Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fruit stamps on cover from Costa Rica

I received a cover from Costa Rica with fruit stamps. The four-panel postal surcharge stamp features Costa Rica fruit. A 1958 law requires each letter mailed during December to bear one of the stamps. The entire amount collected from the additional stamp will be turned over to the Ciudad de los Niños, a home for boys. Print run is a million stamps in 250,000 four-stamp blocks. I like this stamps very much! Issue date is 01.12.2016.

Thank you Jesús!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ladybugs on cover from Floating Post Office in India

India Post released a set of four stamps and a Miniature sheet featuring Ladybird Beetles on 23 rd February. Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are a very beneficial group. They are natural enemies of many insects, especially aphids and other sap feeders. A single lady beetle may eat as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime .Lady bird beetles are found in most agricultural and garden habitats. Their presence indicates that natural biological control is occurring.

This cover was sent from famous floating post-office on Dal Lake, Srinagar, in Kashmir. The seal used on everything posted from the Floating Post Office is unique – along with the date and address, it bears the design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake.

Thank you Kamran!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Postcard from Spanish enclave Melilla in North Africa

I received this postcard from Spanish enclave Melilla in North Africa. It's a map of all Spanish territories on north coast of Africa. Melilla is a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco, with an area of 12.3 square kilometres. Melilla, along with Ceuta, is one of two permanently inhabited Spanish cities in mainland Africa. In 2011 it had a population of 78,476, made up of Catholics of Iberian origin, ethnic Riffian Berbers and a small number of Sephardic Jews and Sindhi Hindus. Melilla is officially subject to a territorial claim along with the city of Ceuta.

Fantastic looking postmark with stamp The Road to Santiago, issued on 25.04.2016.

Thank you very much Nina for this wonderful surprise!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Guatemala: FDC and mini sheet Critically Endangered Indo-American Species

This beautiful First day cover is dedicated to critically endangered Indo-American species. On this four stamps we can see Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus), French Angelfish (Pomacanthus paru), Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride) and Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Stamps are issued on 25.09.2015.

Mini sheet is even better! Simply beautiful!

Thank you James!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Guatemala: FDC Endangered Lizards

This First day cover from Guatemala is from series Endangered Animals. For year 2014 theme was Lizards. We can see here Bocourt's Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia vasconcelosi), Lizard (Abronia fimbriata), Lizard (Abronia meledona) and Frost's Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia frosti). Stamps are issued on 04.07.2014.

Thank you James!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Guatemala: FDC Myths & Legends

This First day cover was released on 11.10.2013, as a part of UPAEP theme Myths and Legends for year 2012! Since 1989, the member countries of the Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal (UPAEP) issue the so called America-UPAEP stamps, like Europa CEPT stamps in Europe.

These four beautiful stamps are dedicated to myths and legends about La Tatuana, El Sombrerón, La Llorona and Xocomil.

Thank you James!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Moldova: Great stamps on postcard from Chișinău

I received a postcard from Moldova with two very nice stamps. First is mini sheet The 20th Anniversary of Independence of Moldova, issued on 27.08.2011. Second is EUROPA 2016 - Think Green, issued on 05.04.2016. That stamps is from set of two stamps, and i received earlier second stamp from this set. You can see that stamp on picture bellow. 

For me, this is one of the nicest Think Green stamp sets.

On this postcard you can see President's House in Chișinău, capital of Moldova. The President Palace is located in the Buiucani sector of Chișinău. It was constructed between 1984 and 1987 to the design of architects A. Zalțman and V. Iavorski. The distinctive building was originally the meeting place of the Supreme Soviet of the Moldavian SSR.

Thank you Lars!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

FDC International Stamp Exhibition HONG KONG 2009

"HONG KONG 2009 - 23rd Asian International Stamp Exhibition" was held from May 14 to 17 in Hall 5G of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.  HONG KONG 2009 is organized by the Hong Kong Philatelic Society under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately, with Hong Kong Post as the main sponsor.  The theme of the event was "Youth Philately". Date of issue is 14.05.2009.

Thank you Alastair!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

FDC from Sweden: Olympic gold

I received from my friend this Swedish FDC dedicated to Olympic gold medalists. Stamps are issued on 21.05.1992. Tho motifs feature the swimmer Gunnar Larsson, two gold medals in Munich 1972, the cyclist Bernt Johansson,gold in the road race over 18 km and Anders Gärderud, gold in 3.000 m steeplechase event in Montreal 1976, and the greatest Swedish Olympian of all, the canoeist Gert Fredriksson, six gold medals in twelve years, 1948-1960.

Than you Alastair!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

First day covers and stamps from Myanmar

I received a registered cover from Myanmar. Inside was a few First day covers and mint stamps.
First FDC is The 70th Anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued on 17.03.2017. This is unofficial cover, printed only 10 pieces!

This FDC is also The 70th Anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but this is official issue.

Third FDC is The 69th Anniversary of Independence, issued on 04.01.2017.

mint stamps:
Musical Instruments - Myanmar harp, issued on 17.05.1999.
Musical Instruments - Rakhine auspicious drum, issued on 12.02.1999.
Musical Instruments - Myanmar xylophone, issued on 28.08.1998.
The 27th South East Asian Games, issued on 02.09.2013.
The 44th Anniversary of the Independence, issued on 04.01.1992.
The 69th Anniversary of Independence, issued on 04.01.2017.
And last 3 stamps are set Union Peace Conference - 21st Century Panglong, issued on 29.08.2016.

Stamps on cover:
The 68th Anniversary of Independence, issued on 04.01.2016.
Musical Instruments - Kachin brass gong, issued on 12.01.2000.

Thank you Alastair!