Archive for the ‘politics’ Tag

#1055 Tanzania 14/08/06

Tanzania 140806This very nice cover from Tanzania was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Kigoma on August 6 and arrived on August 14, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set “Ceremonial Costumes” and depicts a Kuria lady from Mara. The middle stamp depicts the chestnut bolete (Gyroporus castaneus). The right stamp commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964. It depicts the 7th president of Zanzibar, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein.

See also: #1011 Tanzania 14/08/06


#985 Pakistan 15/09/28

Pakistan 150928On October 16, 2015 I received this very nice cover from Pakistan, which was sent by Malik, thank you very much! It was posted in Karachi on September 28.

The 2015 stamp set commemorates the year of “Pakistan-China Friendly Exchanges”. The three stamps on the left depict the Karakorum Highway, the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, and the Great Wall.

#892 Uzbekistan 14/12/29

Usbekistan 141229This interesting registered cover from Uzbekistan was sent by Vladimir, thank you! It was posted in Tashkent on December 29, 2014 and arrived on January 19, 2015.

There are eight identical stamps attached, which are part of the set “20th Anniversary of Independence”, which was issued on August 29, 2011.

#886 Chile 14/11/20

Chile 141120Thank you Raúl, for sending this nice cover from Chile! It was posted in Concepción on November 20 and arrived on December 2, 2014.

The left stamp is a surcharge stamp of 1991. The middle stamp commemorates the 120th anniversary of Puente Alto.

The right stamp was issued on July 23, 2012. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with South Korea.


#785 Turkey 14/04/24

Turkey 140424Vural sent this very nice cover from Turkey, thank you! It was posted in Karacasu on April 24 and arrived on April 28, 2014.

The mini-sheet (issued march 16, 2011) commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Treaty of Moscow.

The stamp on the left was issued on May 25, 2009. It commemorates the Day of Ethics.

See also: #504 Turkey 11/06/03

#703 Falkland Islands 13/09/20

Falkland 130920On September 30 I received this cover from the Falkland Islands, thank you Ally! The cover was posted on September 20, 2013. The stamp is part of a set that commemorates the sovereignty referendum, which was held on March 10-11, 2013. The stamps were issued on February 15, 2013.

#698 Honduras 13/09/02

Honduras 130902This amazing registered cover from Honduras was sent by Raul, thank you! It was posted in Colonia Kennedy (part of Tegucigalpa) on September 2 and arrived on September 13, 2013.

The three top left stamps (issued March 23, 2011) commemorate the centenary of the foundation of the UPAEP (Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal) in 1911. They depict Yum Kaax, the god of the forest. The mini-sheet commemorates the butterfly Dryadula phaetusa (the inscription is “phalusa”, but the correct term is “phaetusa”).

The other six stamps are part of a set issued on August 25, 2012, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Honduras and South Korea. The stamps depict different artefacts and the presidents of Honduras and South Korea.

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