terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2009

United Nations

On the right side a stamp remembering the 100th Anniversary of U Thant (22-01-1909 / 25-11-1974).
U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971.
Thanks a lot, D. A.!


Nice cover on "Aviation" theme, with a special cancelation dated 20.06.2009.
Thank you so much, Thomas!

sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2009


Interesting and attractive cover with Chairs on U.S. stamps.
Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames were American designers who worked and made major contributions in many fields of design including industrial design, furniture design, art, graphic design, film and architecture.
Courtesy of Jean-Claude!

South Korea

First Day Cover (12.06.2009), a joint issue Korea - Mongolia - Kazakhstan.
"Korea, Mongolia and Kazakhstan have recently been engaged in active exchanges and cooperation in such diverse areas as economic, social and cultural affairs... It is hoped that the insurance of this stamp will spur and promote understanding and friendship among the people of the three countries..."
Thank you very much, Aram!
진심으로 감사합니다!


"25th Song Festival" - This is the theme of this nice FDC dated 18.06.2009.
"... The Estonians often like to be described as a singing people...
By today the Baltic Song and Dance festivals, including those of Estonia, have won wide acclaim and belong to the list of UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity..."
Thank you so much, Pirjo!

segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2009


The image of the golden stamp (1.00 Euro) is not visible enough. This peculiar issue is devoted to Ivan Gašparovič (born March 27, 1941) a Slovak politician and law professor who has been the President of Slovakia since June 15, 2004. He is also the first Slovak president to be re-elected.
Thank you, Róbert!
Ďakujeme vám!


Beautiful envelope full of nature.
The stamp (1.60 L) displays a quiet bird (Himantopus himantopus).
Interesting is the handwriting, too, remembering a mural picture.
Thanks a lot, Stefan!
Multumesc mult, Stefan!


New cover from Wilfried.


"EUROPA Astronomy" cover.
Courtesy of Öncel!


"EUROPA Astronomy" "R" Cover.
Many thanks, Konstantinos!

sábado, 20 de junho de 2009


The journey of a letter is sometimes much troubled and contains one thousand of secrets...
Despite all the care taken by my friend Nikolai, this "R"envelope came to me completely "exhausted and wounded".
It is a pity! Only a stamps lover can understand it...
Luckily the valuable content arrived safely and in very good condition.
Thanks a lot, Nikolai!
Спасибо большое, Николай!


From the left to the right:
Stamp (L. 50) dated 1972 "5oth Edition of Fiera Internazionale di Milano";
Stamp (L. 50) dated 1972, represents a medieval miniature of the "Divina Comedia", by Dante Aligheri;
Stamp (0,60 Euro) dated 2009, on "Europa Astronomy".

This cover with a single stamp, on "Europa Astronomy"

Thanks, Lorenzo, for both interesting covers!


Complete sheet on "Europa Astronomy 2009"

Nice cover

Thank you very much, Tatjana!
Hvala lepa!


Nice cover received through CCCC.
Both series belong to 2008 issues:
"Helicopters" and "Europa Letters"
Thanks to Alexander!
Спасибо Александру!


Nice envelope just received from Sevastopol.
Courtesy of Sergey!
Люб'язності Сергій!


Another superb envelope with a souvenir sheet on "EUROPA Astronomy" theme.
Thank you, Eric!
Merci beaucoup!

quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2009


Superb FDC on "Europa Astronomy" theme.
Many thanks, Tonni!
Mange takk!


"Europa Astronomy" cover.
Courtesy of Rainer!


Three very nice postcards kindly sent by Kazimierz:

1) Sanctuary of Our Lady of Calvary in Pacławskiej

2) 60th Anniversary of the death of Polish Cardinal Primate Hlonda Augusta (1926 - 1948)

3) 30th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II

Thank you very much!
Dziękuję bardzo!


"R" FDC (18.04.2009) "Objets des musées nationaux d'Algérie".
The stamps reproduce:
- Vest of the 19th century (30.00)
- Fragment of Pin in Silver (20.00)
- Footwear wood of Constantine (15.00)
Thank you, Ouari!
Merci beaucoup!


New nice cover from North Carolina.
Thanks to Jean Claude!

sexta-feira, 12 de junho de 2009


Beautiful cover with a souvenir sheet "Zofia Bosniaková, 1609 - 1644".
Really great!
Thank you, Róbert!
Ďakujeme vám!


"Europa Astronomy", Slovakian Post edition.
Thanks a lot, Róbert!
Ďakujeme vám!


Interesting FDC (05.06.2006) celebrating "125th Anniversary of the Estonian Flag".
"... It was adopted as the national flag after the Republic of Estonia declared its independence on 24th of February 1918..."
Courtesy of Pirjo!


New nice cover from Ukraine (Sevastopol).
Thanks a lot, Sergey!


This is an envelope decorated with a suggestive souvenir sheet "Fish of Bangladesh".
Courtesy of Akbar!

The Netherlands

Nice cover, courtesy of Piet.
Thank you very much!
Heel hartelijk bedankt!

quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2009


Beautiful FDC (12.05.2009), courtesy of Ahmet.

This is a joint issue Turkey/Portugal (Portugal/Turquia; Türkiye/Portekiz).

Thank you, Ahmet!


Nice cover from Malaysia (Penang)
Thank you, Kang Wei Xie!

sexta-feira, 5 de junho de 2009


"Europa Astronomy", from Malta post.
Courtesy of Pamela!


"Europa Astronomy".
Nice envelope with a souvenir sheet from the Hungarian edition.
Thank you, Majoros!


Again a very nice postcard.

Courtesy of Kazimierz!


3oth Anniversary of the Election of Pope John Paul II.
"Nie lekajcie się,
Otwórzcie drzwi Chrystusowi!
"Do not be afraid,
Open your doors to Christ!"
Thank you, Kazimierz!


30th Anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II.
"Niech Twój Duch Święty zstąpił i odnowi oblicze ziemi!"
"Let your Spirit come down and renew the face of the Earth".
Thank you, Kazimierz!


"Yes, let's go to Alaska!"
This is an invitation of Leung who sent me this nice postcard on board of the cruize "Celebrity Mercury" during a short vacation period there.
Thank you very much, Leung!
It is always gratifying to be remembered, even when we are on vacation ...


"From the Deserts of Arizona" this nice cover.
Many thanks, Chuck!

terça-feira, 2 de junho de 2009


This FDC (28.05.2009) is very interesting. It's entitled "Launch Smart Circle Line", an issue about significant milestone in Singapore's rail transport development.
But it was not particularly this what drew my attention:
My friend Terence is always very careful and he has taken the precaution of posting on the envelope "Do not bend". In spite of this, this nice cover arrived in very poor condition... It's really a pity!
Both stamps of the upper right show two paintings by Tan Swie with animals in their natural habitat. By the way, are you able to discover a sleepy black panther on a bough of a tree?
Thank you very much, Terence!


This single commemorative stamp celebrates the150th anniversary of the birth of “Ja, vi elsker dette landet”. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote the words and Rikard Nordraak composed the music for what was to become Norway’s national anthem.
Arild Yttri has engraved a fine stamp to commemorate this anniversary.
Thank you, Tonny!


New cover from Slovenia.
Thanks a lot, Tatjana!

South Korea

Three very nice FDC's:
- Whistling Swan (01.11.2006)
- Brown Hawk - owl (01.11.2006)
- Parus Major (05.06.2006)
Aram's priceless courtesy!

State of Qatar

New cover from Doha.
Thanks, Rodel!