Thursday, January 27, 2022

India-Mexico Diplomatic Relations

From Ahmedabad, India. The top half of a souvenir sheet from 2010. It is a joint issue with Mexico that commemorated 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Chișinău, Moldova

From Chișinău, the capital city of Moldova. The stamp on the left is a Moldovan cheese and dill pie from a series about traditional foods. The stamps on the left are from a series about the months of the year as they relate to farming and agriculture.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

John Lennon in New York from Brazil

John Lennon stamps from Brazil featuring an apparently well-known photo of Lennon taken by rock photographer Bob Gruen in 1974. The stamps were issued in January of 2021 to correspond with an exhibition at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo featuring photos of Lennon from Gruen's 2005 book "John Lennon: The New York Years".

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

TAAF, Port-Aux-Francais

From the Kerguelen Islands. Postmarked a few days after the arrival of the Marion Dufresne and the start of the summer season. The stamp in the corner shows a visit to one of the radio relays used for  communications between research teams on the island and the station.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Russian Knights and Swifts, FDC

Stamps commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Russian Aerobatic Aviation Groups "Knights" and "Swifts". The Russian Knights formed on 5 April 1991 and currently fly eight Sukhoi Su-30s. (stamp on the left). The Swifts formed on 6 May 1991 and fly six MiG-29s (stamp on the right).

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Northern Lights in Finland

The stamp on the left is the 2017 Europa "castles" issue.  And on the right is the Northern Lights stamp from 2021.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

TAAF, Martin-de-Vives

From the St Paul and Amsterdam Islands in the southern Indian Ocean.  This was postmarked a couple weeks after the station hand-off from the winter crew to the summer crew. A few cachets covering the back of the envelope. I don't always get TAAF covers with this many cachets. Station activities are documented in their blog.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Amersfoort, Netherlands

From left to right, a 1993 stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University & Research which specializes in life sciences and agriculture, a moth from the Duin en Kruidberg nature reserve 2021 Experience Nature stamp sheet, a dragonfly from the Haarzuilens Country Estate 2021 Experience Nature stamp sheet, and a porpoise stamp from an Endangered Species set issued in 1985.


Saturday, January 8, 2022

Shanghai, China

The stamps on the left are from a 2015 set commemorating the 70th anniversary of China's victory against Japan during World War II. The the two on the right are 2021 Year of the Ox New Years stamps.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Neubrandenburg, Germany

 Processed through the mail center in Neubrandenbug, in the northeast corner of Germany.