GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Serbia (2015) Coat of Arms

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Excellent cover sent by the LCC member Mr. Filip Kulic. Cover was posted from Novi Sad (region Vojvodina) and arrived to Czechia unusually fast — just in 2 days! Thank you very much!

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Filed under: LCC, National symbols, Regional culture, Serbia

Poland (2015) Three-countries-point

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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

Latvia (2015) The EU council Presidency

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Uldis, member of the LCC, sent me another 5 great covers recently. I have chosen to present this one; the right-corner stamp commemorates the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) rotates among the EU Member States every six months. The EU Council is an essential decision maker which together with the European Parliament (EP) adopts legislation and coordinates EU policies.

Thank you very much for the cover!

Filed under: Botany, EU presidency, Latvia, LCC

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

USA (2015) Missouri

US_MIssouri_Jefferson-Memorial_2015This beautiful cover was received with kind help of unknown Postmaster at Post Office located in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in Saint-Louis, MO. Thank you very much!

usa_saint-louisI have visisted this impressive place in 2012. From the top of the Arch is outstanding view on the Saint-Louis city and its surroundings.

Filed under: Missouri, National symbols, USA

Gibraltar (2015)

Gibraltar_Philatelic-bureauThis cover, along with other 20+ covers, were prepared by myself and perfectly cancelled with kind help of the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau. Most of sent covers were circuits with the LCC.

The unknown Postmaster at Main Post Office did a great job. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Gibraltar (UK), National symbols, Nature

USA (2015) Northern Marianas

US_Northern-MarianasCover received with help of the unknown postmaster at Capitol Hill in Saipan Post Office. Thank You very much!

Filed under: National symbols, Northern Marianas (US)

Latvia (2015) 25th Anniversary of Independence Declaration

LV_uldis Uldis from Latvia, member of LCC, sent me this wonderful FDC commemorating 25th Anniversary of the Latvian Independence Declaration. Thank you very much!

Filed under: FDC, Latvia, LCC, National symbols

USA (2015) Maine

Recently, I received 2 very nice covers from Maine in US. For a long time, it was one of few missing US states in my collection.

US_MaineFirst cover arrived from the LCC member Mr. Robert Stuart, who used stamps commemorating Martin Ramírez. It was posted in Rockland, ME on May 1.

US_Maine_flag-2015Second cover was posted in Augusta, ME (the capital of Maine) and was perfectly cancelled by unknown postmaster on May 4. Cover was prepared by myself and I used stamp from the series “Flags of our Nation”.

Filed under: LCC, Maine, National symbols, Regional culture, USA

USA (2015) Iowa

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This cover was received due to help of unknown postmaster at Des Moines Post Office. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Iowa, National symbols, USA

Finland (2015) flag

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Excellent cover received from the LCC member Mr. Matti Tallgrén. It is nice addition to my covers with flags on stamps, this one is issue of 2011. The left stamp is the Christmas issue of 2014. Thank you very much for perfect cover!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Finland, LCC, National symbols

Saint Martin (2015)

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Cover received from French part of the Saint Martin island in Caribbean. It is my first hand-stamped cover from this territory. I received cover with the machine cancellation two years ago, you can compere the postmark here.

Filed under: French Caribbean, National symbols

Slovakia (2015) President Kiska

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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

Latvia (2015) Latvian-Georgian Diplomacy

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Heidi sent me this very nice cover with stamp commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Latvian-Georgian Diplomatic relations. Thank you very much, Heidi!

Filed under: Latvia, National symbols

Brazil (2015) flag

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Very nice cover with flag stamp was received as a CCCC circuit from Dr. Paulo Fedrizzi. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Brazil, CCCC, National symbols

East Timor (2015) flag

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Long long waiting for arriving the one of the “rarest” countries in the world to my mailbox. This cover travelled from my hometown to Philatelic bureau in Dili and back 503 days (1.4 years). Finally arrived in perfect condition. Thank you very much unknown postmaster at P.B. in Dili :).

Filed under: East Timor, National symbols

Jersey (2015) flag

Jersey_2015

 

Perfectly cancelled cover received from Philatelic bureau of Jersey. Thank you very much!

Few other covers from Jersey were sent as LCC circuits.

Filed under: Jersey (UK), LCC, National symbols

France (2014) Council of Europe

This cover was received more than a year ago. I decided to add this cover in order to have my geographical collection complete :).

Council-of-Europe

Council of Europe was founded in 1949 as an advisory international organisation promoting co-operation between European countries in the areas of legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation. Nowadays it has 47 member states and it is independent from the European Union. There is a post office in the Council of Europe building in Strasbourg with its own postmark. The organisation has also own special issues of French stamps inscribed with the “Conseil de l’Europe”, but all French stamps are valid at CoE post office.

This cover was received with kind help of the postmaster of the Council of Europe post office. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Council of Europe, France, National symbols, 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!


Regular cover   CV_2015_regular_front CV_2015_regular_back


Registered cover

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

South Ossetia (2014)

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South Ossetia in the Caucasus mountains represents a puppet republic in hands of the Russian Federation. Similarly to Abkhazia (officially belonging to Georgia too) and Transnistria (belonging officially to Moldova), it is also politically isolated due to its dispute status – unrecognised independent status. Unlike the Crimea, these 3 territories were not annexed by Russia.

There are a lot of stamps in the market that are sold as stamps of South Ossetia, but the vast majority of them were never used for postage and are cinderellas (often of unknown origin).

Searching for information on postal service in South Ossetia (or Abkhazia) is challenging. Some sources says that the postal service is operated by the Russian post. I was not sure what stamps are in use for mailing the post from the Tskhinvali (Цхинвал; capital of South Ossetia) to Russia or worldwide. There were reports on the new issue of stamps in 2013, commemorating National Symbols of South Ossetia and political relations with the Russian Federation (see for instance here). This registered cover is proving that the 2013 issue of South Ossetia is valid for postage for mail from Tskhinvali.

Thank you very much for sending me this extraordinary cover! 🙂

Filed under: National symbols, Registered letter, South Ossetia


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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