Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another 4 amazing covers!

Here comes another 4 amazing covers from my recent eBay purchases to share with you.

The first cover was sent from Samoa to Iceland. It was postmarked on 7th Feb 1995 in Apia, Western Samoa.Situated in the heart of the Pacific ocean below the equator, Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa) is half way between New Zealand and Hawaii.

Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty consisting of ten islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore. From the rainforest covered rugged volcanic mountain peaks of the two main islands to the vast valleys leading down to a coastline ringed with a necklace of white sandy beaches.

The 2 beautiful bird stamps franked on this awesome cover are from the "Birds" Definitive series, issued on 17th Aug 1988.
The 10 gorgeous stamps in this set depict Polynesian Triller (10s), Samoan Moorhen (15s), Flat-billed Kingfisher (20s), Samoan Fantail (25s), Pacific Robin (35s), Mao (40s), Cardinal Myzomela (50s), Samoan Whistler (65s), Many-colored Fruit Dove (75s), & Metallic Pigeon (85s). What a beautiful set!

Next, is a Christmas stamp, issued in 1987.

This second cover was sent from Guatemala to Iceland on 27th Jul 2004.
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.

This cover is actually a FDC to commemorate the 100 years of Panamerican Health Organisation in 2002.
To make up for the postage fee, 2 stamps from the "Scenic views of Izabal" series were franked on the back of this cover.
Izabal is home to the beautiful Lake Izabal, the famous Rio Dulce river and the Caribbean coast of Guatemala, where pirates and Galleons fought for the supremacy in colonial times. Today the region is home to over 350 bird species and countless other species of flora and fauna such as Howler monkeys, Dolphins and Manatee, and to the Garifuna people of West African descent that inhabited the region 200 years ago.

Next, we have a lovely cover sent from Aruba to Iceland. On this cover is a set of stamps from the "Children & philately" series, issued in 2005.

Aruba is a 33-kilometre long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, 27 km north of the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State, Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles. An autonomous region within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba has no administrative subdivisions. Movement toward full independence was halted at Aruba's request in 1990.

Last but not least, we have a FDC franked with a souvenir sheet from the "Diana, Princess of Wales" series, mailed from Bermuda to Iceland. It was canceled with 2 first day of issue postmarks on 31 Mar 1998 in Hamilton, capital of Bermuda. Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, it is situated around 1,770 kilometres northeast of Miami, Florida, and 1,350 kilometres south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

That's all folks! Have a great day!

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