GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Japan (2015) Mt. Fuji and flowers


Tomoko sent me this superb cover, which looks even better in real than scanned here on the blog :). This perfect cover was made by using the newly issued stamps from the series “National Afforestation Campaign” (issued on May 15, 2015) and newly issued definitive stamps (3-yen Definitive Stamp; issued on Feb 2, 2015). Stamp in right corner depicts the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis), stamp in left corner shows the Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata). Cover was posted from the Fujiyoshida city that lies at foothill of the famous Mt. Fuji and which is commemorated by special postmarks.

Thank you very much for this gorgeous cover!


Filed under: Botany, Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2015)

Two extraordinary cover received from Ai in Japan.


This cover is interesting for me because of the right stamp shows the Prague castle.

JP_Cornus-floridaSecond cover commemorates the Centennial of the US gift to Japan, the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).

Thank you very much Ai for these (and other unpublished) covers!

Filed under: Botany, FDC, Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2015) birds


Nice regular cover received from the LCC member from Yokohama, Mr. Kazuya Ishibashi. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Japan, LCC, Nature, Regional culture

Japan (2014) 50th Anniversary of OECD


Superb cover commemorating the 50th Anniversary of OECD was kindly sent by Ai. Thank you very much!

Filed under: FDC, Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

LCC covers received in 2013

London Cover Club (LCC) is another link to receiving nice covers. When compared to other circuit clubs, I think the quality of received cover is the highest in this club. Here are some covers received via LCC exchange.


Latvia (Elmars Berzins)


Italy (Vittorio Barella)


Germany (Alfred Berlinghof)


USA (A. W. Welch)LCC_US_AW-Welch

Kazakhstan (Marat Tankaev)LCC_KZ_marat-tankaev

Japan (Kenichi Kato)


France (Roland Montagne)FR_lcc_roland_news

The Netherlands (Peter Toonstra)LCC_NL_Toonstra

Japan (Nobumasa Muranaka)LCC_JP_Nobumasa-Muranaka

Monaco (Joseph Bowler)MC_LCC_Monacophil-2013

Brazil (Gerardo Soeiro Filho) (although it is double cancelled, I like this cover :))BR_lcc_gerardo-filho

Russia (Andrew Radchenko)RU_lcc_andrew-radchenko

Hungary (Judith Geiger)LCC_HU_Judith-Geiger

Canada (Marcel Doyon)CA_lcc_doyon

Spain (Santiago Rodriguez Perez)ES_Canarias_LCC-2013

COVERS that are against the LCC rules (missing or machine cancellation or double cancellation) and sending covers like these ones should be avoided. However, I must say I quite like them :).LCC_MT_Jane-Vella UCC_LCC_US_Dorothy-Smith LCC_IT_Constantino-Beltramo ES_lcc_pere-magrane LCC_GR_George-Robakis

EXAMPLES of my sent covers with the LCC circuits (stamps are different, but postmarks are identical)LCC-sent_CZ_velikonoce-1LCC-sent_CZ-TaborLCC-sent_Europa-SKAD_LCC-OM_01NC_2013a

Filed under: Andorra, Brazil, Canada, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, LCC, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, the, New Caledonia, Pennsylvania, Russia, Russia (oblasts), Slovakia, Spain, USA

Japan (2013)

JP_cccc-2013-returnedThank you very much Mr. Masahiko!

Filed under: CCCC, Japan

Japan (2012)


Filed under: Japan

Japan (2012) 10-11-12


Thanks very much to Hiroko!

Filed under: Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing), Unique dates

Japan (2012)

Thanks very much to Ricola!

Filed under: Botany, Japan

Japan (2012) animals

Thanks very much to Sumie!

Filed under: Japan, Nature, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2012)

Thanks very much to Dr. Hata

Filed under: CCCC, Japan, Regional culture

Japan (2011)

excellent cover received via LCC.

Filed under: Japan, LCC

Japan (2011) Christmas

Thanks very much to Sumie!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2011)

Wonderful cover with amazing stamps and cancellations. Cancellations are from the special post office at the 5th point of Mt Fuji , which is located at the elevation of 2400m high and opened only in summer. Stamps are the commemorative issue of Yokohama philately exhibition using our traditional Ukiyoe paintings of Mt Fuji.

Thank you very much for sending me this superb cover and for information on stamps and postmarks, Sumie :).

Filed under: Japan, Nature, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2011) trees and flowers

Filed under: Botany, Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2011) International Year of Forest

Cover from Japan with stamps related to Botany. Stamps are issued on the occasion of the International Year of Forests. Left stamps show Prunus jamasakura and Chamaecyparis obtusa, the right stamp Taraxacum sp. Thank you very much for this nice cover, Sumie!

Filed under: Botany, International Year of Forests, Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2011)

Thanks a lot Sumie!

Filed under: Japan, NCC (@Postcrossing)

Japan (2011)

Thanks Choi Jaewoo.

Filed under: Japan, Joint issues, Regional culture

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 :-).
I will deeply appreciate if you can help me with cover from any of worldwide country. I miss 10(11) countries (+ 2-3 distinct territories) in my collection, but I will appreciate any nice cover from any country sent to my address :)



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