Monday, June 19, 2017

Map of Bermuda

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,070 km east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; 1,236 km south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia; and 1,578 km north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The capital city is Hamilton. The first person known to have reached Bermuda was the Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named.

Flowers (one of four), issued on 16.10.2014.
The 60th Anniversary of the Bermuda Audubon Society for Bird Protection (one of four), issued on 15.05.2014.

Thank you Carol!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Postcard and cover from Karmøy

Karmøy is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located southwest of the city of Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. On this postcard you can see Viking Farm (Vikinggarden), part of the Nordvegen History Centre, located close to Avaldsnes. The building and use of the farm is an ongoing experimental archaeological research and interpretation programme. The farm includes reconstructed houses.

Postcard arrived in this cover with stamp from set Norwegian Lighthouses IV, issued on 05.06.2015.

Thank you Moi's!

Friday, June 9, 2017

180 years since the establishment of official diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Serbia

This is new stamp from Serbia with very, very long name: 180 years since the establishment of official diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Serbia. Diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Serbia began in 1837, due to the fact that, among other things, Prince of Serbia Miloš Obrenović (left on stamp) understood that Serbia should develop relations not only with the East, but also with the West.

Colonel George Lloyd Hodge (right person on stamp) was appointed the first British consul to Serbia: he handed his credentials to Prince Miloš in Kragujevac, the capital of Serbia, an autonomous principality in Ottoman Empire.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thailand: Cover with longest stamp in the World

I received a cover from Thailand, with longest stamp in the World. On April 1, Thailand Post issued a sheet of five stamps—the longest the world have seen, at 170 mm in length—to mark the 70th anniversary of late King Rama IX’s accession to the throne.

Each of the five stamps features the same design, which includes a series photographs of the king set against a background of luscious green fields. Nine million stamps were printed by the Thai British Security Printing Public Company.

Second stamp on cover is another stamp with King Rama IX, issued on 10.10.2010.

Thank you S .L. Liew!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Postcard from Andorra with stamps from both postal administrations

I received my first postcards from Andorra, and one of them with stamps from both postal administrations: Correos of Spain and La Poste of France. Postal services in Andorra are unique in that they are not operated by the country itself, but by its two larger neighboring countries, Spain and France. This is a legacy of the centuries of de facto control exercised by those two countries over Andorra.

First two stamps are from La Poste:
Coat of arms of Andorra, issued on 02.01.2010.
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), issued on 03.08.1985.
And third stamp is from Correos:
Christmas Stamp , issued on 06.12.1984.

On front side of postcard you can see Pal, village in Andorra, located in the parish of La Massana 4 km west of the town of La Massana, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars. Its population, as of 2013, was of 235.

Both stamps on second card are from La Poste:
Coat of arms, stone carving, at the old town hall of Andorra, issued on 28.03.1987.
Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), issued on 16.09.1989.

Serbia: European Nature Protection 2017 Zasavica

This year's theme for European Nature Protection series is Special Nature Reserve Zasavica. The Zasavica is a bog in the region of Mačva, west-central Serbia. With Obedska bara and Carska Bara one of the major wildlife refuges and one of the last authentically preserved wetlands in Serbia. In the 2000s became a popular attraction with the successful reintroduction of the beavers, which had become extinct 100 years ago.

The Zasavica bog is a marshy lowland in the floodplain of the Sava river. It is a typical elongated oxbow. The fossilized, parallel bed of the Sava is so elongated that it actually stretches almost to the Drina river. In time, Zasavica river was formed from the subterranean waters from the Drina and from several streams, most notably, Duboka Jovača and Prekopac canal.

Special reservation of nature of Zasavica was formed in 1997 and placed under the state protection as the category I natural treasure of exquisite value. It includes the bog and surrounding terrains, with a total area of 18.25 square kilometers. Of that, 6.75 square kilometres or 37% is placed under the level I of protection and the rest is in levels II and III.

The majority of the protected area covers the water surfaces of the rivers and canals Zasavica, Jovac, Prekopac and Batar. Zasavica has a priority nomination to become a Ramsar site. It is proclaimed an Important Bird Area and since 2001 it is a member of the Europark Federation, federation of the national parks od Europe.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Transportation in Ghana

This interesting postcard is dedicated to various types of transportation in Ghana. Car on the right side with bananas is my favorite! Rest of transports are classic, but in African style, and poor donkey :) Postcard is sent from Kumasi, capital of Ashanti Region, and it's second biggest city in Ghana.

Peaceful elections, issued on 17.08.2016.
Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius), issued on 14.10.1991.

Thank you Lili!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lunar Year covers from Singapore

I received this Lunar Year covers with two different postmarks. First one with First day postmark, and second one with postmark from Singapore Philatelic Museum. These covers has sent me Johnny Lowis, designer of this nice covers.

Little bit info about Year of the Rooster

Covers arrived inside this nice cover with three stamps:
Vanishing Trades - Dairy Man, reissued in 2016. (8th reprint)
Past Street Scenes, issued on 28.05.2014.
The 50th Anniversary of Independence, issued on 05.08.2015.

Thank you Johnny!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Techno Science Park San Marino-Italia

I received this maxicard from Italy dedicated to Techno Science Park San Marino-Italia. On March 31, 2009 the Government of the Italian Republic and the Government of the Republic of San Marino signed an agreement on economic cooperation, especially in the field of scientific and technological research and innovation. Stamp was issued on 23.10.2015, and it's joint issued with San Marino.

Card arrived in this cover with stamp Cherries of Vignola, issued on 06.06.2015.

Thank you Li!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Postcard from Wales

This is postcard from Wales, United Kingdom. This postcard is inspired by famous Welsh folk song Sospan Fach.  It is one of the best-known and most often sung songs in the Welsh language. The song is based on a verse written by Mynyddog in 1873 as part of his song Rheolau yr Aelwyd (Rules of the home).

English (literal translation)
Mary-Ann has hurt her finger,
And David the servant is not well.
The baby in the cradle is crying,
And the cat has scratched little Johnny.
A little saucepan is boiling on the fire,
A big saucepan is boiling on the floor,
And the cat has scratched little Johnny.
Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
And his shirt tail is hanging out.
Mary-Ann's finger has got better,
And David the servant is in his grave;
The baby in the cradle has grown up,
And the cat is "asleep in peace".
A little saucepan is boiling on the fire,
A big saucepan is boiling on the floor,
And the cat is "asleep in peace".
Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
And his shirt tail is hanging out.
Old Mary Jones went to the fair in Caerau,
To buy a tea set;
But Mary and her teacups ended up in a ditch,
By drinking rather too much "tea".
A little saucepan is boiling on the fire,
A big saucepan is boiling on the floor,
And the cat is "asleep in peace".
Queen Elizabeth II - Security Machin MPIL M15L, issued on 14.05.2015.
Queen Elizabeth II - Security Machin M16L, issued on 22.03.2016.

Thank you Kirsty!