Monday, July 19, 2010

Many covers to share!!!

Hello! It has been a long while since my last posting. Thousands apologies for taking so long to write! Am very busy with my new house.

I received many wonderful covers during this short absence. So today I would try to squeeze in as many covers as possible. Enjoy!

The first cover was sent from Doha, State of Qatar. Many thanks to Evangelista! The two lovely stamps are from the "Capital of Arab Culture - al QUDS" series, issued on 03 August 2009 and "FIFA World Cup" series, issued in 2002.

Pos Malaysia always issues beautiful stamp sets and here are 2 examples. Courtesy of Khor Kok Keong. Thank you very much bro!

The 2 FDCs are from the "Malayan Railways" series and "Garden flower" definitives series. They were issued on 22 June 2010 and 01 July 2010 respectively.

Next is an awesome FDC sent by fellow ICCC member, Ihar Nemkevich from Belarus! He realised that I collect topical stamps of tortoises and turtles and took the effort to send me one (Reptiles of Belarus series, issued in 2003). A great "Thank you" should you happen to read this blog.

To make up for postage, Ihar used stamps from the "World Expo 2010 Shanghai China" series and 2008 Definitive "Gardens Flowers" series.
Another awesome cover! This time from Croatia! Many thanks to Josip Mikolcic!
The lovely stamps franked on the cover are from the 2010 "Croatian Fruits" series (top row), depicting Woodland Strawberry, Gooseberry & Grape, and also a stamp from the "Croatian Ethnographic Heritage" series, showing textiles from the Dubrovacko primorje culture. Beautiful!
Next, we have 2 covers posted from Hong Kong. Thank you once again to Brian Kam!

The United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity to promote the awareness of ecological balance. In response to this meaningful endeavour, Hongkong Post dedicated her latest stamps edition to living creatures inhabiting Hong Kong with a set of 4 lovely stamps displaying images of species endemic to Hong Kong.
The second cover bears one of the stamps from the "Characteristic Streets of Hong Kong" series, issued on 24 June 2010.
Hong Kong, a dynamic metropolis in every sense, is also a place brimming with unique local culture. This series features six characteristic streets in Hong Kong (namely Pottinger Street, Nathan Road, Hollywood Road, Temple Street, Des Voeux Road West and Stanley Market) to highlight the fascinating confluence of old and new, East and West in this city.

This neat Slovak cover features stamps from the "Milan Hodza" series and "Europa 2010 - Children's Books" series. Great thanks to Robert Brnka!

Milan Hodža (1878-1944) was a prominent Slovak politician and journalist, serving from 1935 to 1938 as the Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia and in December 1935 as the acting President of Czechoslovakia. As a proponent of regional integration, he was famous for his attempts to establish a democratic federation of Central European states.

Also many thanks to D.Hazell for another 2 gorgeous covers posted from South Africa! They feature stamps from the 2004 issued "Spiders" series, a 2005 miniature sheet commemorating the "Freedom Charter" and 1993 "Animals" Definitives.

Last but not least, we have 3 awesome Turkish covers from fellow philatelist cum artist, Ahmet Demir. He simply loves to mix Philately with his beautiful drawings! I always enjoy receiving his covers. Aren't they cool?

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