GEOGRAPHIC PHILATELY | Covers & Postcards Worldwide

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

Christmas in Central Europe (2017)

Boží Dar | Czechia

Olomouc | Czechia


Christkindl | AustriaThank you Florian!


Rajecká Lesná | SlovakiaThank you Miloš!



Filed under: Austria, Christmas / New Year, Czechia, Slovakia

Czechia (2016) Jubilee of Mercy

Holy doors in Czech churches

Olomouc (Cathedral of St. Wenceslaus)


Velehrad (The Basilica of Assumption of Mary and Sts. Cyrill and Methodius)


Svatý Hostýn (The Basilica of Assumption of Mary)


Žďár nad Sázavou (Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk)


Prague (Cathedral of St. Vitus)


Prague (Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord)


Stará Boleslav (The Church of Assumption of Mary)




Filed under: Czechia, Jubilee of Mercy, Religion

Philippines (2015) Pope Francis


Ralph, a very experienced cover collectors from the Philippines, has sent me this perfect cover. He used the series issued on Jan 8, 2015, which commemorates the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015. The Philatelic bureau of the Philippines (PHL Post) says to this issue. “The spotlight will not be on the person of the Pope but on the communities devastated by “Haiyan”, the strongest typhoon on record, whose destructive path displaced four million people and flattened a million homes. Pictures of survivors, carrying religious images and clutching their rosaries while fleeing in the height of the typhoon’s devastation, are images of faith that have struck a chord in the common humanity that brings the world together in times of tragedy.”

Thank you very much for this perfect cover and stamps!

Filed under: Philippines, Pope Francis, Religion

Finland (2015) flag


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

Poland (2015) World Youth Day


Roman (as a CCCC circuit) sent me this interesting FDC commemorating the World Youth Day. Its history began with Pope John Paul II’s invitation to young people in 1984 to come to Rome for Palm Sunday. More than 300,000 turned out for the celebration. The following year – 1985 – coincided with the United Nations International Year of Youth. Then on December 20, the Pope announced the first official WYD meeting for 1986. The 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków will mark 30-years since first official World Youth Day gathering.

Thank you very much Roman!

Filed under: CCCC, Poland, Religion

Hong Kong (2015) Christmas



Very nice cover arrived already at the beginning of the year – Hong Kong Christmas cover. Thank you very much Alan!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Hong Kong (CN)

Christmas in Central Europe (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.


© Czech Post


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!



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

Bulgaria (2014) Rila Monastery


Cover sent by myself from my trip to Bulgaria. The Rila Monastery (in whole The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila; Рилски манастир) is extraordinary, calm and beautiful place, definitively worth the visit. Besides a lot of cultural and spiritual experience, you can find small post office there as well ;).




The postmark on received cover is very faint, but it still can reads “Рил. манастир – 2 – Ril. Manastir – 2643”

Filed under: Botany, Bulgaria, Religion

Rwanda (2014)

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Another excellent covers from african country sent by Deo Niyongeso. Thank you very much for your effort, Deo!

Filed under: Nature, Regional culture, Religion, Rwanda

Paraguay (2014) Christmas

PY_christmas-2011 PY_christmas-2011_backThis cover received already on January is of special interest to me. Because. Firstly, similarly to most of my last missing countries, I have already tried to receive cover from this country for several times, unsuccessfully. Secondly, Paraguay was the last missing country in America and the Caribbean. Thus by receiving this country, I have completed my third continent (after Europe and Antarctica). And lastly, postmarks are simply beautiful, making this cover one of the most beautiful ones among covers received from South America :). Received with great help of the DINACOPA in Asuncion, Paraguay. Thank you very much!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Paraguay

Palestine (2014)

Palestina_Pat-2013Pat was visiting the Holy Land at the end of past year and sent me this surprise cover. Thank you very much for such a superb cover!

Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Palestine, Religion

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

Croatia (2013) Saint Clara

HR_Predrag_svata-klaraThank you very much Predrag!

Filed under: Croatia, Religion

Kuwait (2013)



KW_card KW_card-2Another new country in my collection – Kuwait. It was received with help of Huda. She sent me nice 3 postcards inside envelope with perfect selection of stamps. Thank you very much, Huda!


Filed under: Kuwait, National symbols, Postcrossing, Regional culture, Religion

Croatia (2013)




Thank you very much Predrag!

Filed under: Croatia, Religion

Czechia (2013) Easter

CZ_kraslice-2013(2)Easter pictorial postmark cancelled during the Holy week of 2013. Again an example of difficult-to-understand issuing policy of the Czech Post. Since 2011, there is any new Easter stamp issued….


Filed under: Czechia, Religion

India (2013) 200th Anniversary of the 1st translation of Bible into Malayalam

IN_200_yeras_bibleThank you very much J.E. Boben!

Filed under: India, Religion

The Holy Mount Athos (GR) (2013)


Filed under: Agion Oros, Religion

France (2013) 800th Anniversary of Cathedral Reims

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Thank you very much, Olivier!

Filed under: France, LCC, Regional culture, Religion

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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