terça-feira, 29 de julho de 2008

United Nations (Vienna)

Wonderful cover.
These 3 stamps with face value of 0, 25 euros each are part of the series "WELTERBE" - Word Heritage - issued on 2007.
It is a tribute to 3 places in South America, that the story enshrined, including:
-- Machu Picchu (Peru)
-- Rada Nui - the Pascua Island (Chile)
-- Cueva de Las Manos (Argentina)
Thank you very much, Holger!


Nice cover from Austria.
Courtesy of Holger!

domingo, 27 de julho de 2008


Nice cover from Switzerland. My first and very special one from this beautiful country.
Both stamps refer to EUROPA CEPT: On the left side from this year 2008 and from the year1975 on the right.
Clear cancellation with the view of St. Wendelin Krumbach Chapel.
Courtesy of Vural.

sexta-feira, 25 de julho de 2008


Nice cover from Italy.

On the clear cancellation dated 13.06.2008, we can read "Giardino Botanico di Oropa / 1998-2008 Diece Anni per la Natura".

"Botanical Garden of Oropa / 1998-2008 Ten Years for Nature".
Thank you very much, Alfredo!


New Letter from Canada.
This is the Canadian FDC commemorative of Olympic Games Beijing 2008. 4 colorful and beautiful stamps are on the back of the cover.
It's the cherry on the cake...
Thank you very much, Leung!
Our friend stamps collector is currently very interested in receiving every FDC around the world depicting this theme.
Certainly you can give him a hand... To know more about his favorite topics, please consult one of Leung's attractive websites: http://musicballetdance.blogspot.com/

quinta-feira, 24 de julho de 2008

Republic of Korea

Beautiful FDC, thanks to Ahn Jung Min, from Seoul.
He collects First Day Entire Covers posted to his address on the date of issue.
You can have a look at his website:
It's really interesting.

segunda-feira, 14 de julho de 2008


FDC from Vatican marking the visit of H.H. Pope Paul VI to Portugal, on May 13, 1967, at the fiftieth anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fátima.
Unfortunately the Portuguese Official Post (CTT) didn't issue any series remembering that event. Only a modest dated cancellation.
Thank you very much, Piet, for this wonderful gift!


New beautiful FDC received from Taiwan.
This issue evoques the "3rd Anniversary of Cooperation between the Republic of China - the Democratic Republic of São Tomé e Príncipe Commemorative Stamps".
About the stamps, I got the following information:
NT$9: The Second Print of Lighthouse Postage Stamps (1991) issued on Oct. 02, 1991;
NT$12: Orchids of Taiwan Postage Stamps (I) issued on Jan. 10, 2007;
NT$5*2: The Inauguration of the Tenth President and Vice President Commemorative Issue(2000)on May 20, 2000 (President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Lu Hsiu-lien)
Designer: Chieh Jiin-jau
Thank you, Wu Wei Yi!


New FDC from Taiwan "Seashells of Taiwan" issued on July 9, 2008.
Designer: Jheng Yi-lang
Thank you, James!

sexta-feira, 11 de julho de 2008


Coming from Ukraine, I received this wonderful letter - a genuine bouquet of flowers.
Yes, it is an intense color and we can almost guess its flavourings ... It is a beautiful "bouquet", enriched with stamps of EUROPA 2008 theme.
Thank you very much, Igor, for sharing your garden with us!

The Netherlands

Very beatiful cover just received from The Netherlands.

This expensive mini-sheet (6.65 euros) is a deserved tribute to the great Dutch painter Rembrandt (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669). Interestingly many other famous painters from different seasons and styles, sign this original phylatelic piece. Thus, among many others, we can see the signatures of Goya, Rubens, Claude Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Van Gogh and many, many other geniuses of European Painting.

Thank you, Piet, for so rich gallery ...


Thanks to Holger, I receive my first cover from Monaco...
It's a very special one:
EUROPA FDC 2007 - Scouts
"This reminds on the establishment of the scout movement by Lord Baden Powel of Gilwell 100 years ago". "Every day a good act".
EUROPA FDC 2007 - Les Scouts
"Ceci rappelle sur l'établissement du mouvement du scout par le Lord Baden Powel of Gilwell, qui a lieu avant 100 ans". "Chaque jour un bon acte".
EUROPA FDC 2007 - Pfadfinder
"Damit wird an die Gründung der Pfadfinder-Bewegung durch Lord Baden-Powel of Gilwell vor 100 Jahren erinnert". "Jeden Tag eine gute Tat".


Nice FDC from Poland.
Thank you, Kazimierz!

quarta-feira, 9 de julho de 2008


I have now a double pleasure: This is my first cover from Luxembourg and, moreover, with 2 beautiful EUROPE CEPT 2008 stamps.
My collection thanks to Alfredo, a nice Italian man living in Luxembourg and liking to encourage good friendship through stamps.
Grazie mille, Alfredo!


EUROPA CEPT 2008 FDC from Iceland.
Rich plastic expression in both stamps - "Writing letters" seem
metaphorically "to inflame".
Thank you, Holger!


EUROPA CEPT 2008 FDC from Cyprus (Greek Post).
Courtesy of Holger.

The Philippines

New very beautiful cover from The Philippines.
This series has a large and colourful stamp entitled "Rare Flowers of The Philippines" and Rafflesia manillana, as cientific sub title.
It's extreme beauty. Besides, this cover has a clear circle cancelation and message as rich as necessary everywhere: "Yes for Peace".
Thanks a lot, Myron!

sábado, 5 de julho de 2008


Très beau courrier reçu de la Belgique.
Du coté droit, le timbre des Postes Belges sur le thème EUROPA 2008 (Lettres), systhème auto-adhesif.
Du coté gauche deux timbres avec des oiseaux donnent une tonalité bucolique à cette enveloppe.
Merci, Thomas!
Vous pouvez jeter un coup d'oeil sur son intéressant blog philatélique à: http://veedeesstamps.blogspot.com/
Very nice cover from Belgium.
On the right side, a self-adhesive stamp EUROPA 2008 (Letters)- the first self-adhesive Europa stamp from Belgium!
On the left side two stamps with birds give a bucolic trend to this cover.
Thank you so much, Thomas!
You can have a look at his interesting phylatelic blog at: http://veedeesstamps.blogspot.com/


Again a beautiful and suggestive cover from Poland.
Thanks to the loyalty of Kazimierz!


New nice FDC from Poland,
Thanks to Kazimierz!

quarta-feira, 2 de julho de 2008


My first cover from Slovakia.
And this is very special: FDC Europa 2008 - "Writing letters", issued on 05.05.2008 (3.600 pcs.).
"... Although technology has become an everyday part of our lives...writing letter will remain a necessity for every cultured human being."
- Jana Svecova

Czech Republic

Beautiful FDC Europa 2008, from Czech Republic.
It's a melancolic image: A woman (mother, daughter, grandmother, friend, wife, girlfriend, we'll never know) is writing a letter, quietly. Old scene and always new, even in our current world of the Internet and email.
Thank you, Vladimir!

Czech Republic

New nice cover from Czech Republic (Brno).
Particularly 3 stamps are in evidence: 3 paintings, beautiful works of the following painters:
- Jaroslav Panuska (1872-1958)
- Jan Petr Molitor (1702-1757)
- Mikolas Ales (1852-1913)
Thank you, Vladimir!