Archive for the ‘painting’ Tag

#1105 Canada 17/05/27

On June 12 I received this very nice cover from Canada. It was posted on May 27 at Canada’s most northern post office at Eureka Station, thank you postmaster of Eureka!

According to the coordinates (79°59’20”N), it actually is situated more northern than Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard, which lies at 78°55’30”N.

The stamp is part of the set “UNESCO World Heritage”, which was issued on July 3, 2015. It depicts the international park system of Kluane / Wrangell–St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.

On the back the postmaster applied a very nice cachet too.

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#1053 France 16/06/05

France 160606Jean-Pierre has sent this nice first day cover from France, thank you! It was posted in Paris on June 5 and arrived on June 8, 2016.

The stamp depicts the painting “Lost Illusions” by Charles Gleyre (1806–1874).

#1040 Liechtenstein 16/03/09

Liechtenstein 160309This nice cover from Liechtenstein was sent by Vural, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on March 9 and arrived on March 11, 2016.

The right stamp depicts the painting “Ruggeller Riet” by Alois Ritter (1910–1986).

#1014 France 16/01/22

France 160122Jean-Pierre has sent this nice FDC from France, thank you!

The FDC was issued on January 22 and arrived on January 28, 2016. It commemorates the American painter Mark Rothko (1903–1970).

#996 Kazakhstan 15/06/24

Kazakhstan 150624Marat has sent this beautiful cover from Kazakhstan, thank you! It was posted in Aktobe (Ақтөбе) on June 24 and arrived on July 3, 2015.

The left stamps0 are part of the set “Children’s Drawings”, which was issued on January 15, 2015. The right stamp is one of the 2014 EUROPA stamps, which were issued on January 15, 2015.

See also: #932 Kazakhstan 15/03/02

#891 Canada 14/08/28

Canada 140828Sheila has sent this very nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Westmount on August 28 and arrived on September 5, 2014.

The top stamps are part of the series “Canadian Art” and were issued on May 6, 1994 and April 21, 1995. They depict the paintings Vera (1931) by Frederick Varley (1881 – 1969) and Blossoming (c. 1950) by Alfred Pellan (1906 – 1988).

The bottom stamp is part of the “Christmas” set, which was issued on November 1, 1997.

#864 Liechtenstein 14/03/04

Liechtenstein 140304Vural has sent this nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on March 4 and arrived on March 7, 2014.

The left stamps are part of the definitive series and were issued on November 16, 2009.

The right stamp is a custom one, which can be seen at the different inscription “Liechtensteinische Post AG” and the logo in the top left corner.

#856 France 14/03/09

France 140309Another nice cover from France, which was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted in Paris on March 9 and arrived on March 5, 2014.

The stamp depicts the painting “Diving” by Jean René Bazaine (1904–2001). It was issued on March 18, 2011.

#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

#735 Antigua and Barbuda 13/12/06

Antigua 131206Ante sent me this nice cover from Antigua and Barbuda, thanks a lot!

It was posted on December 6 and arrived on December 27, 2013.

The left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of Antigua and Barbuda’s independence. It was issued on October 30, 2006. The right stamp is the 2013 Christmas stamp, which depicts the painting “Madonna” by Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534).

#715 Order of Malta 13/10/23

SMOM 131023Thank you, Alfredo, for sending this cover from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Rome! It was posted on October 23 and arrived on October 28, 2013.

The stamp is part of a mini sheet, which depicts the painting “Coronation of the Virgin” by Beato Angelico (1395-1455). It was issued on October 1, 2007.

#666 Japan 13/04/19

Japan 130419On 22 April 2013 I received this marvelous registered first day cover, which was sent by Lei Huang, thank you very much! It was posted in Fujigaoka (藤が丘) on April 19.

The mini-sheet commemorates the Philately Week 2013. It depicts the painting “Four Seasons Flowers and Birds” by Kanō Motonobu (狩野 元信; 1476-1559) of the famous Kanō school.

#662 Tanzania 13/05/03

Tanzania 130503This nice cover from Tanzania was sent by Asgarani, thank you! It was posted in Dar-es-Salaam on May 3 and arrived on May 6, 2013.

The left stamp depicts the painting “Divining of the Entrails” of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).

The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 10th memorial anniversary of the death of Princess Diana (1961-1997). The stamp set was issued on October 24, 2007.

See also: #641 Tanzania 13/03/04

#608 Malta 12/11/07

Malta 121107Thank you, Jean Pierre, for sending this nice cover from Malta! It was posted in St. Julian’s on November 7 and arrived on December 11, 2012.

The stamps are part of the Christmas set, which was issued on October 31, 2012. The stamps depict the paintings “The Adoration of the Magi” by a German follower of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and “The Holy Family”, by the group of Denis Calvaert (1540 – 1619).

See also: #329 Vatican City 10/04/27

#573 Japan 12/06/26

Thank you, Miyoshi, for sending this nice cover from Japan! It was posted on June 26 in Tokyo at Asukayama Station (飛鳥山駅) and arrived on July 2, 2012 (Heisei 24).

The left stamp is part of the set “Modern Japanese Art”, which was issued on May 30, 1979. It depicts the painting “Merciful Mother Goddess” by Kanō Hōgai (狩野芳崖; 1828-1888).

The right stamp commemorates the Japanese dragonfly Boninthemis insularis. It is part of the 1977 insects set and was issued on September 14, 1977.

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