GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Chad (2015)

Chad_2015

Cover from this “very rare” country was kindly sent by Chinese collector travelling to Chad. The cover he sent is simply perfect. Thank you very much, Zhang!

Filed under: Chad, Nature

Seychelles (2015) fishes

Seychelles_coverThis cover was kindly sent by unknown Postmaster of the Philatelic Bureau in Victoria on Mahé island, Seychelles. Stamps depicting two coral reef fishes were used to make the correct postage. Thank you very much!

Filed under: National symbols, Seychelles

T.A.A.F. (2015) Scattered Islands

Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean (Îles Éparses de l’océan Indien) is French Territory near Madagascar. On four out of five islands is post office and it challenges collectors to receive mail from all 4 islands. My first cover from the Scattered islands was received in 2012 from the Tromelin island. Later that year, I received cover from the Juan de Nova island.

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And recently, I received the two missing islands:

Europa island is tropical atoll in the Mozambique Channel and it is the southernmost island among Scattered islands. The Europa island is uninhabited, but has a weather station, is visited by scientists and thus has temporary post office.

TAAF_Ile-Euopa_2015This cover was prepared by me and sent for cancellation to Ile Europa Postmaster.


 

Glorioso islands (Îles Glorieuses) are a group of islands and rocks in the northern Mozambique channel. The archipelago consists of two islands, Grande Glorieuse and Île du Lys, as well as eight rock islets (Roches Vertes): Wreck Rock, South Rock and Verte Rocks and three others that are unnamed.

TAAF_Iles_Glorieuses_2015This cover was kindly arranged by Roland, Head of LCC.

Filed under: cachet, LCC, Nature, TAAF - Iles Eparses (FR)

Madeira (2015) Europa 2011 Forests re-issue 2015

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This cover was posted in Funchal and it received the machine postmark. The stamp is reissue of 2011 Europa CEPT issue. It differs from the 2011 in the value (E20g) and that it is self-adhesive.

Cover with the 2011 issue can be seen here.

Filed under: EUROPA Forests (2011), International Year of Forests, Madeira (PT)

Mauritius (2015) Rodrigues

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Florian had surprised me again! And again with superb cover. This time it is cover from the Rodrigues island, which politically belongs to Republic of Mauritius. The Rodrigues island is an autonomous island ca. 560 km east of Mauritius and roughly 1/3 the way to Diego Garcia (BIOT).

Thank you very much Florian for sending me cover from this interesting place in the Indian Ocean!

Filed under: Botany, Mauritius

Niger (2015)

Holger visited another african country and sent this great cover from this hard-to-get country. Thank you very much!

Niger_1This is the example of regular cover, which arrived on March 16. It has postmark of Philatelic Bureau in Niamey lacking the date with extra postmark of March 9 from the post office clerk.


 

Niger_registerdThis is example of registered cover from the Republic of Niger, which was sent at a same day as the regular cover above. It has different postmark. It arrived two days later than the previous cover, i.e. on March 18.

Filed under: Nature, Niger, Registered letter

B. I. O. T. (2015)

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Cover received with my order from the Philatelic Bureau of the British Indian Ocean Territory (B. I. O. T.). Thank you very much Ms. Ami.

Filed under: BIOT (UK), Nature

Cape Verde (2015)

Although many collectors consider african archipelago of Cape Verde an “easy-to-get” country, it was difficult country for me. Couple of previous attempts failed, eventhough my cover was delivered to Philatelic bureau (and postage used was correct). Finally received as territory #254 because of help of Holger, who visited this country on January this year. Holger prepared two perfect covers and sent them on Jan 14 from Santa Maria (Sal).

When leaving Cape Verde, the registered cover was already one day delayed compared to regular cover (see obverse side of covers), arriving to Czechia 5 days after the regular cover. This is caused by different handling operations of regular and registered mails. Thank you very much Holger!


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Registered cover

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Filed under: Cape Verde, National symbols, Nature, Registered letter

Madagascar (2014)

Madagascar

Although I am not very active in obtaining new countries for my collection in past months, I received this new country for my collection :). It is #251 and it was received due to great help of Carlos, cover collector from Mexico! Thank you very much Carlos!

Filed under: Madagascar, Nature

Swaziland (2014) Trees of Swaziland

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Another great help from Florian, collector from Austria. Perfect cover using 4 stamps (out of series of 13 stamps) commemorating native tree species: Pappea capensis (Sapindaceae), Erythrina latissima (Fabaceae), Bequaertiodendron megalismontanum (Sapotaceae) and Ficus sur (Moraceae) means new country for my collection, country/territory #250 :). Thank you very much for your help!

Filed under: Botany, Nature, Swaziland

Congo DR (2014) President Joseph Kabila

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Deo Niyongeso, kind guy from Burundi, has travelled to city of Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help collectors to get cover from this (from the philatelic point of view) very rare country. He does a great job as usually, beautifully cancelled cover with stamps depicting the Congolese president Joseph Kabila.

Filed under: Congo DR, National symbols

Comores (2014)

Comores

Roland of LCC has surprised me by sending this cover from one of the most hard-to-get countries in the world. You can’t find many covers received from Comores on the internet. Thank you, Roland, for helping to receive this cover!

Filed under: Comores, LCC, Regional culture

Rwanda (2014)

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Another excellent covers from african country sent by Deo Niyongeso. Thank you very much for your effort, Deo!

Filed under: Nature, Regional culture, Religion, Rwanda

Burundi (2014)

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I received these two superior covers from Deo Niyongesi. He really does a great job for the collectors! Thank you very much Deo!

Filed under: Botany, Burundi, Nature

Seychelles (2014) postcard

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Another swap Arranged by Anis from Indonesia that helped to receive another country. Mr. Harris sent me this card of Port Launay, which clearly cancelled on nice stamps. Thank you very much Anis and Harris for this wonderful postcard from the Indian Ocean 🙂.

Filed under: National symbols, Nature, Seychelles, 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

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

Spain / Malta (2013) missent cover without Spanish postmark

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My relative spent a holiday on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. She sent me two covers with printed logo of Gran Canaria and Canary Islands. The latter one was received earlier in 2013. This second cover was delayed, because it was missent to Malta. It hasn’t received any postmark in Spain and it apparently arrived to Malta with clean Spanish stamp. The Maltese clerk thus covered the Spanish stamp with sticker and I finally received “blank” cover “without” stamp from Spain but with Maltese postmark :). It is quite a curiosity :).

Filed under: Canary Islands (ES), Malta, Spain

Spain (2013) Mellila

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The extraterritorial exclave of Spain in Northern Africa includes two autonomous cities: Ceuta and Melilla. This cover was sent from the eastern one, Melilla.

Filed under: Spanish territory in Africa

Ascension Island (UK) (2013) birds

ascensionFlorian from Austria helped me in obtaining another missing territory. He sent me – with help of the Ascension Island Philatelic bureau – this beautiful regular cover. It travelled from Austria to Georgetown and then to Czechia for more than half a year. Thank you very much Florian!

 

Filed under: Ascension Isl. (UK), Nature


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 thaít 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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I will deeply appreciate if you can help me with cover from any of worldwide country. I miss 12 countries (18 distinct territories) in my collection, but I will appreciate any nice cover from any country sent to my address :)

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