segunda-feira, 30 de junho de 2008


New cover from Russia.

Apart some standard stamps, there is a series, a complet set of 4 stamps, with the value of 20,00 (4 x 5,00), under the theme of Art-Painting.

This series, entitled "We glorify the Homeland! The patriotic subject in modern painting" issued on June 8, 2004.

Thank you, Nikolai!

quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2008


New FDC from Slovenia.
Again the very suggestive theme EUROPE 2008 - Writen Letters. One more cover to enrich my (still small) collection on topic Europa 2008. This FDC has a nice and clear cancelation from Maribor, the second largest city of Slovenia - about 110,000 people - near the Drava river.
Thank you, Ziga!

segunda-feira, 23 de junho de 2008


This is the first cover I have just received from Macedonia (from its capital, Skopje).
It's a very simple and beautiful one: only one single stamp with a fish - Zingel Balcanius (Karaman, 1936) is its cientific name.
Sometimes the simplicity and beauty are two inseparable friends ...
Thank you very much, Goran!

sexta-feira, 20 de junho de 2008


Nice FDC EUROPA 2008 (Letters) from Croatia.
It is not visible, but in each stamp there is a small relief, only sensitive to the touch, which gives it a real sign of originality. Thank you, Dragan!


New cover from Russia.
Stamps of different themes. However, I would like to draw your attention to the stamp EUROPA, on the right side. My collection of stamps EUROPA CEPT 2008 is still being enriched ...
Thank you, Nikolai!


FDC celebrating the Euro Cup 2008 taking place in Switzerland and Austria.
Football is a passion and a party. We hope it will be celebrated by all, regardless of titles ...
Thank you, Kazimierz!

segunda-feira, 16 de junho de 2008


Esta é a minha primeira carta recebida do Brasil. Parece um pouquinho estranho, mas é verdade. O Brasil, tão perto dos nossos corações e, por vezes, tão longe... Uma saudação carinhosa e sentida para a comunidade luso-brasileira dos dois lados do Atlântico e uma homenagem aos mais de 500 anos de história comum.
Muito obrigado, Roberto!
This is my first letter received from Brazil. It seems a little bit strange, but it's true. Brazil, so close to our hearts and sometimes so far... A loving and heartfelt greeting to the Luso-Brazilian community on both sides of the Atlantic and a tribute to more than 500 years of common history.
Thank you very much, Roberto!


New nice cover received from Taiwan.
This special cover commemorates 45 years of the Diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Paraguay.
Concerning the stamps:
NT $7 - It's an Air mail postage stamp (issue of 1980)
NT $ 4 - 2nd print of National Flag (1980)
NT $2 and $ 18 - 400th Anniversary of Matteo Ricci's arrival in China (commemorative issue dated 1983)
Courtesy of Wu Wei Yi!

domingo, 15 de junho de 2008

EUROPA CEPT 2008 - Swapping Covers (Update on 26.03.2009)

My collection EUROPA CEPT 2008 covers is going on in progress.
However, my missing list is still rather wide. Please note my complete want list, as hereunder:

Andorra (French Post), Andorra (Spanish Post), Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzergovina, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guernesey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kazahkstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia.

You are invited to send me an EUROPA CEPT 2008 cover from each of the above countries. In exchange I'll send you an EUROPA CEPT 2008 FDC from PORTUGAL, MADEIRA or AÇORES, at your choice, or other phylatelic item, upon agreement.

It's so easy and really fun...


FDC "First Man on the Moon - Apollo 11 - July 20,1969"
"One small step for Man
One giant leap for Mankind"
Courtesy of Piet.


Two new FDC's from Poland.
-- "EUROSAI 2008" (European Organization of Supreme Audit Institution). VII Congress who took place in Cracow on 2 - 5 June 2008. And
-- "World of Toys" - Color, Imagination, Creativity and Dream. Ways to a healthy growth of children on its interaction with the world.
Thank you, Kazimierz!

quarta-feira, 11 de junho de 2008


First FDC received from Denmark.
In this is very special one: EUROPA CEPT 2008.
I'm trying to get the maximum possible of this series. Unfortunately, I'm still missing a lot...
Thank you, Piet, for your usual and inconditional support!


New beautiful cover from Ukraine.
Once again the beauty and color in the painting.
Thank you, Igor!

domingo, 8 de junho de 2008

Argentina Viewcard (Mendoza Vineyards)

Viñas Mendocinas , Tunuyán (1.100 mts.).
"El hombre es un eslabón más en la naturaleza. NO su dueño".

Mendoza Vineyards , Tunuyán (1,100 meters.).
"Man is another link in nature. NON its owner".

Vignobles de Mendoza, Tunuyán (1.100 mètres.).
"L'homme est un maillon dans la nature. NON son propriétaire".

Vinhas de Mendoza, Tunuyán (1.100 metros.).
"O homem é um elo na natureza. NÃO o seu dono".

sábado, 7 de junho de 2008

European Football Championship 2008

European Football Championship 2008
CTT (The Portuguese Official Post) issued on 05.06.2008 a new series of 2 stamps (0.30 and 0.61) and a block (1.20 and 1.66) celebrating this Championship starting today in Switzerland.
"Football is a passion."
Obviously I wish every success to the National Team of Portugal, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all participating teams, hopping this meeting will be a festival of joy and friendship between peoples.

terça-feira, 3 de junho de 2008


Carta Europa CEPT 2008 de España.
Muy hermoso, no están de acuerdo? Un variado y colorido ramo de flores ofrece una viveza y belleza extraordinárias a este tema. Y el color verde del "azulejo" imprime un toque de esperanza absolutamente y siempre tan necesaria a nuestras vidas ... En fín, una carta = un vivo mensage de esperanza.
Magnífico cuadro.
Muchas gracias, José Luís!
Cover Europe Cept 2008 from Spain. It is very beautiful, don't you agree? A colorful bouquet of different flowers gives an extraordinary beauty and an liveliness to this theme. And the green color of tile prints a touch of hope absolutely and dayly necessary to our lives ...
A letter = an alive message of hope.
Magnificent picture.
Thanks, José Luis!


FDC EUROPA CEPT 2008 from Norway.
ROSES, BIRDS and the magic word that is moving the world since the beginning: LOVE!
Thank you very much, Tonni!

The Netherlands

Cover "Europa CEPT 2008" from The Netherlands.
Despite the speed of the email, a traditional WRITTEN LETTER remains a strong trait of union between friends.
Thank you very much, Piet!

The Philippines

The singing of birds is a valuable asset wherever we are...
From the Philippines comes to me this full melody concert, this sunny spring morning of June!
Thanks a lot, Ray

The Philippines

New beautiful cover from The Philippines.

Two nice stamps on it: On the left remembering the 50 years on the foundation of the Dominican School; On the right, an expressive pictorial art, by Carlos "Botong" Francisco, under the "National Stamp Collecting Month (November)".

Courtesy of Myron!


Definitely the spring and nature of arms given...
Thanks, Anka!


New cover from Poland.

Polish EUROPA CEPT 2008 stamps are metaphorically an excellent dish!...

Thank you, Piotr!