Archive for the ‘stamps’ Tag

#1163 Greece 18/06/01

This beautiful cover from Greece was sent by Nikolaos, thank you very much! It was posted in Perama on June 1 and arrived on June 6, 2018.

The left stamp is part of the set “Greek Philatelists”, which was issued on November 16, 2017. It commemorates Charilis Binos (1909–1978). The right stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the World Bee Day on May 20. It depicts some honey bees (Apis mellifera).

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#1162 Burkina Faso 18/03/23

This nice registered cover from Burkina Faso was sent by Rasmane, thank you! It was posted in Ougadougou on March 23, 2018.

Rasmane included a postcard, which depicts the Grand Séminaire Saint Pierre Claver de Koumi.

#1161 Ivory Coast 18/06/08

On June 26 I received this nice cover from Ivory Coast, thank you, Barry! It was posted on June 8 in Abidjan.

The left stamp depicts the first post office in Grand-Bassam. The right stamps commemorate the African green pigeon (Treron calvus), although the stamp’s inscription says “Treron Vinago Australis”.

Barry included a nice postcard of Bassam too.

#1160 Fiji 18/04/26

This beautiful registered cover from Fiji was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Tavua on April 26, 2018.

The stamps are part of the set “Endangered Flora”, which was issued on April 26, 2012. The stamps depict the Lau Fan palm (Pritchardia thurstonii), the cycad Cycas seemannii, and the Fiji magnolia (Degeneria vitiensis).

#1159 Canada 18/04/20

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Edward, thank you! It was posted in Canoe BC on April 20 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The stamp set is entitled “Canadian Opera” and was issued on February 4, 2017. The stamps depict the opera houses of Calgary and Toronto,  the opera singers Gerald Finley and Adrianne Pieczonka, and the stage director Irving Guttman.

#1157 Order of Malta 18/03/30

Federico has sent this beautiful cover from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Rome, thank you! It was posted on March 30 and arrived on April 4, 2018.

The mini-sheet (a joint issue with Italy; issued on November 27, 2015) commemorates the San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Rome.

#1156 Portugal 18/02/20

Here is another very nice cover from Portugal, which was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted in Santo António dos Cavaleiros on February 20 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The attached stamps are part of the set “Native Livestock Breeds of Portugal”, which was issued on February 8,2018. It commemorates the cattle breeds Barrosã and Mertolenga.

See also: #1145 Portugal 17/01/07

#1155 Aitutaki 18/04/16

Wolfgang has sent this beautiful registered cover from Aitutaki, thank you very much! It was posted on April 16 and arrived on May 7, 2018.

The left stamp commemorates the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus).  The right stamp commemorates the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

The UPU registered sticker can be found on the back of the cover.

See also: #843 Cook Islands 14/09/05

#1153 Palestine 18/03/18

This excellent registered cover from Palestine was sent by Martin, thank you very much! It was posted in Ramallah on March 18 and arrived on April 30, 2018.

The left 2008 stamp commemorates the Arab Postal Day; the middle stamp depicts the daisy Inula viscosa. The right 2014 stamp commemorates the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

#1152 Mali 18/01/16

On February 12, 2018 I received this nice postcard from Mali. It was posted in Timbuktu on January 16 by the people of postcardsfromtimbuktu.com, thank you! The card depicts the Djinguereber Mosque.

#1150 Malawi 18/03/12

Tristan has sent this cover and postcard from Malawi, thank you very much! It was posted in Zomba on March 12 and arrived on March 21, 2018.

The two stamps on the left commemorate the Lake Malawi. They are part of a set, which was issued on April 25, 2014. The right stamp depicts the white-tailed crested flycatcher (Elminia albonotata).

#1149 Liechtenstein 18/02/22

This very nice cover from Liechtenstein was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Mauren on February 22 and arrived on February 26, 2018.

#1147 Lithuania 18/02/19

Andrius has sent another very nice cover from Lithuania, thank you! It was posted in Palanga on February 19 and arrived on February 22, 2018.

The stamps are part of the recent definitive set, which was issued on January 5, 2018. They commemorate the Columns of Gediminas.

#1146 Liechtenstein 18/02/08

Vural has sent another very nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on February 8 and arrived on February 12, 2018.

The middle stamp depicts a painting by Peter Fendi (1796–1842).

#1145 Portugal 17/01/07

Here is another very nice FDC from Portugal, which was sent by Vítor, thank you! It was posted on January 17 and arrived on January 23, 2017.

The stamp is a joint issued of Portugal and India.

See also: #1143 Portugal 18/01/08

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