Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2 Awesome Covers From America!

Once again many thanks to Cernjul Viviana for this wonderful cover posted from Argentina!
The stamps belong to the "UPAEP America, Old Mail Boxes" series, issued in 2011.

The second cover was posted from the USPS United States Post Office Midlakes Station in Bellevue, Washington on 21 Nov 2011. Many thanks to Bryon Peterson!
The beautiful stamps on this cover are from a sheet of 12 stamps, entitled "Pioneers of American Industrial Design", issued on 29 Jun 2011. Honoring 12 of the nation's most important and influential industrial designers, the stamps depict everything from furniture and electric kitchen appliances to corporate office buildings and passengers trains, the work of these designers defined the look of modern America, and in doing, revolutionized the way Americans live and work.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My First Cover From Chile!!!

Extremely delighted to receive this lovely cover posted from Lumaco, Chile! Many thanks to Pablo Guerra for offering to exchange!

The beautiful stamp franked on the top left corner belongs to the "UPAEP, National Festivals" series, issued on 09.08.2008.
The two $250 denomination stamps were issued on 17.08.2008 to commemorate the International Polar Year. An international Polar Year or IPY is a year or so during which many nations coordinate their Polar expeditions, observations and analyses. The third IPY has ended, having begun in 2007, and continued until 2009.
The three $20 stamps belong to a lovely set of 10 cute stamps, entitled "Professions".
This cover was postmarked on 12 Nov 2011 in Antofagasta, a port city in northern Chile and took 17 days to reach me! Hope that my cover will reach Chile soon!

Monday, November 28, 2011

3 Lovely Greek Covers

Many thanks to Soulimiotis Spyros for these awesome covers posted from Crete, Greece!

The four lovely stamps on this registered cover belong to the "Children Book" series (2011), "Events" series (2011), "Dances" definitives (2002) & "Paralympics" series (2004) respectively.

Next we have stamps from "Historical Sport Clubs" series (2007), "Olympic" series (2004) & "Special Olympics Athens 2011" series.

Soulimiotis even took the effort to send me this lovely 11.11.11 cover! It bears the stamps from the "Architecture" series (2010), "Destination Greece" series (2011), "Christmas" series (2010) & "Special Olympics Athens 2011" respectively.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

3 Awesome Covers!

Hello again! Three awesome covers to share with you guys today.

This first cover was posted from Ottawa, Canada. Many thanks to Maryam Muhammad Irwan!
On 21 April 2011, in honor of the U.N.'s International Year of Forests, Canada Post released a two-stamp issue (2 se-tenant stamps on the right) that speaks to both the diversity and intrinsic value of Canada's forest. The stamps offer two views of the contemporary forest; one showing the marvel of life found in the forest floor and the other depicting the sheer strength and lush fecundity of a new growth North American rainforest through a close-up of new trees that culminates in a fresh canopy of green leaves.

The left stamp was released on 29 April 2011 to mark the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Next, we have a lovely cover posted from Everett, Washington, U.S.A.. Many thanks to Bryon Peterson!
The stamps were issued on 28 September 2011 to honor Romare Bearden (1911-1988), one of the 20th Century's most distinguished American artists. Four collages by Bearden are featured in the stamp art: Conjunction (1971); Odysseus: Poseidon, The Sea God - Enemy of the Odysseus (1977); Prevalence of Ritual: Conjur Woman (1964); and Falling Star (1979).

Last but not least, is a beautiful cover posted from Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Many thanks to Vural Oguz!
To commemorate the coming Year of the Dragon (23 Jan 2012 - 9 February 2013), Liechtenstein Post released the first silhouette postage stamp - in the image of a dragon! Designed by Stefan Erne, the self-adhesive stamps were cut out using state-of-the art laser technology.


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