It has been a few years since I last purchased stamps from Greenland. They used to come from their philatelic office in Tasiilaq and one of the nice things about that was getting Greenland stamps on the package. Unfortunately their philatelic services are now based in Denmark. So no more Greenland stamps and postmarks on orders.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023
Ernest James Gains was a famous American author whose work focused mainly on the lives of impoverished African-Americans living on the plantations of southern Louisiana. He grew up living in the old slave quarters of a plantation and in later life he moved back to the same property and built a home there. He had the old church he attended as a child moved to the property for preservation. The church is pictured on the postmark.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023
Lots of stamps on this one. Berries in the middle from 2021. To the right of those, a 2018 "Nelson Mandela" PAN African Postal Union joint issue and 2019 "Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Palestine". "Nation Innovation Day" from 2022 on the bottom and to the left, "Expo 2020 Dubai" issued in 2022.
Friday, February 17, 2023
Postmarked at Kaubamaja which is a department store in Tallinn. The stamp sheet issued in 2009 was part of a joint issue between several countries to raise awareness about receding ice levels in the polar regions and glaciers of the world.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Monday, February 13, 2023
I had this datestamped with January 20th, 2023 which was the first ISS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) of 2023. During their 7+ hour spacewalk astronauts Koichi Wakata and Nicole Mann installed solar array mounting brackets.
Friday, February 10, 2023
A nice Russian FDC with recent football stamps on it, postmarked in Moscow on 20 January 2023. I don't know if there is an underlying theme (other than "sports") or reason behind this particular stamp issue. There was an ice skating stamp issued a week before this one that had a similar design. I like the Hyatt Regency envelope. It has good weight to it. This particular envelope was from the Hyatt Regency in Yekaterinburg.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Sent from Indonesia's Pinrang Regency, the souvenir sheet from 2001 commemorates Pos Indonessia's participation in "PhilaNippon 2001": the international stamp exhibition held in Tokyo in 2001. In the sheet's background is Japan's Mount Fuji on the left and Indonesia's Jaya Peak on the right
Monday, February 6, 2023
From the TAAF research station Martin-de-Vives on Amsterdam Island. Lots of handstamps on this one, front and back. The 2022 stamp commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Amsterdam Island.