Saturday, September 19, 2020

Gamagori, Japan

More stamps from the recent Philanippon 2021 stamp sheet showing images of Mount Fuji.



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fox Bay, Falkland Islands

Fox Bay is a settlement on West Falkland. Less then 30 people live there yet it is the second most populated settlement on the island. There has been a post office in Fox Bay since the 1890's.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Philanippon 2021, FDC

Japanese world stamp exhibition in Yokohoma, August 2021. Sent from Yokohama. The stamps are from a sheet featuring different images of Mount Fuji to promote the event.



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Mariehamn, Åland

Year of the Rat stamps from Åland. The stamps on the left feature harvest mice, or maybe they are yellow necked mice. The little round nest is typical of a harvest mouse. And on the left, the aurora borealis.


Monday, August 3, 2020

Turin, Italy

The World Canoe and Kayak Championship in Valsesia 2002 on the left, the 2012 Nobel Peace prize awarded to the EU in the middle, and the 2020 Sanremo music festival on the right.


Friday, July 31, 2020

Rome, Italy

The Treaty of Rome's 60th anniversary on the left and the Codice Romano-Carratelli (16th century manuscript) on the right.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Prague, Czech Republic

Czech actor Miroslav Horníček on the left and politician František Ladislav Rieger on the right.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SpaceX Crew Dragon in Earth Orbit postmark

Postmark commemorating the first crewed SpaceX flight to the ISS. The launch was on May 30 but they docked on May 31. I asked for the wrong date on the postmark.


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Lajes Das Flores, Portugal

Lajes Das Flores is a municipality in the southern half of the Azorean island of Flores.


Friday, June 19, 2020

TAAF, Martin-de-Vivies via Marion Dufresne

Mailed from the Marion Dufresne during its first rotation of 2020. They always go out of their way to prepare covers.



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Japanese Icebreaker Shirase

The ship left Australia on Dec 3 and reached the Showa research station on Jan 6 to support the 61st Antarctic research expedition during the 2019/20 season. Apparently it returned to Japan sometime in March.


I just discovered that the year in the the date of Japanese postmarks is the number of years into the current era. With the ascension of the new emperor last year, Japan is now in the Reiwa era. The date format is year, month, day so the first "2" in the date stamp means 2020 on the Georgian calendar.