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

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

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

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

Russia (2013) New Year


Thank you very much, Julia!

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

Spain (2013) Christmas


Thank ou very much, César!

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

Canada (2013) Christmas Island


Besides the well-known Christmas Island in Indian Ocean (Australia), there is also a place called Christmas Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. In fact, it is a minor part of Cape Breton and it is not a real island. However, it is famous for its beautiful pictorial postmark. And I am glad that Maryam managed this special Christmas cover for me :). Thank you very much!


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

Ukraine (2013) Christmas

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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

Croatia (2012) Christmas



Thank you very much, Ivana!

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

Czechia (2012) special postmarks




Filed under: Christmas / New Year, Czechia

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

Australia (2012) Christmas

AU_2012_ncc_vanoceThank you very much, Irene!

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

Cyprus (2012) Christmas


Thanks very much to Heidi!

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

Croatia (2012) 12-12-12


Thanks very much to Agi!


Thanks very much to Tomi!

Filed under: 12-12-12, Christmas / New Year, Croatia, NCC (@Postcrossing), Unique dates

Czechia (2012) 12-12-12

CZ_12-12-12_Bozi-Dar-1 CZ_12-12-12_Bozi-Dar-2 CZ_12-12-12_Brno-1 CZ_12-12-12_OL-machine

Filed under: 12-12-12, Christmas / New Year, Czechia, Unique dates

Slovakia (2012) 12-12-12, Christmas

SK_12-12-12_christmasThanks very much to Miloš!

Filed under: 12-12-12, Christmas / New Year, Slovakia, Unique dates

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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