Thursday, January 16, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Three stamps featuring three famous Brazilian women. Hortência Marcari: one of Brazil's greatest basketball players. The queen of Brazilian television Hebe Camargo. And Brazilian samba singer Elza Soares.
This cover took a good beating in the mail. Looks like it was dropped in a puddle or something. But Dr. Fedrizzi uses envelopes made from heavy card stock and it would take much more than rain or a sorting machine mishap to destroy it completely.
Posted by Jeff at 12:22 AM
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Mailed back to me from the King Edward Point research station. The island of South Georgia sits in the Atlantic ocean a little over 1500 km east of the Falkland Islands. The station is operated by the British Antarctic Survey and is home to a staff of just over 20 during the summer months.
Posted by Jeff at 11:12 PM
Labels: United Kingdom
Monday, January 6, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020
This stamp sheet commemorates the 100th year of the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). The sheet features airplane designs that span that 100 year history.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Monday, December 23, 2019
Christkindl is an Austrian village outside the city of Steyr. Known for its church and religious artifacts, it is also home to a post office that uses a special postmark during the Christmas season. Mail sent in Austria with the "uber Christkindl" label attached (bottom of this cover) is forwarded to the Christkindl post office for special postmarks before being sent to its destination.
The postmark on the Christkindl label was produced by the Innviertler Briefmarkensammlerverein (IBSV - the Innviertel Stamp Club). They put out special Christmas postmarks each year.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Stamps commemorating Brazil's 27th annual 10 day cross-country rally known as Sertões. Each stamp represents a different vehicle category in the competition: cars, quadricycles, motorcycles and UTVs.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
I received this in the mail recently just as it is. Not under cover. It's an old FDC from Hungary with Budapest 1971 Stamp Exhibition stamps on it. What I found interesting is that it was accepted as valid mail. The stamps were cancelled 48 years ago and the bottom of the envelope was worn thin and was on the verge of disintegrating. But it made it here, intact.