GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Poland (2015) Three-countries-point

PL_trojstyk

 

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

Slovakia (2015) President Kiska

SK_2015_prezident-Kiska

Andrej Kiska is the 4th President of Slovakia, his was inaugurated on June 15, 2014. This cover with 2 definitive stamps depicting the President was kindly sent by Milos. Thank you very much!

Filed under: National symbols, Slovakia

Christmas in Central Europe (2014)

Czechia

CZ_christmas-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.

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© Czech Post


SlovakiaSK_christmas-2014_Miloš

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!


Austria

AT_christmas-2014_Florian

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

Christmas 2013

It is hard to believe, but Czech Post was not issuing any Christmas stamp in 2013. We have stamps commemorating unknown or even controversial persons or events, but missing Easter and Christmas. Weird :). I hope that Czech Post will do better in 2014 :).

Anyway, I am very thankful to all of you who sent me Christmas 2013 cover, although I was not able to send the same in return. Thank you!

Heidi (Estonia)EE_christmas-2013

Olesya (Ukraine)UA_ncc_Christmas_Olesya

Florian (Austria)AT_Christmas_Florian

Candy (USA, WI)US-WI_ncc_Christmas

Fabio (Italy)IT_Christmas_11-12-13

Mateja (Slovenia)

Pat (USA, NY)

Miloš (Slovakia)

Irene (Australia)

Filed under: Australia, Austria, Christmas / New Year, Estonia, FDC, Italy, NCC (@Postcrossing), Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, USA, Wisconsin

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.

EXCELLENT/GOOD COVERS

Latvia (Elmars Berzins)

LCC_LT_Elmars-Berzins

Italy (Vittorio Barella)

LCC_IT_Vittorio-Barella

Germany (Alfred Berlinghof)

DE_lcc_alfred-berlinghof

USA (A. W. Welch)LCC_US_AW-Welch

Kazakhstan (Marat Tankaev)LCC_KZ_marat-tankaev

Japan (Kenichi Kato)

LCC_JP_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

Slovakia (2013) 20th Anniversary of Independence

SK_20-let-vzniku-SRThank you very much, Miloš!

Filed under: National symbols, Slovakia

Slovakia (2012) 12-12-12, Christmas

SK_12-12-12_christmasThanks very much to Miloš!

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

Slovakia (2012) Anton Bernolak birth 250th Anniversary

Anton Bernolak was a catholic priest who made the standards and rules for the modern Slovak language.

Many thanks, Miloš!

Filed under: Regional culture, Slovakia

Slovakia (2012) The Sběratel Expo, Prague

Filed under: Religion, Slovakia

Slovakia (2012) churches

Nice cover combing stamps of the euro and the pre-euro era. Thanks very much to Miloš!

Filed under: Religion, Slovakia

Slovakia (2012) Europa Cept Visit…

Thanks very much to Miloš!

Filed under: EUROPA Visit... (2012), Slovakia

Slovakia (2011)

Filed under: Slovakia

Slovakia (2011) euro

Filed under: Slovakia

Slovakia (2011) John Paul II.

Second cover received from Miloš this week. Issue of 2011 commemorating the Beatification of John Paul II. Thank you very much again, Miloš!

Filed under: Religion, Slovakia

Slovakia (2011) EUROPA Forest

Second cover of Monday was nice cover from Miloš. The stamp is on the occasion of the International Year of Forest and it depicts Carpathian beech primeval forests. Thank you very much!

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

Slovakia (2011)

Thanks Miloš!

Filed under: Joint issues, National symbols, Slovakia


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