Thursday, December 30, 2021

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lots of stamps on this little cover from Argentina. The miniature sheet from 2017 on the left commemorates the 200th anniversary of the crossing of the Andes mountains in 1817. In the middle is a stamp commemorating the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Argentina and Bulgaria. The round stamp on the right is from a 2021 miniature sheet that explains solar eclipses. And the two above the address are "Unidad Postal" stamps from a 2019 (I think) series about national parks: Parque nacional Aconquija on the left and Parque Nacional El Leoncito on the right.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Charleroi, Belgium

Postmarked at the Charleroi X sorting centre outside the city of Charleroi south of Brussels. The row of stamps along the top are a set of semi-postals from 1974 that celebrate Belgian cultural celebrities. In the bottom row are a pair of Belgian bird definitives and the on the lower left is a 2018 coil stamp featuring a gooseberry. It's a nice little cover.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Baku, Azerbaijan

From left to right: a stamp from 2018 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Azerbaijan Republic, a 2011 stamp commemorating the tenth anniversary of Azerbaijan joining the Council of Europe, 2020 "Shebeke art"definitive stamps and a 2021 definitive featuring ancient stonework.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Foods from Nagoya FDC from Japan

Oishii! One of the twenty stamps that are part of the third series of delicious foods from Japan. This series focuses on the region of Nagoya and this stamp features a bowl of Taiwan ramen. 


Friday, December 3, 2021

Åland, The Tall Ship Races 2021

With a nice little Christmas postmark and a 5€ stamp. The annual Tall Ships Races that take place in the Baltic Sea were to feature Mariehamn as one of the host ports during the 2021 races but COVID-19  restrictions changed those plans. The races are designed to "encourage international friendship and training for young people in the art of sailing".