GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

St. Eustatius | Dutch Caribbean (2018)


Filed under: National symbols, Nature, St. Eustatius

Mali (2016)




Filed under: Mali, Nature, Regional culture, Registered letter

Cook islands (2015) nature




This cover was received already back in September, but it represents new country for my collection (#276), the only single new country received in past 6 months. I thus present it here with the delay. This cover was kindly arranged by Jinesh Joseph from India. Thank you very much!


Filed under: Cook Islands, Nature

The Caribbean Netherlands (2015) Saba

On October 10, 2010, The Netherlands Antilles dissolved into 3 new territories: Curaçao and Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) joined independent status as Aruba previously received, and remaining islands (so called “BES islands”) formed the Caribbean Netherlands (Dutch Caribbean). These 3 new territories started to issue own stamps, labelled as Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Caribisch Nederland, respectively. I received my first cover from the Caribbean Netherlands on 2011. Unfortunately, the postal service in the Dutch Caribbean (operated by the Nieuwe Post Nederlandse Antillen (NPNA) based in Curaçao) didn’t work well. As a consequence of repeated compliances on bad quality of the postal services in the Caribbean Netherlands, The Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation has appointed new postal operator for the Caribbean Netherlands. Since Jan 1, 2014, The Flamingo Express Dutch Caribbean started operating the postal service for this territory (for a period of 10 years). The new operator started to issue separate stamp issues for each of 3 islands. Therefore, each island (Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius) has own stamps of the Dutch Caribbean with the inscription of the islands’ name.

For collectors, this means that 3 new territories can be collected :).

My first new item arrived recently from the Saba island. Saba-2015_stamp Pat sent me nice postcard from his travel to this island. He used stamp of the bird series issued on 2014 (one first 3 issues). Thank you very much! Saba-2015_front


Filed under: Nature, Saba, The Caribbean Netherlands (NL)

Vanuatu (2015)

I prepared couple of covers for my friends as well as members of the LCC (which were sent as circuits), and sent them to the Vanuatu Philatelic bureau with request for cancellation. The Postmaster did really a great job. All my three covers returned back perfectly cancelled. I also like the unusual Airmail label of the Vanuatu Post.

Thank you very much!




Some of other covers sent from Vanuatu by me can be seen on my friends blogs: Florian Tirk | Irene Chen |


Filed under: astronomy, Botany, Nature, Vanuatu

Norfolk Island (2015) Landscape



Norfolk Island is small island in South Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it has a large degree of self-governance. From the biological point of view, it is famous for its distinct conifer species that is depicted on the Norfolk flag and which is widely popular in Europe, i.e. Araucaria heterophylla. This species can be seen on some of stamps on cover too.

This cover was kindly prepared and sent by the Postmaster of the Norfolk Island Philatelic bureau. Thank you very much!


Filed under: Botany, Nature, Norfolk Island (AU)

Tonga (2015) birds


The newest addition to my country collection arrived today. Kingdom of Tonga, territory #274 in my collection. This cover was sent as a surprise by Roland, the head of the LCC club. Thank you very much!


Filed under: LCC, Nature, Tonga

Chad (2015)


Cover from this “very rare” country was kindly sent by Chinese collector travelling to Chad. The cover he sent is simply perfect. Thank you very much, Zhang!


Filed under: Chad, Nature

Palestine (2015) Gaza

Gaza strip of Palestine represents one of the most isolated territory. It is because of long-time civil war in the region. It was big surprise when I have found 4 mails from Gaza in my mailbox one day :).

Gaza_regularHazem sent me perfect cover from city of Rafah. He used 2 stamps from the bird series issued by the Palestinian Authority in 1997. Thank you very much!

Gaza_registeredJinesh, experienced collector from India, arranged for me registered cover from Gaza via Philatelic bureau in the Gaza city. This cover is unique because stamps used on cover are the “Gaza issues”. Due to the political split between the Fatah-controlled West Bank and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in 2009, there exist two separate postal administrations: The Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology in Gaza, and Palestine Post of the Palestinian Ministry of Telecom & IT in Ramallah/al-Bireh. Both are issuing stamps for their respective areas, although Gaza issues were not allowed for international use between 2009-2014. These stamps were issued in 2014, left stamp commemorates kids killed in the conflict, the right one depicts old Gaza.

Thank you very much friend!


Filed under: Gaza, Nature, Regional culture

T.A.A.F. (2015) Scattered Islands

Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean (Îles Éparses de l’océan Indien) is French Territory near Madagascar. On four out of five islands is post office and it challenges collectors to receive mail from all 4 islands. My first cover from the Scattered islands was received in 2012 from the Tromelin island. Later that year, I received cover from the Juan de Nova island.


And recently, I received the two missing islands:

Europa island is tropical atoll in the Mozambique Channel and it is the southernmost island among Scattered islands. The Europa island is uninhabited, but has a weather station, is visited by scientists and thus has temporary post office.

TAAF_Ile-Euopa_2015This cover was prepared by me and sent for cancellation to Ile Europa Postmaster.


Glorioso islands (Îles Glorieuses) are a group of islands and rocks in the northern Mozambique channel. The archipelago consists of two islands, Grande Glorieuse and Île du Lys, as well as eight rock islets (Roches Vertes): Wreck Rock, South Rock and Verte Rocks and three others that are unnamed.

TAAF_Iles_Glorieuses_2015This cover was kindly arranged by Roland, Head of LCC.


Filed under: cachet, LCC, Nature, TAAF - Iles Eparses (FR)

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

St. Martin (NL) (2015)

Sint-Maarten_2015Perfect cover sent by Pat from his trip to Sint Maarten (Saint Martin) of former Netherlands Antilles, Thank you very much!


Filed under: Nature, NCC (@Postcrossing), St. Martin (NL)

Niger (2015)

Holger visited another african country and sent this great cover from this hard-to-get country. Thank you very much!

Niger_1This is the example of regular cover, which arrived on March 16. It has postmark of Philatelic Bureau in Niamey lacking the date with extra postmark of March 9 from the post office clerk.


Niger_registerdThis is example of registered cover from the Republic of Niger, which was sent at a same day as the regular cover above. It has different postmark. It arrived two days later than the previous cover, i.e. on March 18.


Filed under: Nature, Niger, Registered letter

Pitcairn Islands (2015)


I have already written repeatedly that I like when philatelic bureaux send the orders in real posted covers. The Philatelic bureau of Pitcairn islands is another such a great example. Thank you very much!


Filed under: Nature, Pitcairn Islands (UK)

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

B. I. O. T. (2015)


Cover received with my order from the Philatelic Bureau of the British Indian Ocean Territory (B. I. O. T.). Thank you very much Ms. Ami.


Filed under: BIOT (UK), Nature

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 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

CV_2015_registered_front CV_2015_registered_back


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

Solomon Islands (2014)


Perfect cover from very rare country arrived to my mailbox as a surprise from Florian. Thank you very much!


Filed under: Nature, Solomon Islands

Uruguay (2014)


Another example of beautiful cover received via the CCCC, sent by Mr. Jorge Martinez Mutay. Thank you very much!


Filed under: CCCC, Nature, Uruguay

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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