Archive for the ‘UNESCO’ 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.


#965 United Nations New York 15/08/18

UN NY 150818Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the United Nations New York, thank you! It was posted on August 18 and arrived on August 24, 2015.

The two stamps on the left were issued on June 5, 2015. They are part of the set “World Heritage – South East Asia” and commemorate the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Indonesia and the city of Luang Prabang in Laos.

The top right stamp is part of the “Roses” definitive set, which was issued on February 6, 2009. The bottom right stamp was issued on May 7, 1993.

See also: #310 United Nations 10/03/22

#746 New Caledonia 13/05/21

New Caledonia 130521-2This very nice cover from New Caledonia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Nouméa on May 21 and arrived on June 3, 2013.

The left stamp (issued on November 8, 2012) commemorates the marine life of the Great South Bay Lagoon. The right stamp (issued March 8, 2013) depicts birds in the zone of the Entrecasteaux reefs, which are located in the northwest of New Caledonia. The reefs became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

See also: #674 New Caledonia 13/05/21

#705 Cuba 13/07/01

Cuba 130701Thank you, Luis Alberto, for sending this beautiful cover from Cuba! It was posted in Havana on July 1 and arrived on August 12, 2013 (six weeks of delivery time).

The cover is a first day cover of the stamp set on the right. The four stamps were issued on May 8, 2009. They commemorate the Cuban UNESCO World Heritage Sides Havana, Cienfuegos, Camagüey, and Trinidad.

The two stamps on the left are part of the cactus set, which was issued on August 15, 1994. They depict the cacti Pilocereus robinii and Pereskia marcanoi.

See also: #478 Cuba 11/03/11

#582 Poland 12/07/25

Another beautiful FDC from Poland, thank you, Roman! It was posted in Gdańsk on July 25 and arrived on August 3, 2012.

The FDC and stamp commemorate the UNESCO World Heritage Site Muskau Park.

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