GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Mozambique (2016)

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Filed under: Mozambique, Registered letter

Central Africa (2016)

 

Filed under: Central Africa, Registered letter

Libya (2016)

Filed under: Libya, Registered letter

Cook Islands (NZ) (2016) Rarotonga | Aitutaki | Penrhyn

Rarotonga

 

Aitutaki

 

Penrhyn

Filed under: Cook Islands, Registered letter

Tuvalu (2016)

Filed under: Registered letter, Tuvalu

Zimbabwe (2016)

Filed under: Registered letter, Zimbabwe

Guinea (2016)

Filed under: Guinea, Registered letter

Senegal (2016)

Filed under: Registered letter, Senegal

St. Martin (NL) (2016)

Filed under: Registered letter, St. Martin (NL)

Bolivia (2016)

Filed under: Bolivia, Registered letter

Artsakh (Mountainous Karabakh) (2016)

Filed under: Nagorno Karabakh, Registered letter

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

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

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

Moldova (2014) European Union

MD_2014_front

MD_2014_back

Republic of Moldova (Moldavia) stands at historical crossroads. It is now more or less in hands of people of Moldova whether they join the big European family or return to cultural isolation. On the June 27, 2014 European Union signed the Association Agreements with Moldova, which is commemorated by stamps on this cover.

This perfect cover was sent by Gheorghe from Chisinau. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Moldova, National symbols, Registered letter

Vanuatu (2014)

Vanuatu

It is always pleasant, when the mail from the Philatelic bureau has classical stamps. The Vanuatu Philatelic bureau belongs to those few ones, which prepares great covers :).

Filed under: Nature, Registered letter, Vanuatu

Tajikistan (2014)

Tajikistan_cover

Francis from Oregon, USA, arranged cover for me via his friend Parvina in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Parvina prepared very nice cover and she added some postcards inside too.

Tajikistan_card2

Tajikistan_card1

Thank you very much, Parvina!

Filed under: Registered letter, Tajikistan

Sudan (2013)

Sudan

Another hard-to-get country in my collection received with help of friend in Khartoum. Many thanks! :).

Filed under: Registered letter, Sudan

Afghanistan (2013)

Afghanistan

Safwan managed to send me registered cover from Kabul, Afghanistan. This country belongs to the most difficult ones among cover collectors and I though that it is almost impossible to receive mail from this country. Many many thanks Safwan for making unbelievable to become true! 🙂

Filed under: Afghanistan, Registered letter


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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