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

Norway (2014) Jan Mayen

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It was pretty hard to get this cover. This attempt was my third trial, as previous covers addressed to Postmaster of the Jan Mayen island returned back to me as undelivered. Workers of the Philatelic bureau in Oslo wrote me in email that the Post Office on the Jan Mayen island is closed. Apparently, it was just misunderstanding and I have finally received this beautifully cancelled cover back to me :).

Jan Mayen is volcanic island in the European Arctics belonging to Norway. It forms administrative unit together with the Svalbard. It is very sparsely populated, only inhabitants are either military or scientific stuff. Despite its isolation there is a post office on Jan Mayen, which has its own pictorial postmark.

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credits: Jan Mayen official webpages

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Filed under: Nature, Svalbard & Jan Mayen (NO)

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