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#1312 Italy 18/11/03

This very nice cover from Italy was sent by Ivan, thank you very much! It was posted in San Vito Al Tagliamento on November 3, 2018 and arrived on January 14, 2019.

The left stamp commemorates the transumanza (migration of sheep).

The right stamp commemorates the violonist and composer Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713).


#1125 The Gambia 17/09/08

Thank you, Wolfgang, for sending this nice registered cover from The Gambia! It was posted in Bakau on September 8 and arrived early in October 2017.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Musical Instruments”, which was issued on May 24, 2010. They depict a riity of the Fula and a kontingo of the Madinka.

#926 Poland 15/02/06

Poland 150206This nice cover from Poland was sent by Ryszard, thank you! It was posted in Legnica on February 06 and arrived on February 11, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the series “Polish Cities” and commemorates Katowice. It was issued on October 5, 2005. The next stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. The set was issued on August 5, 2005.

The two stamps on the right are part of the “Composers” set, which was issued on October 18, 2008. They commemorate the composers Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933 – 2010) and Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876 – 1909).

#884 Finland 15/01/07

Finland 150107Seppo has sent this nice cover from Finland, thank you! It was posted in Raahe on January 7 and arrived on January 12, 2015.

The attached stamps are the EUROPA stamp set, which was issued on May 5, 2014.

#801 South Korea 14/05/19

South Korea 140519This stunning FDC from South Korea was sent by Koo Sang Bon, thank you very much! It was posted at Dongdaegu Station in Daegu on May 19 and arrived on June 5, 2014. The stamp set commemorates the PHILAKOREA 2014 World Stamp Exhibition. The stamps depict a Minhwa painting, an Hahoe Mask, a children’s dress (Hanbok), an example of the Gungche script style of Hangul, some Onggi pots, a Gayageum (string instrument), a Joseon white porcelain, and eaves as example of Korean architecture.

See also: #767 South Korea 14/02/28

#768 The Gambia 14/02/24

Gambia 1402xxMy first cover from The Gambia was sent by Aminata, thank you! It was posted in Serekunda on February 24 (according to the sender) and arrived on March 20, 2014.

The stamps are part of the set “Traditional Musical Instruments”, which was issued on May 24, 2010. They depict a Kora.

#668 Estonia 12/07/31

Estonia 120731Evald sent me this nice cover from Estonia, thanks a lot! It was posted in Emajóe on July 31 and arrived on August 6, 2012.

The left stamps depict the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), they were issued on January 17, 2007.

The middle stamp commemorates the 20th International Organ Music Festival, which was held in Tallinn in July 2006. The stamp was issued on July 28, 2006.

The stamp on the right commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, which started at February 3, 2011—which is also the issue date of the stamp.

Last but not least, the green definitive on the left was issued on November 1, 2011; it is part of the self-adhesive posthorn series.

See also:
#369 Estonia 10/06/11
#574 Estonia 12/03/03

#561 Lithuania 12/01/07

Leonardas sent me this beautiful FDC from Lithuania, thank you! It was issued and posted in Vilnius on January 7, 2012.

The cover and stamps commemorate some Lithuanian folk musical instruments: wooden whistles, a trumpet made of alder bark, and a Baltic zither (kanklės). A summary of Baltic folk music can be found at

#523 Czech Republic 11/09/20

Radim sent me this cover from the Czech Republic, thank you! It was posted in Olomouc (Olmütz) on September 20 and arrived on September 22, 2011.

The attached stamp commemorates Austrian composer W.A. Mozart (1756-1791). The stamp was issued on August 30, 2011.

#196 Myanmar 09/03/17

Myanmar 090317I received my first cover from Burma/Union of Myanmar on March 17, 2009.

I find this cover very interesting although I hardly can tell something about it. I do not know where it was posted. I hardly could decipher the posting date.  Does anybody know what the black cancel with added number “35” means?

It is funny, that my Burmese friend located Austria within Eastern Europe.

Myanmar 090317backThe back of the cover has attached eight stamps: seven à 5 kyat depicting the myanmar xylophone and one 50 kyat stamp depicting the shan pot drum.

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