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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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#933 Nagorno Karabakh 15/05/04

Nagorno 150504This beautiful cover from Nagorno-Karabakh was sent by Sergey, thank you! It was posted in Stepanakert on May 4 and arrived on May 15, 2015.

The top left stamp is part of the 1998 set “The 5th Anniversary of Liberation of Shushi“. The bottom left stamp is part of the set “The 20th Anniversary of the Liberation of Shushi”, which was issued on May 8, 2012.

The top right stamp commemorates the monastery of Dadivank. The stamp is part of the “Buildings” set, which was issued on September 2, 1996. The bottom right stamp depicts an Eurasian lynx (Felis lynx); the stamp is part of a set that was issued on September 10, 2009.

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