Sunday, June 27, 2010

An awesome cover from Argentina!

Here I have another World Cup cover. This time from Argentina! Courtesy of Cernjul Viviana! Thank you very much!

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On 5th June 2010, Correo Argentino issued an awesome set of 4 stamps and 4 souvenir sheets to commemorate Argentina's appearance in the FIFA 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa.

The 4 lovely stamps depict Group B stage teams of Greece, Nigeria, South Korea and Argentina, herself.

And the 4 souvenir sheets feature Goal keeper, defender, midfielder and striker. FYI, the Maradona-led Argentina tops Group B, easily defeated Nigeria (1:0), South Korea (4:1) and Greece (2:0). They will face Mexico in the last sixteen on June 27.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Slovakia's FIFA World Cup cover

On 8th June 2010, Slovak Post celebrated its country's first finals appearance at the FIFA World Cup 2010 by issuing a moving image stamp of a footballer striking a ball.
Considered an outsider, facing Paraguay, New Zealand and Italy in Group F, Slovokia pulled off a major surprise at the World Cup on Thursday, beating defending champion Italy 3-2 and unexpectedly advancing to the round of 16. Congratulation Slovakia!!

Being a soccer fan, it is always exciting to see underdogs creating upsets in major tournaments.
Being a Philatelist cum soccer fan, it is always fantastic to receive a football theme cover. Moreover, this is the first cover addressed to my new house. Thanks very much Robert Brnka!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Buenos Aires City Symphony Cover

Many thanks to fellow blogger, Cernjul Viviana for yet another lovely cover from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

The stamps on the cover were issued on 24th April 2010 to mark the "100th Anniversary of the Buenos Aires City Symphony".

To make up for the postage, Viviana used a pair of $2 stamps from the "Indigenous Culture" definitive series on the back of the cover.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

2 Wonderful covers from South Africa!!

Once again, many thanks to D.Hazell for sending me another 2 wonderful covers from South Africa! The first cover was franked with a lovely minature sheet from the "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers" series, issued in 2009. South Africa is one of many countries to issue stamps to mark the International Polar Year 2007-2009. You can read more on the International Polar Year stamp issues in my earlier post.

The South African Post Office will host philatelists from around the world at the Joburg 2010 International Stamp Show being held from Oct. 27 to 31. It is the first international stamp exhibition to be hosted by South Africa since 1998.

One of the highlights of the stamp show will include a unique Court of Honour, featuring a selection of the Queen Elizabeth II collection. The queen has given personal approval for the collection to be displayed.

Here on the second cover, you can see a lovely minature sheet issued by South African post to commemorate this special event.

That's all folks! I am now going to catch the FIFA World Cup match between Ghana and Australia live from South Africa! Bye!

Monday, June 14, 2010

"Know 10 Trees" covers from Singapore!

Finally! Managed to squeeze some time out to prepare some covers (15 altogether!) to be sent out tomorrow and also to write this blog.
On 26th May 2010, Singpost released a stamp issue "Know 10 Trees" depicting ten trees aimed at raising the public's awareness of Singapore's most common roadside trees.

In Singapore, trees can be found along highways, in parks, neighbours and gardens. Without them, the city would be a harsh concrete landscape.




Let's hope that their receivers will like the covers as much as I do.

BTW I have just moved house and my new mailing address is stated above.
Bye for now!

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