Friday, January 19, 2018

Flags of the World Series: Iran

Iran is a sovereign state in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th-most-populous country.Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2, it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan; to the north by the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center.

Stamp on postcard is Flora of Iran: Crocus sativus, issued in 2015.

Thank you Stanislav!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Postcard from Montserrat

Montserrat is a Caribbean island—specifically in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the former British West Indies. It is a British Overseas Territory. Montserrat measures approximately 16 km in length and 11 km in width, with approximately 40 km of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.

There's no hand cancellation on this stamps, only machine cancellation beneath them. But i like this stamps very much. They are very unusual for Christmas stamps. Stamps are issued on 12.12.1986.

Thank you very much Wolfgang!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Flags of the World Series: Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a Lieutenant Governor. The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. The Isle of Man parliament, Tynwald, became in 1881 the first national legislative body in the world to give women the right to vote in a general election, but this excluded married women. In 2016, the Isle of Man was the first whole nation to be awarded biosphere reserve status by UNESCO.

This beautiful stamp on postcard is from set Coastal Birds of the Isle of Man, issued on 29.06.2017.

Thank you Rosmarie!

Mileva Marić Einstein on Serbian cover

Mileva Marić Einstein was a Serbian mathematician. She was the only woman among Albert Einstein's fellow students at Zürich's Polytechnic and was the second woman to finish a full program of study at the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Marić and Einstein were lovers and had a daughter Lieserl in 1902; the daughter died in 1903 before their marriage later that year. They later had two sons, Hans Albert and Eduard.

The question whether (and if so, to what extent) Marić contributed to Einstein's early work, and to the Annus Mirabilis Papers in particular, is the subject of debate. Many professional historians of physics argue that she made no significant scientific contribution, while others suggest that she was a supportive companion in science and may have helped him materially in his research.

This stamps are reprinted several times, and these are from 06.02.2017.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Christmas cover from Canada

I received Christmas cover with beautiful red cancellation from city with beautiful name - Red Deer. The Cree peoples called the river on which Red Deer stands Waskasoo Seepee, which translates to "Elk River". However, British traders translated the name as "Red Deer River", since they mistakenly thought elk were European red deer. Later, the settlers of the area named their community after the river. Stamp is from Christmas set issued on 01.11.2016.

Inside was this beautiful Peanuts card, and this was sent by man who found online. So, Deux, if you read this, I sent you a cover yesterday ;)

I received another cover from Canada, but from different guy. This time no hand cancellation, only machine postmark. He used self-adhesive stamp from set Baby Wildlife, issued on 31.03.2014.

Thank you Deux and Janos!

Indonesian Fruits on cover

I received cover with first Indonesian embossed stamps - Indonesian Fruits 2017. Cover arrived in bad condition, sender said it's a rainy season in Indonesia. Too bad, this is really nice stamp set, and I've never seen any of this fruit in my life. I didn't find any detailed info about this stamp, except issue date: 16.10.2017.

Thanks Muhammad!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cover from Israel

I recently received this cover from Israel. There are four stamps on cover, three of them from same set - The Hebrew Alphabet, issued on 13.02.2001. Hebrew Alphabet has 22 letters, and this set has 22 stamps. Fourth stamp is 50 years of UEFA, issued on 03.05.2004.

Thank you Kasirer!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Christmas postcards from USA

We receive two nice Christmas postcard from our friend Charlotte. Both cards are nice illustrations in retro style.

Stamps on first postcard are from set Christmas 2015 - Charlie Brown, issued on 01.10.2015.

This is second card, again with nice Christmas stamps: First is issued on 03.11.2016, second on 19.11.2014. and third on 11.10.2013.

Thank you Charlotte!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Postcard from Moldova

I received nice winter postcard from Moldova, it's a Valea Morilor park in Chisinau. Stamps on this postcard are rather interesting. Bigger stamps is In Memory of The "SMURD" Emergency Rescue Team, issued on 04.06.2017.  This issue of postage stamp is released to commemorate the members of the SMURD emergency rescue team, tragically died during the rescue mission on 02.06. 2016, in Haragis, Cantemir. Second stamp is Christmas stamp issued on 07.12.2017.

Thank you Mihai!

Flags of the World Series: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. In 2014 its population was estimated at just over 17.3 million. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958-1984), the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara.

Four wonderful stamps on postcard:
Lighting Means (from set of two), issued on 09.10.2013.
Musical Instruments (from set of three), issued on 11.11.2013.
Dromedary (from set Domestic Animals), issued on 01.02.2011.
To De Mais (from set Traditional dishes), issued on 25.06.2009.

Thank you Mike!