GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Poland (2015) Three-countries-point



This exceptional cover was sent by Roman via the CCCC. It was posted from the village Istebna in Poland, which lies very close to point where Polish, Czech and Slovak border meet. Further, the mail was brought to nearby villages of Hrčava in Czechia and Čierne pri Čadci in Slovakia, which is commemorated by daily postmark of post-office in these villages. Thank you very much Roman for this truly interesting cover!

Filed under: CCCC, Czechia, National symbols, Poland, Slovakia

Christmas in Central Europe (2014)



Czech Post issued a Christmas stamp this year (unlike previous year). It is the second stamp on the cover from the right and it depicts the Bethlehem in Winter by Czech painter Josef Lada. The first stamp (from right) on this cover is one stamp out of 25 from the series “The Advent”, which is private issue of the Czech Post (so called “My Own Stamps”). The information about this series on the webpages of Czech Post is unfortunately in Czech language only. This series was issued on Nov 12, 2014, part of the issue (10.000 stamps) was issued as a box with postcards sharing the motif of stamps. The postmark is special pictorial Christmas postmark of the Boží Dar (Gottesgab in German, “God’s Gift” translated to English), the city in the Krušné hory Mts. (Erzgebirge, Ore Mountains). Besides the interesting name of the city, it is also the highest elevated city in the Czech Republic.


© Czech Post


Slovakian Christmas issue of 2014 depicts the stained glass from the Church of the Assumption in Chynorany. There is a collection of 8 stained glasses in this Church, one glass shows newborn Jesus with Mary and Joseph. The pictorial postmark is of the “Christmas Post” (Vianočná pošta) in the Rajecká Lesná village. Cover was kindly sent by Miloš, thank you very much!



Florian has sent me beautiful Christmas cover from other neighbouring country. Thank you very much! The stamp used on this cover is Christmas issue of 2011 (issued on 11-11-11) depicting St Quirinus in Sellrain. More important is the postmark on this cover – traditional Christmas postmark from the Postamt Christkindl, which is located right next to the Christkindl pilgrimage church. The “stamp” in the left upper corner is label from the “Postamt Christkindl” as well.

Filed under: Austria, Christmas / New Year, Czechia, Registered letter, Slovakia

Covers with unique date 11-12-13

Year 2013 brought one another unique date, which looks interesting on some postmarks. I was not “hunting” for covers with this date, but I am glad I received some. These are nice additions to my collections. I want to thank for all received 11-12-13 covers :).

Saujanya (India, KA)IN_11-12-13

Heidi (Estonia)EE_11-12-13

Axel (France)FR_11-12-13

Olesya (Ukraine)UA_11-12-13_Olesya

Irene (Australia)AU_11-12-13

Ulrich (Germany)DE_11-12-13

Wonsik Kang (South Korea)KR_11-12-13_wonsik-kang

Faisal Rasool (Thailand)TH_11-12-13

Juned (Indonesia)ID_11-12-13

Abdeslam Meskaldji (Algeria)DZ_11-12-13

Vural Oguz (Liechtenstein)LI_11-12-13

and three covers sent by myself from Olomouc, Brno and Boží Dar :).CZ_11-12-13_Olomouc CZ_11-12-13_Brno CZ_11-12-13_Boží-Dar

Filed under: Algeria, Australia, Botany, Christmas / New Year, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea Rep. (South), Liechtenstein, National symbols, Nature, Regional culture, Religion, Thailand, Ukraine, Unique dates

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

Czechia (2013) Easter

CZ_kraslice-2013(2)Easter pictorial postmark cancelled during the Holy week of 2013. Again an example of difficult-to-understand issuing policy of the Czech Post. Since 2011, there is any new Easter stamp issued….


Filed under: Czechia, Religion

Czechia (2013) Inauguration of the President Zeman



The inauguration of the President Miloš Zeman was commemorated by pictorial postmark. Unfortunately, there was no stamp with the new president by that time. I can’t stop wondering about why is the Czech Post always so outdated and “out of time” :).

Filed under: COUNTRIES, Czechia, National symbols

Czechia (2013) Biathlon World Championship


Filed under: Czechia

Czechia (2013) St. Valentine


Filed under: Czechia

Czechia (2013) Presidential Election


CZ_prezidenti-1-kolo-b CZ_prezidenti-1-kolo-a

1st round

CZ_prezidenti-2-kolo2nd round

Filed under: Czechia, National symbols

Czechia (2013) 40th Anniversary of ZIP code


Filed under: Czechia

Czechia (2012) special postmarks




Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Czechia

Czechia (2012) 12-12-12

CZ_12-12-12_Bozi-Dar-1 CZ_12-12-12_Bozi-Dar-2 CZ_12-12-12_Brno-1 CZ_12-12-12_OL-machine

Filed under: 12-12-12, Christmas / New Year, Czechia, Unique dates

Czechia (2013) Christmas, PF 2013


Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Czechia

Czechia (2012) 10-11-12

Unfortunately, post office was closing at 11 am, so the 4th number on postmark could not be 13 :).

Filed under: Czechia, Unique dates

Czechia (2012)


60th Anniversary of the Philatelic club in Jilemnice

Filed under: Czechia

Czechia (2012) The UN postal Day, Prague

Filed under: Czechia, United Nations

Czechia (2012) The Sběratel Expo, Prague

Thanks very much to Holger!!

Filed under: Czechia

Czechia (2012)

Olympic Games (Prague)

city of fairytale (Jičín)

Filed under: Botany, Czechia

Czechia (2012) special postmarks

postmark commemorating the 190th anniversary of Johann Gregor Mendel birth in Vrážné, Moravia



Filed under: Czechia

Czechia (2012) commemorative postmarks

Filed under: Czechia

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 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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