Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Colnago, Italy

This was sent to me from the village of Colnago in the municipality of Cornate d'Adda north east of Milan. Set of four stamps from 2010 featuring tourist destination in Italy. From right to left, the Termiti islands, the town of Viggiano, the town of Courmayeur and the town of Todi. Nice choice of stamps. Colourful and tidy.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Île Tromelin, TAAF

Tromelin is one of the scattered islands. It's small, windy and flat and does not support much vegetation. But it is home to crabs, birds and turtles. And a few French Meteorologist.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Schkeuditz, Germany

Briefzentrum 4 is the mail processing plant next to the Leipzig airport. It's not within the city of Leipzig but in Schkeuditz which lies between Leipzig and Halle. The stamp shows an optical illusion. The grey at the top and bottom are the same. The top just looks darker because of the black on white band in the middle. The used stamps that came to me in this cover were greatly appreciated.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Katowice, Poland

A pair of recent stamps from Poland. On the left is a stamp promoting tourism featuring the market square and city hall in the city of Zamość. And on the right is a stamp from a set titled "Polish Madonnas". This stamp depicts a fresco known as "Our Lady of Dzierżoniów". The crown was added recently.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Stanley, Falkland Islands

The stamps from 2021 feature paintings of settlements in the Falklands painted by Mike Peake. Port Louis on the left and Port Howard on the right. 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Minerals from Fukushima, Japan

Red Beryl (emerald) on the left and Tanzanite on the right. Both are extremely rare. This was postmarked in "Mikami" in Fukushima prefecture. I'm not sure exactly where that is. Might refer to a district in the city of Kitakata.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Monaco's former brewery

The SEPAC theme for 2022 is local beverages. This stamp shows the former brewery in Monaco's Fontvieille district which operated from 1905 to 1972. Postmarked by the Monaco philatelic agency OETP (Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste). There is also a Monte Carlo postmark on the back.