GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

Covers and postcards sent to my address from different countries of the world.

Marshall Islands (2014)

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After couple of unsuccessful attempts finally received :). Thank you very much Holger!

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Filed under: Marshall Isl.

Micronesia (2014)

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Another small step in completing my worldwide collection. Anis, collector from Indonesia, arranged for me this swap with her friend in Micronesia. Thank you very much Anis and Damerina for this amazing postcard from country on my missing list :).

 

Filed under: Micronesia, Nature, Stamps on Postcard

Ceuta (ES) (2014)

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Ceuta is extraterritorial exclave in Northern Africa, just opposite to Gibraltar. This cover was received with help of anonymous Postmaster/postmistress at local post office :). Thank you very much :).

Filed under: Spanish territory in Africa

Panama (2014)

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Holger sent me this nice cover from his trip to Panama. Receiving nice cover from Panama is uneasy and thus I am very happy to got this cover. Thank you very much Holger!

Filed under: Panama, Regional culture

Azores (PT) (2014)

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Raquel from Ponta Delgada, Azores helped me to receive these two beautifully canceled covers from this Atlantic archipelago. One cover has regional issue for Azores, second cover has the Portuguese stamps. Regional issues are valid throughout the whole Portuguese territory and vice versa, stamps of Portugal can be used for postage on both, Madeira and Azores. Thank you very much Patricia for sending these two perfect covers!

Filed under: Azores (PT), EUROPA Forests (2011), EUROPA Visit... (2012)

Paraguay (2014) Christmas

PY_christmas-2011 PY_christmas-2011_backThis cover received already on January is of special interest to me. Because. Firstly, similarly to most of my last missing countries, I have already tried to receive cover from this country for several times, unsuccessfully. Secondly, Paraguay was the last missing country in America and the Caribbean. Thus by receiving this country, I have completed my third continent (after Europe and Antarctica). And lastly, postmarks are simply beautiful, making this cover one of the most beautiful ones among covers received from South America :). Received with great help of the DINACOPA in Asuncion, Paraguay. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Paraguay

Estonia (2014) Last Day of the Estonian national currency on stamps

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On January 1, 2011, Estonia adopted the pan-European currency Euro. However, till December 31, 2013, stamps denominated in Estonian crowns (Eesti kroon) were in use. Since January 1, 2014 only stamps with the value in Euros are allowed for postage in there. Heidi sent me this superb philatelic souvenir: cover with stamps in Estonian crowns sent on the last day of their use. Thank you very much!

 

Filed under: Estonia

Palestine (2014)

Palestina_Pat-2013Pat was visiting the Holy Land at the end of past year and sent me this surprise cover. Thank you very much for such a superb cover!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Palestine, Religion

Cuba (2014)

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Agi, collector and traveller 🙂 from Croatia, sent me this very nice regular cover from her trip to Cuba. And, wow, having stamp with Cuban flag :). According to clear postmark, it was sent on December 2, 2013 and it arrived to Czechia after two months of traveling :). Thank you very much, Agi!

Filed under: Cuba, National symbols

Senegal (2014)

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Another cover from “rare” country in Africa, this time great real-posted cover. It was received with help of Roland. Thank you very much!

 

Filed under: Regional culture, Senegal

Viridian’s Sunday Stamps #6 | #157 (Flowers)

I was not joining Viridian’s Sunday Stamps for very long time. But I couldn’t resit today’s topic, which is one of my most favorite ones :).

I would like to share with you beautiful mini sheet issued by India on September 2013 depicting 12 species of wild flowers of India. I am thankful to my philatelic friend J. E. Boben from Thiruvanthapuram  in Kerala (India) who sent me all 12 stamps on single cover :).

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Let me introduce species on this beautiful MS; going from upper left corner to bottom right corner.

1) Silene vulgaris – Bladder Campion. A common European species with very wide distribution area spanning from West Africa and Macaronesia to Far East Asie. It also occurs in Himalaya and thus it belongs to native flora of India. In the Mediterranean,  young leaves are eaten raw in salads, older leaves are eaten boiled or fried, sauteed with garlic as well as in omelettes and risottos.

2) Second species is some of many Rhododendron species, probably  the Hodgson’s Rhododendron, Rhododendron hodgsonii. All rhododendrons are very decorative and very popular in Europe.

3) Third species is named according to locality, where it is growing. Dibang chirita – Chirita dibangensis originates from the Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

4) Fourth species is large brush endemic to Kashmir, Kashmir Mallow – Lavatera cachemiriana – s a beautiful plant, occurring in Central Asia and which is popular ornamental garden plant.

5) Himalayan mini Sunflower – Cremanthodium ellisii is beautiful plant occurring at high altitudes of Himalayas, from Kashmir to SE Tibet.

6) Himalayan Lantern – Agapetes serpens of Rhododendron family – is a beautiful shrub, with tiny hanging lantern-like flowers. It grows in the Himalayas at altitudes of 1200-3000 m, in Nepal and NE India, particularly Darjeeling.

7) Himalayan Bellflower – Campanula latifolia is species native to wide Eurasian area, from Europe to western Asia. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant. In Europe, it is names as giant bellflower. 

8) Cobra Lily – Arisaema nepenthoides  – is morphologically very interesting plant, with a mottled reddish-brown spathe, resembling a cobra about to strike. It is found in the Eastern side of the Himalayas, from C. Nepal to SW China, at altitudes of 2000-3300 m.

9) Roundleaf Asiabell – Codonopsis rotundifolia – Roundleaf Bellflower is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to C. Nepal, at altitudes of 1800-3600 m.

10) Blue Poppy – Meconopsis grandis  – Himalayan Blue Poppy  is  species native to the Himalayas, northern Burma, Tibet and Yunnan Province in China where it is typically found in shady mountain areas, mountain meadows, slopes and woodlands. It is noted for producing large, deep sky blue flowers

11) Globe Thistle – Echinops echinatus – Indian Globe Thistle – s an erect branched herb about a meter high, 

12) and finally, Himalayan Iris – Iris clarkei  – is smaller but very decorative species, rarely cultivated as an ornamental garden plant.

Have a good week!

To see another interesting posts by Viridian’s Sunday stamps click the icon, please.

Useful links 🙂
www.flowersofindia.net
flora.upol.cz
rareplants.co.uk

Filed under: Botany, India, Viridian's Sunday Stamps


Hi, my name is Radim, born in a year of Dragon, interested in Botany and loving flags on stamps :). I am collecting nice covers and postcards thaĂ­t are addressed to me. And because I love travelling and it is impossible to see all the nice places of the world, I therefore wish to receive covers or/and postcards from as many countries as possible. Just to "touch" the distant places virtually :-).
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