of the set “National Parks”, which was issued on August 24, 2009.

The bottom right stamp is part of the “Volcanoes” set (issued on June 24, 2004) and depicts the Arenal Volcano (1670 m).

#850 Lithuania 14/10/11

Lithuania 141011This very nice FDC from Lithuania was sent by Leonardas, thank you very much! It was issued in Vilnius on October 11 and arrived on October 14, 2014.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the first heart surgery in Lithuania, which took place 50 years ago.

See also: #736 Lithuania 13/11/09

#648 Italy 13/01/25

Italy 130125Thanks, Ivan, for sending this nice cover from Italy! It was posted in Pordenone on January 25 and arrived on February 4, 2013.

The left stamp was issued on December 10, 2012, and commemorates the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

The middle stamp commemorates the abatement of architectural barriers (“Abbattimento delle Barriere Architettoniche”). It was issued on November 9, 2012.

The right stamp (issued on September 23, 2012) has the inscription “Unitá e Valore/ Chirurgia Italiana/ Congresso Chirurghi Italiani/ Roma 23-27 Settembre 2012” (Unity and Worthiness of the Italian Surgery/ Italian Surgical Congress: Rome, 23-27 September 2012).

See also: #161 Russia 09/06/23

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