GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Crimea (2014) from Ukraine to Russia

Crimea is a Penninsula in the northern part of the Black Sea. It has very interesting nature and culture. Mountains of Crimea host very interesting flora and fauna. The region underwent turbulent transformations this year (2014).  On March 17, the Crimean Parliament declared independence from Ukraine as a consequence of the referendum. A day after, Russia and the government of Crimea signed a treaty of accession of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation. Although there is strong controversy about the annexation and the political dispute was not solved at the international level, the Crimea is de facto under full control of Russia.

The transformation is also interesting from the philatelic point of view. I want to show you several covers of this year, which I received with great help of collectors in Crimea.

First cover that I have received this year was the gorgeous cover sent by Tanya from Simferopol. It was posted on February 25, i.e. in the period of the Ukrainian control over the territory. Tanya sent me this beautifully designed cover using the Coat of Arms from the Crimea MS issued in 2013.





On March 7, Tanya from Sevastopol sent me another nice cover from Crimea. Actually, the city of Sevastopol deserved special status within Ukraine as well as within Russia. This cover arrived perfectly cancelled, showing the date of period still under control of Ukraine.



On March 25, Julia from Sevastopol sent me another nice cover. In this period, the treaty between Crimean and Russian government was signed. From the Russian point of view, the Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol city were already part of the Russian federation. As you can see, Ukrainian stamps had still been in use.



And finally, many many thanks to Viktoria! Cover from the Russian Crimea using Russian stamps sent on August 21. And special stamps: issue of June 16, depicting the Republic of Crimea. Perfect. And story completed :).




It is difficult to judge how difficult or happy was this period of transformation for the people of Crimea. Based on information written to me by these collectors, my impression is that Crimeans preferred and enjoyed the Russian annexation. I want to thank you again Tanya and Tanya, Julia and Viktoria for perfect covers and for sending me these nice covers in periods of the History. And wish to all people of Crimea and Ukraine a peace!


Filed under: Crimea (UA|RU), National symbols, Nature, Russia, Ukraine

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

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

Ukraine (2013) 20th Anniversary of the Independce


Thank you very much, Helen!

Filed under: National symbols, Postcrossing, Stamps on Postcard, Ukraine

Ukraine (2013) Christmas

UA_2013_christmas_olesya_2013 UA_christmas_olesya

This christmas cover with beautiful season’s caed inside was posted on a Christmas Day, on Dec 24, 2012. Thank you very much, Olesya!

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

Ukraine (2012) 80th Anniversary of Donetsk region



Pictorial postmark commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Donetsk region, but the cover was sent from the Dnipropetrovsk, i.e. other region of Ukraine. Thank you very much, Volodimir, for beautiful cover!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, National symbols, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) 12-12-12

UA_12-12-12Thanks very much to Olesya!

Filed under: 12-12-12, NCC (@Postcrossing), Ukraine, Unique dates

Ukraine (2012)

Thanks very much to Julia!

Filed under: Nature, Postcrossing, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) nice stamps on postcards

this nice stamps on postcard sent me postcrossers from Ukraine, Helen, Irina & Evgenia. Thanks very much!

I especially like the Tree Definitives! :).

Front sides of these postcards can be seen here.

Filed under: Botany, Postcrossing, Stamps on Postcard, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) 20 years of independence

Thanks very much to Olga!

Filed under: National symbols, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012)

Thanks very much to Olesya!!

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

Ukraine (2012) Postcard

Thanks very much Natalia!! 🙂

Filed under: Botany, Nature, Stamps on Postcard, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) 20 years of independence


Daryna sent me this superb collection of National Symbols stuff with special postmark commemorating 20 years of independent Ukraine. Many many thanks, Daryna!

Filed under: National symbols, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012)

Thanks to Anna!

Filed under: Nature, Stamps on Postcard, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012)

Thanks very much to Victoria!

Filed under: Botany, Religion, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) PPRG

Thanks very much to Olesya!

Filed under: NCC (@Postcrossing), PPRG, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) Euro 2012

Thanks very much to Olesya!

Filed under: NCC (@Postcrossing), Ukraine

Ukraine (2012) EUROPA Forests

Thanks very much to Olesya!

Filed under: EUROPA Forests (2011), International Year of Forests, NCC (@Postcrossing), Ukraine

Ukraine (2012)

Thanks very much to Olesya! 🙂

Filed under: Botany, NCC (@Postcrossing), Regional culture, Religion, Ukraine

Ukraine (2012)

Thanks very much to Volodymyr!

Filed under: FDC, Religion, Ukraine

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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