Sunday, 2 February 2020

France: "Cœur Boucheron"

France's La Poste is continuing its tradition of having famous fashion designers or houses create the illustrations for its heart-shaped Love stamps issued in time for use on Valentines mail.The tradition began in 2000 with stamps designed by Yves Saint Laurent. The 2019 stamps were designed by Boucheron, a French luxury jewellery and watches house located in Paris.


Stamps:
"Cœur Boucheron" (full set) - Issued: 18-01-2019


Many thanks to Eric for this nice Cover!

Poland: The Magical World of Disney - "Frozen"


Stamp:
The Magical World of Disney  - "Frozen" - Issued: 01-06-2015

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Croatia: The 100th Anniversary of Zagreb Technical School (Polytechnic) - First-Day-Cover

Stamps:
The 100th Anniversary of Zagreb Technical School (Polytechnic) - Issued: 28-11-2019
The 500th Anniversary of the Veprinac Statute  - Issued: 02-10-2007
Croatian Towns - Pula - Issued: 03-03-2014


Many thanks to Yue for the help with this nice FDC!

Serbia: Famous Persons of Serbia

 From left to right: Aleksandar Deroko (1894 – 1988) was a Serbian architect, professor at the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Belgrade. Slobodan Jovanović (1869 – 1958) was a Serbian scientist and university professor, jurist, historian and a man of letters, President of the Serbian Royal Academy, Chancellor of the University of Belgrade, Dean of the Faculty of Law, President of the Serbian Cultural Club. Miloje M. Vasić (1869 - 1956) was an archeologist and university professor was born in Veliko Gradište. He was the director of the National Museum from 1906 to 1914.


Stamps:
Famous Persons of Serbia (full set) - Issued: 14-11-2019


Many thanks Dusan!

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Switzerland: Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne, also known as the “Olympic Capital”, has been the home of the modern Olympic Movement for more than a hundred years. Today, more than 50 international sporting organizations call this region their home.This year the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lausanne from 9th and 22nd January 2020. The Youth Olympic Games will feature 8 sports and 16 disciplines. 81 events, there will be 13 mixed team events (NOCs), 34 men's events, and 34 women's events. Ski mountaineering and women's Nordic combined will feature for the first time in an Olympic event.


Stamps:
Youth Winter Olympic - Lausanne, Switzerland  - Issued: 14-11-2019
Anniversaries (from a set of 3) - Issued: 05-03-1990


Many thanks again to Hansjürg!

Friday, 3 January 2020

Portugal: EUROMED 2019 "Costumes used in the Mediterranean"


Stamp:
EUROMED 2019 "Costumes used in the Mediterranean" (from a set of two) - Issued: 08-07-2019


Thanks a lot Vittor for this nice Cover!

Philippines: The 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issues stamps, souvenir sheets, and official first day covers in commemoration of the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the Philippines hosted in 2019. There were fifty-six sports spread out over a total of five hundred thirty separate events, operating at venues such as Clark, Subic, Metro Manila, and other areas. This SEA Games is notable for the inclusion of e-sports. The SEA Games were held from 30 November until 11 December 2019.


Stamp:
The 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019 (m/s) - Issued: 30-11-2019


Thanks a lot Ani!

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Italy: Juventus, Italian Champion 2018-2019


Stamp:
Juventus, Italian Champion 2018-2019  - Issued: 05-07-2019


Thanks a lot Marcello!

Monday, 23 December 2019

USA: Sparkling Holidays

Stamps:
Sparkling Holidays (Stamp Set & Sheet) - Issued: 11-10-2018


Thanks a lot Carlos!


 - A Merry Christmas Time to Everyone! -

Liechtenstein: Artistic Photography - "Birds Eyes"


Stamps:
Artistic Photography - "Birds Eyes" (full set) - Issued: 03-09-2018

Switzerland: Pro Juventute - 30 Years Children’s Rights

Stamps:
Schwitzerland: Pro Juventute - 30 Years Children’s Rights - Issued: 14-11-2019


Many thanks to Hansjürg!

Saturday, 21 December 2019

France: T.A.A.F. - Dumont-d’Urville Station - L’Astrolabe

The Dumont d'Urville Station (French: Base antarctique Dumont-d'Urville) is a French scientific station in Antarctica on Île des Pétrels, archipelago of Pointe-Géologie in Adélie Land. It is named after explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, whose expedition landed on Débarquement Rock in the Dumoulin Islands at the northeast end of the archipelago on January 21, 1840. It is operated by the "French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor", a joint operation of French public and para-public agencies.

This cover was carried by the french Icebreaker L’Astrolabe as you can see by the blue cancellation in the middle of the cover. The L’Astrolabe is used to bring personnel and supplies to the Dumont d'Urville Station.


Stamps:
Mawson's Huts - Issued: 02-01-2013
Logos of French South and Antarctic Territory - Year 2015 - Issued: 19-03-2015

Pakistan: Monuments of Ancient Cultures - Joint Issue w/ Ukraine


Stamps:
Ancient Cultures - Joint Issue with Ukraine (full set) - Issued: 25-12-2014
Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Issued: 19-08-1998

Romania: Postcrossing Stamp 2017

 Stamps:
2x Happy Postcrossing - Issued: 24-02-2017

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Andorra: UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage - "Les Festes del foc del solstici d'estiu als Pirineus"

Stamps:
UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage - "Les Festes del foc del solstici d'estiu als Pirineus" - Issued: 08-06-2018


Many thanks to Eric for this nice Cover!

Singapore: Early Education for Girls - "Registered FDC"

Stamps:
Early Education for Girls (Full Set) - Issued: 11-10-2018


Many thanks to Eddie for this nice Cover!

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Monday, 16 December 2019

Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Poznań University

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Polish: Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Polish abbreviation UAM) is one of the major Polish universities, located in the city of Poznań, Poland, in the west of the country. It traces its origins to 1611 and officially opened on May 7, 1919. Since 1955, it has carried the name of the Polish Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz. The university has been frequently listed as a top three university in the country. THe first rector of the University became Heliodor Święcicki. His picture can also be seen on this nice minisheet.


Stamp:
The 100th Anniversary of Poznań University (m/s) - Issued: 07-05-2019


Thanks a lot Roman for sending me this nice FDC!

Malaysia: Places of Worship Pt. II - FDC


Stamps:
Places of Worship (full Set) - Issued: 11-05-2019


Thanks a lot Henry for this nice FDC!

Moldova: EUROPA 2018 "Bridges"


Stamps:
EUROPA Stamps "Bridges" (full set)  - Issued: 08-02-2018

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Chile: Return-to-Sender from Robinson Crusoe Island

Robinson Crusoe Island (Spanish: Isla Róbinson Crusoe), formerly known as Más a Tierra is the second largest of the Juan Fernández Islands, situated 670 km (362 nmi; 416 mi) west of San Antonio, Chile, in the South Pacific Ocean. It is the more populous of the inhabited islands in the archipelago (the other being Alejandro Selkirk Island), with most of that in the town of San Juan Bautista at Cumberland Bay on the island's north coast.

I sent this cover on 28th March 2018 to the Island and it arrived back after 117 days on July 23th!



USA: "STEM" Education

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.


Stamps:
STEM Education (full set) - Issued: 06-04-2018



Stamps:
STEM Education (full set) - Issued: 06-04-2018
Higher Education - Issued: 14-11-1962


Thanks a lot Yue for sending me the Cover with First-Day-Cancellation and Kathy for sending me the second cover via Army Post!

Italy: EUROPA 2018 "Bridges"


Stamps:
EUROPA 2018 "Bridges" - Issued: 09-05-2018


Thanks a lot Marcello!

Kosovo: Football - Kosovo in UEFA & FIFA

Stamp:
Football - Kosovo in UEFA & FIFA  (from a set of two) - Issued: 02-09-2016


Thanks a lot Holger, my first Cover from Kosovo!

Greenland: Kofoed´s School Nuuk


Stamps:
2x Kofoed´s School Nuuk (+Additional Value) - Issued: 18-10-2017