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#593 Thailand 12/08/14

Thank you, Bing, for sending this beautiful FDC from Thailand! The registered cover was posted in Bangkok on August 14, 2012, which can be seen on the additional postage label.

The FDC and stamps were issued on October 9, 1997, and commemorate the shells Drupa morum, Nerita chamaeleon, Littoraria melanostoma, and Cryptospira elegans. The stamps are a joint issue with Singapore.

See also:
#494 Argentina 11/04/08
#190 Taiwan 09/02/26
Malaysia 08/11/11
Macedonia 08/11/06

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Macedonia 08/11/06

macedonia-081106Cover from Macedonia, posted in Skopje on November 6, 2008.

The left stamp (issued October 4, 2007) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Russian satellite Sputnik 1, which was launched on that date in 1957.

The two stamps at the right were issued on September 6, 2006. They are part of the set “Fauna of Macedonia” and depict the shells Ancylus scalariformis (Stanković & Radoman) and Macedopyrgula pavlovici (Polinski).

Goran, thank you for this nice cover!

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